Could daily fantasy sports vanish as mobile New York sports betting nears launch? Matthew Waters, Legal Sports Report · August 4, 2021 at 7:35 pm Most sports fans in the Empire State just want to know when mobile NY sports betting might launch. DFS fans, though, should be aware of another key date. By the [time] sports betting in NY launches, it might be filling a hole left by daily fantasy sports. That is because [the] NY Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in October that finally should settle the legality of daily fantasy sports in New York. That decision might not come until 2022. By then, many hope online NY sportsbooks could be up and running, even though licenses might not be awarded until December or January.