Casino Owners Still Waiting For Sports Betting to Clear in New York
The owner of Tioga Downs Casino Resort in Nichols is continuing to play a game with other casino operators, called “The Waiting Game” biding time to see if New York State can quickly pass sports betting.
Lobbyists are mounting a last-minute push in Albany as the legislature is due to adjourn for the year next week.
The scramble comes after a Supreme Court ruling opened wagering on sporting events in states other than Nevada and Delaware.
New Jersey starts taking bets on sporting events today after quickly approving regulation blueprints.
New York’s Republican leaders, for the most part, are supportive of getting sports betting on-line quickly but Democrats are more reluctant and the Governor has said he doubts that such a complex bill could be passed before the end of the session that would properly regulate wagering and how the money is managed.
In addition to allowing sports gambling in casinos across the state, lawmakers have to approve the rules for betting on mobile devices.