Addabbo hopes to see mobile sports betting in final budget

“The Executive Budget's and state’s need for revenue emphasizes the importance of implementing mobile sports betting in New York and not to miss an opportunity to raise much needed revenue to assist in addressing the expanding $6 billion budget deficit, to increase educational funding, to protect vital programs, to curtail the current illegal sports betting in our state, and to significantly enhance the prospect of creating jobs. I am hopeful that mobile sports betting is on a similar road as some other issues, such as Paid Family Leave and Medical Marijuana, which were initially rejected by the Governor. Fortunately, these initiatives are now in place to benefit the people of our state -- as would mobile sports betting. I look forward to working with the Governor's Administration, the State Legislative leadership, and my colleagues on this matter during budget negotiations.”