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NY Online Sports Betting: 6 Best Mobile Sportsbook Apps

NY Online Sports Betting

NY Sports Betting Promos

NY online sports betting finally launched in the Empire State on Jan. 8, 2022, at 9 a.m. ET. The day New York sports bettors have been patiently waiting (for years) has arrived with incredible excitement.

Several New York sports betting apps are now available, featuring FanDuel, DraftKings, Caesars, PointsBet, BetMGM and BetRivers. Take advantage of the current signup bonuses for each:


New Yorkers jumped right into the online sports gambling world just in time for Super Bowl 56 between Matt Stafford’s Los Angeles Rams and Joe Burrow’s Cincinnati Bengals. Now, in a post-Super Bowl 56 world, the promo possibilities are endless, as the live sportsbooks battle for premium positioning in the exploding New York sports betting world.

Get in the game now that the New York Yankees and New York Mets are back in action.

The eight sportsbooks that have already met regulatory standards, and are officially live, are the following:

Four of those eight mobile sports betting apps made themselves available on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, at 9 a.m. ET (Caesars, DraftKings, FanDuel and BetRivers).

BetMGM later joined the group on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. PointsBet ultimately joined the live market on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022. WynnBET became the seventh mobile sportsbook to the NY sports betting market on Feb. 3, 2022. Resorts World joined the party as the eighth sportsbook on March 3, 2022.

RankSportsbookSports Betting AppAvailableLaunch DateSign-Up OfferPromo CodeReview Rating
1Caesars NY Sportsbook📲 Caesars NYApp Store, Google Play✅ LIVE (Jan. 8, 2022)💰 $1,100 First-Bet Insurance🚨 ESNYXLCZRCaesars NY Review
2DraftKings NY Sportsbook📲 DraftKings NYApp Store, Google Play✅ LIVE (Jan. 8, 2022)💰 $1,000 Deposit Bonus and $50 Risk-Free Bet Not RequiredDraftKings NY Review
3FanDuel NY Sportsbook📲 FanDuel NYApp Store, Google Play✅ LIVE (Jan. 8, 2022)💰 $1,000 Risk-Free BetNot RequiredFanDuel NY Review
4BetMGM NY📲 BetMGM NYApp Store, Google Play✅ LIVE (Jan. 17, 2022)💰 $1,000 Risk-Free BetNot RequiredBetMGM NY Review
5PointsBet NY📲 PointsBet NYApp Store, Google Play✅ LIVE (Jan. 25, 2022)💰 2 Risk-Free Bets Up To $2,000🚨 XLNY1PointsBet NY Review
6BetRivers NY Sportsbook📲 BetRivers NYApp Store, Google Play✅ LIVE (Jan. 8, 2022)💰 $250 Deposit Match🚨 250MATCHBetRivers NY Review
7WynnBET NY📲 WynnBET NYApp Store, Google Play✅ LIVE (Feb. 3, 2022)TBDN/AWynnBET NY Review
8Bally Bet NY📲 Bally Bet NYApp Store, Google Play⏰ TBD (April 2022)TBD (Once Bally Bet Launches in NY)N/AN/A
9Resorts World NY📲 Resorts World Sportsbook NYApp Store, Google Play✅ LIVE (March. 3, 2022)TBDN/AN/A

The online piece of NY sports betting somewhat surprisingly arrived prior to the start of the NFL playoffs, and even before the final week (Week 18) of the NFL regular season—something that should have provided New York Jets and Giants fans an extra boost to close the season on an exciting note.

Since 2019, New York has housed legal in-person sports betting at select brick-and-mortar locations; but the online portion completes the picture.

In addition to the eight already-live sportsbooks—FanDuel Sportsbook, DraftKings Sportsbook, Caesars Sportsbook, BetMGM, PointsBet, BetRivers, WynnBET and Resorts World—the state previously approved one other (nine in total).

WynnBET, per XL Media’s Rob Linnehan, launched prior to Super Bowl 56.

“While no launch date was shared with Elite Sports New York, the sportsbook is likely to launch sometime before the Super Bowl on Feb. 13,” Linnehan wrote.

As previously mentioned, WynnBET NY quietly launched on Feb. 3, 2022.

Bally Bet NY should be the ninth and final sportsbook of the initial batch to go live, but it isn’t expected to launch until at least April 2022.

In terms of which sportsbook is offering the best new-user promotion, our friends over at Promo Code Kings puts Caesars Sportsbook at the top of the general list, followed closely by DraftKings Sportsbook.

NY Online Sports Betting
NY Online Sports Betting

Ranking The NY Sportsbook Apps

The following is our ranking of the six best sportsbooks in New York, with the others that are expected to eventually offer new-user promos and/or go live in the Empire State:

1. Caesars Sportsbook NY

Caesars NY Sportsbook

STATES: NY, NJ, VA, WV, LA, TN, AZ, CO, IL, IN, IA, MI

GET THE APP
PROMO CODE:
ESNYXLCZR
SIGNUP BONUS$1,100
FIRST-BET INSURANCE
BET NOW

Caesars NY SportsbookCaesars NY Sportsbook
✍️ Sign-Up Offer💰 $1,100 First-Bet Insurance
🚨 Promo CodeESNYXLCZR
💲 Minimum Deposit$10
✅ Minimum Betting Age21
🎲 Betting RequirementNone
➡️ App PlatformsiOS (Apple App Store), Android (Google Play), Web Browser
📲 Listed AsCaesars Sportsbook & Casino
❗️ SellerComputerized Bookmaking Systems, Inc.
🇺🇸 States AvailableNY, NJ, CT, AZ, CO, DC, IA, IL, IN, LA, MI, NV, TN, VA, WV
🎰 Retail PartnerTurning Stone Resort & Casino
⏰ Launch DateJan. 8, 2022
💯 ESNY Sportsbook Ranking1 of 7
⭐️ ESNY Review Rating4.88 of 5 Stars

Caesars Entertainment’s acquisition of William Hill now means there’s another big player in the online sports betting space. Naturally, it’s why Caesars Sportsbook NY entered the Empire State’s online sports betting market upon the state going live.

