Point. Click. Bet.
With modem and mouse, bettors soon will be able to make their wagers via the Internet on an experimental World Wide Web site sponsored by the state Off-Track Betting Corp.
It will be the nation’s first state-sponsored race-wagering business to offer customers betting directly from a personal computer.
The New York Council on Problem Gambling criticized the plan.
“The person never has to get up from his chair and in no time at all can lose a lot of money,” said Laura Letson, director of the organization.