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New York online sports betting

Online sports betting has come to New York – and the results so far have been spectacular. The Empire State authorized sports betting in 2021, and the first online sportsbooks went live in January 2022. Bettors here now have the opportunity to wager with some of the USA’s leading operators.

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Jennifer Gaynor

Administrative law and government relations attorney

Jennifer has a degree in Journalism from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, and graduated from George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C, in 2005. She's been living in Las Vegas helping clients in the casino and gaming industry, as well as other regulated businesses, across Nevada for over 15 years.

She has authored and co-authored numerous articles and books on US gaming law, including most recently,  The Law of Regulated Gambling: A Practical Guide for Business Lawyers , American Bar Association (2020), and  That (Expletive) Broad: Women Who Broke Barriers in the Casino and Gaming Industry (2020) .

New York sports betting

Is sports betting legal in New York?

Yes. Sports betting at casinos has been legal for some time – now online betting is permitted too.

Is online sports betting legal in New York?

Yes, it is. The first operators licensed to offer New York online betting opportunities went live in January 2022.

How old do I have to be to place a bet in New York?

Under current legislation, you need to be aged 21 or over to bet in New York.

How do I start betting in New York?

1. Find the website or app of the sportsbook where you want to bet and click the “Join now” button.

2. You will need to provide details including your full name, address and email.

3. You will also have to give your date of birth and the last four digits of your Social Security number.

4. Pick a username and password, and enter any promo code that triggers a sign-up bonus.

5. Deposit some money in your account and you’re good to go.

Is sports betting legal in New York?

New York legalizes sports betting
New York legalizes online sports betting
Mobile betting operators go live in January 2022
Are New York gambling winnings taxable?

Who can I bet with in New York?

New York online sports bettors are now able to select from some of the most experienced and respected sportsbooks operating in North America.

Among the industry-leading names now offering their services to the people of the Empire State are:

• FanDuel: Hugely impressive former DFS operator that has pivoted swiftly to offer excellent sportsbook services. New customers can claim a risk-free bet of up to $1,000, and FanDuel offers a rich selection of bonuses to follow that outstanding start.

• DraftKings: Another DFS stand-out that has rapidly claimed a place among the elite of modern US sportsbooks. New customers can receive up to $1,050 in a free bet and a deposit bonus.

• BetMGM: Launched in New York nine days after its big rivals, but has the chops to be ultra-competitive. A risk-free bet of $1,000, and an excellent betting experience on website and app, await new customers.

• Caesars: Massive casino brand that upscaled its sportsbook offering with the $4billion acquisition of William Hill. Offers a huge risk-free bet of up to $1,500 for new registrations, with an outstanding user-friendly approach to follow that up.

• PointsBet: Came to the New York party 16 days late, but this challenger brand will be undaunted. New customers qualify for two risk-free bets of up to $1,000, one on the traditional sportsbook and the other on the company’s innovative PointsBetting markets.

Who is allowed to bet on sports in New York?

You must be at least 21 years old to bet in New York
You must be located in New York to bet

What can't I bet on in New York?

College sports

Daily Fantasy Sports in New York

Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) is enormously popular in New York. Up to 10% of all DFS entries are made in New York, the fourth most populous state in the union.

It’s been estimated that there are more than 90,000 regular DFS players in the Empire State, paying more than $150million each year for the pleasure. That means DFS sites are seeing revenue of up to $15million a year.

Small wonder there was such a bitter battle over the legalization of DFS, where the games cover all major US pro and college sports.

The New York attorney general banned DFS giants DraftKings and FanDuel in December 2015. They were granted a stay the following month, and the wrangle was still going on when a bill was signed allowing DFS in New York in August 2016.

Top sports to bet on in New York

Are you kidding? This is New York we are talking about. Between New York City and the rest of this bustling state, there is a sensationally wide array of great sport and top teams to bet on. Now that the shackles are off and New York online sports betting is finally permitted, it is no surprise that the handle from this state is proving to be sensational.


Football is hugely popular everywhere in the US and that’s particularly so in a state with no fewer than three NFL teams. As well as the Buffalo Bills, the state is home to the New York Jets and the New York Giants. The Giants are the most successful team with four Super Bowl wins, two since the turn of the century. You will never be short of football action to bet on.

Responsible gambling in New York

Now that New York online sports betting has launched, it is reassuring that there are substantial resources in place to ensure support for bettors.

While sports betting is a relaxing leisure activity for the vast majority of people, some do encounter problems that lead to emotional and financial issues.

This is a state that clearly takes its responsibility to those people extremely seriously, with a host of supportive resources:

New York Council on Problem Gambling : Offers a wide range of training options, information for people who are worried about their gambling – and their families.

New York State Gaming Commission : The variety of services include a 24/7 helpline, insight into self-exclusion and links to organizations that can give help to problem gamblers.

Office of Addiction Services and Support: Loads of advice on prevention, treatment and recovery for people affected by problems with their gambling.

National Council for Problem Gambling : The New York affiliate of this nationwide service, with links to local resources and contact details for state and federal bodies that can offer assistance.

Timeline of sports betting in New York


In-person betting at four upstate commercial and tribal casinos is legalized – provided there is a change in betting laws.


That change duly arrives as PASPA is declared unconstitutional, effectively clearing the way for states to introduce sports betting if they wish

2019 - January

The New York Gaming Commission finalizes its sports betting rules and regulations.

2019 - June

State Senate approves will to legalize sports betting but governor Andrew Cuomo expresses concerns, saying a change may be needed to the state’s constitution – which might mean a state-wide referendum.

2019 - July

First legal sports bet placed at Rivers Sportsbook in Schenectady.


Bills introduced intending to lead to the legalization of New York online sports betting. State Governor Andrew Cuomo allows this measure to be included in the state budget bill, which duly passes into law.


The first online sportsbooks begin trading in New York on January 8, in time for the NFL play-offs and the Super Bowl – and the results are impressive.

Where can you bet in New York?

There are only 11 casinos – four commercial and seven tribal – currently licensed to take sports bet and all are in upstate New York – the closest to New York City is at Resorts World in the Catskills. A full up-to-date list can be found below.

Casino/Retail SportsbookRetail Sportsbook PartnerAddress
Akwesasne Mohawk Casino & ResortSticks Sports Book & Grill873 NY-37, Hogansburg, NY 13655
Del Lago Resort CasinoDraftKings Sportsbook133 NY-414, Waterloo, NY 13165
Point Place CasinoThe Lounge with Caesars Sports450 452, NY-31, Bridgeport, NY 13030
Resorts World CatskillsSportsbook 360888 Resorts World Dr, Monticello, NY
Rivers Casino & ResortRivers Sportsbook1 Rush St, Schenectady, NY 12305
Seneca Buffalo Creek CasinoSports Lounge1 Fulton St, Buffalo, NY 14204
Seneca Niagara Resort and CasinoSports Lounge310 4th St, Niagara Falls, NY 14303
Seneca Allegany Resort & CasinoSports Lounge777 Seneca Allegandy Blvd, Salamanca, NY
Tioga DownsFanDuel Sportsbook2384 W River Rd, Nichols, NY 13812
Turning Stone Resort CasinoThe Lounge with Caesars Sports5218 Patrick Rd, Verona, NY 13478
Yellow Brick Road CasinoThe Lounge with Caesars Sports800 W Genesee St, Chittenango, NY 13037

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