The company’s wealth of experience, combined with its excellent sports betting app and signup promo, makes Caesars ESNY’s preferred New York sportsbook choice.

2. DraftKings Sportsbook NY

DRAFTKINGS SPORTSBOOK

States: NY, NJ, PA, CT, AZ, CO, IL, IN, IA, MI, NH, TN, VA, WV

GET THE APP
SIGNUP BONUS$1,050
RISK-FREE BET + BONUS
BET NOW

DraftKings NY SportsbookDraftKings NY Sportsbook
✍️ Sign-Up Offer💰 $1,000 Deposit Bonus & $50 Risk-Free Bet
⚾️ DraftKings MLB Promo💰 Bet $5, Win $200 on any MLB game
🚨 Promo CodeNot Required
💲 Minimum Deposit$5
✅ Minimum Betting Age21
🎲 Betting Requirement25x
➡️ App PlatformsiOS (Apple App Store), Android (Google Play), Web Browser
📲 Listed AsDraftKings Sportsbook & Casino
❗️ SellerDraftKings
🇺🇸 States AvailableNY, NJ, PA, CT, AZ, CO, IL, IN, IA, MI, NH, TN, VA, WV, WY
🎰 Retail PartnerDel Lago Resort & Casino
⏰ Launch DateJan. 8, 2022
💯 ESNY Sportsbook Ranking2 of 7
⭐️ ESNY Review Rating4.75 of 5 Stars

DraftKings is one of the best online sportsbooks in existence.

The monster company was one of the first to offer legal online sports betting following the repeal of PASPA in 2018, and DraftKings Sportsbook NY already has a strategic partnership in New York with Lago Resort & Casino in Waterloo.

New York’s betting platform provider system is unclear, but both DraftKings and FanDuel make as good a case as any for companies who can land one of New York’s two platform provider licenses. They also have the deep pockets to do it.

3. FanDuel Sportsbook NY

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK

States: NY, NJ, PA, CT, AZ, CO, IA, IL, IN, MI, TN, VA, WV

GET THE APP
SIGNUP BONUS$1,000
RISK-FREE BET
BET NOW

FanDuel NY SportsbookFanDuel NY Sportsbook
✍️ Sign-Up Offer💰 $1,000 Risk-Free Bet
🚨 Promo CodeNot Required
💲 Minimum Deposit$10
✅ Minimum Betting Age21
🎲 Betting RequirementNone
➡️ App PlatformsiOS (Apple App Store), Android (Google Play), Web Browser
📲 Listed AsFanDuel Sportsbook & Casino
❗️ SellerFanDuel Inc.
🇺🇸 States AvailableNY, NJ, PA, CT, AZ, CO, IL, IN, IA, MI, TN, VA, WV
🎰 Retail PartnerTioga Downs
⏰ Launch DateJan. 8, 2022
💯 ESNY Sportsbook Ranking3 of 7
⭐️ ESNY Review Rating4.75 of 5 Stars

FanDuel Sportsbook NY is ESNY’s preferred sports-betting app choice.

The mega-sports company quickly added to its fantasy sports empire by moving into the online sports betting industry. FanDuel Sportsbook is the most popular online sports betting site, usually beating the competition on a regular basis.

The company is already in New York as the official sportsbook of Tioga Downs in Nichols.

In the promo department, FanDuel Sportsbook is bringing the goods. New users can take advantage of a Super Bowl 56 bet with incredible 56-1 odds.

4. BetMGM NY

BetMGM NY Sportsbook

States: NY, NJ, PA, LA, AZ, CO, IA, IN, MI, TN, VA, WV, WY

GET THE APP
SIGNUP BONUS$1,000
RISK-FREE
BET NOW

BetMGM NYBetMGM NY Sportsbook
✍️ BetMGM NY Promo💰 $1,000 Risk-Free Bet
🚨 Promo CodeNot Required
💲 Minimum Deposit$10
✅ Minimum Betting Age21
🎲 Betting RequirementNone
➡️ App PlatformsiOS (Apple App Store), Android (Google Play), Web Browser
📲 Listed AsBetMGM Sportsbook
❗️ SellerROAR Digital, LLC
🇺🇸 States AvailableNY, NJ, PA, AZ, CO, DC, IN, IA, MI, MS, NV, TN, VA, WV, WY
🎰 Retail PartnerYonkers Raceway
⏰ Launch DateJan. 17, 2022
💯 ESNY Sportsbook Ranking4 of 7
⭐️ ESNY Review Rating4.50 of 5 Stars

BetMGM NY is the online sports gambling platform of the famed MGM Resorts and Casinos. Its aggressive strategy in the market provides us with no doubts that it’ll enjoy major success in New York, now that it’s live, as of Monday, Jan. 17, 2022.

5. PointsBet NY

PointsBet NY Sportsbook

States: NY, NJ, PA, CO, IA, IL, IN, MI, WV, VA

GET THE APP
PROMO CODE:
XLNY1
SIGNUP BONUS$2,000
2 FREE BETS
BET NOW

PointsBet NYPointsBet NY Sportsbook
✍️ Sign-Up Offer💰 2 Risk-Free Bets Up To $2,000
🚨 Promo CodeXLNY1
💲 Minimum Deposit$5
✅ Minimum Betting Age21
🎲 Betting RequirementNone
➡️ App PlatformsiOS (Apple App Store), Android (Google Play), Web Browser
📲 Listed AsPointsBet: Sports Betting
❗️ SellerPointsBet USA Inc
🇺🇸 States AvailableNY, NJ, PA, CO, IL, IN, IA, MI, VA, WV
🎰 Retail PartnerNone
⏰ Launch DateJan. 25, 2022
💯 ESNY Sportsbook Ranking5 of 7
⭐️ ESNY Review Rating4.25 of 5 Stars

Upstart Australian-based company PointsBet is shaking things up in the United States of America. Its unique PointsBetting feature is sure to be a hit for PointsBet NY once it officially launches.

