Blackhawk Network gains entry to New York and Louisiana

Payments solutions firm Blackhawk Network has landed regulatory approval from the New York Gaming Commission and the State of Louisiana. 

As part of the regulatory approval, the firm will be able to bring its payments and sports betting gift card service to both states. 

Furthermore, it also means that the company can expand its Game On Card into the new markets, providing players with an alternative payment journey when gaming and betting. 

“As a branded payments provider for many top retailers, we’re bullish about providing our partners with the most compelling and on-trend gift card content, which now includes our Game On cards and other single-branded sports betting products,” said Steve Dekker, Managing Director, Americas at Blackhawk Network. 

“As New York, Louisiana, and other states upon approval continue growth in the gaming category, we’re pleased to be able to provide retailers with another option for players to spend, budget and also gift the entertainment of sports betting.”

Following regulatory approval, Game On cards are on sale via retail or as an egift via Blackhawk Network’s platform. 
Players can use the money on their Game OnCard to fund accounts with operators including FanDuel, DraftKings, BetRivers and BetMGM, but this varies by each state.