Finally, the application process for mobile sports betting in New York 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 online 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.