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New York was one of the first states to offer a lottery subscription service online.

Purchases may be made online only by New York State residents, and the application must be completed with a computer IP address physically located within New York State. Subscriptions may range in length from five weeks to one year. New York Lottery players may also manage a group subscription through the New York Lottery website and have their accounts credited for prizes of $600 and less.

Advance deposit wagering for horse racing is also available in New York. The New York State Racing and Wagering Board licenses and regulates online advance deposit wagering sites in the state.

In both 2014 and 2015, legislation that would license and regulate online poker was introduced in the New York Senate. The 2014 billed failed to make it out of committee, and a similar fate is expected for the 2015 bill, which proposes that operators be taxed at a rate of 15% and for the state to cap the number of online poker operators in the state at a maximum of 10. The bill also states that operators would be able to apply for a license for a one-time cost of $10 million.

In June 2016, the Senate passed the bill to regulate online poker. However, the bill was not considered for a committee vote and was declared dead. In August 2016, the New York legislature passed a bill that regulates the fantasy sports industry.

On 16 February 2017, the Senate Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee passed bill S 3893 by a vote of 11-0. The bill would authorize the state's gaming commission to give out licenses enabling up to 11 providers to offer online poker. The bill went on to clear the full Senate in June and has moved on to the Assembly.

In August 2016, S 8153, which regulates daily fantasy sports, was signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo after much opposition from Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

In December 2018, Assemblyman Gary Pretlow said he would reintroduce his sports betting bill in January 2019, and that he doesn’t plan to make any changes from the bill as it was written at the end of last session. The bill would authorize both mobile sports betting and sports betting at the state’s brick-and-mortar tribal casinos and racetracks. Pretlow also stated he didn't expect any movement on the bill until New York passes its budget in April 2019.
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