On Friday, WynnBet became the seventh online sports betting operator to launch in New York.
As PlayNY reported earlier this week, WynnBet received regulatory approval from the state before soft-launching its app on Thursday.
WynnBet enters a NY sports betting landscape that has taken the regulated gambling world by storm. Through the first 23 days of legal online betting in the Empire State, six sportsbooks combined for a record-breaking $1.625 billion in handle.
Now the latest entrant will look to carve out its own space. With that, here are five things to know about WynnBet NY.
Reputation of easy-to-use app, great customer service
According to consumers in other states, WynnBet has an easy-to-use app and great customer service.
How easy? Aside from the ability to quickly navigate between available betting markets and the variety of promos and bonuses, users need only two taps to reach customer sport: Tap the logo, select “Support & FAQ.”
From there, users can open live chats with customer service representatives, send emails to WynnBet or find the phone number for the customer service hotline.
These two traits — ease of use and great customer service — allow WynnBet to feature a variety of promos and bonuses. For example, WynnBet currently offers a $200 welcome offer on a bet of $10. Users just wager $10 on a bet carrying odds of -120 or greater, and they will receive $200 in free bets.
Collect free bets up to $150 through rewards store
It’s not just about betting and cashing out winnings with WynnBet.
The online sportsbook boasts a rewards store featuring free bets of $5, $10, $20, $50, $100 and $150.
One other promotion of note: WynnBet Win Hour, where the juice is reduced from 5-6 p.m ET. every Thursday. WynnBet Weekdays also allows players to win, lose or push $50+ of bets between Monday and Friday to earn a $10 free bet the following Monday.
Rack up the WynnBet Rewards
If that store wasn’t enough, the newest NY betting apps also features WynnBet Rewards.
Per its news release:
WynnBET New York patrons will gain immediate access to Wynn Rewards, providing them with a variety of real-life experiences and benefits that can be used at Wynn Resorts’ properties. Existing Wynn Rewards members will be able to connect their accounts to WynnBET upon completing registration. New York is the eighth state in which WynnBET is currently live in, joining Arizona, Colorado, Indiana, Michigan, New Jersey, Tennessee and Virginia.
Summed up, users will see in-app benefits. Bettors can collect tiered rewards and even redeem points for additional prizes and experiences.
When bets win, users collect points. But even when wagers lose, users still collect points.
WynnBet ambassadors from Ben Affleck to Shaquille O’Neal
Like many of its competitors, WynnBet has its fair share of brand ambassadors.
And the list is star-studded, from on-screen talent to former athletes:
- Oscar winner Ben Affleck
- Hall-of-fame NBA player Shaquille O’Neal
- New York Jets lineman Nick Mangold
- New England Patriot wide receiver Julian Edelman
- Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Johnson
- United States Men’s National Team goalkeeper Tim Howard
WynnBet also has a partnership with the New York Jets, which includes the brand opening an exclusive WynnBet Green Room at MetLife Stadium. There, fans will see betting content galore, such as point spreads, game totals and in-play wagering odds.
Could WynnBet be for sale?
How long WynnBet remains on the NY sports betting scene remains to be seen.
The New York Post reported that WynnBet has started looking to sell its online sports betting arm for an asking price of $500 million. Who could step in and take WynnBet’s spot?
Experts have pegged Penn National/Barstool Sports and Fanatics as potential buyers in order to get into the New York market. Wynn has built premiere casino/resort properties the world, but it may not want to be in the online sports betting game for long.