The regulator has been delaying the release of the request for proposal for the operation of sports betting in the state of New York, and now the deadline has passed.
US.- The New York State Gaming Commission has missed the deadline to release a request for proposal document in order to seek bidders to operate online sports betting in the state.
With the measure included in the state’s 2021-22 fiscal budget passed in April, it was expected that the regulator would make its call for proposals by July 1, but the move has been delayed and now it seems that it will be difficult to have operators ready to receive bets by next year’s Super Bowl.
Being ready for the Super Bowl was the goal of state senator Joseph Addabbo, D-Queens, who chairs the Senate Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee.
He said: “The fact that our state couldn’t meet its initial mobile sports betting deadline to take a positive step towards recognizing additional educational and anti-addiction funding is disappointing.
“I remain confident that in the end, New York will have a premier, top-shelf mobile sports betting product to offer its residents and effectively compete in the market.”
Currently, sports betting is only allowed at the state’s licensed casinos upstate. Three tribal nations that operate casinos upstate also have retail sportsbooks.