New York Bill Would Change Rules For Gambling Ads

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Lawmakers in the state of New York have introduced a bill that would alter the Empire State's gambling laws, requiring all gambling advertisements to include warnings regarding the potential harm of gambling.

The bill was introduced into the New York State Senate by Democrat senators Luis R. Sepúlveda and Leroy Comrie. It would require all gambling ads to "include warnings about potential harmful and addictive effects of gambling; requires the state gaming commission to cooperate with the commissioner of addiction services and supports to ensure that all advertisements for gaming activity state a problem gambling hotline number."

The amendment would also apply to mobile sportsbooks, in addition to land casinos and online casino operators.

Thus far, there hasn't been debated or voted on. If it does pass through the various chambers of the state's government and is signed into law, it would take 16 days to go into effect.

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Dustin has a long-standing passion for gambling. He has been writing professionally on the subject and breaking industry news for Casino Listings since 2011. His favorite casino games include Blackjack, Poker, and Hi/Lo. A proud native of Detroit, Dustin currently lives in Michigan.