New York

PointsBet has lauded a “significant milestone” and “momentous day” for the group, after officially launching its mobile app and digital sports betting products in New York as of today (Tuesday 25 January).

This becomes the ninth operational state for the gaming and betting operator’s sports wagering suite, following successful launches in New Jersey, Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, Colorado, Michigan, West Virginia, and Virginia.  

“Launching in New York is a significant milestone for PointsBet, being one of nine approved online sports betting operators in the state,” commented Johnny Aitken, PointsBet USA CEO

“New York’s passionate sports fans and bettors will now have access to the fastest online sports betting product in market, with a live, in-game betting experience that PointsBet controls through our proprietary technology and world-class team that is unrivalled.”

New York legalised sports betting at its commercial casinos in 2013 and has featured retail sports betting since July 2019,  with mobile sports betting receiving legislative approval in April 2021 and going live earlier this month.

“This marks a momentous day for PointsBet in officially launching within the state of New York, poised to be one of the largest markets in the United States,” added Sam Swanell, PointsBet Group CEO and managing director

“The PointsBet team is excited to prove our reputation and consistent ability to deliver a world-class experience to New York sports bettors.”

Last week, GeoComply reflected on a “remarkable start” by New York’s much anticipated sports wagering debut, with a total of 1.2 million accounts created across the five sportsbooks authorised for action at that time.

The region’s Gaming Commission had originally cleared Caesars, DraftKings, FanDuel, and Rush Street Interactive, for launch on Saturday 8 January, with BetMGM subsequently joining the fray on January 17.

The remaining licensees, which comprise Bally’s, Wynn, and Resorts World, will continue to work towards satisfying statutory and regulatory requirements necessary to launch, and will be approved on a rolling basis when they are met.