6. BetRivers NY

BetRivers NY Sportsbook

STATES: NY, NJ, PA, CT, AZ, CO, IL, IN, IA, MI, VA

GET THE APP
SIGNUP BONUS$250
DEPOSIT MATCH
BET NOW

BetRivers NY SportsbookBetRivers NY Sportsbook
✍️ Sign-Up Offer💰 $250 Deposit Match
🚨 Promo Code250MATCH
💲 Minimum Deposit$10
✅ Minimum Betting Age21
🎲 Betting Requirement1x
➡️ App PlatformsiOS (Apple App Store), Android (Google Play), Web Browser
📲 Listed AsBetRivers Sportsbook New York
❗️ SellerRush Street Interactive LLC
🇺🇸 States AvailableNY, NJ, PA, CT, AZ, CO, IL, IN, IA, MI, VA
🎰 Retail PartnerRivers Casino Schenectady
⏰ Launch DateJan. 8, 2022
💯 ESNY Sportsbook Ranking6 of 7
⭐️ ESNY Review Rating3.88 of 5 Stars

BetRivers Sportsbook NY entered the NY online sports market when given the first possible opportunity—on the first day it was possible.

WynnBET NY

WynnBET NYWynnBET NY Sportsbook
✍️ Expected Sign-Up Offer💰 Bet $10, Win $200
🚨 Promo CodeTBD
💲 Minimum Deposit$20
✅ Minimum Betting Age21
🎲 Betting RequirementTBD
➡️ App PlatformsiOS (Apple App Store), Android (Google Play), Web Browser
📲 Listed AsWynnBET: Sportsbook & Casino
❗️ SellerWSI US, LLC
🇺🇸 States AvailableNY, NJ, AZ, CO, IN, MI, TN, VA
🎰 Retail PartnerNone
⏰ Expected Launch DateFebruary 2022 (Prior to Super Bowl 56)
💯 ESNY Sportsbook Ranking7 of 7
⭐️ ESNY Review Rating3.88 of 5 Stars

WynnBET NY is a big name starting to gain momentum in the online sports betting world. The sportsbook behind Wynn and Encore casino chains became the seventh sportsbook app to launch in New York on Feb. 3, 2022.

Bally Bet NY

Bally Bet NYBally Bet NY Sportsbook
✍️ Expected Sign-Up Offer💰 $550 Risk-Free Bet
🚨 Promo CodeTBD
💲 Minimum Deposit$1
✅ Minimum Betting Age21
🎲 Betting RequirementTBD
➡️ App PlatformsiOS (Apple App Store), Android (Google Play), Web Browser
📲 Listed AsBally Bet Sportsbook
❗️ SellerBally's Corporation
🇺🇸 States AvailableCO, IA
🎰 Retail PartnerNone
⏰ Expected Launch DateApril 2022
💯 ESNY Sportsbook RankingN/A
⭐️ ESNY Review RatingN/A

Although Bally Bet NY is relatively new to the online sports wagering scene—May 2021 represents its first state entry (Colorado)—it now has serious momentum. This is especially the case thanks to the latest New York news that’ll have the company in the mix from the get-go.

Resorts World Sportsbook NY

Resorts World NYResorts World NY Sportsbook
✍️ Expected Sign-Up Offer💰 TBD
🚨 Promo CodeTBD
💲 Minimum DepositTBD
✅ Minimum Betting Age21
🎲 Betting RequirementTBD
➡️ App PlatformsTBD
📲 Listed AsResorts World
❗️ SellerResorts World Casino New York City
🇺🇸 States AvailableNY, NV
🎰 Retail PartnerResorts World Catskills
⏰ Launch DateMarch 3, 2022
💯 ESNY Sportsbook RankingN/A
⭐️ ESNY Review RatingN/A

Resorts World Sportsbook is one of the mysteries in the US sports betting market. Scarcely available, Resorts World Sportsbook officially launched in New York on March 3, 2022.

Fanatics Sportsbook Is Pushing For NY Entry

In addition to the already-live sportsbooks in other various states, there’s a mega-company seeking to enter the NY online sports betting market as soon as it’s possible.

Fanatics Sportsbook is not intent on keeping anything much of a secret these days. Along with Jay-Z, CEO Michael Rubin and company have already filed for a NY sports betting license and are making moves en route to live-action in 2022.

The gaming commission’s decision to not select Fanatics Sportsbook as one of the early entrants leaves the company on the outside looking in, for now. Rubin will now have to look for an alternative way into the market.

  • Read more about the recent Fanatics Sportsbook happenings over at Crossing Broad.

NY Sports Betting News Timeline

The journey leading up to this point has been a long one, to say the least.

Prior to the Jan. 8, 2022 go-live news, the most up-to-date and sensical go-live projection had always remained before Super Bowl 56 (sometime in late January). On Dec. 23, Sen. Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. told ESNY that NY online sports betting would most likely launch in the second or third week of January.

“I’m still optimistic,  and it’s very credible that we can start before the NFL playoff season. In my opinion, I think we can start in the second or third week of January, which is great because it will allow us to work out all the glitches and kinks before the Super Bowl rush,” Addabbo Jr. told ESNY.

Previously, Sen. Joseph P. Addabbo poured cold water on the December-launch idea by revealing that he’d be “ecstatic” if NY online sports betting were to launch prior to Jan. 1, 2022.

“If the uniform start date is before the end of the year, I’d be ecstatic at that point. I’m an optimistic person, but I’m trying to be realistically optimistic and say sometime in January,” Addabbo Jr. told ESNY.

