NY State Assembly
The board approved letting several betting entities start the process immediately, which would dramatically reduce delays for bettors to sign up.
John Sabini, the state racing chairman, called an emergency board meeting to look at streamlining the process for New York City OTB bettors to quickly sign up for Internet betting on state-regulated sites.
The livelihoods of about 1,000 Off-Track Betting Corp. employees are caught in a political struggle in New York’s Senate, which is now weighing two rescue plans.
The OTB board agreed in an emergency session to wait until Tuesday’s special session of the state Senate to make a decision on a shut down.