Two online gaming companies reported this week that they are moving forward with apps or accounts that will be available across multiple states where they’re licensed, and that includes New York sports betting.
MGM Resorts International CEO Bill Hornbuckle revealed during the company’s second-quarter earnings report call Wednesday that BetMGM has made “meaningful progress” with its “single account” project.
“This week, we expect to be live with this feature in 14 markets, which covers more than 50% of our database,” he said.
By allowing users to access the same account across multiple states, BetMGM will be on par with operators like FanDuel and DraftKings, where users can wager through the same account regardless of the state – provided the operator is licensed there.
In an email sent Thursday night to BetMGM account holders in Indiana, the operator said user accounts created in the Hoosier State would be able to work in all BetMGM jurisdictions except for Arizona, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and Tennessee.
Users will be able to access BetMGM’s online sports betting, iGaming and poker apps where they are available.
EmpireStakes.com – your source for New York sports betting promo codes - has learned that the single account project should be in all BetMGM’s markets, except Nevada, by the end of the month
Predicting ‘Seamless’ Experience
The joint venture between MGM Resorts International and Entain is one of the biggest online gaming companies in the U.S. However, despite being licensed to operate in 19 states, plus Puerto Rico and parts of Washington, D.C., BetMGM users until recently have not been able to access their account if they were in another state where BetMGM operated.
So, even if a customer established an account in another BetMGM state, they could not use that in New York when that state launched sports betting last year.
That’s now changing.
“Your consolidated BetMGM account will provide a seamless, more convenient wagering experience everywhere you use BetMGM,” the operator’s website states. “You will have a single set of login credentials and account settings and a single cash balance that you can use in all states where BetMGM is currently available.”
BetMGM New York is one of the top operators in the Empire State but trails FanDuel and DraftKings by a wide margin.
WynnBET Multi-State App Coming to NY Soon
On Friday, WynnBET announced its new app that works across several of its licensed states is now available in Arizona, Colorado, Indiana, Louisiana, Tennessee and Virginia. Those states joined Massachusetts and West Virginia, where the app was already in use.
According to the company’s release, a multi-state platform through the new app will have several benefits for WynnBet NY users. Those include faster processing for withdrawals and deposits, a single sign-in for all states where the app is available, and a wallet that’s also available across WynnBET states.
New York and New Jersey are expected to be added to the new app “in the coming weeks,” according to Wynn’s statement. Information on New York, New Jersey and Michigan’s implementation will be announced later.