Where You Can Play Online Poker In New York
Can You Play Online Poker in New York?
Regulation is currently under discussion.
Current New York Gambling Laws
Licensed horse and harness racing is legal in New York, as well as off-track pari-mutuel wagering. The state was also among the first to have a lottery, starting in 1967.
A limited number of licensed casinos and racinos are allowed to operate in the state, with the total having expanded in 2013. Currently, nine casinos plus five more Native-American casinos operate in the state with various classifications. Several are popular destinations for poker players, including the rooms at Turning Stone Resorts Casino, Seneca Niagara Casino, and Resorts World Catskills among others.
Legislative efforts to introduce online gambling and/or online poker have been significant over recent years. Twice legislators have introduced online poker bills that have passed the Senate but died in the Assembly. Meanwhile a bill legalizing and regulating daily fantasy sports was passed and signed into law in 2016.
More comprehensive online gambling legislation is now being considered by the state's lawmakers, having been perhaps spurred into action thanks to neighboring New Jersey and Pennsylvania having already passed such laws.
Best Online Poker Sites for New York Players
None at present. But you can always play poker for free with the WSOP Social App.