State Senator John Bonacic has reintroduced a bill to authorize online poker in the Empire State, but dropped a "bad actor" clause that would have prevented PokerStars from applying for one of ten available licenses.
Senator Bonacic’s bill would authorize the New York State Gaming Commission to award a total of ten online poker licenses, each valid for ten years and subject to a $10m fee.
“New Yorkers are today spending millions on overseas, illegal gaming sites that have no consumer protections or effective restrictions to keep minors from playing,” Bonacic, the Republican chairman of the Senate’s gaming committee, told GamblingCompliance in a statement.
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