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  • britdevine

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    Just wanted to point out the major player for DFS Bill in NY had an update today, seems very positive

  • ballabal

    @sharksfansd said...

    Awesome news to wake up to here on the west coast. Congrats New Yorkers!

    And in the hate to go there, but I will category: I will save this article for any future posters who continue to say it is only the Dems who are against fantasy sports. http://www.politico.com/states/new-york/albany/story/2016/06/bill-regulate-daily-fantasy-sports-passes-senate-andrew-cuomo-103025

    Good day!

    I agree with you. Texas is run mostly by tea-party republicans. It will be an uphill battle to get DFS legal in Texas.

  • GTRandy27

    When can New Yorkers begin playing on Fanduel / DK again?

  • sabresrock29

    @GTRandy27 said...

    When can New Yorkers begin playing on Fanduel / DK again?

    At least a week until the governor signs it

  • Markley

    @MRCOOKONUTS said...

    So New York’s DFS regulations are different than other states.How will DK and FD have a level playing field in their contests?

    they will probably have contests that meet the strictist of the laws, within reason. so everyone can be in the contests

  • MRCOOKONUTS

    @Markley said...

    they will probably have contests that meet the strictist of the laws, within reason. so everyone can be in the contests

    Yes,there will be some unhappy sharks out there once NY rules become all rules.

  • tommykarate

    were there enough votes that cuomo cant even veto the bill?

  • tysim19

    @tommykarate said...

    were there enough votes that cuomo cant even veto the bill?

    Some of you people need to go back to high school and take a civics course.

    He has the power to veto. If he does veto the legislator can override him with another vote with a higher than majority requirement (it’s either 2/3 or 3/4 depending on how they classify the bill).

  • deactivated84892

    Something tells me Cuomo wouldn’t veto a bill he helped make.

  • Immaculate

    @GTRandy27 said...

    When can New Yorkers begin playing on Fanduel / DK again?

    NY Daily News article:

    “DraftKings only needs four hours.

    That’s how long it should take the company to resume operations in New York once it gets the green light from lawmakers, according to CEO Jason Robins.”

  • Immaculate

    @tysim19 said...

    Some of you people need to go back to high school and take a civics course.

    He has the power to veto. If he does veto the legislator can override him with another vote with a higher than majority requirement (it’s either 2/3 or 3/4 depending on how they classify the bill).

    The original yes vote was 45-17 (72.5%). For a person with knowledge of NY state politics:

    1. Will that large “yes” percentage influence the governor’s decision?
    2. In the past, has a re-vote after veto usually ended up with a marked difference in the votes? In other words, would you expect many NY legislators to change their votes based on the governor’s veto?

  • tysim19

    @Immaculate said...

    The original yes vote was 45-17 (72.5%). For a person with knowledge of NY state politics:

    1. Will that large “yes” percentage influence the governor’s decision?
    2. In the past, has a re-vote after veto usually ended up with a marked difference in the votes? In other words, would you expect many NY legislators to change their votes based on the governor’s veto?

    1. Typically a large percentage like that would influence the gov’s decision, knowing that a veto would likely be overturned anyways. Cuomo has been known to not abide by this in the past, but I really would not worry because there is no indication he has any reason to veto.

    2. I would expect a handful of the Democratic voters to change based on a governor veto, but not a substantial amount.

    Either way I believe we are in the clear and pen will hit paper next week.

  • AlexDunlap

    @ballabal said...

    I agree with you. Texas is run mostly by tea-party republicans. It will be an uphill battle to get DFS legal in Texas.

    New York was an uphill battle.

  • PJGuin23

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    @hypemachines said...

    New York was an uphill battle.

    Texas will be more of one. You have a stronger religious, moralistic element to the Texas GOP than NYS GOP. NYS was a small contingent of perceived bad consumer protections and a casino influence.

  • anilprao88

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    @PJGuin23 said...

    Texas will be more of one. You have a stronger religious, moralistic element to the Texas GOP than NYS GOP. NYS was a small contingent of perceived bad consumer protections and a casino influence.

