A constitutional change to increase seven private casinos within the state was approved by voters of NY in 2013. The state also passed a law to legalize sports betting if the federal government agreed to lift its ban.
Once the ban was lifted, New York would move ahead with these plans. In June 2019, the New York Gaming Commission unanimously approved plan for sports betting facilities across Upstate New York. These guidelines comprised of rules and regulations for licensing, opening, and operating gambling facilities.
As for mobile betting, its progress is currently stalled until the next legislative session starts.
Sports betting officially legalized in North Carolina on July 26, 2019. The law enables the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians to operate retail sportsbooks at two casinos in the Appalachian Mountains but the date is yet to be announced. The law does not allow mobile betting.
Oregon was one of the four states further in the process when the PASPA law was passed in 1992. However, the industry was not regulated. After the Supreme Court removed the ban, the Oregon Lottery informed that they would need no new legislation to reintroduce sports betting activities.There is no set launch date, but the state is about to legalize mobile and retail operations.
Pennsylvania was one of the first states to legalize a law authorizing sports betting and online sports betting. Both activities were officially launched in 2018 and 2019. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board requested all sportsbooks operators to successfully launch before being able to partake in online betting.
Rhode Island legalized sports betting in 2018, but that didn’t apply to mobile betting. It had previously been approved by voters but was formally legalized via the state budget in 2018. The state initially opened two casinos, with limited sports betting activities.
In March 2019, lawmakers expanded the legislation to include online and mobile betting but official launch date has been set.