BetMGM will launch its online sportsbook in the state of New York on January 17.
Last week, the New York State Gaming Commission (NYSGC) confirmed that the first four out of nine licensed operators – Caesars Sportsbook, DraftKings, FanDuel, and Rush Street Interactive – were approved to begin processing mobile sports betting in the state from January 8.
BetMGM was included as one of the remaining five other conditionally licensed operators by the NYSGC – alongside Bally’s, Wynn, Resorts World, and PointsBet – that would continue to work towards satisfying statutory and regulatory requirements necessary to launch in the state and that would be approved on a rolling basis when requirements are met.
Starting from Monday, bettors in the Empire State will be able to wager with BetMGM, which is also the official sports betting partner of the New York Knicks, New York Rangers and Madison Square Garden Arena.
CEO Adam Greenblatt commented: “With today’s monumental news, we’ll now be able to fully activate our relationships with MGM Resorts’ Empire City Casino and Madison Square Garden. We look forward to offering customers in New York unique experiences that they can’t access on any other platform.
“A huge thank you to the New York Gaming Commission as well as to our entire BetMGM team who have worked tirelessly to bring this to fruition.”
As of Monday, the BetMGM app will be available for download in New York on both iOS and Android and accessible via desktop at www.betmgm.com.