N.Y. slow to follow R.I.’s lead in mobile sports betting

ROOM TO IMPROVE: Revenue from betting at the sportsbook at Twin River Casino Hotel in Lincoln, as well as at the Tiverton Casino Hotel and through a mobile app, has fallen short of Rhode Island’s projections since sports betting launched last year. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
ROOM TO IMPROVE: Revenue from betting at the sportsbook at Twin River Casino Hotel in Lincoln, as well as at the Tiverton Casino Hotel and through a mobile app, has fallen short of Rhode Island’s projections since sports betting launched last year. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
New York is unlikely to follow Rhode Island into the mobile sports betting arena anytime soon. Despite a push from state lawmakers who favor letting people bet on their phones or laptops, sports betting remains restricted to in-person wagers at upstate New York casinos. At the Sports Betting USA conference recently in New York, two…

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