Feeling lucky? New York State Gaming Commission approves major sports betting apps

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(WSYR-TV) — New Yorkers looking to put wagers on sports via their phone might be able to do so as soon as this Saturday, January 8, 2022. 

The New York State Gaming Commission announced Thursday that four licensed Mobile Sports Wagering Operators:  

  • Caesars Sportsbook 
  • DraftKings 
  • FanDuel 
  • Rush Street Interactive 

All four companies have confirmed to NewsChannel 9 that their apps will be ready for launch Saturday.

“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, DraftKings. “We want to extend a special thanks to Governor Hochul, Senator Addabbo,
Assemblyman Pretlow, the New York Gaming Commission along with the tireless efforts of our
dedicated DraftKings team for making this a reality.”

Through a statement, Caesars, who has a partnership with Turning Stone and Oneida Nations Enterprises, said they’re excited to finally have a chance to allow New Yorkers the opportunity to make a wager through their phones.

“New York is a special place and we’re grateful for the chance to show the Empire State what it’s like to be a part of the Caesars Empire…. Sports bettors can soon unlock unbeatable experiences through our new app, at the state’s home-grown gaming destinations through our partnership with Turning Stone, in the heart of Manhattan through our partnership with Madison Square Garden, the New York Rangers and Knicks, as well as more exciting partnerships we’ll soon announce. We look forward to launching a unique New York-ready sports betting experience this Saturday, January 8 for sports fans all across the state.”

Services provided on each of the newly-approved betting apps are as follows:

  • Caesars Sportsbook: Props, futures, parlays and more allow users to bet on upwards of one hundred sporting events per day. Live bets are allowed, and they will teach you in-app how to make wagers on a variety of sports.
  • Draftkings: Best known for its parlays, this sportsbook allows users to bet across a variety of professional sports including the NFL, NBA, and MLB.
  • FanDuel: Bet on spreads, money line bets, futures bets, and props across all major U.S. sports.
  • Rush Street Interactive:  Through its brands, BetRivers.com and PlaySugarHouse.com, RSI was an early entrant in many regulated jurisdictions and is currently live with real-money mobile, online and/or retail operations focused on American football and beyond.

You must be 18 or older to gamble in New York State. Please wager responsibly.

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