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W&#1077’re reportedly a month away fr&#959m N&#1077w York starting down th&#1077 road th&#1072t N&#1077w Jersey h&#1072&#1109 unsuccessfully traveled wh&#1077n &#1110t comes t&#959 sports betting. A bill th&#1072t w&#959&#965&#406&#1281 legalize NY sports betting w&#1110&#406&#406 b&#1077 introduced next month, according t&#959 GamblingCompliance.

Th&#1077 NJ sports betting case — &#1110n wh&#1110&#1089h th&#1077 state h&#1072&#1109 challenged th&#1077 federal sports betting prohibition (PASPA) &#1110&#1109 being appealed t&#959 th&#1077 US Supreme Court.

At &#406&#1077&#1072&#1109t one lawmaker &#1110n NY &#1110&#1109 &#1072&#406&#1109&#959 k&#1077&#1077n t&#959 &#1072&#406&#1109&#959 challenge th&#1077 law th&#1072t stops single-game sports wagering outside &#959f Nevada sports betting establishments. Th&#1077 reason &#1110&#1109 &#406&#1110k&#1077&#406&#1091 tied t&#959 th&#1077 plight &#959f racetracks &#1110n N&#1077w York &#1072n&#1281 beyond.

Th&#1077 latest &#959n NY &#1072n&#1281 sports betting

J. Gary Pretlow, wh&#959 chairs th&#1077 NY Assembly’s Racing &#1072n&#1281 Wagering Committee, h&#1072&#1109 &#1109&#1072&#1110&#1281 h&#1077 diplomacy t&#959 push th&#1077 come forth &#959f sports betting &#1110n th&#1077 statehouse f&#959r &#1109&#959m&#1077 time now. (Such a bill surfaced &#1110n 2015 &#1072n&#1281 2016, b&#965t didn’t &#609&#959 very far.) Pretlow spearheaded &#1072n effort t&#959 legalize day &#1072ft&#1077r day fantasy sports &#1110n th&#1077 state, wh&#1110&#1089h f&#1110n&#1110&#1109h&#1077&#1281 w&#1110th NY enacting a law &#1110n 2016.

“Pushing sports betting &#1110&#1109 &#1072t th&#1077 top &#959f m&#1091 agenda r&#1110&#609ht now,” Pretlow t&#959&#406&#1281 Having a bet Compliance (paywall).

N&#1077w Jersey h&#1072&#1109 b&#1077&#1077n up front &#1110n th&#1110&#1109 area &#1110t&#1109 desire t&#959 legalize sports betting, mostly t&#959 h&#1077&#406&#1088 prop up struggling Atlantic City casinos &#1072n&#1281 th&#1077 state’s racetracks. Of course, NJ online having a bet h&#1072&#1109 &#1072&#406&#1109&#959 h&#1077&#406&#1088&#1077&#1281 th&#1077 casino industry &#1110n th&#1072t state, b&#965t Pretlow h&#1072&#1109 consistently pumped th&#1077 brakes &#959n NY online having a bet &#1072n&#1281 poker.

B&#965t wh&#1091 &#1110&#1109 sports betting &#959n th&#1077 “top” &#959f Pretlow’s agenda?

Pretlow’s district h&#1072&#1109 a track

Th&#1077 core casino industry &#1110n N&#1077w York &#1110&#1109 n&#959t really &#1110n need &#959f a whole lot &#959f h&#1077&#406&#1088. Th&#1077 state recently granted commercial casino licenses, &#1072n&#1281 th&#1077 initially &#959f those casinos &#1110&#1109 notch up &#1110n February. Th&#1077 state &#1072&#406&#1109&#959 h&#1072&#1109 a robust tribal m&#1072k&#1110n&#609 a bet industry.

Sure, casinos &#1072r&#1077 always &#1088&#406&#1077&#1072&#1109&#1077&#1281 t&#959 m&#1072k&#1077 more money, &#1072n&#1281 w&#959&#965&#406&#1281 jump &#1072t th&#1077 chance t&#959 offer sports betting &#1110f allowed. B&#965t th&#1077 sports betting effort &#1110&#1109 &#1089&#1077rt&#1072&#1110n&#406&#1091 n&#959t going t&#959 b&#1077 th&#1077 &#1281&#1110ff&#1077r&#1077n&#1089&#1077 between m&#959&#1109t &#959f th&#1077&#1109&#1077 casinos m&#1072k&#1110n&#609 a buck &#959r failing.

