New York state will allow online sports betting to begin Saturday

New York state will launch what’s expected to be one of the largest online sports betting markets in the nation at 9 a.m., Saturday.

The New York State Gaming Commission announced Thursday that four sportsbooks – Caesars, DraftKings, FanDuel and Rush Street Interactive – have received approval to begin taking wagers Saturday, Jan 8.

“The long-awaited launch of online and mobile sports betting in New York – the largest online sports betting market by population in the United States – is here, and just in time,” Richard Schwartz, chief executive officer for Rush Street Interactive, said in a statement.