New York Sports Betting Sees Resorts World Join Mobile Competition

New York Sports Betting Sees Resorts World Join Mobile Competition
By Lou Monaco
Fact Checked by Pat McLoone

Resorts World New York is now operating in the crowded world of mobile New York sports betting.

Resorts World took its first bet this morning and is offering new members a risk-free bet of up to $500.

“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,” Robert DeSalvio, the president for Genting Americas East, the parent company of Resorts World, said in a news release. “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.”


Resorts World was part of the Kambi-led bid with Rush Street Interactive (parent company of Bet Rivers), Caesars, WynnBET and PointsBet when bids were announced in November.

The Kambi-led bid earned the highest technical score during the evaluation process by the New York State Gaming Commission (NYSGC) as applicants needed to receive at least 60 out of a possible 75 points to make the cut and be considered for licensure.

The other four operators selected on Nov. 8 were Fan Duel, DraftKings, BetMGM and Bally Bet.

Keep an eye on our NewYorkBets.com sports betting guide to New York sports betting promo codes as you consider all these new apps in the state.


New York Sports Betting Apps Highly Sought

All of the major players in the betting industry had been jockeying to get involved in New York mobile sports betting and now we can see why.

Even though New York is only the fourth-largest state in population at 19.3 million, it has been No. 1 in the minds of operators.

That’s because the top three states in population are not viable currently. No. 1 California (39.6 million) and No. 2 Texas (29.7 million) do not have sports betting and might not for several years at least. No. 3 Florida (21.9 million) had one outlet for sports gambling but that was closed due to legal battles late in November.

New York made its mobile debut on Jan. 8, so its monthly handle accounts for only the 24 days through Jan. 31. The official betting handle of $1,686,263,898 topped the previous national mark of $1.35 billion reported by New Jersey for January. That latest New Jersey number broke the Garden State's previous state and national record of $1.303 billion, set in October 2021.

Caesars Sportsbook New York, Draft Kings New York, Fan Duel New York and Bet Rivers New York were the first operators to launch with mobile betting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 8. BetMGM New York (Jan. 17), PointsBet New York (Jan. 25) and WynnBET New York (Feb. 4) have followed. Resorts World is next up and the chairman of Bally Bets said recently his company planned to launch in April.

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Lou Monaco has been a columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas and has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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