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US – PointsBet sportsbook takes first bet in New York

By - 26 January 2022

PointsBet has launched its online and mobile sports betting product in New York.

Having taken its first bet at 10:09pm, New York marks the ninth operational state for PointsBet’s premium sports betting product, following successful launches in New Jersey, Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, Colorado, Michigan, West Virginia, and Virginia.

“Launching in New York is a significant milestone for PointsBet, being one of nine approved online sports betting operators in the state,” commented Johnny Aitken, PointsBet USA CEO.

“New York’s passionate sports fans and bettors will now have access to the fastest online sports betting product in market, with a live, in-game betting experience that PointsBet controls through our proprietary technology and world-class team.”

The New York State Gaming Commission (NYSGC) recommended in November 2021 that PointsBet New York LLC be awarded a Platform Provider licence to operate mobile sports wagering in the state.

“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. The PointsBet team is excited to prove our reputation and consistent ability to deliver a world-class experience to New York sports bettors,” commented PointsBet Group CEO and Managing Director, Sam Swanell.

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