Area Lawmaker Supports Bringing Gambling to NY, but there are Concerns

New Jersey’s been running away with sports gambling now that it’s been made legal by the Supreme Court. One area lawmaker says the cat’s out of the bag and New York ought to get in on the action. Rockland Assemblyman Ken Zebrowski says some are concerned about gambling addiction problems and integrity in sports …

Audio: Ken Zebrowski

In May, the Supreme Court ruled in that the “Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act” violated the 10th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, paving the way for legal sports gambling. It’s been a windfall for New Jersey in its first few months. The state Gaming Enforcement Division reported casinos and racetracks took in about $96 million in bets on sporting events in August alone, more than double the $41 million in July.

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