NY Sports Betting May Be Added To Budget As Turning Stone Sportsbook Nears

Rich Migliorisi, Last Updated: January 23rd, 2019 New York Sports Betting
NY Sports Betting May Be Added To Budget As Turning Stone Sportsbook Nears

As NY sports betting legislation is still making progress, New York casinos have decided to set themselves up for future sports betting success. This became especially true a few weeks back, when the Oneida Indian Nation announced a sports betting partnership with Caesars Entertainment at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona. Now, a Turning Stone Sportsbook may arrive in 2019.

Turning Stone Sportsbook Ready To Launch After Caesars Deal

After making a deal with Caesars, Turning Stone Sportsbook is ready to go. “The Lounge with Caesars Sports” complex is expected to be opening its doors to sports fans at Turning Stone later this year once the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) review and the New York State Gaming Commission’s issuance of sports betting regulations is completed. The Oneida Indian Nation has two other casinos, Yellow Brick Road Casino and Point Place Casino, that are expected to also have sportsbooks. So a Yellow Brick Road Sportsbook and Points Place Sportsbook may be built in partnership with Caesars as well.

Many casinos, such as Batavia Downs and del Lago, have been wanting to also launch their own NY sportsbooks, but have been unable to due to lack of official NY sports betting legislation. Assemblyman Steve Hawley has shed some light on what goes on behind the doors of the Assembly's racing and wagering committee. Hawley claims there simply wasn’t enough time during last year’s session to process the legislation needed to bring sports betting in order for there to be a Batavia Downs Sportsbook or del Lago Sportsbook.

NY Sports Betting Could Be Added To The State Budget

Now with the committee back in session, Hawley declared NY sports betting as a top priority - one that might even be tacked onto the state budget. Should Hawley’s claims turn out to be true, Batavia Downs, del Lago and other casinos could have their own NY sportsbooks before summer comes.

In the meantime, Hawley has attempted to cool off the passions by reminding everyone that Oneida’s Turning Stone deal with Caesars won’t be official before the National Indian Gaming Commission approves it. Once it does, the New York State Gaming Commission will decide on regulations for the Oneida Nation to administer before it starts accepting sports betting at Turning Stone.

Although Assemblyman Steve Hawley has pledged his support to Batavia Downs’ cause, it’s still unsure whether the bill will really end up on the state budget. Even if it does, it would take 90 days before it becomes effective, leaving NY casinos impatient for a while. The fate of the bill is in the hands of Assemblyman Gary Pretlow, the chairman of the state Assembly's racing and wagering committee.

Even with all this talk of sports betting legislation lately, there hasn’t been any word from officials regarding the future of NY online sports betting yet. For now it seems Pennsylvania will beat NY mobile sportsbook apps to the punch and launch PA online sports betting first.

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