Gaming Commission Approves Sports Betting in New York

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The New York State Gaming Commission has unanimously approved in-person sports betting at four upstate casinos. The formal approval makes New York the 14th state to legalise betting. The four upstate casinos are Resorts World, Rivers Casino, Tioga Downs and Del Lago.

Sports leagues, which have been lobbying to get states to pass their sports betting bills to include an integrity fee that goes back to them, failed once again with New York. The bill also doesn’t require that operators use official data, which closes the league out of another revenue stream. This falls in the line of most states, though Illinois requires official data to be used for in-play wagering operations.