New York Mobile Sports Betting To Launch Saturday, January 8

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The wait for mobile sports betting in New York is expected to be over this Saturday, now that four licensed sportsbooks have met state rules necessary to go live. 

Caesars, DraftKings, FanDuel, and BetRivers can launch on or after Jan. 8, 2022 at 9 a.m. ET, the New York State Gaming Commission (NYSGC) announced today. The four sportsbooks are among nine operators expected to go live in the Empire State before the 2022 Super Bowl.

Per the NYSGC, “each licensee (Caesars Sportsbook, DraftKings, FanDuel, and BetRivers) will determine when to accept wagers, based upon its business capabilities and readiness.”

Caesars Digital Co-President Chris Holdren confirmed in a statement today that the Caesars mobile app will launch in New York on Jan. 8. Caesars has partnerships with Madison Square Garden, the New York Rangers, and the New York Knicks, with more partnerships expected to be announced soon.  

DraftKings, FanDuel, and BetRivers are also expected to launch on Jan. 8.

The five New York mobile sportsbooks operators not yet approved for launch by the NYSGC are Bally Bet, Wynn Interactive, Resorts World, PointsBet, and BetMGM. 

Rules Have Been ‘Satisfied’ By Four Operators

All nine operators were licensed under eight platform providers – most of them doubling as operators – after a vetting of bidders for the potential $1 billion New York market by the NYSGC last year. 

The NYSGC requires approved operators to satisfy specific rules and statutory requirements governing betting servers and account security before they can launch. All four operators cleared to go live as of Jan. 8, 2022 have met those rules, says the NYSGC. 

The remaining five 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,” according to the agency.

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