A bill to regulate online poker in New York has passed to the Senate after receiving approval Thursday from the Finance Committee.

Senator John Bonacic's Senate Bill 5302 was introduced in May 2015 before being amended and recommitted to the Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee in January this year.

Having already passed the Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee, the bill was approved yesterday by the Finance Committee with 20 votes in favour and 8 against.

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