A Small Step On A Long Road For NY Sports Betting Bill

Mobile NY sports betting took a small bite from the Big Apple on Monday.

The New York Senate Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee advanced sports betting bill S 17 through the committee on a unanimous vote.

The bill advances to the Senate Finance Committee.

Exclusion of horse racing concerns committee

The comprehensive sports betting bill authorizes mobile NY sports betting at commercial and tribal casinos, expanding on a ballot referendum that approved land-based wagering at the state’s commercial casinos in 2013.

Most of the members present expressed unease with the horse racing industry — including racetracks, racinos and off-track betting parlors — being removed from the legislation.

Sen. Daphne Jordan, who voted aye with reservations, wanted to see all the…

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