On Monday, Nov. 8, 2021, the state made one of its most substantial NY online sports betting decisions. It was then that we found out which sportsbooks would be available once NY sports gambling becomes an online reality in this great state.

The New York Gaming Commission made it official when members unanimously approved FanDuel, DraftKings, BetMGM, Bally Bet, Kambi, Caesars, Wynn Interactive and PointsBet as online sports betting providers.

“New York has the potential to be one of the largest sports betting markets in the U.S. and BetMGM is particularly well-positioned to become a leader in the state given the strength of the M life customer database, close proximity of Empire City Casino to support our omni-channel strategy, and parlaying our already leading positions in nearby states,” said Adam Greenblatt, CEO, of BetMGM in a release.

The commission also approved FanDuel, DraftKings, BetMGM, Bally Bet, Kambi, Caesars, Wynn Interactive, PointsBet, Rush Street Interactive and Resorts World as online sports betting operators.

The final tax rate will be 51% and the licenses will be for 10 years.

The decision means that Jay-Z, the man involved with the ambitious Fanatics Sportsbook, has been denied—for now. The Jay-Z, Fanatics and Barstool group finished fourth behind Bet365.

FOX Bet and theScore Bet, along with Bet365, whose advertising barrage in New York has been felt for quite some time, have been left in the cold.

The state released its Request For Applications in July of 2021, which officially opened up the process for interested operators. The RFA features complex and detailed requirements that usually produce higher scores for applicants who propose higher tax rates.

On Aug. 9, 2021, the NYSGC released the official list of six bidding groups, for which Dec. 6, 2021, was the tentative deadline for the state to announce its selection (projected to feature at least two of the six applicants).

Here were the bidding groups and listed partners that threw hats in the ring:

  • FanDuel Sportsbook (primary applicant). Bally Bet, BetMGM and DraftKings (partners).
  • Bet365
  • Kambi (primary applicant). Fanatics Sportsbook, Penn Interactive.
  • FOX Bet.
  • Kambi (primary applicant). Caesars, Resorts World, PointsBet, Rush Street Interactive and WynnBET (partners).
  • theScore Bet (now owned by Penn National Gaming).

DraftKings had always been all-but-confirmed that they would be involved in a bid during their second-quarter earnings call with investors, but few could have seen them teaming with FanDuel, BetMGM and Bally Bet in the same application.

With mobile sports betting legalized in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, New York State is currently losing out on potential revenue as bettors travel across state lines to place their wagers. Not to mention, those who aren’t close enough to state lines to hop the border might turn to illegal offshore books.

With the Jan. 8 date now officially here, New York will join bordering states such as New Jersey and Pennsylvania, both of which were quick to enter the space.

In April 2021, the New York legislature agreed to a $212 billion state budget that includes an online betting plan. Interestingly, it closely resembles a vision promoted by the former governor throughout negotiations.

Interestingly, New York lawmakers had always cited the 2022 Super Bowl as a potential launch date. In terms of the former Governor’s (Andrew Cumo) vision, the state-issued application requests previous to July 1, and interested parties entered into a competitive bidding process.

The New York Gaming Commission considered potential platform providers’ gross revenue estimates, the tax rate it was willing to pay the state (a bidding war), past experience in the field, a timeline of its potential operations, and its willingness to enter into revenue-sharing agreements with the state’s Native American tribes or nations.

Despite a minimum set 13% tax rate for providers, this will likely be driven much higher during the bidding process. Per previous reports, New York’s former governor expected nearly a 50% to 55% tax rate, which would be dramatically higher than New Jersey (13%) and even the high tax rate charged to operators in Pennsylvania (36%). It’s a “Choose Your Own Tax Rate” bidding process.

The state had 150 days after receiving applications to select two platform providers. The selected platform providers will each pay the state a one-time fee of $25 million to host sports betting. Platform provider servers to host sports betting programs will be housed in a New York casino. Providers will pay casinos $5 million annually to house their mobile betting servers.

So, New York online sports gamblers who could once never dream of this possibility are now living in a world that’s nearly too good to be true—one that is set to become a reality on Jan. 8, 2022, at 9 a.m. ET.

🗓 November 2013: Voters approve a resolution calling for the expansion of gaming. Four new commercial casinos were built in designated upstate communities. The law includes a provision that authorizes these facilities to accept sports wagers if the federal ban under PASPA is overturned.

The bill does not authorize online sports betting—something that continues to lack in the state to this day.

🗓 May 2018: PASPA is overturned. NY bureaucrats set up a working regulatory framework for sports betting.

🗓 January 2019: The New York Gaming Commission releases rules for NY sports betting as authorized and constrained under the 2013 gaming expansion law. These rules remain intact today.

🗓 June 2019: State Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr., an advocate for NY online sports betting, fails to gain the support of the former governor.

🗓 July 2019: Upstate New York casinos accept the first wagers. Rivers Sportsbook in Schenectady, the first place in New York state where you can legally place a wager on a sporting event, opened on July 16.

Naturally, politicians were the first to place a sports bet. Gary Pretlow, chair of the state Assembly racing and wagering committee, placed a bet on the Seattle Mariners. Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy put his faith in the Boston Red Sox.

🗓 January 2020: New legislation is introduced in the General Assembly that aims to authorize online sports betting. A3294 creates a task force to report on the potential fiscal impacts of New York online sports gambling.

🗓 November 2020: Senator Addabbo estimates New York is missing out on approximately $1 billion per year without online sports betting. He continued to push other lawmakers on Senate Bill 17D, which would legalize online sports betting in New York.

🗓 December 2020: State Assemblyman J. Gary Pretlow doubled down on his support for legal online sports betting in New York. He said that the State Assembly would review the topic by 2021 at the latest. Pretlow explained online sports betting would help reduce state revenue shortages caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

State Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr. joined in on the conversation by saying he’d like to see legal online sports betting in the state “sooner than later.”

The State Gaming Commission released betting revenue figures for November 2020, and bettors brought in $2.6 million for the state. Sports betting revenue doubled in just a year, as November 2019 saw $1.3 million in gross revenue. These figures will continue to grow if the state goes live with online betting in 2021.

🗓 February 2021: New York sports betting enjoyed a tremendous start in 2021. The state’s sportsbooks brought in a combined $3.57 million in gross revenue (through January).

🗓 January 2021: The New York Governor shocked many onlookers by declaring his support for online sports betting. The greatest surprise was his endorsement of a single-source model run by the state lottery. Why it surprised many is because the single-source model can be described as a system that has been heavily criticized in Washington D.C. Most pundits believe this system would lead to worse pricing for consumers courtesy of few options.

The New York State Gaming Commission declared $2.3 million in betting revenue for the month of December 2020. This represents a 210.6% increase compared to the previous year. New York finished 2020 with $10.7 million in sports betting revenue. The state’s sports betting industry was clearly hindered by retail locations being shut for five months due to COVID-19, which may increase support for online betting options.

🗓 April 2021: York lawmakers approve a $212 billion deal that legalizes mobile sports betting. The deal includes an online sports betting plan that closely resembles the former governor’s vision.

Super Bowl 2022 is referenced as the early benchmark for when NY online sports betting officially launches.

🗓 August 2021: New York Gaming Commission publishes a list of applicants that have applied for a sports betting license.

🗓 November 2021: The New York Post reports that a total of nine sportsbooks will win New York online betting licenses. Later, the state commission announced those very same sportsbooks as those that would initially enter the market upon NY online sports betting’s live launch.

Shortly after the Post’s report, the Gaming Commission decided on the initial sportsbooks to enter the state once NY sports betting goes live: FanDuel, DraftKings, BetMGM, Bally Bet, Kambi, Caesars, Wynn Interactive and PointsBet.

🗓 December 2021: Sen. Joseph Addabbo projects that NY online sports betting will go live in mid-January 2022, before Super Bowl 56, and more specifically, sometime during the second or third week of the month.

🗓 January 2022: The state announces that NY online sports betting will launch on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, at 9 a.m. ET, and that the four sportsbooks that have met regulatory requirements are FanDuel Sportsbook, DraftKings Sportsbook, Caesars Sportsbook and BetRivers.

On Jan. 17, 2022, BetMGM NY becomes the fifth mobile sports betting app to join the NY sports betting market.

PointsBet NY becomes the sixth live operator in the Empire State on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022.

All told, New York online sports betting brought in a ridiculous $63,209,984 in its first month of action (January 2022), shattering records along the way.

🗓 February 2022: WynnBET NY will become the seventh sports betting app to launch in the Empire State, per XL Media’s Robert Linnehan. It will launch at some point prior to Super Bowl 56 (Feb. 13, 2022).

Bally Bet is a different story, as the company’s chairman announced the sports betting app won’t launch in New York until at least April 2022.

🗓 March 2022: Resorts World quietly launches on March 3, 2022, to become the eighth mobile sportsbook app to open for business in the Empire State.

Assemblyman Gary Pretlow introduced a bill amendment that would allow New York to increase the number of approved sportsbooks from nine to no fewer than 14 by 2023, and then no fewer than 16 than by 2024, in the hopes that it would effectively lower the current 51% tax rate.

NY Online Sports Betting, News Timeline
NY Online Sports Betting, News Timeline

NY Sports Betting Overview & Revenue

New York State FlagNew York
🗽RegulatorNew York State Gaming Commission
🗽Sports Betting PlatformsOnline and Retail
🗽Launch DatesJune 16, 2019 (retail), January 8, 2022 (online)
🗽State Population (2020 Census)20,201,249
🗽Monthly Revenue High$123,130,126 (January 2022)
🗽Monthly Handle High$1,686,263,898 (January 2022)
🗽State Tax Revenue High$63,209,984 (January 2022)
🗽Tax Rate10 percent of retail-based revenue
🗽In-State Sports TeamsNew York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets (NBA), New York Yankees and New York Mets (MLB), New York Liberty (WNBA), New York City FC (MLS), Buffalo Bills (NFL), New York Rangers, New York Islanders and Buffalo Sabres (NHL).
🗽Metropolitan Teams in NJNew York Giants and New York Jets (NFL), New Jersey Devils (NHL), New York Red Bulls (MLS)

State Budget Director Robert Mujica stated that the plan is estimated to bring in $500 million annually once fully operational. So far, in the early going, New York is shattering revenue records.

New York sportsbooks took in an incredible $150 million in bets from more than 650,000 accounts during the first weekend the state’s online market was open, according to figures released by state officials.

In fact, over the first 23 days, New York shattered online sports betting records. The Empire State saw a total handle of $1.68 billion in January 2022, while raking in $123,130,126 in revenue and $63,209,984 in state tax revenue.

The handle is the single most amount of sports bets a state has taken in during a single month, breaking New Jersey’s previous record of $1.3 billion in October 2021.

The New York State Gaming Commission released handle and revenue reports for Caesars NYDraftKings NYFanDuel NYBetMGMPointsBet NY and BetRivers NY for the week ending on Jan. 30.

Here are the handles for the six sportsbooks for the week of Jan. 30:

  • FanDuel: $141.8 million
  • Caesars: $121.1 million
  • DraftKings: $102.2 million
  • BetMGM: $37.5 million
  • PointsBet: $29.4 million
  • BetRivers: $10.2 million

Here are the total handles for all six sportsbooks from Jan. 8 to Jan. 30:

  • Caesars: $615.5 million
  • FanDuel: $501.8 million
  • DraftKings: $367.7 million
  • BetMGM: $78.1 million
  • BetRivers: $32.4 million
  • PointsBet: $29.4 million

New York’s online sports betting market was expected to reach $1 billion in annual revenue, according to Macquarie. Furthermore, the state projects a mind-boggling $493 million reached in annual tax revenue by the beginning of 2025.

