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April 7: The impossible yet inevitable seems to have happened. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and lawmakers reached a compromise, and online sportsbooks should be on their way to New York. Based on details from Assemblyman Gary Pretlow, the system will be state-run through the lottery. The state will contract with two operators, and those operators will have a minimum of four skins. Requests for application will be issued by the state starting July 1, after which interested platforms will have 30 days to respond. Then, the state will have 150 days to select its sports betting partners.
There is a good chance a group like the tribes would challenge the legality of the sports betting plans over constitutionality. So, while there is a model in place and a spot in the budget, there is still a long to go to get to a workable industry.
Now is the time to take action. Using our PolicyEngage tool below, you can figure out which local lawmakers to contact and send a pre-crafted letter as well as social media messaging telling your representatives that you want to be able to bet online. Just fill out the fields and follow the instructions: