New York Gaming Commission Expected To Approve Sports Betting

  • New York Gaming Commission to make a final vote on sports betting in the state.
  • Sportsbooks in upstate New York still need to get licenses to open sportsbooks.
  • Action is expecting to start at the end of summer before football season begins.

ALBANY, N.Y. – The New York Gaming Commission will vote on Monday to approve sports betting in the state.

The Commission will set out to vote on the final rule set for sports betting in New York. One of the rules that may be approved today is there will be no bets on New York-based colleges. This means that no bets will be on Syracuse, Cornell, or any colleges from the state.

Bettors will also not be able to bet on any college games happening in New York. This includes games not involving New York college teams.

Once the vote happens, the sportsbooks still need to get a sports betting license first. This will take a little bit of time to do and sportsbooks will not be immediately available. Sportsbooks in New York are hoping to open by the end of summer before football season begins.

For now, sports betting will likely take place in four upstate New York casinos. Lawmakers are currently in the process of getting mobile sports wagering approved. If that happens, New York City residents will not have to travel to bet on sports.

There is a chance that Governor Andrew Cuomo could allow mobile wagering to happen. Mobile wagering could launch in New York before the football season begins.

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