New York gambling laws and regulations
Online casinos in New York are illegal. However, this may change in 2023. For years, notions have been made, but with the look of things, it seems 2023 may be the year it finally gets its desired status – legal.
Poker can be played in land-based casinos, but it is illegal to be played online in New York. As stated previously, New York laws do not allow this type of gambling. Hence we have to settle for the good old way.
Fortunately, one or two senators have pledged to fight tooth and nail to secure the bill to legalize them and push for it in the state's budget. And according to Gary Pretlow, the real push for the legalization of online casinos in New York state and poker is upon us.
On the other hand, sports betting is legal in the state. Since the Supreme Court ruling in May 2018, it has been allowed in its physical form statewide. Recently, playing it online was also granted online status. Meaning you can stake on your chosen sports teams from your mobile devices.
What laws guide gambling in New York?
Right from 1656, when the state's first gambling laws were made, to the present day, New York has had a fair history of gambling restrictions. In 1894, and subsequent legislative amendments in 1939, 1957, 1966, and 1975, only betting on horse racing, charitable bingo, and State Lottery for Education and charitable gaming were legalized. However, in 1993, land-based casinos were approved.
2011 brought with it regression for betting, as all forms of online staking were outlawed. But, in 2013, the state eventually licensed commercial casinos and legitimized sports betting.
Are there going to be changes in New York's gambling regulations?
As has been said, many changes may come to the fore in New York's gambling rules. The state has so far maintained a miniature liberalization of gambling. Still, coming months may prove the allowance for even more liberalization or further restrictions.
First, it's not sure whether or not online gambling will be legalized in the state. Some senators are pushing for this, but we can't assure you this will happen.
Also, it is still being determined if legal sports betting will be reversed in the state. At the same time, legit sports betting is a good source of tax revenue for New York, bringing in at least 500 million dollars in 2022. What the future holds for the option could be clearer.