New York casinos generate $349,468 from betting launch

19 August 2019

The first 16 days of legal wagering in New York have seen revenue of $349,468 generated across two licensed venues.

With Rush Street Gaming’s Schenectady-based Rivers Casino & Resort launching in-person wagering on 16 July, the operator was responsible for the vast majority of revenue accounting for $294,249 of the total.

Tioga Downs Casino, which has selected FanDuel as its sports betting partner, soft launched its sportsbook a day later, on 17 July, ahead of an official launch on 19 July. Despite launching so soon after Rivers, it only brought in revenue of $55,219 to 31 July.

From 1 August, the number of casinos offering sports betting has already doubled, following the launch of wagering at the Oneida Nation’s Turning Stone Resort and Casino and Point Place Casino. Through the tribal operator’s partnership with Caesars Entertainment, each hosts a Caesars-branded sports lounge.

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