It took some time, but New York sports betting emerged in late 2018, finally.
However, restrictions on the product limited its full potential. Despite this, New Yorkers can enjoy retail sports betting at the state’s four commercial casinos and tribal properties throughout the Empire State.
You also have the option of downloading in NY and betting in NJ. All you need to do is download a NJ sports betting app, create your new account and drive across state lines.
Once you’re in NJ, you can place your bet and head home, or hang out and watch the game. You do not need to be in NJ to collect your winnings, only to bet.
There has been a long battle over mobile sports betting legalization in New York. Many hope lawmakers can gain bipartisan support to pass online gaming legislation. It includes a mobile sports betting component. Unfortunately, online sports betting is not a priority right now.
Loyal fans of DraftKings and FanDuel will have to wait a bit longer before they can place wagers on their smartphones or computers.
Retail sportsbooks are open for business at these four commercial properties:
Sportsbooks are also available at these tribal casinos:
Once online sports betting becomes legal in New York, it will work as it does in Indiana and New Jersey via a mobile device or desktop computer.
Legal sports betting apps on Android or Apple devices provide a convenient and safe option to place bets online.
To place online sports bets in New York, follow these steps:
We don’t know yet if you will have to travel to a land-based sportsbook and register for a mobile account in person. However, it’s only a slight wrinkle as traveling to a NY casino is manageable. Bettors need to be at least 21 years or older to gamble in New York.
You won’t be able to place a bet online from outside NY state lines.
Geolocation technology combines IP and Wi-Fi data. If there is any doubt about your location or you use a proxy/VPN, you will not be able to bet.
Although New York City residents can’t place bets online, they can travel the short distance into New Jersey and wager from their phones or tablets.
Ever since NJ sports betting became legal, this has been a reoccurring scenario. Though legal retail sports betting legalization finally got up and running in New York in 2019, its locations are quite spread out, and not exactly convenient to those living in populous New York City.
Funding your sports betting account is the next step.
Free bets are an attractive incentive in other states, so you may experience delays if you hit an early win.
The greatest advantage of legal online betting sites is that you can use mainstream payment options. These include credit cards, bank transfers, and even cash.
Here are the main methods:
Once you register and fund your account, you’ll be ready to place your first online sports bet.
The apps and websites may have differences in their menus, but the designs follow the same basic principles.
The three primary columns are:
Other pages to monitor include your account information, the cashier, bonuses and promotions. It is essential to keep an eye on promotions pages just in case a game that you were planning on betting offers a special boost or insurance promo.
After you nail down the process of placing a wager, you can focus on maximizing the benefits.
With a long list of major brand sportsbooks already in New York, expect offers to be available.
Offers from online sportsbooks come in four broad types:
Customers are lucky enough to be able to bet on any and all professional sports teams in New York.
However, all collegiate teams in NY state are off-limits. This rule includes any teams from outside New York participating in events or tournaments in the state.
Professional teams include:
So far, this page has taken you through the process of registering, depositing and choosing a sport. Your next step is to decide what kind of bet to place.
Here are the main types of bets:
Live, in-play betting may be available at the online sportsbooks. This type of wagering will allow you to place various types of bets as the game progresses.
New York has racetracks, off-track betting offices and participates in simulcast betting with tracks across the country.
Voters approved legalized sports betting in 2013. However, it wasn’t until the fall of PASPA in 2018 that casinos were finally able to implement sports betting into their properties.
Sports betting operates within the parameters of standard NY gaming law, with a few exceptions:
New Yorkers can bet right now.
There are four commercial casinos with retail sportsbooks accepting wagers. Additionally, there are six tribal casinos with retail sportsbooks.
Unfortunately, online sports betting isn’t available in New York.
Residents must travel to New Jersey to be able to place bets on a smartphone or tablet. Fortunately for New York City residents, that is not far.
For the time being, no. There isn’t any online sports betting in New York.
Any and all types of bets available in New Jersey, and the other states with sports betting, will most likely be made available in New York.
Some of the most common bets are:
Absolutely, you can bet all professional New York sports teams, but not college teams. College teams in New York or college teams participating in tournaments, games or special events in New York state are off-limits.
Nearly every sport is available for wagering in New York.
The most common are:
Bettors must 21 years or older and have a valid ID.
Rivers Casino & Resorts made history when it became the first NY casino to offer sports betting on July 17. Since then, all four commercial casinos in the state host sports betting.
Owned and operated by the Oneida Indian Nation, Turning Stone Resort Casino was the first tribal property in NY to take wagers. Now, a handful of tribal casinos offer retail sportsbooks with many more to follow.
Once you find a sportsbook that is right for you, be sure to take advantage of the free bet (no-deposit) bonuses and other promotions.