New York Mobile Sports Betting Launches Saturday, Jan. 8

Written By Stephen Andress on January 6, 2022 - Last Updated on January 8, 2022
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The New York State Gaming Commission announced Thursday that four licensed online sportsbook operators have met all regulatory requirements to begin accepting mobile wagers. The mobile NY sports betting launch has arrived!

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NY Sports Betting Launch: Which Sportsbooks Can Take Bets Jan. 8?

Those four operators are:

These four sportsbooks have been approved to launch, effective no earlier than Saturday, Jan. 8 at 9 a.m. EST. After that effective date, each of the these four approved operators will decide for themselves when to begin accepting wagers, based on its own business strategy and readiness.

In other words, these sportsbooks can launch, but it is not guaranteed they will all launch immediately at 9 a.m. EST Saturday.

There are also five other conditionally licensed mobile sports wagering operators in New York:

  • BetMGM
  • PointsBet
  • WynnBet
  • Resorts World
  • BallyBet

These sportsbook operators must continue to work towards meeting statutory and regulatory requirements to launch. Each will be approved at some point in the future when those requirements are met, likely at some point in 2022.

Who Can And Cannot Bet on Sports in New York?

This latest announcement from the NYSGC is the final step in a long process in getting NY sports betting apps up and running.

Recently, the regulatory body also refined its list of jobs and professions that would still be banned from betting on sports in the state. Those roles included athletes, coaches and players among other positions working in sports.

The New York banned bettor list also includes people working not directly for the teams and leagues themselves, like agents.

NY Sports Betting Launch Means More Promos

Get ready, New Yorkers. If you haven’t already, sports betting advertising and promotions are going to be everywhere. Caesars Sportsbook most notably signed a huge deal with Madison Square Garden.

The multi-year marketing partnership with Caesars Sportsbook – New York City’s most famous arena and its media empire has made Caesars the official sports betting partner of the Knicks and Rangers.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Caesars Sportsbook – a renowned brand in the sports betting industry–to the MSG Sports and MSG Entertainment families,” MSGE Executive Vice President of Marketing Partnerships Ron Skotarczak said in a statement. “Caesars Sportsbook is a key player in the growing world of sports betting–and we look forward to utilizing this partnership to further strengthen our brands’ connection with Caesars customers, while also providing the company with significant exposure across our unrivaled set of assets.”

All of these marketing partnerships will lead to great sign-up offers as well for new mobile sports bettors in New York. Check back here at after the official NY sports betting launch for the best exclusive sign-up promos in New York. 

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Stephen Andress joined Catena Media as Managing Editor of in March 2021. He began his career as a sports anchor and reporter in Eugene, OR before moving to Louisville, KY. There he covered the Kentucky Derby, Sugar Bowl and three consecutive Final Fours. Stephen later won an Emmy award while working for the Indianapolis Colts. More recently, he produced content for the PGA TOUR and multiple fantasy football and sports betting websites. Nothing has excited him more in his career than seeing legalized sports betting in the United States and the opportunity to share his knowledge and enthusiasm for it. His hobbies include kicking his high school friends' butts in fantasy football, Japanese whisky and Kentucky bourbon, golf outrights and supporting RIP Medical Debt, a charity which works to wipe out medical bills for those who have been unable to cover the cost of getting sick.

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