Sports betting headed for record month
New York launched mobile sports betting on Saturday, with four online sportsbooks beginning operations and another five awaiting final approval.
The big picture: Now that New Yorkers can bet from their couch — rather than travel to New Jersey — many believe the Empire State will eventually contend with New Jersey and Nevada for most money wagered by state (currently 17th).
- In-person and mobile (15 plus D.C.): Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, the District of Columbia, West Virginia, Wyoming
- In-person only (12): Arkansas, Delaware, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Dakota, Washington, Wisconsin
- Mobile only (3): New Hampshire (in-person will launch soon), Tennessee, Virginia
- Legal, not yet operational (3): Florida, Nebraska, Ohio
What to watch: It's no coincidence this launch came just before the NFL playoffs and CFP Championship. The next month will almost certainly break the record for money wagered on sports nationwide.