ALBANY -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo has 10 days to either sign or veto legislation that would legalize daily fantasy sports in New York.
The bill, passed by the state Legislature in June, was sent to Cuomo's desk on Tuesday morning.
Cuomo hasn't indicated whether he would sign the measure, which would allow DraftKing, FanDuel and other online fantasy sports games to resume in New York.
Still, Cuomo's office was involved in the negotiations over the legislation, and lawmakers said they are hopeful the Democratic governor will sign the bill.
The deadline is Aug. 14 for Cuomo to make a decision.
"It’s my belief that he will (sign it), but what do I know? He’s the governor," Assembly Racing Committee chairman Gary Pretlow, D-Mount Vernon, the bill's sponsor, said Tuesday.
Cuomo spokesman Rich Azzopardi said this week the governor is reviewing the bill.
DraftKings and FanDuel suspended their games in New York earlier this year after state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman agreed to pause his lawsuit against them that claimed the games were illegal.
The companies are eager to restart operations in New York in advance of the NFL season next month.
Also, Western Regional Off-Track Betting has a deal with FanDuel to host the fantasy sports at its betting parlors across western New York and at Batavia Downs.
Michael Nolan, the OTB's chief operating officer, said the public-benefit corporation is in constant talks with FanDuel about their joint operations if and when the bill is signed into law.
"FanDuel has been great to work with," Nolan said. "They are very interested in the New York product."