Queens lawmaker hails inaugural weekend of online sports betting in New York

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Mobile sports betting broke from the starting gate at a record-shattering pace across New York state during its inaugural weekend with more than 17.2 million transactions in the first two days of operation, according to GeoComply, the technology company tracking results for the four licensed operators that were officially approved to take bets.

State Senator Joseph Addabbo, one of the top advocates for legalizing mobile sports wagering in the state, wants New Yorkers to know this new form of entertainment could benefit them, even if they never place a bet.

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