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Mobile sports wagering to begin in New York Saturday

 This new sports lounge in the MGM Springfield casino is designed to seamlessly incorporate sports betting if it becomes legal in Massachusetts, MGM officials said.
Paul Tuthill
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WAMC
This new sports lounge in the MGM Springfield casino is designed to seamlessly incorporate sports betting if it becomes legal in Massachusetts, MGM officials said.

Mobile sports betting can begin in New York this weekend, according to the state gaming commission.

The commission said four betting operators are approved to begin transactions as of 9 a.m. Saturday. The approved vendors are Caesars Sportsbook, DraftKings, FanDuel and Rush Street Interactive.

The commission said five other operators that received conditional approval will be issued the go-ahead on a rolling basis.

In the Northeast, New York joins Connecticut, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and New Jersey with legal sports betting.

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