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Cuomo Seeks to Legalize Mobile Sports Betting in New York (1)

Jan. 6, 2021, 8:21 PM

New York is set to become the most-populous state yet to allow mobile sports betting under a plan proposed Wednesday by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

The governor, who faces a $16 billion budget gap related to the coronavirus, said he would seek an operator or platform to offer mobile sports wagering in the state. He’ll make his proposals as part of his 2021 State of the State address next week.

The U.S. sports-betting market has surged since the U.S. Supreme Court allowed states outside of Nevada to offer such wagers in 2018. Since then, 19 states have begun to offer...

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