Mobile NY Sports Betting Outlook looks grim, but negotiations continue

It sounds like anyone who got upset about a potential cell phone NY Sports Betting Agreement is disappointed for another year.

Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr. LSR on Monday said negotiating to include mobile betting in the budget is sometimes frustrating. That is a far cry from the optimism he expressed two weeks ago, as there are finally “things in common” on this issue.

He also wishes Governor Andrew CuomoThe office had a rather “sympathetic attitude” towards negotiations:

“You are telling me that mobile sports betting was out of the budget when everyone agreed we had to? How can this happen? Because it takes more than one to negotiate. So if [the Senate] and the assembly is in lockstep, which means the governor did not negotiate well. That is, it was like on my way or on the highway. “

Last chance for mobile sports betting in New York?

This is the greatest optimism about an attempt to legalize New York mobile sports betting that spawned it in the state legislature. That doesn’t mean much if the budget is exceeded Thursday without at least a frame.

Just look at the precedent over the past few years to see what the odds are S 1138 and A 1257 got bills in their own right, said Addabbo.

“I have very little hope that we will solve gaming problems after the budget, because what is the incentive?” Said Addabbo.

Senate pushed hard for mobile sports betting in New York

If another year goes by without mobile betting, Addabbo can at least look New Yorkers in the eye, he said.

“It’s not us,” said Addabbo. “I know it’s not in the Senate because every time they look at us – and I’m so proud of my team and my conference – we speak out. We are providing a suggested language to try to find a mix between the governor’s suggestion and our suggestion. “

Cuomo shed positive light on mobile betting this year when he mentioned it as a potential source of income in December. That hope faded somewhat when he suggested restricting his model to a single operator via the state lottery. This is in contrast to the 14th Skins that may be included in the Addabbo and Rep. Gary Pretlow.

Congregation speaker Carl Heastie raised some hope when he signed the mobile betting language in the congregation’s one-house budget. It was the first sign of Heastie’s approval of mobile betting after not allowing a vote on Senate-backed legislation in 2019.

There was also a thought that the lack of additional detail from Cuomo’s office, coupled with his additional troubles, might give Addabbo and Pretlow more room to negotiate. That doesn’t seem to be the case.

As always, New Jersey is the winner

There are plenty of reasons Addabbo is fed up with New York giving up mobile sports betting for another year.

He expressed concern about jobs in backcountry casinos that have not turned out to be as economically successful as previously hoped. He also knows that there are gambling addicts New Yorkers whom he cannot help without the right framework.

And he’s especially sick of the dollars that could help New Yorkers flow across the border New Jersey or Pennsylvania.

“I’m tired – absolutely tired, have had it – with people going to Jersey and losing income and education money to Jersey, Pennsylvania or illegally,” Addabbo said.

New York could face even more competition later this year. Sports betting in Connecticut is finally realistic afterwards Governor Ned Lamont negotiated an agreement with the state’s two game tribes. This agreement was recently taken out of the committee phase.

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