Given only two days to be included in state law, New York’s mobile wagering bill has failed to gain the go ahead from the Assembly, forcing punters to travel upstate to place a legal bet at casinos.

The development of mobile bettting, or rather, non-development, saw the legislation fail to draw a vote in the Assembly, leaving Senator Joseph Addabbo frustrated.

He tweeted: “I have not witnessed a clear reason why NY can’t implement mobile sports betting this year. Just for the remainder of this fiscal year, we would be losing out on approximately $75 million in revenue, educational funding and both job creation and retention.”

The legislative session, which was extended by one day to finalize a number of state appointments, witness the mobile wagering bill fail to progress beyond the stage of the Assembly Standing Committee on Codes.

The bill was held up by New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has insisted that voters across the state must first give their approval to a Constitutional amendment which would allow for the authorization of online sports betting.

The future of expanded gambling legislation in New York remains something that remains a distant hope, as decisions have to be made about whether to add the state’s racetracks to the sports betting mix a la New Jersey.