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New York Sports Betting Still a Possibility in 2019

4 June 2019

New York Gambling Commission has approved the state’s entry into sports betting, ruling sports wagering is to be permitted at four upstate properties in the Empire state.

New York All Set for Sports Wagering Introduction

It’s the one everybody is waiting to hear news of.

For when sports betting arrives in the Empire State, every man and his dog will know about it.

But what’s the deal currently? Will it arrive in 2019? And, the million-dollar question will online sports wagering feature?

The arrival of the industry is inevitable - the state almost demands it. And let’s not forget sports betting was legalized back in 2013.

The taking down of PASPA has opened the door for a workable framework to be put into place. As has been the case in many a state though, this is easier said than done.

We’re presuming in-person sports betting will kick off at the four land-based casinos: Tioga Downs, del Lago Resort & Casino, Rivers Casino and Resort and Resorts World Catskills.

And all the early signs point towards everything being ready by the time the brand new football season gets underway on September 6.

As for the online side of things, the idea of rolling out sports betting at professional sports stadiums and arenas through betting kiosks connected back to the casino via the internet is one that has been recently introduced.

Though the notion has the backing of state teams, the question of whether this would apply to all locations remains up for debate.

We have to remember online sports betting wasn’t even included in the provisional bill and is only likely to follow once land based sports betting has been passed first.

There’s little debate NY online sports betting in the Big Apple will one day be a thing. But the need for the process to be quickened comes with potential revenue being lost to neighboring states.

A quick trip over the border to New Jersey, and now, of course, Pennsylvania, is a convenient one for bettors looking to place wagers online. Time is of the essence too with the New York legislative session fast approaching its end (June 19).

For now, it’s a case of waiting it out. But rest assured we’re abreast the very latest developments concerning NY sports betting at United Gamblers.

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