New York Mobile Sports Betting Inches Closer

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The possibility of New York mobile sports betting got a big push toward reality, as both the State Senate and Assembly both approved bills that would permit the activity as part of their budgets.

The approval of both legislative bodies was for a multi-operator approach which would allow betting kiosks at state racetracks, plus off-track betting could take place at parlors and sports stadiums.

This was the preferred plan of sports books, gaming stakeholders and the gambling industry at large. However, Governor Andrew Cuomo prefers the single operator model which would operate  more like the state lottery.

Currently, sports wagering in New York is permitted only at four commercial casinos and casinos owned by three upstate Native American tribes.You can read more about the push for New York mobile sports betting at Yogo Net.