Penn Entertainment Buys Wynn’s New York Sports Betting License, Will Launch ESPN BET in the Empire State

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New York state of mind Penn Entertainment is acquiring the New York sports wagering license of Wynn Interactive Holdings. Specifically, Penn is buying WSI US, LLC, the entity that technically owns the license, for $25 million. Penn will use the license to launch ESPN BET in the state. “This is an important development that will… Read more »

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Two New York Casinos Affected by Cyberattacks

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In an east coast echo of what happened to MGM Resorts International last month, New York casinos were hit by what is being called a “cybersecurity event” last week. Fortunately, it sounds like whatever the problem was has been solved and things are back to normal. There are fewer details as to what exactly happened… Read more »

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WTF Were They Thinking: DraftKings Posts 9/11-Themed Parlay

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Come on, man There are insane promotions and then there are absolutely mind-numbing, someone must have done it on a dare insane promotions. This past weekend was opening weekend for the NFL, the most wonderful time of the year for sportsbooks. Monday was also September 11, the 22nd anniversary of the terror attacks that killed… Read more »

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Bill to Legalize Online Poker Introduced in New York

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Skill game, not luck If nothing else, you’ve got to commend New York State Assemblyman J. Gary Pretlow for his persistence. On Tuesday, Pretlow introduced a bill that would legalize online poker something, he has tried nearly every year for about a decade. Pretlow’s tactic is to classify poker as a game of skill, therefore… Read more »

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Online Sports Betting Launches in New York

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There were some happy sports betting operators this past weekend, as New York online sports betting finally launched. One of the most coveted markets in the country, New York is the fourth-most populous state with an estimate 19.5 million residents, plus loads who commute to the state for work every day. It ranks behind only… Read more »

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New York Commercial Casinos Allowed to Reopen

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The wait is over After nearly six months, New York’s commercial casinos are finally going to reopen. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced last week that this Wednesday, September 9, is the date that the casino can welcome back customers. The are four “resort style,” large casinos in New York – Resorts World Catskills, del Lago, Rivers… Read more »

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