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New Yorkers Flock to Online Betting in First Legal Weekend

  • Four betting operators took in $150 million in wagers
  • 650,000 player accounts place bets in New York since Jan. 8
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FanDuel Ready to Take Sports Bets in New York

New Yorkers flooded into online sports betting in the first weekend it was legal to do so in the state.

DraftKings Inc., FanDuel, a division of Flutter Entertainment Plc, Rush Street Interactive and Caesars Sportsbook, owned by Caesars Entertainment Inc., took in $150 million in wagers from over 650,000 player accounts since the online sports betting operations were allowed to commence operations in New York on Jan. 8, state officials said on Tuesday.