As an AI language model, I can provide general information about New York sports betting laws as of my last knowledge update in September 2021. However, please note that laws and regulations can change over time, so it’s always a good idea to consult official sources or legal professionals for the most up-to-date information.
As of September 2021, sports betting in New York was limited to in-person wagering at four upstate casinos: Del Lago Resort and Casino, Rivers Casino and Resort, Tioga Downs Casino Resort, and Resorts World Catskills. These casinos were authorized to offer sports betting following the passage of a law in 2013 that allowed for the expansion of commercial casinos in the state.
Online sports betting was not yet legal in New York as of September 2021. However, there have been ongoing discussions and efforts to legalize online sports betting in the state. It’s important to check for any updates or changes in the law since my last knowledge update.
Additionally, it’s worth noting that federal laws may also apply to sports betting. The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) was repealed by the U.S. Supreme Court in May 2018, allowing states to legalize and regulate sports betting if they choose to do so. New York took advantage of this repeal to authorize sports betting at the aforementioned casinos.
To get the most accurate and up-to-date information on New York sports betting laws, I recommend consulting official state resources or seeking legal advice from professionals who specialize in gambling laws in New York.