DraftKings Looks for Fast Start as New York Mobile Sports Betting Goes Live

DraftKings Looks for Fast Start as New York Mobile Sports Betting Goes Live
By Lou Monaco

You know DraftKings will be ready in a big way for NY Betting Apps.

And that starts today. .

“We are excited to finally be able to offer millions of passionate New York sports fans the top rated DraftKings mobile and online Sportsbook,” said Jason Robins, CEO, co-founder and chairman of the board of DraftKings. “We want to extend a special thanks to Governor (Kathy) Hochul, Senator (Joseph) Addabbo, Assemblyman (J. Gary) Pretlow, the New York Gaming Commission along with the tireless efforts of our dedicated DraftKings team for making this a reality.” .

And who would have thought that reality would have started today? Next week, for the NFL playoffs? Possibly. The Super Bowl on Feb. 13? No doubt. .

But here we are and it still is the NFL regular season. The Super Bowl is more than a month away. The announcement that mobile sports betting was ready was made Thursday by the New York State Gaming Commission.

DraftKings Knows the Market

In a release, DraftKings calls New York the home to 10 professional sports teams, spanning six major leagues, with three other teams less than 20 miles from New York City. A state that has extremely passionate fans.

DraftKings already had an enticing offer for first-time New York bettors to get their sports betting app before today. Now, new DraftKings New York bettors can get a 20% welcome match deposit bonus worth up to $1,000.

EmpireStakes.com will follow DraftKings and all the action in New York mobile gambling, so please follow along.

DraftKings was launched by Jason Robins, Matt Kalish and Paul Liberman and has a headquarters in Boston.

DraftKings Sportsbook is live with mobile and/or retail betting operations in the United States in Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

Upstate Retail Presence Aided DraftKings

DraftKings had a presence in New York retail sports betting, which very well might have helped it be one of the first four operators chosen.

In August 2019, the company opened a 6,000 square-foot retail sportsbook in Waterloo at del Lago Resort and Casino.

In a release, DraftKings terms itself as a multi-channel provider of sports betting and gaming technologies, powering sports and gaming entertainment for operators in 17 countries.

DraftKings is sports betting partner of the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, NASCAR and others.



Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media (NJ.com) in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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