Time Running Out To Legalize Sports Betting By Year’s End


ALBANY – Time is running out for lawmakers who want to legalize sports betting in New York State by the end of the year.

Lawmakers have only three weeks until their legislative session ends to hammer out the details of proposed sports betting laws.

Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a federal ban on sports betting in most states.



Lawmakers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania have already voted to permit sports betting, and dozens of other states are considering the step.

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo has said there isn’t time to pass a bill this session. But Republican state Sen. John Bonacic, who introduced legislation to legalize wagering, says it would be a mistake to wait.



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