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A rising chance (if not this year) for sports betting at venues like Barclays Center

From Forbes, 6/6/19, New York Bill Could Bring Sports Betting To Yankee Stadium, Madison Square Garden:
In a bill amendment filed yesterday, New York State Senator Joseph Addabbo, who heads that chamber's Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee, revised his mobile sports betting bill (S 17) to include in-person wagering at professional sports stadiums and arenas located in counties that do not have traditional gambling venues. This language appears to have been crafted with three specific venues in mind: Yankee Stadium, Madison Square Garden and the Barclays Center.
Specifically, the amendment restores the concept of an "affiliate"—previously defined to include horse racetracks and off-track betting (OTB) locations — that would extend sports betting (presently confined to four upstate casinos) to other locations throughout New York State.
The reason it would work at those venues is there are no other gambling facilities (like racetracks) in those counties. (Presumably operators of stadiums outside those three boroughs might have a concern.) So the New York City venues would house "self-service mobile betting kiosks"--essentially extensions of those casinos.

With less than two weeks in the legislative session and the need for support from Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the Daily News reported 6/6/19 that passage was unlikely this year.

And there'd be a 20-month time lag for implementation, but... even if it doesn't pass this year, it's not a stretch to think something will pass, eventually. And that could mean a brighter future for the operators of the Barclays Center, which has underperformed financially.

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