assembly Bill A8554

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Gives the New York state gaming commission jurisdiction over fantasy sports gaming

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 06, 2016 referred to racing and wagering
Oct 30, 2015 referred to racing and wagering

A8554 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6305
Law Section:
Racing, Pari-Mutuel Wagering and Breeding Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง101, RWB L

A8554 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Gives the New York state gaming commission jurisdiction over fantasy sports gaming.

A8554 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  8554

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            October 30, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. ORTIZ -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Racing and Wagering

AN ACT to amend the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and  breeding  law,  in
  relation  to  giving the New York state gaming commission jurisdiction
  over fantasy sports gaming

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Subdivision  5  of section 101 of the racing, pari-mutuel
wagering and breeding law, as added by section 1 of part A of chapter 60
of the laws of 2012, is amended and a new subdivision 7 is added to read
as follows:
  5. "Gaming activity" shall mean the conduct of any form  of  legalized
gaming, including, but not limited to, Class III gaming under the Indian
Gaming  Regulatory  Act, 25 U.S.C. S 2701 et seq., pari-mutuel wagering,
both on-track and off-track, FANTASY SPORTS GAMING, bingo and charitable
games of chance and the state lottery for education.
  7. "FANTASY SPORTS GAMING" SHALL MEAN ANY  GAMING  CONDUCTED  OVER  AN
INTERNET  WEBSITE  IN WHICH GAME WINNINGS ARE PAID TO PARTICIPANTS BASED
ON THE OUTCOMES OF GAMES PLAYED BY VIRTUAL TEAMS OF REAL  PLAYERS  OF  A
PROFESSIONAL  SPORT, WHERE SUCH TEAMS ARE ASSEMBLED BY SUCH PARTICIPANTS
AND THE OUTCOMES OF GAMES ARE DETERMINED BY THE STATISTICAL  PERFORMANCE
OF SUCH REAL PLAYERS IN ACTUAL GAMES.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13077-03-5