ESPN BET is not coming to New York as of February 16, 2024 – but it will be operating in New Jersey – when it opens in other states sometime this fall. The best hope we can offer for New Yorkers is that you can go to dinner in Newark or Jersey City, or go skiing in Colorado, and be able to use the ESPN BET app. Perhaps when additional operators are added to the New York sports betting market ESPN BET can make its way here. Or perhaps ESPN BET can acquire the license of an existing operator in NY state.
ESPN BET has announced that it will be going live sometime this fall – most likely shortly before Thanksgiving – in many US sports betting markets.
No, ESPN BET NY is not legal today and it is not expected to be legal in the foreseeable future. New York currently caps the number of active sportsbooks at nine and it has a full allotment. ESPN BET is entering into other US markets by rebranding Barstool Sportsbook, which is operating a sportsbook in 16 states.
PENN Entertainment is licensed by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, so the ESPN-PENN agreement should see smooth sailing in New Jersey.
Jay Snowden, CEO of PENN Entertainment, announced that ESPN BET should be live in New Jersey and 15 other states before the end of November. That is a great time of year for sports betting as the NFL regular season is getting down to playoff elimination games, NCAA football bowl games are being debated and the NCAA basketball season has started. So, too, have the NBA and NHL seasons, with the MLS in its playoffs.
The quickest way that ESPN BET could enter the New York market would be to acquire an existing license from one of the nine operators in the state. The big four – FanDuel, DraftKings, Caesars and BetMGM account for about 95% of the betting market and are presumably untouchable. PointsBet recently sold to Fanatics. That leaves BetRivers, WynnBET, Bally Bet, Resorts World Bet.
A longer way for ESPN BET to enter the market would require legislative/government intervention to increase the number of approved sports betting operators in the state past nine.
There is not an ESPN BET New York promo code as of February 2024 and there will not be one in the foreseeable future as ESPN BET at this time does not have an active path to open in New York.
Some current promo codes or promo offers in New York that you can grab are:
FanDuel Promo Code NY
No Sweat First Bet Up To $1,000
PointsBet NY Promo
Five Second Chance Bets Up To $100 Each
Bet Rivers New York
2nd Chance Bet Up To $100 with promo code EMPIRERIV
There is no ESPN BET New York bonus code as of February 2024, because there is no ESPN BET NY as of that date. If we are fortunate enough to land ESPN BET in New York, there are two ways that an ESPN BET bonus code could be claimed.
The simplest it can get is that there is no ESPN BET bonus code, and instead you would be able to accept the welcome offer by clicking on our ESPN BET bonus offer links.
Penn Entertainment and ESPN BET could use a promo code. In that case, new NY ESPN BET customers would copy the promo code and use it when prompted during the registration process.
ESPN and PENN combine to bring app expertise that should ensure a first-class user experience. PENN Entertainment has tremendous market access and a crisp technology platform. ESPN has a track record of delivering premium user experience to sports fans.
ESPN's fantasy product has landed millions of users, a sign that it is reliable and easy to operate. That alone is an indication that we can expect to be impressed with the ESPN BET NY user experience.
But there is no ESPN BET NY app – remember that this is a reasonable projection.
No, ESPN BET is not yet legal in New York – but it is not yet legal in any state. PENN Entertainment and ESPN BET are joining forces and rebranding existing Barstool Sportsbook accounts. Barstool Sportsbook is operating in 16 states, but New York is not among them.
ESPN BET has announced that it expects to launch in all of its markets before the end of November – but that list of markets does not include New York as of February 2024. That timeline – which does include New Jersey – will solidify as the launch gets closer.
The quickest way that ESPN BET could enter the New York market would be to acquire an existing license from one of the nine operators in the state. The big four – FanDuel, DraftKings, Caesars and BetMGM account for close to 95% of the betting market and are presumably untouchable.
Lawrence Hollyfield's work as a writer, editor and statistician has appeared in a dozen publications, including the Miami Herald, New York Times, Washington Post and USA Today. He has been in publishing for more than 30 years, covering football, hockey, soccer, golf, baseball, basketball, tennis and more.
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