Resorts World launches sports betting app in New York

Resorts World has launched its sports betting app, Resorts WorldBET, in the state of New York.
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Resorts World has launched its sports betting app, Resorts WorldBET, in the state of New York.

As part of the app’s launch, Resorts World New York City has invested nearly $1m to install digital displays across its property to show the biggest sporting events throughout the year.

“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, President of Genting Americas East. 

“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.”

The New York online sports betting market has been live since the start of January, and the market surpassed over $2bn in total handle since it went live last month. Online sports wagering in the market also has a state tax of 51%.

Darlene Monzo, Chief Marketing Officer, Genting America’s East, added: “For us, it’s all about providing a complete world-class gaming experience and delivering the latest technology to our guests and loyal customers.

“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.”

Resorts WorldBET’s advertising will have a QR code from the New York State Gaming Commission as part of Resorts World’s commitment to responsible gaming. The QR code will deliver direct access to the Problem Gambling Resource Center.