NYSGC Awards Nine Temporary Mobile Sports Betting Licenses

By | November 10, 2021


The New York State Gaming Commission (NYSGC) on Nov. 8 awarded nine temporary mobile sports betting licenses.

These mobile licenses signal a massive market change that will recapture millions of dollars in lost gaming revenue in New York. It will also eliminate the need for bettors to cross New Jersey’s border to place mobile sports bets.

Mobile sportsbooks that received temporary mobile sports betting licenses will likely announce their own launch dates in the coming days.

The mobile sportsbooks that were awarded temporary mobile sports betting licenses were Caesars Sportsbook, Resorts World Bet, PointsBet, Rush Street Interactive, WynnBET, FanDuel, Bally Bet, BetMGM, and DraftKings.

BetMGM CEO Adam Greenblatt said: “We’re pleased to share that BetMGM has been granted a license to operate mobile sports betting in New York, a state vital to ensuring nationwide leadership in sports betting and iGaming over time. New York has the potential to be one of the largest sports betting markets in the U.S., and BetMGM is particularly well-positioned to become a leader in the state…”

President of Genting Resorts East Robert DeSalvio said: “This is an extremely exciting time for New Yorkers as we get ready to launch the leading mobile sports betting program in the country. Our team, with its deep ties to New York, combines the very best in gaming and innovative technology and will be able to deliver a program on day one that provides more choices for consumers, more tax revenue for New York, and more reinvestment in the local communities where we operate…”

Wynn Interactive CEO Craig Billings said: “We’re excited that the New York State Gaming Commission has approved our request for application for online sports betting. 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.”

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