assembly Bill A5250

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to allowing certain interactive poker games

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Jun 15, 2017 reported referred to codes
Feb 07, 2017 referred to racing and wagering

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A5250 - Details

Law Section:
Racing, Pari-Mutuel Wagering and Breeding Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 15 §§1500 - 1506, RWB L; amd §225.00, add §225.36, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A9049B
2013-2014: A9591A

A5250 - Summary

Allows certain interactive poker games be considered games of skill rather than games of luck; includes definitions, authorization, required safeguards and minimum standards, the scope of licensing review and state tax implications; makes corresponding penal law amendments.

A5250 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5250

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 7, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. PRETLOW -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Racing and Wagering

AN ACT to amend the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and  breeding  law  and
  the penal law, in relation to allowing certain interactive poker games

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

  Section 1. The  racing,  pari-mutuel  wagering  and  breeding  law  is
amended by adding a new article 15 to read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 15
                           INTERACTIVE GAMING
SECTION 1500. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND PURPOSE.
        1501. DEFINITIONS.
        1502. AUTHORIZATION.
        1503. REQUIRED SAFEGUARDS/MINIMUM STANDARDS.
        1504. SCOPE OF LICENSING REVIEW.
        1505. STATE TAX.
        1506. DISPOSITION OF TAXES.
  S 1500. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND PURPOSE. THE LEGISLATURE HEREBY FINDS
AND  DECLARES  THAT: 1. UNDER THE NEW YORK PENAL LAW A PERSON ENGAGES IN
GAMBLING WHEN HE OR SHE STAKES OR RISKS  SOMETHING  OF  VALUE  UPON  THE
OUTCOME  OF  A  CONTEST OF CHANCE OR A FUTURE CONTINGENT EVENT NOT UNDER
HIS OR HER CONTROL OR INFLUENCE, UPON AN AGREEMENT OR UNDERSTANDING THAT
HE OR SHE WILL RECEIVE SOMETHING OF VALUE IN  THE  EVENT  OF  A  CERTAIN
OUTCOME.
  2.  A CONTEST OF CHANCE IS DEFINED AS ANY CONTEST, GAME, GAMING SCHEME
OR GAMING DEVICE IN WHICH THE OUTCOME DEPENDS IN A MATERIAL DEGREE  UPON
AN  ELEMENT OF CHANCE, NOTWITHSTANDING THAT SKILL OF THE CONTESTANTS MAY
ALSO BE A FACTOR THEREIN. (SUBDIVISION 1 OF SECTION 225.00 OF THE  PENAL
LAW).  THUS,  GAMES OF CHANCE MAY INVOLVE SOME SKILL, BUT IN THOSE GAMES
THE LEVEL OF SKILL DOES NOT DETERMINE  THE  OUTCOME  REGARDLESS  OF  THE
DEGREE  OF  SKILL EMPLOYED. SEE PEOPLE V. TURNER, 165 MISC. 2D 222, 224,

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04134-02-7

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