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Del Lago among four NY casinos approved for sports betting

June 10, 2019 11:09 PM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Gambling regulators in New York have voted to allow sports betting at four upstate casinos. 

The state's Gaming Commission approved regulations Monday that will permit wagers at Resorts World Catskills in Monticello, Rivers Casino and Resort in Schenectady, Tioga Downs in the Southern Tier and del Lago Resort and Casino in the Finger Lakes.

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Bets won't start until the facilities receive their wagering licenses, however, which is likely to be later this summer. The state's tribal casinos plan to allow wagers too.

In Seneca County, del Lago Resort & Casino plans to open up sports betting by the beginning of August.

Construction is already underway there to create a 6,000 square-foot lounge on the casino floor. The casino partnered with DraftKings to create the sports book, which will seat around 200 people and have nearly floor-to-ceiling video display walls.

The Commission initially endorsed the idea of allowing sports wagering at the four facilities earlier this year.

Legislation that would authorize wagers at sporting venues or on mobile devices has been introduced but has so far not received a vote in the Legislature.

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