For many months, New York state lawmakers have had their hopes set on a launch of statewide mobile sports betting happening by Super Bowl LVI in February.
Just in time for Christmas, however, New York sports bettors got some good news. They may get to place legal sports wagers for the entirety of the NFL playoffs.
“I remain hopeful that New Yorkers will finally be able to partake in mobile sports betting around mid-January,” Sen. Addabbo said in a text message. “And given the growing anticipation along with New York’s stature in global sports, I believe with a premier product we have great potential to realize huge advances in revenue, educational resources, jobs, and new gaming addiction funding.
“The state legislature should stand ready to evaluate New York’s mobile sports betting product and make improvements if necessary such as possibly incorporating fixed-odds horse racing with the mobile sports platform.”
What Will NY Sports Betting Look Like
Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the sports betting bill into law in April 2021, and the regulatory process took almost the entirety of the rest of the year.
On Nov. 8, the New York State Gaming Commission named the nine mobile sportsbook operators that will be allowed to launch in the Empire State. They are: