Sports betting approved in New York

The New York State Gaming Commission has voted to approve the regulation of sports betting in the state’s four private casinos.

However, regulation will also apply to the state's Indian-operated casinos, although mobile betting will still be prohibited at this point.

Despite the approval, the regulations will not be finalised until they have undergone a 60-day public comment period.

The Commission says casinos must have a sports wagering lounge in place to accept bets.

Last November, Bet365 partnered with Empire Resorts in a 20-year agreement, which will now see the online betting operator partner with Empire’s casino in upstate New York.

DraftKings also reached a sports betting licensing agreement with the del Lago Resort & Casino in New York last July.