What’s Next For New York Sports Wagering After RFA release?

What’s Next For New York Sports Wagering After RFA release?

Finally, the application process for New York Sports Betting has begun.

After a little more than a week delay, the New York State Gaming Commission (NYSGC) announced Friday its 130-page Request For Applications (RFA) For Mobile Sports Wagering Providers.

How Process Works

The process for applying will take at least six months to conclude with a schedule of steps listed below:

  • July 9: Application process starts.
  • July 16: Applicants’ first questions are due by 3 p.m. ET.
  • July 22: The NYSGC response to those first questions will be released.
  • July 27: Applicants’ second questions are due by 3 p.m. ET.
  • Aug. 2: NYSGC’s second response to the second set of questions will be released.
  • Aug. 9: All applications are due by 4 p.m. ET.
  • Sept. 1: Oral presentations of those applications may begin.
  • Before Dec. 6: Selection of applicants considered for licensure will be announced.

One week after notification of need for amendment, amended applications will be due by 4 p.m. ET, with the award of licenses then announced at the next NYSGC meeting to be determined.

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“It’s good to see New York onling gambling take one step closer to providing a quality, premier mobile sports betting product for its residents and realizing the educational funding, jobs and anti-addiction, along with youth sports funding measures that come along with it,” said state Sen. Joseph Addabbo (D), chair of the Senate Racing, Gaming, and Wagering Committee, in a text Friday.

Online sports betting was included in the fiscal budget that was finalized on April 7. With retail sports betting at four upstate casinos, New York reported $1,590,144 in revenue for May, an increase of 20.2% from April ($1,322,623). But those are paltry figures compared to neighboring New Jersey and Pennsylvania.



Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media (NJ.com) in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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