Euphoria, then dismay greet Andrew Cuomo’s embrace of sports betting. By David McKee
There’s nothing like a budgetary dose of Covid-19 for some politicians to have a come-to-Jesus moment about gambling. In the case of New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo, there has been a dramatic volte-face on the issue of online sports betting. While sports wagering exists in New York, it is only on a small-scale, in-person basis. Cuomo has long opposed mobile wagering on the grounds that it would require a constitutional amendment.