Now, according to the New York executive budget, the state projects $249 million in 2022 sports betting revenue—$200 million of which will come from licensing fees. New York expects the betting market to generate $518 million in tax revenue by 2027.

NY Online Sports Betting, Projected Revenue
NY Online Sports Betting, Projected Revenue

NY Sports Betting Promos & Articles

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🎰 Resorts World Catskills💰 Sportsbook 360🗺 888 Resorts World Dr, Monticello, NY 12701⏰ Monday & Tuesday: 5:30pm – 1:30am
Wednesday – Sunday: 10am – 1:30am
🎰 Rivers Casino Schenectady💰 Rivers Sportsbook🗺 1 Rush St, Schenectady, NY 12305⏰ Monday to Thursday: 10am – 12am
Friday: 10am – 1am
Saturday: 9am – 1am
Sunday: 9am – 12am
🎰 Point Place Casino💰 The Lounge with Caesars Sports🗺 450 NY-31, Bridgeport, NY 13030⏰ 24/7
🎰 Yellow Brick Road Casino💰 The Lounge with Caesars Sports🗺 800 W Genesee St, Chittenango, NY 13037⏰ Monday – Thursday: 10am – 1am
Friday: 10am – 1am
Saturday: 9am – 1am
Sunday: 9am – 1am
🎰 Turning Stone Resort & Casino💰 The Lounge with Caesars Sports🗺 5218 Patrick Rd, Verona, NY 13478⏰ 24/7
🎰 Tioga Downs💰 FanDuel Sportsbook🗺 2384 W River Rd, Nichols, NY 13812 ⏰ Monday to Thursday: 11am – 11pm
Friday: 11am – 12am
Saturday: 9am – 12am
Sunday: 9am – 11:30pm
🎰 del Lago Casino Resort💰 DraftKings Sportsbook🗺 1133 NY-414, Waterloo, NY 13165⏰ Sunday to Saturday: 10am – 1am
🎰 Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort💰 Sticks Sports Book🗺 873 NY-37, Hogansburg, NY 13655⏰ Monday to Thursday: 11am – 10pm
Friday: 11am – 12am
Saturday & Sunday: 10am – 12am

NY online sports may now be live, but that doesn’t mean Empire State residents or those located within state borders have to exclusively use sports betting apps to lay down a wager.

New York showcases several retail locations where NY online sports betting is already legal and possible.

NY Online Sports Betting, Retail Locations, Artemi Panarin, New York Rangers
NY Online Sports Betting, Retail Locations, Artemi Panarin, New York Rangers

Resorts World Catskills

Website: rwcatskills.com
Twitter: @ResortsWorldNYC
Instagram: @ResortsWorldCatskills
Facebook: @resortsworldcatskills
Address: 888 Resorts World Dr, Monticello, NY 12701
Contact Phone#: 833-586-9358
Mobile App: App Store and Google Play
Review at Tripadvisor

Located in the heart of New York’s Catskill region, 90 miles north of New York City, Resorts World Catskills offers guests unmatched experiences in excitement, entertainment and luxury.

Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady

Website: riverscasino.com/schenectady
Twitter: @RiversCasino_NY
Instagram: @RiversCasinoNY
Facebook: @RiversCasinoNY
Address: 1 Rush St, Schenectady, NY 12305
Contact Phone#: 518-579-8800
Mobile App: App Store and Google Play
Review at Tripadvisor

Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady opened in 2017 as part of the mixed-use Mohawk Harbor project and is operated by Rush Street Gaming.

Point Place Casino

Website: pointplacecasino.com
Twitter: @PointPlaceNY
Instagram: @cointclacecasino
Facebook: @PointPlaceCasino
Address: 450 452 NY-31, Bridgeport, NY 13030
Contact Phone#: 315-366-9610
Mobile App: App Store and Google Play
Review at Tripadvisor

Located in Bridgeport, NY, the smoke-free, 65,000 square foot gaming and dining facility features a modern Las Vegas-style gaming floor with nearly 500 popular slot machines and 20 classic table games, including electronic Roulette and Big-Six.

Yellow Brick Road Casino

Website: yellowbrickroadcasino.com
Twitter: @YBRCasino
Instagram: @YBRCasino
Facebook: @YBRCasino
Address: 800 W Genesee St, Chittenango, NY 13037
Contact Phone#: 315-366-9400
Mobile App: App Store and Google Play
Review at Tripadvisor

The completely renovated Yellow Brick Road Casino & Sports Book offers casino games and the largest sportsbook in New York State.

Turning Stone Resort Casino

Website: turningstone.com
Twitter: @TurningStone
Instagram: @TurningStone
Facebook: @TurningStoneResort
Address: 5218 Patrick Rd, Verona, NY 13478
Contact Phone#: 800-771-7711
Mobile App: App Store and Google Play
Review at Tripadvisor

Located 30 miles east of Syracuse at NYS Thruway Exit 33, Oneida Indian Nation’s Turning Stone Resort Casino features world-class amenities including five hotels, two luxurious spas, five golf courses, more than 20 dining options, a 125,000 square foot Vegas-style gaming floor, a cabaret-style Showroom, a 5,000-seat Event Center, and a customizable meeting and conference spaces and four nightlife venues.

Tioga Downs Casino Resort

Website: tiogadowns.com
Twitter: @tiogadowns
Instagram: @tiogadownscasinoresort
Facebook: @tiogadownscasinoresort
Address: 2384 W River Rd, Nichols, NY 13812
Contact Phone#: 888-946-8464
Review at Tripadvisor

Tioga Downs Casino Resort features over 530 slot machines, video poker and a gaming floor that features 28 table games and six poker tables to choose from.

del Lago Resort & Casino

Website: dellagoresort.com
Twitter: @delLagoResort
Instagram: @dellagoresortcasino
Facebook: @dellagoresort
Address: 1133 NY-414, Waterloo, NY 13165
Contact Phone#: 315-946-1777
Mobile App: App Store and Google Play
Review at Tripadvisor

del Lago’s modern gaming floor features over 1,700 Slots, 66 Table Games including 14 Poker Tables, and our all-new DraftKings Sportsbook with 23 betting kiosks available 24/7 and over 1,000 square feet of cutting-edge LED video screens.

Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort

Website: mowhawkcasino.com
Twitter: @MowhawkCsino
Instagram: @mohawkcasino
Facebook: @MohawkCasino
Address: 873 NY-37, Hogansburg, NY 13655
Contact Phone#: 518-358-2222
Mobile App: App Store and Google Play
Review at Tripadvisor

Nestled between several small rivers, as well as the larger St. Lawrence River, the Mohawk people thrived for generations among black ash trees and sweetgrass, duck and deer, trout and bass. “Akwesasne,” as this area is known, translates to “Land where the partridge drums.” In fact, the St. Lawrence River Valley is as rich in natural resources as it is rich in Mohawk history.

NY Sports Betting FAQ

Is Sports Betting Legal in New York?

Yes: Sports betting is legal in New York, but it can only be done at one of the state's brick-and-mortar sites that allows sportsbook action. NY online sports betting launched on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, at 9 a.m. ET. As of Jan. 17, 2022, five mobile sportsbook apps are available to use: FanDuel, DraftKings, Caesars, BetMGM and BetRivers.

Who Can Bet on Sports in New York?

Most adults 21 and over: Most adults ages 21 and over are allowed to wager on sports at New York casinos. Excluded are those who are registered on a gambling self-exclusion list and certain individuals involved with professional or collegiate sports organizations.

According to the New York sports betting rules, you are be prohibited from sports betting in NY if you fall into any of the following categories:

1. Any athlete whose performance may be used to determine, in whole or in part, the outcome of such wagering.
2. Any person who is an athlete, player, coach, referee or any other game official, physician, trainer, team employee or governing body employee, in any sports event overseen by such person’s sports governing body.
3. Any person with access to material, non-public confidential information about a sports event that is the subject of such wagering.
4. A person identified to the commission by a sports governing body that the commission agrees is a person who should be a prohibited sports pool participant.
5. Any person who holds a position of authority or influence sufficient to exert influence over the participants in a sports event that is the subject of a wager, if such person is not otherwise described by this subdivision.

New York residency is not required to participate.

Where Can I Bet on Sports in New York?

Several physical locations are available: New York sports betting laws place limitations on how many licenses can be granted for in-person sports gambling.

The NY sports bettor can visit any one of the authorized brick-and-mortar locations:

1. Resorts World Catskills
2. Rivers Casino Schenectady
3. Point Place Casino
4. Yellow Brick Road Casino
5. Turning Stone Resort & Casino
6. Tioga Downs
7. del Lago Casino Resort
8. Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort

Which Sports Can I Bet on Sports in New York?

Many, save for in-state collegiate athletics: Similar to New Jersey, New York prohibits in-state collegiate betting. This means that any collegiate athletics representing a school from the state of New York cannot be wagered on. Prohibited sports event means any collegiate sport or athletic event that takes place in New York or a sport or athletic event in which any New York college team participates regardless of where the event takes place.

Is Online Sports Betting Legal In New York?

Yes: NY online sports betting launched on Jan. 8, 2022, at 9 a.m. ET. In November 2021, the Gaming Commission chose the initial sportsbooks to enter the state once NY sports betting goes live: FanDuel, DraftKings, BetMGM, Bally Bet, Kambi, Caesars, Wynn Interactive and PointsBet.

When Did Sports Betting Go Live in New York?

2019: Retail sports betting in New York went live in 2019.

Will I Have to be in New York to Bet?

Yes: You can bet on sports in any of the approved retail sports betting locations in New York.

Do I Have to be a New York Resident to Bet?

No: It is not required that the sports gambler resides in New York to place wagers in person.

What Types of Bets Can I Place in New York?

Many: New York offers many of the same types of bets seen in the online space.

Straight bets (Moneyline, spread, O/U), Parlays & Accumulators, Pleasers & Teasers, Player & Championship, Futures Live Betting Props & Exotics

What are the New York Sports Betting Tax Rates?

51%: Currently, New York is tied for the highest sports betting tax rate on revenue in the nation (New Hampshire), at 51%, which could make it a challenge for operators to tremendously profit in the state.

Which Mobile Sportsbooks are Available for use in New York?

FanDuel, DraftKings, Caesars, BetMGM, PointsBet, BetRivers and WynnBET: All told, there are seven mobile sports betting apps legal and available to use in the exploding online New York sports betting market.

New York Sports Teams

New York is a professional sports town unlike any other. Not only do diehard fans have to combat rivals in other cities, but they also have to contend with another fanbase in their own backyard. It’s just part of the reason New York sports fans are so rabid.

New York Giants

The New York Giants are one of the NFL’s classic organizations. One of five teams to join the newly-founded NFL in 1925, the Giants have won their first NFL championship just two years later in 1927.

All told, the Jints have eight championships in the column, including four Super Bowl victories.

While today’s Giants don’t resemble much of the Wellington Mara years, the new regime is intent on establishing the Giants identity of yesteryear.

New York Jets

The New York Jets joined the AFL in 1960 as one of eight original franchises. After watching the Houston Oilers dominate the league early, one man helped and one particular team helped transform an entire league.

After Joe Namath and the 1968 Jets stunned the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl 3, the first step en route to the NFL’s modern era had taken place. No longer would the AFL be viewed as second-rate.

Joe Douglas and the current Jets are taking a value-driven approach with young Zach Wilson at the helm.

New York Knicks

The New York Knicks are the city’s team. If New York is a baseball town, basketball is its heart—the city’s game, and the Knickerbockers carry around a rich tradition.

