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New York bill seeks to authorize online poker as a game of skill

20th January 2023 11:15 am GMT

New York State Assembly member James Gary Pretlow has introduced legislation to legalize online poker as a game of skill.

Games that rely on skill to determine the outcome are not considered gambling under New York penal law, and New York courts have previously held that poker is predominantly a game of skill.

Pretlow’s bill would authorize Omaha Hold'em and Texas Hold'em poker, as well as any other poker game that the Commission determines is the material [...]

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