Global online gaming operator PointsBet has launched its mobile app and digital sports betting product in New York.
The New York State Gaming Commission (NYSGC) recommended in November 2021 that PointsBet be awarded a platform provider license to operate mobile sports wagering in the state.
New York mobile sports betting received legislative approval in April 2021 and went live in January 2022.
The Empire State is the ninth state in which the app operates, including New Jersey, Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, Colorado, Michigan, West Virginia and Virginia.
Johnny Aitken, PointsBet USA’s CEO, said the launch is a huge step for the company.
"Launching in New York is a significant milestone for PointsBet, being one of nine approved online sports betting operators in the state,” said Aitken. “New York’s passionate sports fans and bettors will now have access to the fastest online sports betting product in market, with a live, in-game betting experience that PointsBet controls through our proprietary technology and world-class team that is unrivaled.”
Sam Swanell, PointsBet Group CEO and Managing Director also said the mobile app launch was an important moment for New York and is optimistic that the state will help to expand the sports betting market.
“This marks a momentous day for PointsBet in officially launching within the state of New York, poised to be one of the largest markets in the United States. The PointsBet team is excited to prove our reputation and consistent ability to deliver a world-class experience to New York sports bettors,” said Swanell.