NY sports betting bill edges forward to Senate Finance Committee
The New York Senate Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee has unanimously voted to advance a bill that would legalise in-person and mobile sports betting in the state.
Introduced in January by Senator Joseph Addabbo, Senate Bill 17 passed the Committee by a vote of 6-0 and will now progress forward to the Senate Finance Committee for further debate.
New York has been considering the introduction of sports betting for some time now, with the New York State Gaming Commission setting out its initial regulations in January of this year.
Its proposed rules were quite different from Addabbo’s bill, with it recommending against mobile wagering and online betting.
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