New York State Gaming Commission News

13 Jan 2022
Opening weekend in New York lived up to the hype. Operators took in millions of bets over the weekend, and expectations are high. But not everyone is quite so optimistic about the future of the industry.
6 Jan 2022
The NYS Gaming Commission announced that Caesars Sportsbook, DraftKings, FanDuel, and Rush Street Interactive have been approved to commence operations with launch effective no earlier than Saturday, 8 January at 9 a.m.
6 Jan 2022
Upon launch, players across the state aged 21 and over can deposit funds and place bets at the award-winning BetRivers sportsbook on all mobile devices, tablets, desktop and laptop computers.
12 Nov 2021
As we dive into coverage from the WSOP, we also have a construction update on a new Las Vegas resort, New York online sports betting taking a big step toward becoming reality, big-name casinos in Las Vegas for sale, and some new U.S. sports betting records.
9 Nov 2021
The online sports betting and casino company in the U.S. announced that it was selected by the New York State Gaming Commission to operate online and mobile sports betting in New York.
8 Nov 2021
The New York State Gaming Commission recommended Caesars for a Mobile Sports Wagering License, giving the Caesars Empire a path to bring mobile sports betting and Caesars Rewards to the Empire State.
25 Oct 2021
On Friday, the New York State Gaming Commission announced what the tax rates will be for anyone unfortunate to win the right to operate online sports betting.
20 Aug 2021
With the Delta variant of the coronavirus wreaking havoc in several areas of the U.S., a few casinos have started to require proof of vaccinations or a negative test in order to gain entry.
18 Aug 2021
The New York State Gaming Commission agreed on and published the rules and regulations for mobile sports betting in the state which plans to go live in early 2022.
2 Apr 2021
Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady’s new daily hours of operation will be from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily starting Monday, 5 April. The casino has been open from 6 a.m. until 11 p.m.
14 Feb 2021
Following New York Governor Cuomo’s extension of the closing time for bars and restaurants, and approval from the New York State Gaming Commission, Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady’s new daily hours of operation will be from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
8 Jan 2021
The gambling industry is hoping to take big strides in two U.S. states in the near future. The goal is to launch regulated online poker in Michigan along with online sports betting in New York.
6 Jan 2021
Earlier today, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced legislation to authorize mobile sports wagering as part of the 2021 State of the State.
9 Oct 2020
Sin City is starting to look like its old self, but these properties that are open have had to make some serious changes in order to abide by the state’s policies and laws.
5 Oct 2020
Roulette and craps were initially not available when the casino reopened its doors on Wednesday, 9 September, following a nearly six-month closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
9 Sep 2020
The New York casino's new daily hours will be from 8 a.m to 2 a.m. and all guests and team members will be required to wear face coverings.