Resorts World New York this morning successfully accepted its first online sportsbook in New York, making its WorldBET app the eighth live online sportsbook in the Empire State.
WorldBET joins Caesars Sportsbook NY, DraftKings Sportsbook NY, FanDuel NY, BetMGM, PointsBet NY, WynnBET NY and BetRivers NY in New York.
Resorts World launches online sportsbook in NY
Resorts World operates retail sportsbooks at its facilities in Catskills and Las Vegas.
“It’s something our players and sports enthusiasts have long wanted and we’re excited to announce that Resorts World New York now offers mobile sports betting,” he said Robert DeSalvio, President of Genting Americas East, in a press release. “Our experience with a sportsbook at both our Catskills and Las Vegas properties has allowed us to gather player feedback and deliver what New Yorkers really want from a mobile sportsbook. By partnering with an innovative, product and technology driven company in PointsBet as our platform provider, we believe Resorts WorldBET will only add to our success.”
Resorts World is the only casino in New York that uses its own sportsbook app. It decided against partnering with an online sports betting company and submitted an application for a license to use its homegrown app.
Prior to launch, Resorts World invested nearly $1 million installing digital displays throughout the casino to broadcast games for bettors.
Still waiting for BallyBET
With news that Resorts World is launching its sportsbook app, the last remaining company not live is Bally’s. Bally Chairman Soo Kim stated in an interview in late January that Bally Bet would not be launching in New York until at least April.
BallyBET missed the lucrative Super Bowl betting weekend, usually the highest betting weekend of the year, and will likely miss most of March’s NCAA basketball tournaments.
in a (n Interview with Contessa Brewer on CNBCKim said the decision to launch in April is consistent with the company’s strategy.
“We have a longer-term plan,” he said.