New York Sports Betting Moves Forward Without Mobile

New York sports betting plans do not include mobile bets for the state’s 2020 budget. However, legislators have included a number of reforms and initiatives for other forms of gambling.

Agreed upon by Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders in the state, the budget sets out spending plans for $175.5bn (£134.6bn/€156.7bn) for the next 12 months.

However, the approved budget does not include any language related to mobile sports betting, despite Senator Joseph Addabbo’s efforts to have it included in the final document.

New York sports betting plans will still move forward with regulate in-person wagering, with preliminary talks on sports betting regulations held in January and an initial list of regulations for the market published later that month.

Cuomo has consistently spoken out against mobile wagering. He has long argued that an amendment to the 2013 law permitting the establishment of four additional casinos in the state – that paved the way for the land-based wagering launch – does not allow online betting. He has argued that a constitutional amendment, which would have to be put to voters for ratification, is necessary for the launch.

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