New York Mobile Sports Betting Primed for Launch in Time for Busy Weekend of Sport

by Jenny Tang - Thursday, January 6th, 2022 6:15


New York Sports Betting

The New York State Gaming Commission has announced that it has approved four mobile sports betting operators allowing them to launch on Saturday January 8th.

According to a press release issued Thursday, Caesars Sportsbook, DraftKings, FanDuel and Rush Street Interactive have been approved to launch mobile sports betting operations on Saturday, 8th January at 9 AM, becoming the first sports betting apps to launch in the state.

The release noted that all each of the four operators “have satisfied all statutory and regulatory requirements necessary to accept and process mobile sports wagering activity.”

Although each operator has been told that it can commence operations from 9 AM, the commission stated that each mobile sports betting license holder would determine their own launch date and time based on the operator’s readiness and ability to accept wagers in accordance with its licensing conditions.

The commission approved nine mobile sports betting operators in November of 2021, but at present five of those license holders must “continue to work towards satisfying statutory and regulatory requirements necessary to launch and will be approved on a rolling basis when requirements are met.”

Previous estimates indicate that the New York mobile sports betting market could be worth as much as $500 million per year to the state.

New York and New Jersey both prohibit betting on in-state college teams, so sports bettors in either state who wish to circumvent this rule will have to travel to Connecticut or Pennsylvania.

New York Online Sports Betting Apps

The list of regulated USA legal sportsbooks grows, and now lovers in New York can now avail of a number of mobile apps to gamble online:

Sportsbook Where Available States Available
FanDuel App Store, Google Play AZ, CO, CT, IA, IL, IN, MI, NJ, PA, TN, VA, WV
DraftKings App Store, Google Play AZ, CO, CT, IL, IN, IA, MI, NJ, PA, TN, VA, WV
Caesars App Store, Google Play AZ, CO, IA, IL, IN, MI, NJ, PA, TN, VA, WV
BetMGM App Store, Google Play AZ, CO, IA, IN, MI, NJ, PA, TN, VA, WV, WY
PointsBet App Store, Google Play CO, IA, IL, IN, MI, NJ, WV
BetRivers App Store, Google Play AZ, CO, CT (SH), IL, IN, IA, MI, NJ (SH), PA, VA
WynnBET App Store, Google Play AZ, CO, IN, MI, NJ, TN, VA
Bally Bet App Store, Google Play CO, IA
Resorts World Sportsbook App Store, Google Play NV

Update: all 4 sportsbooks have confirmed that they will launch on Saturday, Jan. 8th.

Jenny Tang

Global iGaming Correspondent based in NYC.