New York online sports betting to launch this Saturday
New York Mobile Sports Betting is Going Live at 9 a.m. on Saturday
New York online sports betting is set to launch on Saturday. The New York Gaming Commission has given the green light for four online bookmakers to begin taking mobile sports wagers “no earlier” than Saturday at 9 a.m. ET. DraftKings, FanDuel, Rush Street Interactive’s BetRivers sportsbook, and Caesars Sportsbook are the four operators in question.
This means New York bettors will have a chance to bet on, among other significant events, a full slate of NFL matchups this weekend as the regular season comes to an end. Additionally, New Yorkers will be able to bet on the College Football Playoff National Championship on Monday between NCAA juggernauts Georgia and Alabama.
Five More Sportsbooks Waiting To launch in NY
The Gaming Commission said Thursday that five other online operators that have applied for a mobile sports betting license would be approved on a “rolling basis” once they have fulfilled the statutory and regulatory requirements.
Those five bookmakers are PointsBet Holdings, Genting’s Resorts World, Bally’s Corp., BetMGM, and Wynn Resorts.
Senator Believes State Will Get Huge Revenue Boost
State Sen. Joseph Addabbo, a state Democrat, stated that Saturday’s launch date, beginning before the NFL playoffs this month, is “great news for New York in terms of revenue.” Addabbo added that it would also boost education programs, new jobs, addiction programs, and youth sports.
Addabbo is also the chairman of the Senate Committee on gaming and wagering. In a statement, Addabbo said that he is looking forward to five other operators “satisfying the statutory and regulatory requirements necessary” to launch in the Big Apple soon.
Operators Keen to get Started
The online sportsbooks authorized to begin accepting bets on Saturday expressed a desire to begin operations in the state. Jason Robins, CEO for DraftKings NY, wanted to thank the DraftKings team and the New York public officials for “for making this a reality.”
Robins added that they are excited to finally be able to offer their services to “millions of passionate New York sports fans.”
FanDuel also expressed their eagerness to get going this weekend. In a statement, the company said they were “delighted the FanDuel Sportsbook has received approval” from the state Gaming Commission to go live on Saturday.
Also, on Thursday, FanDuel announced it has agreed to a multi-year sports-betting partnership with the NFL’s Buffalo Bills.
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