When New York pulls the trigger to regulate sports betting, the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is ready.
Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort has partnered with global iGaming leader The Stars Group to introduce retail sports betting to the North Country Region. The agreement also grants The Stars Group an option to operate and brand real-money online sports betting, poker and casinos in New York on a first-skin basis, subject to license availability, state law and regulatory approvals.
Stick’s Sports Bar & Sports Book
Earlier this month, the New York Gaming Commission approved rules and regulations for licensing, opening and operating sports betting facilities in the state. In anticipation of New York moving forward with sports betting regulations to permit wagering in the state, the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort initiated renovation months ago, as well as construction of a 5,200 square-foot interactive venue, Stick’s Sports Bar & Sports Book.
The luxury sports lounge, featuring a high-definition video wall and 25 television screens, is expected to open in the fall of 2019. Wagers will be accepted through kiosks as soon as the state permits sports wagering. Expanded dining and beverage options will feature the on-premise seasonal craft brewery selection from Maple Brewing and a new menu, offering even more excitement to the 130,000 square-foot casino floor.
“Our highly experienced team is thrilled to announce a state-of-the-art sports betting experience in partnership with The Stars Group,” Todd Papineau, General Manager of Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort remarked. “With online betting and gaming solutions and FOX Bet and PokerStars brands, we believe The Stars Group is positioned to become a leader in the U.S. online betting and gaming industry — and our casino is excited to connect our sports enthusiasts with the next generation of interactive gaming.”
Robin Chhabra, CEO of FOX Bet, stated, “We are excited to announce this agreement with the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort, which further strengthens our market access as we work to build our FOX Bet business into one of the leaders in the emerging U.S. online betting and gaming market.”