Published
OnlineLegal & RegulatorySports Betting

New York mobile sports betting approved by Senate but legalisation unlikely

The New York State Senate has approved a mobile sports betting bill.

newyorkgaming

However, there is little confidence the bill will be written into law by the end of the state’s legislative session on Wednesday.

The bill, sponsored by Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr., will also allow in-stadium wagering at venues containing at least 15,000 seats.

It was passed with 57 votes in favour, while only five voted against. But Governor Andrew Cuomo's unwavering stance suggests mobile sports betting within New York is still unlikely in the near future.

The State Assembly does not automatically have to put the bill to a vote and the Washington Post suggests there is a "stalemate among top Democrats."

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie is reported to have sided with Governor Cuomo in believing mobile wagering may be unconstitutional.

Changing the constitution would require a three-year long process.

Premium+ Connections
Premium
 
Premium
 
Premium
 
Premium
 
Premium
 
Premium
 
Premium
 
Premium
 
Premium
 
Premium
 
Premium
 
Premium
 
Premium
 
Premium
 
 
Premium
 
Premium
 
Premium
 
Premium Connections
Consultancy
Executive Profiles
Seminole Hard Rock Support Services
Metropolitan Gaming
Holland Casino
Nederlandse Loterij
Relax Gaming
Follow Us

Facing Facts: Q1 2024 analysis from across the globe

Gambling Insider tracks the Q1 results of operators across t...

Taking Stock: A guide to sports betting operator and supplier prices

Gambling Insider tracks sports betting operator and supplier...

Tailor-made: The power of personalisation in the modern gaming industry

With insights from GR8 Tech, Greentube and the Oregon Lotter...

Sportradar and the Taiwan Sports Lottery: More offerings, greater efficiency

Danny Fok, VP of Strategic Projects at Sportradar, speaks al...