Online Poker could be on its way to New York
by ThePOGG - May 13, 2017
A bill to legalise online poker in the state of New York now lies in the hands of the Senate.
Whilst other forms of gambling remain illegal in an online capacity throughout the state, there is a chance that poker might be able to buck the trend as campaigners argue that the game is less about luck and more about skill.
Whilst there are over 100 live poker tables in the state, experts believe that if the online community can make the desired breakthrough that this number could greatly increase as the game becomes more popular in New York.
It is estimated that in year-one online poker could bring in as much as $120 million. If the bill is passed and this level of success is realised there is a possibility that other states could follow in New York’s footsteps by legalising the game online.
The main objection to the bill is the fear that it has the potential to lead to calls for more card games and possibly even other types of gambling becoming legal online in the US.