assembly Bill A4924

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to allowing certain interactive poker games

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Current Bill Status - In Assembly Committee


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Jan 08, 2020 referred to racing and wagering
Feb 05, 2019 referred to racing and wagering

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A4924 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S18
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 Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A9591, S6913
2015-2016: A9049, S5302
2017-2018: A5250, S3898

A4924 (ACTIVE) - 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.

A4924 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4924
 
                        2019-2020 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 5, 2019
                                ___________
 
 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.
   § 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.