A proposal from Governor Cuomo to authorize mobile sports wagering, which would be part of Cuomo's 2021 State of the State initiatives.
Under the Governor's proposal, the State Gaming Commission will issue a request for proposals to select and license a sports operator or platform to offer online wagering. This operator or platform must have a partnership with one of the existing licensed commercial casinos. The Commission will also require any entity operating mobile wagering apps to include safeguards against abuses and addictions. The hope is that mobile sports wagering will help the state bring in revenue to deal with an historic budget deficit due to COVID 19.