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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.

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland sits to the north-west of mainland Europe. The United Kingdom shares a border with The Republic of Ireland and has coasts on the Atlantic Ocean, Celtic Sea, North Sea, Irish Sea and English Channel. The population of the UK is approaching the 67.6 million mark leading to a fairly densely populated land mass. The gambling sector in the United Kingdom is entirely regulated and licensed by the UKGC – the United Kingdom Gambling Commission. Should players resident In the UK wish to gamble with foreign based operators there is no history of this being treated as a criminal offence, but high levels of protection exist for UK residents playing with UK licensed operators.

Disclaimer:

The above information is what we believe to be the the legal status of online gambling, however information on this topic is limited and hard to find. We accept no liability for any errors or ommissions. It is the reader’s responsibility to ensure that they know the legality of online gambling in their country before engaging with any online gambling service.