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The team at PlayNY features some of the leading industry experts and analysts on legal sports betting in New York.

PlayNY features analysts such as Dustin Gouker and Eric Ramsey. These two have contributed not only to New York coverage but also to national outlets and panel discussions. They have also put together white papers detailing projections and market analysis related to gambling and served as sources for print, television and media outlets.

In addition, PlayNY features senior managing editor Grant Lucas and lead writer Mike Mazzeo. This tandem serves as industry experts when it comes to legal gambling in New York.

If you’re looking for more information on the NY market or industry analysis, our team can provide you with quotes, interviews, market analysis and opinions.

For all media inquires, please email [email protected].

Why contact PlayNY?

Reliable credibility

Our mission at PlayNY: Report on legalized sports betting and gambling in New York with the intent to educate and entertain readers. At the same time, we look to provide that expertise to any media outlet that wishes to add authority to their coverage. As such, the PlayNY team of writers and analysts are frequently available to add their voices and credibility to those projects. Whether through market analysis, interviews or quotes, our team stands ready to contribute.

Expert insight

As legal gambling continues to expand across the country, the Play brand of sites has established itself as the most credible and trustworthy source for analysis and opinions. As such, PlayNY has emerged as a leader in expert and professional industry coverage of New York legal sports betting and gaming. With knowledgeable industry insiders, reliable analysts and professional journalists, PlayNY regularly educates audiences on the ever-expanding world of legal sports betting and gambling.

Market analysis

When it comes to legal gambling in New York, PlayNY stands out as the most dedicated, professional and expert team of reporters and analysts. That stems from grasping the industry, understanding it and relaying that information in a way that is easily absorbed by audiences. Our staff boasts individuals who have served on national panel discussions, contributed to white papers and delivered market analyses. Our team speaks with authority and carries the credibility that can add that desired value to any project.

Press Mentions

New York Post / Aug. 14, 2021 (Brian Lewis) – Reggie Perry is still a Net — for now

BSE and Roc Nation (founded by Jay-Z) have a partnership with Fanatics, which has joined with Kambi and Penn National Gaming/Barstool Sportsbook, according to PlayNY.

Yardbarker / Aug. 23, 2021 (Orlando Silva) – James Harden’s Trainer Says He’s Been Robbed Of 3 MVPs

“I think he’s been robbed in about three of them,” Allen told PlayNY (via NY Daily News). ”I think he should be a three- or four-time MVP for sure.”

New York Daily News / April 12, 2021 (Denis Slattery, Larry McShane) – Legalized betting apps coming to NY, but experts wonder if this is the right approach (Legal Sports Report)

“They’ve got two feet in, but they’re wearing two different shoes,” said Adam Candlee, managing editor of the Legal Sports Report. “I did call it a mess, because of the language in the bill. From the beginning of the process, Gov. Cuomo wanted a model run by the state and to limit the number of operators.”

WKBW-TV / April 7, 2021 (Jeff Slawson) – State News Mobile sports betting “will pass” in New York according to Governor

According to a report from Legal Sports Report, platform providers (DraftKings, FanDuel, etc) would have to split at least 50% of the profits with the state and only between two and four will be allowed to operate. The State’s Casinos will host the servers, with four casinos already having deals with sports books that operate mobile gaming sites.

Newsday / April 7, 2021 (Yancey Roy) – NY OKs mobile sports betting, but it will take time to start

“We believe the governor’s revenue projections are overly optimistic,” said Dustin Gouker, lead analyst for the PlayUSA.com network. He said a more realistic projection for New York is $200 million to $400 million annually. Among other things, the company believes the New York tax rate is too high.

“This compromise will achieve the main goal of lawmakers, which is to provide a new and dependable revenue stream for the state,” Goucker said. “But it will likely fall short on other priorities, including shutting down the black market. The final regulatory structure is better than before, but it is ultimately shortsighted.”

MarketWatch / April 6, 2021 (Weston Blasi) – New York officially approves legal online sports betting

Cuomo has said he wants to run the state’s sports betting industry through the New York Lottery, which is run by the government. Under his plan, the New York state Lottery would issue requests for proposals from only a few mobile betting operators, which it could then license out to other sportsbook operators, according to PlayNY.

Investor’s Business Daily / April 1, 2021 (Adelia Cellini Linecker) – DraftKings Buys Broadcaster While N.Y. Betting Hopes Fade

The stakes are high. According to research by industry tracker PlayNY, an open market could draw $37 billion in bets, $2.5 billion in operator revenue and more than $300 million in tax revenue over the first four years after launch. A closed market could draw $7.5 billion in bets, $750 million in revenue but $375 million in revenue for the state.

“The bottom line is we believe an open market will offer broader benefits for the state and its residents,” said PlayNY analyst Dustin Gouker in a statement. “But a closed market should produce more revenue for the state, and that is tempting for policymakers.”

Spectrum News NY1 / Feb. 26, 2021 (Susan Arbetter) – A Layperson’s Guide to New York’s Mobile Sports Betting Proposals

Here’s a list of the casinos and tribes in New York, along with their expected or existent “skins” or mobile wagering partners as of September 20, 2020 from PlayNY:

  • Tioga Downs – FanDuel Sportsbook
  • del Lago – DraftKings Sportsbook
  • Rivers – Rush Street Interactive (in-house)
  • Resorts World Catskills – bet365
  • Mohawk – FOX Bet
  • Oneida – Caesars Entertainment/William Hill
  • Seneca – In-house
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