Legislative push to pass sports-betting bill in New York comes up short

Originally published on June 21, 2018 this is part 6 of 6 in a series of articles about the movement of sports-betting in New York.

Written By: Nick Garcia

Despite an abundance of early optimism from lawmakers, a serious effort to legalize sports betting in New York has come up short as a pair of bills failed to be considered before the current legislative session came to a close late Wednesday.

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Window closing for New York online sports-betting bill

Originally published on June 18, 2018 this is part 5 of 6 in a series of articles about the movement of sports-betting in New York.

Written By: Nick Garcia

With less than 72 hours remaining in New York’s 2018 legislative session, a combination of political turmoil and stakeholder disagreements is threatening to derail efforts to pass a closely-watched sports-betting bill.

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New York assembly set to consider online sports-betting bill with ‘royalty fee’

Originally published on June 6, 2018 this is part 4 of 6 in a series of articles about the movement of sports-betting in New York.

Written By: Nick Garcia

With just over two weeks left in the New York legislative session, gaming industry lobbyists and executives are only slightly optimistic a sports-betting bill can be passed following the release of a new bill by Assemblyman Gary Pretlow that includes a royalty to be paid to the leagues.

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PASPA’s repeal equals rise in problem gaming rates, say advocates

Originally published on May 21, 2018 this is part 3 of 6 in a series of articles about the movement of sports-betting in New York.

Written By: Nick Garcia

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to eliminate the federal ban on sports betting has responsible gambling advocates anticipating a rise in the number of gamblers seeking treatment only to find that some states might lack the necessary funding to provide needed services.

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Supreme Court ruling puts New York sports-betting bill on front-burner

Originally published on May 16, 2018 this is part 2 of 6 in a series of articles about the movement of sports-betting in New York.

Written By: Nick Garcia

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to eliminate a federal ban will prompt veteran New York lawmaker Gary Pretlow to introduce an expanded sports-betting bill, but as far as he is concerned wagering can begin immediately at four upstate casinos.

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Sports-betting advocates optimistic after Supreme Court hearing

Originally published on December 5, 2017 this is part 1 of 6 in a series of articles about the movement of sports-betting in New York.

Written By: Nick Garcia

New Jersey’s long and costly legal battle to overturn the federal sports-betting ban seemed to gain support from several U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday, prompting Governor Chris Christie to predict success for the state when a ruling is issued next year.

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Gaming group, key lawmaker skeptical of New York integrity fee compromise

Written By: Nick Garcia

The gaming industry in New York supports most of the sports-betting bill introduced by an influential Republican lawmaker, the problem is with a limited “integrity fee” included as an appeasement to professional sports leagues.

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