BILL NUMBER: S844
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section one creates a new section 104-b of the Racing and Wagering Law to prohibit the placing of wages over the internet or through an interactive computer service with any racing association or corporation or any regional off-track betting corporation.
Section two sets forth the following definitions:
Internet - the international computer network of both Federal and non-Federal interoperable packet switched data networks.
Interactive Computer Service - any information service, system, or access software provider that provides or enables computer access by multiple users to a computer server.
Information Content Provider - any person or entity that is responsible in whole or in part for the creation or development of information provided through the internet or any other computer service.
Access Software Provider - means a provider of software or enabling tools.
While OTB's may provide information about their company and how to set up betting accounts from various tracks via the internet, so far, actual betting has had to be done verbally by telephone.
In recent months, proposals to permit gambling on the internet have surfaced if internet betting is permitted, there is the potential for two major problems to arise. First, wagering through the internet would present a multitude of regulatory problems since bettors can chose to gamble through Websites across the United States with little or no oversight. But more importantly, the potential for increasing the number of compulsive gamblers is enormous.
1997 - New bill - S.3506 - Referred to Racing, Gaming and Wagering
1998 - S.3506 - Referred to Racing, Gaming and Wagering
This act shall take effect immediately.
S 844 HOLLAND
Racing, Pari-Mutuel Wagering and Breeding Law
TITLE.... Prohibits wagering over the internet or through an interactive computer service with any racing association or corporation or regional off-track betting corporation
01/08/99 REFERRED TO RACING, GAMING AND WAGERING
STATE OF NEW YORK
1999-2000 Regular Sessions
January 8, 1999
Introduced by Sen. HOLLAND -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering
AN ACT to amend the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law, in relation to prohibiting wagering over the internet or by means of an interactive computer service
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEMBLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
1 Section 1. The racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law is
2 amended by adding a new section 104-b to read as follows:
3 § 104-B. INTERNET WAGERING; PROHIBITED. 1. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER
4 PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, THE PLACING OF WAGERS OVER THE INTER-
5 NET OR THROUGH AN INTERACTIVE COMPUTER SERVICE WITH ANY RACING ASSOCI-
6 ATION OR CORPORATION OR ANY REGIONAL OFF-TRACK BETTING CORPORATION IS
8 2. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL MEAN:
9 (A) INTERNET.- THE TERM "INTERNET" MEANS THE INTERNATIONAL COMPUTER
10 NETWORK OF BOTH FEDERAL AND NON-FEDERAL INTEROPERABLE PACKET SWITCHED
11 DATA NETWORKS.
12 (B) INTERACTIVE COMPUTER SERVICE.- THE TERM "INTERACTIVE COMPUTER
13 SERVICE" MEANS ANY INFORMATION SERVICE, SYSTEM, OR ACCESS SOFTWARE
14 PROVIDER THAT PROVIDES OR ENABLES COMPUTER ACCESS BY MULTIPLE USERS TO A
15 COMPUTER SERVER, INCLUDING SPECIFICALLY A SERVICE OR SYSTEM THAT
16 PROVIDES ACCESS TO THE INTERNET AND SUCH SYSTEMS OPERATED OR SERVICES
17 OFFERED BY LIBRARIES OR EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS.
18 (C) INFORMATION CONTENT PROVIDER.- THE TERM "INFORMATION CONTENT
19 PROVIDER" MEANS ANY PERSON OR ENTITY THAT IS RESPONSIBLE, IN WHOLE OR IN
20 PART, FOR THE CREATION OR DEVELOPMENT OF INFORMATION PROVIDED THROUGH
21 THE INTERNET OR ANY OTHER INTERACTIVE COMPUTER SERVICE.
22 (D) ACCESS SOFTWARE PROVIDER.- THE TERM "ACCESS SOFTWARE PROVIDER"
23 MEANS A PROVIDER OF SOFTWARE (INCLUDING CLIENT OR SERVER SOFTWARE), OR
24 ENABLING TOOLS THAT DO ANY ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING:
1 (I) FILTER, SCREEN, ALLOW, OR DISALLOW CONTENT;
2 (II) PICK, CHOOSE, ANALYZE, OR DIGEST CONTENT; OR
3 (III) TRANSMIT, RECEIVE, DISPLAY, FORWARD, CACHE, SEARCH, SUBSET,
4 ORGANIZE, REORGANIZE, OR TRANSLATE CONTENT.
5 § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.