Mobile sports betting can begin in New York on Saturday at 9 a.m., the commission that oversees and regulates gambling announced on Wednesday. 

The commission has licensed four mobile sports companies to operate in the state: Caesars Sportsbook, DraftKings, FanDuel and Rush Street Interactive. 

"The remaining five conditionally licensed Mobile Sports Wagering Operators continue to work towards satisfying statutory and regulatory requirements necessary to launch and will be approved on a rolling basis when requirements are met," the state Gaming Commission said in an announcement. 

New York's path to allowing mobile sports betting to move forward has been a lengthy one following a 2018 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down roadblocks to states launching their own sports wagering laws. The state Legislature approved a bill allowing for mobile sports betting last April.

The state previously allowed commercial casinos operating in New York to operate sportsbooks, and the major sports leagues had for the last several years lobbied for the adoption of a broader mobile sports betting law.