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State still hung up on whether to OK mobile sports betting
5th November, 17:13New York is unlikely to approve statewide mobile sports betting anytime soon.
Despite a push from lawmakers who favor letting people bet on their phones or laptops, sports betting remains restricted to in-person wagers at upstate casinos.
At the Sports Betting USA conference Tuesday in New York, two Democratic lawmakers who have been pushing legal sports betting said they'll try to put a provision in the state budget allowing mobile sports betting when the Legislature convenes in January.
But Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo continues to question whether such betting is Constitutional.
State Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr. and Assemblyman J. Gary Pretlow say a report on the pros and cons of mobile sports betting was supposed to have been released within the next few weeks, but has been delayed until April.