WynnBET Approved for Mobile New York Sports Betting; No Start Date Yet

WynnBET Approved for Mobile New York Sports Betting; No Start Date Yet
By Lou Monaco

WynnBET is ready to roll and join mobile New York mobile sports betting.

When? That is anybody’s guess.

A company spokesman confirmed to EmpireStakes.com that the New York State Gaming Commission (NYSGC) has approved WynnBET New York for a license to operate within the Empire State. However, no specific date and time has been announced for WynnBet to start taking bets.


Of course, the Super Bowl looms in less than two weeks. The Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Rams will clash on Feb. 13 at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif.

No word on promo offers, either, but recently WynnBET had an offer for new bettors who pre-registered in Louisiana. Patrons receive $250 in free bets irrespective of their first $10 bet result.

Shaquille O’Neal is a brand ambassador in Louisiana for WynnBet.

The company also was in the news and very much on minds of sports betting observers last week when the New York Post, citing a source close to the situation, published a report saying WynnBET is looking to sell its sports betting business. A WynnBET spokesman told the Post the company would not comment on a report he said was rumor and market speculation.


How WynnBET Started in NY Sports Betting

The NYGSC selected nine operators to be awarded mobile sports betting licenses in November.

Of that group, these operators started mobile in New York on Jan. 8: Caesars Sportsbook New York, FanDuel New York, DraftKings New York and BetRivers New York.

BetMGM New York launched on Jan. 17 and PointsBet New York on Jan. 25. Now WynnBet has been cleared to go.

Resorts World New York and Bally Bet New York have not yet been approved. Bally Bet said it might wait until April to launch.


New Leader at Wynn Interactive

Wynn Interactive in late November named Ian Williams as its president. He will oversee the company’s day-to-day operations. Williams served for five years as the president of online gaming for Churchill Downs Inc. before being selected by Wynn.

WynnBET is an approved sportsbook operator of the NFL, an authorized gaming operator of NASCAR, MLB and the NBA and a marketing partner of several NFL, NBA and MLB teams. It is now available in Arizona, Colorado, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, New Jersey, Virginia and Tennessee.

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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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