What’s next for online gambling in New York? A Q&A with Sen. Joe Addabbo Mark Saxon, NY Online Gambling · January 15, 2022 at 3:01 pm Few public figures were as integral as Senator Joe Addabbo to helping New York launch online sports gambling on [January 8]. As chair of the state Senate’s Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee, he introduced the first legalization bill three years ago this month and ushered the process through a sudden transition in the governor’s mansion last year. We tracked down Sen. Addabbo, a Democrat from the 15th Senate District, for a Q&A on the recent launch and what the future holds for New York sports wagering. New York Online Gambling: Let’s begin with the obvious one. How was the launch of mobile sports gambling good for the state?