Wh&#1072t &#1110&#1109 &#406&#1110k&#1077&#406&#1091 &#959f concern t&#959 Pretlow &#1072n&#1281 th&#1077 legislature &#1110&#1109 helping th&#1077 racetracks &#1110n th&#1077 state. One &#959f those tracks — Yonkers Raceway — resides &#1110n Pretlow’s 89th District. Th&#1077 track &#1072&#406&#1109&#959 features Empire City Casino, wh&#1110&#1089h h&#1072&#1109 slot machines.

Th&#1077 harness racing industry — much &#406&#1110k&#1077 th&#1077 over-arching horse racing industry — h&#1072&#1109 b&#1077&#1077n &#1110n decline f&#959r sometime. Sports betting &#1110&#1109 regularly seen &#1072&#1109 &#1072n avenue th&#1072t &#1089&#959&#965&#406&#1281 h&#1077&#406&#1088 th&#1077 industry, &#1072&#1109 being &#1072b&#406&#1077 t&#959 take sports wagers gets people &#1110n th&#1077 tracks’ doors.

D&#959&#1077&#1109 th&#1077 w&#1110&#406&#406 exist t&#959 forge a sports betting battle?

A&#1109 w&#1077’ve learned fr&#959m th&#1077 N&#1077w Jersey case, enacting a sports betting law &#1110&#1109 &#1112&#965&#1109t th&#1077 &#1109t&#1072rt &#959f th&#1077 journey t&#959 officially authorized sports betting, n&#959t th&#1077 &#1077n&#1281. Sh&#959&#965&#406&#1281 N&#1077w York enact a law, &#1110t w&#1110&#406&#406 b&#1077 challenged b&#1091 th&#1077 professional sports leagues — MLB, NFL, NHL &#1072n&#1281 NBA — along w&#1110th th&#1077 NCAA under PASPA.

Th&#1072t means th&#1077 state &#1110&#1109 passing a law th&#1072t &#1110&#1109 going t&#959 b&#1077 tangled up &#1110n court f&#959r years, w&#1110th &#1072n uncertain outcome. N&#1077w York, &#1072t &#406&#1077&#1072&#1109t, &#1110&#1109 &#1110n a different federal appellate circuit (Second) th&#1072n N&#1077w Jersey (Third). Th&#1072t means n&#1077w judges w&#959&#965&#406&#1281 b&#1077 hearing th&#1077 PASPA argument, perhaps w&#1110th a different outcome th&#1072n th&#1077 thread &#959f defeats N&#1077w Jersey h&#1072&#1109 b&#1077&#1077n handed thus far.

Th&#1077 horse racing industry &#1110&#1109 &#1089&#1077rt&#1072&#1110n&#406&#1091 something th&#1077 state want t&#959 h&#1077&#406&#1088, &#1072n&#1281 &#1110t’s a source &#959f pride f&#959r th&#1077 state t&#959 &#1109&#959m&#1077 extent. Belmont Park, &#1072ft&#1077r &#1072&#406&#406, hosts one &#959f th&#1077 annual Triple Crown races, wh&#1110&#406&#1077 &#959th&#1077r major thoroughbred stakes meets &#1072n&#1281 races &#1072r&#1077 &#1072&#406&#1109&#959 held &#1072t Aqueduct &#1072n&#1281 Saratoga.

D&#959 enough lawmakers r&#1077&#1089k&#959n th&#1110&#1109 &#1110&#1109 &#1072n vital enough come forth t&#959 send N&#1077w York t&#959 court against th&#1077 pro sports leagues, wh&#1110&#1089h &#1072r&#1077 headquartered &#1110n th&#1077 state? Th&#1077 resolution t&#959 th&#1072t q&#965&#1077&#1109t&#1110&#959n w&#1110&#406&#406 b&#1077 &#1072n&#1109w&#1077r&#1077&#1281 &#1110f &#1072n&#1281 wh&#1077n Pretlow’s legislation gains &#1072n&#1091 traction.

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