Nine different Operators chosen for Sports Betting program to Launch
The New York Gaming Commission has recommended sports betting licenses for nine operators, allowing them to launch mobile and retail sportsbooks throughout the state.
The nine different operators who have been granted licenses are Bally’s Corporation (FoxBet), BetMGM, BetRivers, Caesars, DraftKings, FanDuel, PointsBet, Resorts World, and WynnBet.
Soo Kim, Chairman of Bally’s Corporation’s Board of Directors, said, “Bally’s is pleased to have been awarded an online sports betting license from the State of New York — the most populous state to enable OSB — and would like to thank the New York State Gaming Commission for including Bally’s in this exciting endeavor. This license advances our overall market footprint and marks the latest milestone on our journey towards becoming the leading omni-channel gaming provider in the U.S. Above all, we look forward to providing New York’s devoted fan base with engaging, best-in-class, sports betting experiences.”
By securing a license in the state of New York, Bally’s (FoxBet) now has an online sportsbook in 16 different states.
“We’ve been looking forward to the opportunity to bring mobile sports betting to New York. With more than 19 million people, New York will be the biggest mobile sports betting market in the country, and we feel we are uniquely positioned to bring an incredible product to that market,” said Tom Reeg, CEO of Caesars Entertainment. “We’re pleased to have been recommended for a license by the New York State Gaming Commission, and we thank Governor Kathy Hochul, the State Legislature, and the NYSGC for their continued leadership in making mobile sports wagering available to the Empire State.”
WynnBET submitted a bid to the New York State Gaming Commission for online sportsbook operations in August as part of a consortium of operators that are partnered with the Oneida and St. Regis Mohawk compacted tribes.
“We’re excited that the New York State Gaming Commission has approved our request for application for online sports betting,” Wynn Interactive CEO Craig Billings said. “New Yorkers represent a significant portion of the Wynn Las Vegas and Encore Boston Harbor databases, and we look forward to giving those customers more ways to earn and use Wynn Rewards. We also look forward to meeting and engaging with new customers in the state via WynnBET.”