One of the BAA’s original 11 teams in 1947, as well as one of the NBA’s original 17 franchises in 1949, the Knicks have assembled some of the most beloved teams in city history. The organization’s two NBA titles in the early 1970s endeared further enlightened fans on team basketball, while the early 1990s Knicks decided to wear the city’s workmanlike attitude on their sleeve.

With Julius Randle and Tom Thibodeau now leading the way, the Knicks are trending in the right direction after two decades of futility. Getting in on the action now, before the team becomes a winning certainty, is the sports gambler’s best bet.

Brooklyn Nets

The Brooklyn Nets are a well-traveled basketball team. Originally named the New Jersey Americans of the ABA in 1967, the first name change happened a year later. The blacktop legend, Julius Erving, otherwise known as Dr. J, led the New York Nets to two ABA titles in the 1970s.

After coming to the NBA in 1977, New Jersey’s team put together tremendous Jason Kidd-led teams at the turn of the century, eventually falling in the NBA Finals twice.

Today, the Brooklyn Nets have as good a shot to capture their first NBA championship as any team in the league. Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden have come together to create the scariest mega team since the LeBron James-led Miami Heat or Stephen Curry-led Golden State Warriors.

What’s to not like about the New York Yankees? Well, that’s sort of a loaded question. After 27 World Series championships, there’s very little gray area here. Baseball fans either love or hate the most successful professional sports franchise in American history.

The organization that embraces its Evil Empire moniker built baseball’s most recent true dynasty in the 1990s. Derek Jeter, Bernie Williams, Andy Pettite, the great Mariano Rivera and others rattled off four championships in five years.

Today’s team, led by Aaron Judge and Gleyber Torres, is the first Bronx Bombers club to truly be led by a young nucleus—since the dynasty clubs of the 1990s.

New York Mets

The New York Mets joined Major League Baseball in 1962 after the Dodgers and Giants took their act west. Quickly, the Mets developed a ball club the city will never forget. The 1969 Miracle Mets took the organization’s first World Series title home.

In 1986, the Mets knocked off the cursed Boston Red Sox in what probably still is the most suspenseful World Series of all time.

Today’s Mets, under new owner Steve Cohen, recently made a statement with the acquisition of Francisco Lindor.

New York Rangers

The New York Rangers, one of the NHL’s Original Six teams, boasts a hockey tradition unlike any other. After winning three Stanley Cups in their first 14 years of existence, Broadway’s Blueshirts went on one of the longest droughts in professional sports history.

It took Mark Messier, Brian Leetch, Adam Graves and Mike Richter to break the 54-year curse in 1994. Although the wait was long, the payoff hit Manhattan harder than most championships.

Today’s Rangers continue to slowly built towards the future. With youngsters like Adam Fox, Alexis Lafreniere, Kaapo Kakko and Igor Shesterkin, the Blueshirts represent a nice future play for sports bettors.

New York Islanders

The New York Islanders represent a classic NHL organization whose successes reached the highest of highs.

Not only did the upstart Islanders quickly get the better of the rival Rangers, but they also captured four-straight Stanley Cups in the early 1980s. If not for Wayne Gretzky’s dynamite Edmonton Oilers, the Isles could have won even more.

Today’s Islanders, led by mastermind Lou Lamoriello and defensive-minded head coach Barry Trotz, have come close to the Stanley Cup Final.

New Jersey Devils

Those pesky New Jersey Devils just knew how to win championships. Lou Lamoriello’s work in New Jersey helped erase the “Mickey Mouse” perception No. 99 once bestowed on the young organization.

All told, Martin Brodeur helped lead the Devils to three Stanley Cups in his prime. Not even a Stephane Matteau shot in the heart could keep this defensive-minded, trapping team down.

Today’s Devils are working towards a true rebuild, one led by phenom Jack Hughes.

New York Liberty

One of the WNBA’s eight original teams in 1997, the New York Liberty shot out of a cannon quickly. Rebecca Lobo helped pave the way for the franchise to make four WNBA Finals appearances in the league’s first six years.

Although the Liberty are still searching for their first championship, the team’s prestige remains impressive.

Today’s Liberty are stuck in a bit of a down time, but you better believe they’ll scrap their way as many wins as possible.

New York City FC

New York City FC enjoy playing in front of some of the most rabid fans in New York City. As the other Yankee Stadium team, NYCFC joined the MLS as New York’s “other team” in 2015.

There have been predictable ups and downs, but the city’s beloved “Boys in Blue” continue to produce quality soccer.

Today’s club is celebrating its incredible 2021 MLS Cup championship—the first in franchise history.

New York Red Bulls

They may be called the New York Red Bulls, but they are New Jersey’s soccer club.

Founded in 1996 as one of MLS’s original teams, the New York/New Jersey MetroStars played at Giants Stadium and always entertained fans. In 2006, the team was sold and the Red Bull era was born.

Today’s Red Bulls are building with the hopes of getting back to where they once were.

Buffalo Bills (NFL)

Buffalo Bills

The Buffalo Bills are back. After two decades of Tom Brady and Bill Belichick dominating the AFC East, the NFL’s lone New York State-based football team has won the division in back-to-back seasons.

Josh Allen is a bonafide superstar quarterback and Sean McDermott has built something special. The organization may play its games in an old stadium, located in the middle of nowhere, but the two Metropolitan teams, the New York Jets and New York Giants, can only aspire to get to where the Bills currently are.

Buffalo Sabres (NHL)

Buffalo Sabres

The Buffalo Sabres oftentimes get lost in the shuffle when New York professional sports teams are bandied about. For one, they haven’t been very good as of late. Perhaps more importantly, however, they don’t play in the same division as the three Metropolitan teams, the New York Rangers, New York Islanders and New Jersey Devils.

Nonetheless, the Sabres’ history is a proud one and its New York State-based roots are very real.

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