ASSEMBLY STANDING COMMITTEE ON RACING AND WAGERING
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Currently, New York State law allows for approved organizations to conduct charitable games as a means to fundraise. In recent years, and in view of the State's economic climate, there has been increased interest in expanding the variety of ways that an approved organization can raise money. This hearing will examine the effectiveness of the current system regarding charitable gaming and discuss whether changes to current law should be explored to benefit charitable organizations.
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J. Gary Pretlow
Member of Assembly
Committee on Racing & Wagering
How has the current economic climate impacted charitable gaming?
How are approved organizations maximizing opportunities to raise funds under New York State law?
What changes, if any, could be made to New York State's charitable gaming laws to benefit charitable organizations?
The future of charitable gaming in New York State.