At the time of New York’s Jan. 8 sports betting rollout, only DraftKings, FanDuel, Caesars, and Rush Street were approved by New York state regulators to launch their mobile sports betting apps at the time of the initial rollout on Jan. 8.
That left five other approved operators scrambling to get up to speed. On Thursday, Resorts WorldBET became the eighth overall to make its debut, with the claim of being “New York’s safe and fast mobile sports betting app” and — like its rivals — heavily touting same-game parlays.
“This is something our players and sports enthusiasts have wanted for a long time, and we’re excited to say Resorts World New York now has mobile sports betting,” Genting Americas East President Robert DeSalvio said in a statement. “From our experience in having a sportsbook in both our Catskills and Las Vegas properties, we were able to take feedback from our players and deliver what New Yorkers really want in a mobile sports betting app. By partnering with an innovative product and technology-focused company in PointsBet as our platform provider, we believe Resorts WorldBET will only add to our success.”
Another signup incentive
New customers can go to ResortsWorldBET.com and download the app, while receiving a “risk-free” bet of up to $500.
“For us, it’s all about providing a complete world-class gaming experience and delivering the latest technology to our guests and loyal customers,” said Genting executive Darlene Monzo. “Our players trust us, and we’re excited to provide a safe way for them to place their favorite sports bets through the Resorts WorldBET app, which they can do from the comfort of their couch — or in the big-screen environment of Bar 360 in Queens, or at Sportsbook 360 at Resorts World Catskills.”
Bally Bet is the only approved app that’s yet to launch in New York, as it intends to wait until after March Madness to get up and running.
As part of its app’s launch, Resorts World New York City, located at Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens, has invested nearly $1 million to install digital displays across the property to show all of the big games throughout the year. Resorts World Catskills is home to Sportsbook 360, one of the few New York venues to offer in-person sports wagering to its customers.
Genting Rewards members will be treated to exclusive offers in celebration of Resorts WorldBET. Members who show the app and make a minimum $25 deposit can take home free gifts. That offer is valid from March 12 through April 4.
Promotional offers abound in New York, the most populous state in the country to legalize sports betting.