It's been rumored, it's been teased, it's been talked out. Finally, we can say with confidence, that it's here.

Mobile sports betting in the state of New York begins on Saturday, at 9AM.

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The "When" is On The Way This Weekend

As we reported back in November, the state of New York announced that mobile sports wagering would be legalized. They followed that announcement with the "who", and the "when" of the legalization.

The "when" was originally supposed to fall on the Super Bowl, but clearly, is here early.


Some of the "Who's" Have Been Decided, and Some Have Not

Originally, the "who" was comprised of two groups of sportsbooks. Bally Bet, BetMGM, DraftKings and FanDuel; as well as the group of Caesars, Wynn Interactive, Empire Resorts, PointsBet and Rush Street Interactive were all given the opportunity to become legalized sportsbooks in the state.

DraftKings Sportsbook at The Brook Ribbon Cutting
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The Gaming Commission, meanwhile, has given permission to Caesars Sportsbook, DraftKings, FanDuel, and Rush Street Interactive. They will all begin their operation on Saturday.

As Brian from WGNA reported earlier this week, Bally Bet, Bet MGM, Draftkings Sportsbook, Fanduel Sportsbook, Caesars Sportsbook, PointsBet, Rush Street Interactive, WynnBet, and Kambi have all been licensed to operate in New York, but it appears as though the other five are not yet ready to operate.

Now, For the "How Much" for the State of New York

The expected profits for online sports wagering in the state are off-the-charts. As reported by the New York Post, the state is expecting $10 billion in wagering, with $1 billion in total profits.

Online Fantasy Sports Sites, FanDuel And DraftKings, Under Scrutiny Of Government
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With the NFL playoffs, the CFP National Championship game, and the eventual NBA and Stanley Cup playoffs, it's hard to imagine that the newly-operational online sports wagering services will be anything but a sure bet.

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