NY Gambling Updates
Updated as of: Jan. 9, 2020
Progress toward mobile sports betting in New York continues to move at a slower pace than most proponents would like. However, there are signs that things are moving forward in the Empire State.
In November 2019, the New York Gaming Commission retained Spectrum Gaming Group to produce a study regarding the state’s gambling market. The study is expected to emphasize mobile sports betting as the best way to take advantage of the opportunity in New York.
This month, sportsbook operator DraftKings announced that it had reached a partnership with New York City arena Madison Square Garden. While the deal primarily allows the sports betting company to place branding at the venue, there are also provisions that allow for “activation areas” during fan events.
In other words, DraftKings wants its pieces in place for mobile sports betting when it goes active. So, there is reason for optimism that mobile sports betting is coming to New York relatively soon. We’re just not sure exactly when.