BetMGM was granted a license on Monday from the New York State Gaming Commission for mobile sports betting in the state.
The announcement, which came after last week’s report from the New York Post that the commission made a decision on licenses, sets the stage for BetMGM to bring its industry-leading digital sports betting platform to the fourth-largest state.
“We’re pleased to share that BetMGM has been granted a license to operate mobile sports betting in New York, a state vital to ensuring nationwide leadership in sports betting,” BetMGM CEO Adam Greenblatt said on Monday.
“We would like to thank the New York Gaming Commission for their dedication to a transparent and timely process. New York has the potential to be one of the largest sports betting markets in the U.S., and BetMGM is particularly well-positioned to become a leader in the state given the strength of the M life customer database, close proximity of Empire City Casino to support our omni-channel strategy, and parlaying our already leading positions in nearby states.”
New York legalized sports betting in 2013 but limited wagering to casinos. Six years later, retail betting was approved in conjunction with federal law, and, now in 2021, mobile betting is on the horizon as BetMGM hopes to provide access in early 2022.
BetMGM online and mobile betting is already live in 15 states, most recently launching in Arizona through strategic partnerships with Gila River Hotels & Casinos and the Arizona Cardinals.
For more information on BetMGM, its upcoming launch in New York, plus current and additional states, check out @BetMGM on Twitter.
As BetMGM continues to expand its sports betting and iGaming platform into new states, responsible gaming education remains a key focus. BetMGM is proud to provide resources to help customers play responsibly.