Sources: Yankees To Open VIP DraftKings Sportsbook Lounge This Week

Written By Mike Mazzeo on April 6, 2022 - Last Updated on April 28, 2022
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The Yankees will have an exclusive VIP DraftKings Sportsbook lounge for the upcoming MLB season, sources told PlayNY. 

The DraftKings lounge at Yankee Stadium can only be accessed by ticketholders in the legends area. It should be available to customers on MLB Opening Day against the Red Sox on Friday. 

This isn’t a retail sportsbook though local policymakers are seeking to add kiosks at stadiums, arenas and racetracks in NY.

Read More: Caesars betting lounge at Citi Field in works, thanks to Mets-Caesars partnership.

The team currently has multi-year sportsbook partnerships with DraftKings, FanDuel and Bet365 (New Jersey), and sources said it is actively pursuing other sportsbook partners. 

Yankees’ president Randy Levine had told PlayNY that the franchise was all-in on New York sports betting following The Empire State’s successful online launch in January. Levine said:

“New York has proven to be everything that we all thought it would be.”

Not just DraftKings: Other Yankees sportsbook partnerships

On YES Network, you won’t find anything content-related as it pertains to sports betting. However, sportsbook partners FanDuel, DraftKings and Bet365 NJ will have a presence in the network’s Yankees’ coverage. 

Also, fans will be able to participate in the Yankees’ version of the YES app’s Pick-N-Play free single-screen live prediction game that was just introduced for the network’s Nets’ telecasts. A spokesperson said that Pick-N-Play could be up for Thursday’s Opening Day if not shortly thereafter. 

In partnership with Simplebet, Pick-N-Play appears to be a free-to-play spring training of sorts. Eventually, customers could have a single-screen live sports betting experience. 

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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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