GOVERNMENT REFORM GROUP TO MAKE MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT NEW YORK STATE’S NEW INTERNET GAMBLING LAW
MEDIA ADVISORY: Government Reform Group to Make Major Announcement About New York State’s New Internet Gambling Law……
MEDIA ADVISORY CONTACT: Les Bernal
October 4, 2016 (202) 567-6996 ext. 1
WHO: Attorney Neil Murray, O’Connell and Aronowitz, Albany, NY
Les Bernal, National Director, Stop Predatory Gambling
Robb Smith, Executive Director, Interfaith Impact of New York State
WHAT: Attorney Murray, Les Bernal, and Smith will make a major announcement regarding the new internet gambling law enacted recently by the New York Legislature. The law includes the legalization of daily fantasy sports gambling.
The state’s constitution prohibits gambling, except those forms specifically granted exemptions, such as wagering on horse races, charitable contests, a limited number of commercial casinos and state-operated lottery.
Amid a lavish lobbying campaign by internet gambling interests, the Legislature amended state law in June to declare that fantasy sports contests are “games of skill” and not illegal “games of chance.” This action was an attempt by internet gambling supporters to evade the longer process of amending the constitution that requires passage by two successively elected legislatures in Albany followed by a statewide voter referendum.
New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is already on record declaring that daily fantasy sports gambling violates the constitution.
WHEN: Wednesday, October 5, 2016, at 10:30am
WHERE: LCA Press Room, Room 130, NY Legislative Office Building, Albany, NY
Stop Predatory Gambling
“Improving the lives of the American people, using education and advocacy to free us of the dishonesty, exploitation, addiction and lower standard of living that commercial gambling spreads.”
****IF YOU LIVE NEARBY PLEASE ATTEND AND STAND UP TO STOP INTERNET PREDATORY GAMBLING WITH “DAILY FANTASY SPORTS GAMBLING – IT VIOLATES OUR CONSTITUTION!! IT IS DEVASTATING FAMILIES ****