Online poker in NY by 2017?
It's just a matter of time till online poker in NY is legal. Gov Cuomo is pro gambling and this is the best chance to get this done in NY ASAP.
"Many feel that the ground is fertile for the introduction of online poker and gambling in New York, especially with Delaware, New Jersey and Nevada already entering this realm. Some believe that Governor Andrew Cuomo’s pro-gambling stand may be the catalyst the state needs for the introduction of online poker.
There are two issues that could see the question of legal online poker go either way in the State of New York.
The first is New York’s involvement in Black Friday, that fateful day in April 2011 when indictments were made against eleven high-placed executives of online poker rooms such as Full Tilt Poker and Poker Stars (legit sites), predicated that these men violated New York state gambling laws. While the indictments were issued by the (federal) Department of Justice, many analysts, including writer Jacob Sullum in his 2011 piece entitled Poker Bars [A], which appeared in Reason.com, feel that the US attorney in Manhattan, Preet Bharara, “piggybacks on a New York statute that makes ‘unlawful gambling activity’ a Class A misdemeanor.
On the other hand, it cannot be ignored that New York was one of two states (the other being Illinois) that asked the Department of Justice for clarification on its position of the 1961 Wire Act. The states asked for clarification regarding the selling of lottery tickets over the internet, and this served as a catalyst for the DOJ to issue its famous change of position statement [C] over Christmas 2011, ruling that the Wire Act only applies to sports betting"
Im all for it. Let's make it happen.