ackpocket announced their app's launch on Google Play Store in the state of New York. It is the only third-party app approved by state lotteries available on both Google Play and the Apple App Store.
Since March, Google's new policy allows licensed real-money gaming apps, including officially sanctioned state lottery products. Google has been methodical and intentional in setting policies around apps in the real-money gaming space on Google Play.
Peter Sullivan, Jackpocket CEO, and founder. "Since the launch of Jackpocket in 2013, we have been deliberate in our decision to work closely with state regulators, and this has been especially true in New York and in our relationship with the New York State Gaming Commission. Our commitment to following the rules in order to safely and securely innovate the real money gaming space has led to this landmark moment that will make mobile lottery play even more accessible for all New Yorkers."
According to the company, the Jackpocket app launched in the New York market in January 2021 saw historic levels of success for the eight-year history of the company's existence. In January, new user growth surpassed the entirety of 2020, and Jackpocket hit 7% of all Powerball tickets sold in New York. Jackpocket is the first and only officially licensed New York courier service under this regulatory framework.
Jackpocket, to ensure player safety, offers consumer protections such as daily deposit and spend limits, self-exclusion, and in-app access to responsible gaming resources. Jackpocket is a member of the National Council on Problem Gambling, and the first third-party lottery service to receive a responsible gambling certification from the NCPG's Internet Responsible Gambling Compliance Assessment Program.