NY senator hopes to have mobile sports betting running in January

New York may see mobile betting go live in January.
New York may see mobile betting go live in January.

Joseph Addabo believes New York could take its first mobile wagers by mid-January. 

US.- Earlier this month, the New York State Gaming Commission (NYGC) approved nine casino and online gaming operators to offer mobile sports betting. Senator Joseph Addabo has now said that operators may be able to start taking bets in January.

Addabo said: “As we complete each important step towards offering our residents a premier mobile sports betting product in New York, we must focus on getting the servers negotiated, so that they’re up and running at the approved casinos in order to take the first New York mobile sports bets for some time in January.”

It is hoped that all the rules and regulations will be in place so mobile sports betting in New York will be all set in time for the Super Bowl in 2022. Te licensees will pay $25m for a ten-year permit to operate sports betting in the state and will pay a 51 per cent tax rate, which is one of the highest in the US. 

Winning groups include Bally Bet, BetMGM, DraftKings with primary applicant FanDuel, and Caesars Sportsbook, PointsBet, Resorts World, Rush Street Interactive, WynnBET with primary applicant Kambi.

See also: New York regulator approves nine sports betting operators

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