senate Bill S1447

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to allowing certain interactive poker games

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Racing, Gaming And Wagering Committee


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Jan 12, 2021 referred to racing, gaming and wagering

S1447 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1668
Current Committee:
Senate Racing, Gaming And Wagering
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: S6913, A9591
2015-2016: S5302, A9049
2017-2018: S3898, A5250
2019-2020: S18, A4924

S1447 (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.

S1447 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1447 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1447
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 12, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. ADDABBO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Racing, Gaming and  Wager-
   ing
 
 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
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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