New York mobile betting bill passes first committee stage

14 January 2020

A bill to allow online and mobile sports betting in New York has passed the first committee stage in the state senate by a unanimous vote.

The bill, S17, passed a vote in the Senate Racing, Gaming And Wagering Committee by a 7-0 margin and will now move on to the Senate Committee on Finance.

S17 would allow holders of sports betting licenses in New York to also conduct a mobile sports betting operation and would also allow sports betting in stadia. It initially passed a vote in the Senate in June 2019 but after it did not see a vote in the state assembly, it was revived for the 2020 legislative session. Its passage through the Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee in 2019 was also unanimous.

The bill’s failure to pass in the previous legislative session has not dissuaded its sponsor – Racing, Gaming And Wagering Committee chair Joseph Addabbo – from continuing to push for legal mobile betting in the Empire State.

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