Legislation With Lower ‘Integrity Fee’ Circulates In New York

A draft of a sports-betting bill that includes a lower “integrity fee” for sports leagues is circulating among lawmakers in Albany, but a key Republican state senator insists language is not finalized as discussions continue with stakeholders on the issue.

“I have had constructive dialog with a host of entities, including several of the major sports leagues,” Republican state Senator John Bonacic told GamblingCompliance on Thursday. 

The draft bill first made public by Legal Sports Report includes an integrity fee payable to the leagues based on the total amount bet on their games. The integrity fee proposed in New York is 0.25 percent of handle, up to a maximum of 2 percent of gross betting revenue.

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