PointsBet has finally arrived in New York, although not official just yet. If you want to learn more about this subject continue reading below.
PointsBet NY Soft-Launched at the Start of this Week
While the official launch of PointsBet's mobile sports betting product is still upcoming, they decided to do a soft launch this week to test some things out and make sure everything will be perfect for the state-wide launch. The first wager with PointsBet was placed on Monday at 10:09 PM local time.
Right now, PointsBet NY is the sixth mobile app that was approved and will launch in New York. PointsBet's US chief executive Johnny Aitken stated that “launching in New York is a significant milestone for PointsBet, being one of nine approved online sports betting operators in the state.”
Other comments on the upcoming launch by PointsBet Group CEO and Managing Director Sam Swanell include “This marks a momentous day for PointsBet in officially launching within the state of New York, poised to be one of the largest markets in the United States.”
You can read more about the rest of the approved apps below.
Which Other Bookmakers are Available in New York?
New York approved a total of nine sportsbooks for the state and four of them were ready to launch on the first day of sports betting legalization – January 8th. The first bookmakers to launch in the state were:
Although some of these bookies offered pre-launch bonuses even before that Saturday.
Besides them on January 17th, BetMGM's mobile app went live after receiving permission from the New York State Gaming Commission.
As we already mentioned, PointsBet is expected to officially launch next, and although the exact date is still unknown, we expect them to be live later this week.
What can you expect at PointsBet New York?
We expect the PointsBet NY launch will offer users a mobile app similar to the one they have in other goes. You may already be aware that the state of New York only legalized mobile sports betting for the moment. And so it goes without saying that users will expect nothing less than a mobile app that provides a top-notch user experience.
What about a PointsBet NY new customers welcome offer?
Although we don't know a lot about the welcome offer PointsBet NY has planned for new players in the empire state, we can assume it will be something similar to what they currently have on offer for new players from NJ - A risk-free wager of up to $1,500. Be sure to check back this page to get the latest on the offers PointsBet will have for new players!
Are There Bookie Launches That are Still Pending?
We talked about six of the apps that have already launched or are about to launch shortly in New York, but there are still three others that are on the list of approved mobile betting apps in the Empire State. The rest are:
- Resorts World Bet
- Bally Bet
These last three bookmakers will be allowed to launch by the NYSGC as they meet all the regulatory and statutory requirements.
New York Sports Betting Statistics Since Launch
Since sports betting went live in the state of New York, there have been some interesting stats mainly released by GeoComply. This company mainly operates in location detection, which as you know is very important for all sports betting customers in the US, especially if they are using a computer.
According to them, in the first nine days after sports betting was legalized in New York, there were approximately 1.2 million accounts created on mobile sportsbooks. They also calculated that there were 878,000 unique users out of those 1.2 million accounts across sportsbooks.
Another shocking statistic is that after mobile sports betting went live in New York, in the first twelve hours, customers placed 5.8 million transactions. Looking back at the data from New Jersey (2.1 million transactions) and Pennsylvania (2.3 million transactions), New York has reached a record.