New York State Gaming Commission approves four mobile sports betting operators to begin Saturday

Chris Sununu
Posted at 12:37 PM, Jan 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-06 14:11:40-05

NEW YORK (WKBW) — The New York State Gaming Commission has approved four mobile sports betting operators to begin Saturday.

The commission announced Thursday that Caesars Sportsbook, DraftKings, FanDuel and Rush Street Interactive "have satisfied all statutory and regulatory requirements necessary to accept and process mobile sports wagering activity," and have been approved to commence operations as of 9 a.m. Saturday, January 8.

According to the commission, each operator will determine when to accept wagers based upon its capabilities and readiness.

The Buffalo Bills named FanDuel Group as official mobile sports betting partner Thursday.

FanDuel has built a strong reputation as a premier sports betting destination for sports fans. The ways they reach people through engaging and entertaining content is innovative and aligns with how we think about connecting with our fans. We're very excited for all this partnership will offer our valued fans throughout the state of New York as part of their gameday experience and look forward to working with FanDuel for many years to come.
- Dan Misko, Pegula Sports & Entertainment Sr. Vice President of Business Development

In November the state approved nine mobile sports betting operators, the five other operators must "continue to work towards satisfying statutory and regulatory requirements necessary to launch and will be approved on a rolling basis when requirements are met."

The state has previously estimated mobile sports betting would bring in $500 million each year with $5 million going to youth sports, $6 million going to combat gambling addiction and the left over revenue would go to education.

If you or someone you know may have a gambling addiction, New York State has a free confidential helpline that can connect you with a provider in your community. There is also a gamblers anonymous program.