Addabbo calls for January launch as NY mobile betting rules finalised
| By Robert Fletcher
New York State Senator Joseph Addabo believes New York could take its first mobile wagers by mid-January, after the New York State Gaming Commission approved a final set of rules for the channel.
Earlier this month the tender process to select mobile licensees concluded, with two bids, involving nine operators, recommended for licenses.
This has seen a FanDuel-led consortium also featuring DraftKings, BetMGM and Bally’s Corporation selected, as well as a Iambi-fronted group of Caesars Digital, PointsBet, Resorts World, Rush Street Interactive and WynnBet. No operators were permitted to launch until the rules, which were first approved in August, were finalised.
Addabbo said the last step before the nine would be able to launch activity was to negotiate the location of the mobile betting servers, which will be located in the state’s land-based casinos.