BetMGM To Launch In New York On Monday

Written By Mike Mazzeo on January 14, 2022 - Last Updated on February 15, 2022
BetMGM Sportsbook in NY is launching soon.

The King of Sportsbooks is here.

On Friday, BetMGM announced that its BetMGM NY Sportsbook will be live on Monday, Jan. 17.

“With today’s monumental news, we’ll now be able to fully activate our relationships with MGM Resorts’ Empire City Casino and Madison Square Garden,” BetMGM CEO Adam Greenblatt said in a statement.

“We look forward to offering customers in New York unique experiences that they can’t access with any other platform. A huge thank you to the New York Gaming Commission as well as our entire BetMGM team who have worked tirelessly to bring this to fruition.”

BetMGM joins four other NY sports betting apps already accepting bets:

There had been some surprise within the industry that BetMGM wasn’t in the first wave of NY sports betting launches. But things began to pick up Thursday when a source told PlayNY that the operator was “close” to launching in the state.

As Greenblatt noted, BetMGM has a sports betting partnership with MSG, the Knicks and Rangers.

On Thursday, another source told PlayNY that PointsBet Sportsbook wasn’t far behind BetMGM. PointsBet hopes to be live in NY toward the end of January, though nothing is set in stone at this point.

Bally Bet could be significantly delayed in comparison, as it works to get through its new app tech and launch in Arizona. There is still no word on the timeline status of WynnBet and Resorts World.

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Mike Mazzeo is the Lead Writer for PlayNY, arriving after covering several of New York's professional sports teams in a variety of roles for the past decade. Previously, he served as a beat writer and columnist covering the Brooklyn Nets (ESPN) and New York Yankees (New York Daily News). Mike also covered both the MLB and NBA nationally for Yahoo Sports. In addition, he served as a general assignment reporter for ESPN NewYork.com. He has also had bylines in the New York Times, New York Post, Newsday, Forbes and The Ringer. With PlayNY, Mike brings extensive coverage and unique story angles to what is projected to be one of the biggest and most lucrative online sports betting markets in the country. It's been an arduous and confounding process to get here, but 20 million New Yorkers (many of them die-hards) are now legally able to bet on their favorite sports teams across the state via online and mobile platforms.

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