Addabbo files bill to expand mobile betting to NY racetracks and stadiums
| By Robert Fletcher
New York Senator Joseph Addabbo has introduced a new bill seeking to let the state’s racetracks and stadiums participate in the state’s mobile betting market.
Senate Bill 7536 would allow for agreements between mobile sports wagering operators and an off-track betting corporation, professional sports stadium or arena, franchised corporation or licensed racetrack to place self-service mobile sports betting kiosks at venues.
In addition the operator of video lottery terminals at the Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens – Resorts World – would also be able to install kiosks within the facility.
However there would be a delay before any terminals could be installed. SB7536 states that any agreement between an operator and racetrack would not be approved until 12 months after the bill came into effect, while deals between operators and stadiums or arenas could take up to 20 months to approve.