Yes, and some key ones are hoping to act — quickly.

Sen. John Bonacic, R-Mount Hope, Orange County, and Assemblyman Gary Pretlow, D-Mount Vernon, Westchester County, have both said they hope to pass a sports-betting bill that is more comprehensive than the 2013 law and could speed up the process, perhaps in time for football season.

Bonacic has a bill that would allow mobile betting — something the 2013 law doesn’t allow — but only after a user registers at one of the casinos in person.

It would also apply an 8.5 percent state tax on gross sports-wagering revenue and give sports leagues a cut of up to .25 percent of the total amount wagered on their events.

Off-Track Betting affiliates and horse racetracks, meanwhile, would be able to offer sports betting by entering into partnerships with the casinos.

Without a new law, the OTBs and the tracks with video-lottery terminals would not be able to offer sports betting.

Will the Legislature pass Bonacic’s bill?

It’s not a given.

First of all, the Legislature would have to act quickly. Its annual session at the Capitol is scheduled to end June 20.

And also: Two powerful figures have pumped the brakes on the issue in recent days.

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, D-Bronx, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo both sounded a cautious tone Monday when asked about the Supreme Court’s bill.

"I know Bonacic’s bill would like to expand it, but we have to really look at it," Heastie said.

"For the members of the Assembly, it’s not something we take lightly and so anything that expands it, we want to take a really hard look at it.”

Where does Cuomo play into this?

In many ways, he’s the key to sports betting in New York.

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If lawmakers pass a bill to speed up the process, Cuomo would have to sign it.

If lawmakers don’t pass a bill or if Cuomo vetoes it, then the Gaming Commission — whose members Cuomo appoints — would still be able to move ahead with sports betting under the 2013 law, albeit only in the four casinos and without mobile betting.

On Monday, Cuomo didn’t sound eager to act.

“We’ll do an economic analysis and a legal analysis, but nothing’s going to happen this year because there’s literally just a number of days left in the legislative session and this would be a very big issue to tackle," Cuomo told reporters Monday in Manhattan.

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What about the Native American casinos?

That’s the wild card.

The Oneida Indian Nation believes it has the authority under its gaming compact to now add sports gambling at its casinos immediately.

"In anticipation of today’s ruling, the Nation has made preparations to offer sports betting at venues throughout the Oneida reservation, and we will be putting those plans into operation in the near future," tribe spokesman Joel Barkin said in a statement Monday.

It’s less clear whether the Seneca Nation of Indians will or can move ahead with sports betting.

The Senecas, who own casinos in Buffalo, Niagara Falls and Salamanca, issued a statement Monday that didn’t take a definitive stance.

"(We) will take a close look at the ruling and the potential opportunities it could offer the Seneca Nation in possibly creating another amenity for our casino guests to enjoy,” a spokesman for the tribe said.


Jon Campbell is a correspondent with USA TODAY Network’s Albany Bureau.


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