NEW YORK — A sponsor of sports betting legislation in New York said the bill likely would allow for in-person wagering at places like Yankee Stadium and Madison Square Garden
Assemblyman Gary Pretlow said Friday the legislation he announced this week is being tweaked and will have that provision unless he receives strong opposition.
"That is one of the changes, that we would open it up to have affiliates such as Madison Square Garden, which has expressed an interest in doing this," the Westchester County Democrat told a panel at Cardozo Law School. "I think it’s a great idea."
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State Sen. Joseph Addabbo, also a Democrat, took a more cautious tone.
"To do it right, I think we need to do it in a very methodical manner," Addabbo said. "I see sports betting being rolled out over a couple of years, to make sure we do it both legally and respecting the integrity of the sport, which is very important, and protecting the consumer. And then I would suggest we do roll it out to the stadiums and other venues at some point."