Here’s What Chosen Operators Are Saying About New York

Here’s What Chosen Operators Are Saying About New York

Here is what key players are saying about the official selection of New York sports betting providers and operators. The list was announced Monday:

Soo Kim, Chairman of Bally's Corporation's Board of Directors: “Bally’s is pleased to have been awarded an online sports betting license from the State of New York – the most populous state to enable OSB – and would like to thank the New York State Gaming Commission for including Bally's in this exciting endeavor. This license advances our overall market footprint and marks the latest milestone on our journey towards becoming the leading omni-channel gaming provider in the U.S. Above all, we look forward to providing New York’s devoted fan base with engaging, best-in-class, sports betting experiences.”

Adam Greenblatt, CEO, BetMGM: “We’re pleased to share that BetMGM New York has been granted a license to operate mobile sports betting in New York, a state vital to ensuring nationwide leadership in sports betting and iGaming over time. We would like to thank the New York Gaming Commission as well as congratulate them for keeping to their timetable. New York has the potential to be one of the largest sports betting markets in the U.S. and BetMGM is particularly well positioned to become a leader in the state given the strength of the M Life customer database, close proximity of Empire City Casino to support our omni-channel strategy, and parlaying our already leading positions in nearby states.”

Tom Reeg, CEO of Caesars Entertainment: “We’ve been looking forward to the opportunity to bring mobile sports betting to New York. With more than 19 million people, New York will be the biggest mobile sports betting market in the country, and we feel we are uniquely positioned to bring an incredible product to that market. We’re pleased to have been recommended for a license by the New York State Gaming Commission, and we thank Governor Kathy Hochul, the State Legislature, and the NYSGC for their continued leadership in making mobile sports wagering available to the Empire State.”

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Jason Robins, CEO, DraftKings: Thank you to the New York State Gaming Commission for selecting DraftKings Sportsbook New York as a sports betting operator. We appreciate the efforts of Governor Hochul, Senator Addabbo and Assemblyman Pretlow and look forward to bringing our top-ranked DraftKings mobile and online sportsbook to the millions of sports fans in the state.”

Johnny Aiken, CEO, PointsBet USA: “Today’s news of being recommended by the New York State Gaming Commission marks an exciting moment for us at PointsBet New York. Having the potential to secure market access to New York state – expected to be one of the largest and most important markets in the United States – represents another major milestone for our company, our brand, and our technology. We are thankful to the Gaming Commission for this recommendation and believe it speaks volumes to PointsBet’s reputation and ability to deliver an unrivaled, world-class experience. We eagerly await the official opportunity to leverage our exclusive sports betting partnership with NBC Sports and introduce the nation’s premier sports betting product to the countless passionate, sports-loving New Yorkers.”

Robert DeSalvio, President of Genting Americas East, which operates Resorts World Bet: “This is an extremely exciting time for New Yorkers as we get ready to launch the leading mobile sports betting program in the country. Our team, with its deep ties to New York, combines the very best in gaming and innovative technology and will be able to deliver a program on day one that provides more choices for consumers, more tax revenue for New York, and more reinvestment in the local communities where we operate. We are grateful to the Gaming Commission for recommending our team and look forward to continuing to work with our partners in Albany as we get even closer to the moment millions of New Yorkers have been waiting for.”

Richard Schwartz, CEO, Rush Street International: “Today is a momentous occasion for RSI, sports fans across the Empire State, and for the gaming industry at large. We are delighted to have been selected by the NYSGC in a very thorough bidding process and extend our congratulations to our fellow consortium members. New York is a crown jewel market ... which, upon launch, will become the largest online sports betting market in the United States. Moreover, it is home to some of the most passionate sports fans in the nation. We look forward to bringing our award-winning online gaming platform and customer service to New York, deepening our roots in the state and region, and creating an omni-channel experience for sports bettors that we have successfully executed upon across the country.”

Craig Billings, CEO, Wynn Interactive: “We’re excited that the New York State Gaming Commission has approved our request for application for online sports betting. New Yorkers represent a significant portion of the Wynn Las Vegas and Encore Boston Harbor databases, and we look forward to giving those customers more ways to earn and use Wynn Rewards. We also look forward to meeting and engaging with new customers in the state via WynnBET New York.”



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 ( 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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