Jackpocket app launches on Google Play Store in New York

April 26, 2021

As of 1 March 2021, Google's new policy allows licensed real-money gaming apps, including officially sanctioned state lottery products

Jackpocket has announced the launch of its app on Google Play Store in the state of New York, becoming the only third-party app approved by state lotteries on Google Play and the Apple App Store.

The Jackpocket app launched in New York in January 2021, with new user growth for that month surpassing new user growth for the entirety of 2020.

The Google Play story reaches an estimated 130 million Android users, which will “significantly increase Jackpocket's reach and continue its mission to bring casual, convenient mobile play to New Yorkers,” the group stated.

In 2019, the New York Gaming Commission approved regulations allowing digital lottery courier services to operate in the state, with Jackpocket currently the only officially licensed New York courier service under this regulatory framework.

“Since the launch of Jackpocket in 2013, we have been deliberate in our decision to work closely with state regulators, and this has been especially true in New York and in our relationship with the New York State Gaming Commission,” said Jackpocket CEO and founder, Peter Sullivan.

“Our commitment to following the rules in order to safely and securely innovate the real money gaming space has led to this landmark moment that will make mobile lottery play even more accessible for all New Yorkers.”


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