According to NYS, mobile sports betting is more popular than predicted.

Buffalo, NY (WKBW) — Mobile sports betting is more popular than expected, according to the state of New York. It’s been about a year since it was legalized in New York. Efforts to bring sports betting to New York State began ten years ago. Now is a major milestone for the mobile sports betting industry here in New York State. Revenue exceeded $1 billion.

In 2013, voters passed the “Casino Gambling Amendment,” but after the federal ban on sports betting was lifted, the game could not be legally wagered until 20-19. Two years later, the state legislature approved “online and mobile sports betting,” paving the way for it to start on January 8 last year. In 2022, the New Yorker has bet her more than $16 billion through online or mobile sportsbooks. After paying winning bets, the state says he earned $140 million.

Officials say the $700 million in state tax revenue generated by mobile sports betting is the highest in the country. Neighboring New Jersey and Pennsylvania tax revenues approach his $300 million. Grant Lucas, senior managing editor at, told 7 News Mobile that sports betting is about $200 million more than expected in tax revenue alone. He says the money will be used for state education. Buffalo Bills fans are a big reason for the success of mobile sports betting in New York, according to Play NY and his FanDuel sportsbook.

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