Resorts World Latest Operator to Join New York Sports Betting Market

Resorts World Latest Operator to Join New York Sports Betting Market
By Lou Monaco
Fact Checked by Pat McLoone

Betting Apps NY is down to one.

Resorts World Bet, the sports betting platform of Resorts World New York, became the eighth of nine mobile operators to launch in the Empire State when it accepted its first bet earlier today.

Resorts World is offering new members a risk-free bet of up to $500. To play, users of the app must be 21 or older and physically in the state of New York.

“This is something our players and sports enthusiasts have wanted for a long time, and we’re excited to say Resorts World New York now has mobile sports betting,” said Robert DeSalvio, the President of Genting Americas East, the parent company for Resorts World. “From our experience in having a Sportsbook in both our Catskills and Las Vegas properties, we were able to take feedback from our players and deliver what New Yorkers really want in a mobile sports betting app. By partnering with an innovative product and technology focused company in PointsBet as our platform provider, we believe Resorts WorldBET will only add to our success.”

Added Darlene Monzo, the chief marketing officer: “Our players trust us, and we’re excited to provide a safe way for them to place their favorite sports bets through the Resorts WorldBET app, which they can do from the comfort of their couch, or in the big screen environment of Bar 360 in Queens, or Sportsbook 360 at Resorts World Catskills.”

Genting Rewards members will receive exclusive offers in celebration of Resorts WorldBET. Free gifts will be available for members who show the app at any time from March 12 until April 4 and make a minimum $25 deposit.

Stay close to EmpireStakes.com for the latest updates and New York sports betting promo codes from all operators.


The Road to Mobile in NY

Nine mobile sports operators were selected by the New York State Gaming Commission on Nov. 8. Resorts World, part of the Kambi-led bid with PointsBet, is now one of eight to have launched, along with Rush Street Interactive (which owns the BetRivers New York brand), Caesars Sportsbook New York, WynnBET New York, FanDuel New York, DraftKings New York and BetMGM New York.

Bally Bet, the lone operator yet to launch in the state, is expected to go live in April.

Resorts World NY City Casino

Resorts World Casino New York City (RWNYC) in Jamaica, N.Y. (Queens) is the only casino in New York City (no live dealers), offering more than 6,500 slots and electronic table games.

The casino is operated by Genting New York LLC d/b/a Resorts World Casino New York City, a member of the Genting Group, founded in 1965. The company is operating destination resorts in Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, South Korea and the United Kingdom.

Currently, Resorts World Catskills (RWC) Casino Resort in Monticello is the closest full-fledged live casino to New York City, 91 miles away.

The casino resort includes an 18-story all-suite hotel, a 100,000 square feet casino featuring 150 live Las-Vegas style table games, 1,600 state-of-the art slot machines, a poker room, private gaming salons and a 100-seat sportsbook lounge called Sportsbook 360.


The retail sportsbook features 6,000 square feet of sports betting with a center bar surrounded by a 360-degree arc of 32 jumbo flat screen televisions, a 9-foot by 16-foot HD screen, 30 self-service betting kiosks and three live teller windows.

Twenty-three days, one broken record

New York released record-smashing figures for the abbreviated month of January, from the Jan. 8 debut until Jan. 31. The official betting handle of $1,686,263,898 soundly blows away the previous national mark of $1.35 billion reported by New Jersey for January. That latest New Jersey number broke the Garden State's previous state and national record of $1.303 billion, set in October 2021.

New York, with a 51% tax rate, also posted a monthly national record for tax proceeds to a state.

Four operators (Caesars, Draft Kings, Fan Duel and Bet Rivers) were given the go-ahead to start mobile betting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 8. BetMGM (Jan. 17), PointsBet (Jan. 25) and WynnBET (Feb. 4) have followed.

Now Resorts World is looking for its piece of the pie.

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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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