    I think it’s a different situation. Texas will be tough, but are the ultra religious really going to be so outspoken over DFS? It seems to me like the utter lack of casino influence in Texas (correct me if I’m wrong but I believe there are zero) will make the DFS sites/players the loudest/most vocal. It doesn’t seem likely that there will be a strong, coordinated effort against DFS, simply because those that want DFS gone aren’t financially motivated. Obviously I could be wrong since uber-religious people in the South can be crazy.

  • troveur

    Yeah gotta agree. I would think that a casino state with lots of money going to politicians and heavy lobbying would be much more difficult to overcome than a far right wing holier than thou state. Illinois and NY were a looking good for months and heading for passage until the instate AND Vegas casinos attacked hard both times near the end of the process and almost sunk both states. Texas shouldn’t be as nearly coordinated against DFS but we need to be as aggressive contacting reps there as NY.

  • PJGuin23

    DFS Tax Guru

    @anilprao88 said...

    I think it’s a different situation. Texas will be tough, but are the ultra religious really going to be so outspoken over DFS? It seems to me like the utter lack of casino influence in Texas (correct me if I’m wrong but I believe there are zero) will make the DFS sites/players the loudest/most vocal. It doesn’t seem likely that there will be a strong, coordinated effort against DFS, simply because those that want DFS gone aren’t financially motivated. Obviously I could be wrong since uber-religious people in the South can be crazy.

    It’s definitely apples and oranges comparing Texas and NYS. Moral opposition could be casino financed however. Just look at Sheldon Adelson and poker.

  • depalma13

    @anilprao88 said...

    Obviously I could be wrong since uber-religious people in the South can be crazy.

    Obviously I could be wrong since uber-religious people anywhere in the United States can be crazy.

    - Fixed

  • PJGuin23

    DFS Tax Guru

    @depalma13 said...

    Obviously I could be wrong since uber-religious people anywhere in the United States can be crazy.

    - Fixed

    Agreed. Pennsylvania had a few of such who shot down online poker.

  • pabloplyr

    Im excited about the news and wondering if the small sites like Fanpicks, Draftday, FantasyDraft etc. will allow us to play and if we will get memos and or emails from them. I know DraftKings and Fanduel will inform us when we can start playing but I am curious about the small sites.

  • nychas

    “Rotisserie baseball was an idea whose time had come. Throughout the 1980’s it swept across America with the force of a thousand Lambadas. Today, an estimated half-million people play it, including Gov. Mario M. Cuomo” http://www.nytimes.com/1990/04/08/

    Like father like son!

  • Galante118

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    Spoon who’s giving New Yorkers a reload bonus ;) draftkings? Fanduel?

  • MRCOOKONUTS

    Looks like Draftkings will be up and running in New York in just 4 hours after Gov Cuomo signs bill.This came from Draftkings CEO.

  • ballabal

    @depalma13 said...

    Obviously I could be wrong since uber-religious people anywhere in the United States can be crazy.

    - Fixed

    There are many “Uber” religious people here in Texas that want to try to tell everyone else how to live. They are very outspoken. Lately all our lieutenant governor talks about is getting a “bathroom” bill. The AG said that is was OK to put religious crosses on police cars. This is what we have to deal with because too few people vote and a minority group of right-wing folks run the state.

    It took forever to even get a lottery and horse racing down here. It could take a while to get DFS. However, football is king down here and many people play fantasy football-even conservatives do it. So there is hope.

  • PJGuin23

    DFS Tax Guru

    @ballabal said...

    There are many “Uber” religious people here in Texas that want to try to tell everyone else how to live. They are very outspoken. Lately all our lieutenant governor talks about is getting a “bathroom” bill. The AG said that is was OK to put religious crosses on police cars. This is what we have to deal with because too few people vote and a minority group of right-wing folks run the state.

    It took forever to even get a lottery and horse racing down here. It could take a while to get DFS. However, football is king down here and many people play fantasy football-even conservatives do it. So there is hope.

    Works on both sides of the aisle. I find it quite ironic that one of Planned Parenthood’s most outspoken supporters in NYS, Sen. Liz Krueger was also the biggest pain in the rear against DFS. Personal freedoms only apply to her I guess.

    I think the pro DFS is going to be more younger and male and the anti is more older and female regardless of political party. Every poll taken reflects that trend.

  • DomTwan

    SIGN THE BILL CUOMO! I CANT WAIT TO PLAY AGAIN!

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