In 2024, there were prospects that lawmakers in New York will pass legislation. This is to create a regulated market for real money online poker have dimmed. That is after a bill calling for that very thing was not on the agenda for a meeting of a key Senate committee in the previous week.
The Senate Committee on Racing, Gaming, and Wagering, a panel chaired by Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr. (D-Howard Beach) last Tuesday, met for about 20 minutes to discuss, and possibly take action on nine iGaming bills.
They did not include S9226 among the nine. It is a bill that Addabbo had introduced just seven days earlier. The bill calls for the state to issue up to 10 interactive gaming licenses for online poker in New York. They would tax this at 15%. Under S9226, operators would pay a one-time fee of $10 million under.
Senator Joseph Addabbo had enough time to add S9226 to the agenda for the meeting of the Senate Committee on May 14. Nonetheless, he failed to do so. It strongly suggests that he does not have the votes to get his bill to pass.