PointsBet Goes Live As Sixth NY Sports Betting Operator

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PointsBet has become the sixth NY sports betting operator to go live in New York.

The operator took its first New York bet just after 10 pm Monday night, according to a release.

PointsBet will have ground to make up in the state though. The first four mobile New York sportsbooks took a massive $603 million in bets from launch Jan. 8 through Jan. 16. 

Those four are:

BetMGM then launched last Monday.

PointsBet most generous in NY sports betting?

Interestingly, PointsBet might have the largest sign-up offer of the six.

The PointsBet NY page promises promotional bets via promo codes up to $2,000. That is $500 for a standard fixed odds bet and $1,500 for a points bet.

That is the largest in the market after Caesars dropped its promo from $3,300 down to $1,500 over the weekend.

“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,” said PointsBet Group CEO Sam Swanell. “The PointsBet team is excited to prove our reputation and consistent ability to deliver a world-class experience to New York sports bettors”

Big step for PointsBet

New York marks the ninth operational state for PointsBet, following launches in:

Milestone state

PointsBet USA CEO Johnny Aitken added: “Launching in New York is a significant milestone for PointsBet, being one of nine approved online sports betting operators in the state”

“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.”

PointsBet last week claimed a US first with 100% uptime for live betting on an NFL game.

Where are the other NY sports betting operators?

As for New York, there are three operators still to launch:

However, there is no certainty that WynnBET will launch anytime soon.

Wynn Resorts is reportedly looking to sell off its sports betting arm, which would include the NY sports bettinglicense.

A buyer might prefer to launch its own brand in New York instead of WynnBet, which has yet to make much of a dent on the national scale.