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NY Gaming Commission opens public comment period for sports betting proposal

The state Gaming Commission is accepting public comments on its proposed rule to allow sports wagering in four upstate New York casinos.

The rule was published in the state register Wednesday and a 60-day comment period has commenced. Sports betting could be permitted as soon as mid-May when the comment period expires.

There won’t be a public hearing on the rule. Statements can be mailed to Kristen M. Buckley, New York State Gaming Commission, One Broadway Center, P.O. Box 7500, Schenectady, NY, 12301-7500.

Members of the public may comment on the proposed rule by calling (518) 388-3332 or emailing gamingrules@gaming.ny.gov.

The state Gaming Commission approved the proposed rule in January. The regulations would allow four upstate casinos, including del Lago Resort & Casino in Seneca County, to offer sports wagering. The rule would also allow Indian-owned casinos, such as the Oneida Nation’s Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, to accept sports bets.

To offer sports wagering, the casinos would be required to have a designated lounge to accept bets. Casinos could offer automated ticketing systems that would allow players to place bets, but the devices must be inside the lounge area.

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