07 February, 2017
The New York State Liquor Authority has received numerous inquiries with regard to Texas Hold 'Em events in establishments licensed to sell alcoholic bevarages. In virtually every situation, the conduct of a Texas Hold 'Em event in a licensed establishment will involve the licensee in the suffering or permitting of gambling. The suffering or permitting of gambling is a violation which may result in the revocation of the alcoholic bevarage license and/or the imposition of a bond forfeiture or a civil money penalty. Both off-premises licensees and on-premises licensees are forbidden to suffer or permit gambling on the licensed premise [ABCL 105(22), 106(6)].