Gov. Cuomo delivered some great news to New Jersey casinos on Monday, saying he doesn’t want New York to allow sports betting on mobile devices.
“New Jersey is doing very well with sports betting and the mobile component,” said state Sen. Joe Addabbo (D-Queens), chair of the Senate Committee on Racing, Wagering and Gaming. “We need the revenue. There’s $9 billion in illegal sports betting a year in New York. It’s there for the taking.”
FanDuel, one of the largest legal bookies, told The Post that 25 percent of its mobile and online bets are made by New Yorkers, up from 10 percent just a few months ago.
Cuomo insists a constitutional amendment is required to authorize wagering on mobile devices in New York.