New York mobile betting bill dies in Assembly
New York bettors will have to travel to upstate casinos to bet on sports after Senator Joseph Addabbo’s mobile wagering bill failed to progress through the Assembly.
The legislative session, which was extended by a day to Thursday (June 20) in order to finalize a number of state appointments, saw S17 fail to progress beyond the Assembly Standing Committee on Codes.
After it became clear S17 would progress no further, Addabbo tweeted that he saw no clear reason why the state could not implement mobile sports betting in 2019. Failure to do so would see the state miss out on around $75m in revenue, funding for education, and both job creation and retention, he said.
“NY will be stuck like a disabled car on the shoulder, while we allow an illegal sports betting business in our state thrive and idly watch other neighboring states pass us up with enormous revenue gains from mobile sports betting,” he said.