PointsBet NY will ultimately become a reality, but it’s not quite there yet.
PointsBet NY Sportsbook is not yet live in New York, but it’s surely coming. The favorite sportsbook of many was believed to be ready to launch on Friday, Jan. 21, 2022, in the exploding NY online sports betting that went live itself on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, at 9 a.m. ET, but it was not to be.
New users in an already-legal PointsBet state can take advantage of a phenomenal new-user promo that features two bets for up to $2,000 in risk-free bets.
How to sign up for a PointsBet Sportsbook account and get going is a relatively simple process that ESNY will help with every step of the way.
Click here to take advantage of PointsBet Sportsbook’s introductory $2,000 risk-free bets (two in total) and follow the steps below (once NY online sports betting officially opens for business):
- Complete the online registration that requires information such as name, address, email and date of birth (must be 21 years or older).
- Deposit at least $5 into your new PointsBet Sportsbook account via any number of offered deposit methods.
- Make two risk-free bets of up to $2,000.
PointsBet Sportsbook can be described as the underdog of the online sports betting world. The Australian-based company entered the U.S. market loudly with the backing of NBC Sports.
And now, PointsBet Sportsbook has entered the exploding NY online sports betting market.
PointsBet NY Launch
Prior to the actual launch, the most realistic go-live projection for NY online sports betting was before Super Bowl 56 (sometime in January)—a mark most pundits held on to for quite some time.
On Monday, Nov. 8, 2021, the state made one of its most substantial NY online sports betting decision to date. when it decided on the nine sportsbooks that would enter the market upon it going live:
|Rank||Sportsbook App||Where Available||NY Launch Date|
|1||💰 FanDuel Sportsbook||App Store, Google Play||LIVE (Jan. 8, 2022)|
|2||💰 DraftKings Sportsbook||App Store, Google Play||LIVE (Jan. 8, 2022)|
|3||💰 Caesars Sportsbook||App Store, Google Play||LIVE (Jan. 8, 2022)|
|4||💰 BetMGM||App Store, Google Play||LIVE (Jan. 17, 2022)|
|5||💰 PointsBet||App Store, Google Play||TBD (Late January 2022)|
|6||💰 BetRivers||App Store, Google Play||LIVE (Jan. 8, 2022)|
|7||💰 WynnBET||App Store, Google Play||TBD (February 2022)|
|8||💰 Bally Bet||App Store, Google Play||TBD (February 2022)|
|9||💰 Resorts World Sportsbook||App Store, Google Play||TBD (February 2022)|
The New York Gaming Commission made it official when members unanimously approved FanDuel, DraftKings, BetMGM, Bally Bet, Kambi, Caesars, Wynn Interactive and PointsBet as online sports betting providers.
“New York has the potential to be one of the largest sports betting markets in the U.S. and BetMGM is particularly well positioned to become a leader in the state given the strength of the M life customer database, close proximity of Empire City Casino to support our omni-channel strategy, and parlaying our already leading positions in nearby states,” said Adam Greenblatt, CEO, of BetMGM in a release.
The commission also approved FanDuel, DraftKings, BetMGM, Bally Bet, Kambi, Caesars, Wynn Interactive, PointsBet, Rush Street Interactive and Resorts World as online sports betting operators.
PointsBet Sportsbook’s uniqueness travels far beyond its PointsBetting feature that allows sports gamblers to win (or lose) more or less depending on the actual result of the game in question.