NY, SC Lawmakers Lob Measures To Legalize Sports Betting

By Rick Archer (January 11, 2017, 5:42 PM EST) -- Lawmakers this week in New York and South Carolina have proposed amending their state constitutions to allow sports gambling.

A bill introduced in the New York Senate on Monday would allow sports gambling at racetracks and casinos, while a bill introduced in the South Carolina House of Representatives on Tuesday would open up the state to all forms of gambling, including casino games.

The New York amendment — sponsored by Sen. Tony Avella, D-Queens — would allow betting on professional and college sports at licensed racetracks, casinos and off-track betting parlors.

The amendment process would take at least three years. If...

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