As most of you know online gambling in the United States has for a long time now being forbidden. But things are moving forwards and some states are actually trying to make it legal again. The United States are a big nation and a market that could make it very profitable for the big online casinos. Companies like Williamhill and 888casino would be one of the first companies going all in on the market.
And since we are talking about progress let´s talk about the latest news. New York move closer to making online poker legalized and even though it is only a small step forward it is important that such a city improves their laws. Senator John Bonacic are the one leading the bill S-3898 forward and hopes to change the definition of poker wish would make it legal. Before the definition of poker was that it was a game of luck, but this Senate bill would change the definition making it to a professional game based on skill and not only pure luck. That also means it is not gambling anymore but more of a competition and therefore should not be illegal online.
New York´s lawmakers have already introduced a budget proposal in which online poker was a part of it. And it has only been moving forward since then. The Senate bill S-3898 have passed the first Senate Committee vote. The bill is now being reviewed by the Senate finance committee. And if it would be accepted by the committee it could then move on to the full Senate. Even though if it passes the Senate it would still have a long way reaching the Governor´s office before passing through the Assembly and changes have to be re-voted by the Senate once more. But this is a step closer and the idea is now actually becoming realistic. So who knows maybe within one year the US would open up the market and keep the online gaming market growing.
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