SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The New York State Gaming Commission announced Thursday four major sports betting operators- Caesars Sportsbook, Draftkings, FanDuel, and Rush Street Interactive- have satisfied all necessary requirements to accept and process sports wagering activity in the state. The providers will be allowed to process bets beginning January 8.

After that effective date, each licensee will launch based on its own business capabilities and readiness. The remaining five conditionally licensed mobile sports wagering operators are continuing to work toward satisfying statutory and regulatory requirements in order to launch and will be approved on a rolling basis when these are met.

Services provided on each of the newly-approved betting apps are as follows:

  • Caesars Sportsbook: Props, futures, parlays and more allow users to bet on upwards of one hundred sporting events per day. Live bets are allowed, and they will teach you in-app how to make wagers on a variety of sports.
  • Draftkings: Best known for its parlays, this sportsbook allows users to bet across a variety of professional sports including the NFL, NBA, and MLB.
  • FanDuel: Bet on spreads, money line bets, futures bets, and props across all major U.S. sports.
  • Rush Street Interactive:  Through its brands, BetRivers.com and PlaySugarHouse.com, RSI was an early entrant in many regulated jurisdictions and is currently live with real-money mobile, online and/or retail operations focused on American football and beyond.

Al Roney, Senior Associate Partner for PC Public Affairs in Saratoga County, mentioned that the servers for these sportsbooks will be housed in New York’s casinos. Next week, expect a Sportsbook in-person betting “soft launch” of sorts, if you want to dabble without getting in over your head.

Richard Schwartz, Chief Executive Officer of RSI, said, “The long-awaited launch of online and mobile sports betting in New York – the largest online sports betting market by population in the United States – is here, and just in time. With the college football championship game on January 10th and NFL playoffs approaching, and the NBA and NHL seasons in full swing, in addition to countless other sports and betting options available for play, fans have endless entertainment at their fingertips at BetRivers.”

DraftKings announced Thursday the company will launch its mobile and online sportsbook in New York on Saturday, January 8. The Company is set to become one of the first operators to launch in the Empire State. “We are excited to finally be able to offer millions of passionate New York sports fans the top rated DraftKings mobile and online Sportsbook,” said Jason Robins, CEO, co-founder and chairman of the board, DraftKings.

Upon launch of these platforms, players across the state aged 21 and over can deposit funds and place bets at the award-winning sportsbooks on all mobile devices, tablets, desktop and laptop computers.