No mobile betting in 2020-21 New York budget

22 January 2020

The state of New York’s budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year, starting 1 April, will extend sports betting outside of casino sportsbook lounges, but not beyond the confines of upstate casinos.

New York’s current sports betting legislation only allows for bets placed in person at any of the state’s four upstate commercial or seven tribal casinos.

Although Senator Joseph Addabbo has made repeated efforts to legalize online and mobile sports betting and called for their inclusion in the 2020-21 budget, Governor Andrew Cuomo opted not to include these components.

Instead, the bill will allow for casinos to take bets throughout their premises, but not from any other locations.

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