Tag Archives: John Bonacic
- New York Senate approves online poker bill (again)
June 14, 2017
For the second year in a row, New York’s state Senate has voted in favor of allowing online poker within state borders, but it’s anyone’s guess whether or not the state Assembly will follow suit. On Tuesday, the Senate voted 54-8 in favor of Sen. John Bonacic’s S-3898 online poker...
- New York’s Bonacic revives online poker legislative push
January 31, 2017
New York has launched its latest push to legalize online poker within its borders, but it faces its traditionally uncertain path to becoming law. On Friday, state Sen. John Bonacic (pictured) introduced S-3898, which aims to amend state racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding laws to permit “certain interactive poker games,”...
- New York senate approves online poker bill despite zombie warnings
June 15, 2016
The New York state senate has approved an online poker bill for the first time, although poker’s chief proponent in the state Assembly declared earlier in the day that he isn't likely to move a companion measure in the legislature’s dying days. Late on Tuesday, following a truly interminable debate...
- New York’s daily fantasy sports hopes rise on reports of legislative deal
June 8, 2016
Daily fantasy sports fans in New York are trying not to get their hopes up after a key legislator suggested a deal had been reached to bring DFS back to the Empire State. On Tuesday, state Sen. John Bonacic told the Buffalo News that legislators had “agreed upon a bill...
- New York one step closer to online poker and MGM Resorts couldn’t be happier
June 2, 2016
New York is one step closer to regulating online poker following a favorable state Senate committee vote. On Thursday morning, New York’s state Senate Finance Committee overwhelmingly approved Sen. John Bonacic’s S5302 bill in a lightning-fast affair that mimicked February’s blink-and-you-missed-it approval by the Senate Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee....
- New York senate committee gives online poker bill blink-and-you-missed-it approval
February 2, 2016
A New York Senate committee approved an online poker bill on Tuesday, but no one would blame you if you didn’t notice. The state Senate Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee scheduled a 9:30am hearing to consider Sen. John Bonacic’s S5302-B online poker bill, but anyone who didn’t have the livestream...
New York’s online poker fate won’t be known until June
March 21, 2017
New casinos in NY post dismal revenues
August 10, 2017