NY Online Sports Betting: When Will Mobile Sportsbook Apps Launch?

When will legal online sports betting launch in New York?
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NY online sports betting is officially coming to the Empire State. The former governor signed state budget and revenue bills that will enable online sportsbook operators to begin the lengthy approval process.

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 will be come reality soon enough.

Current projections mention Super Bowl 56 as the potential go-live date for New York online sports gambling. So, NY online sports bettors should expect early 2022 as the time when their previously unrealistic dreams become a legitimate reality.

New York will allow two “platforms” to underpin its online betting operation, potentially with multiple publicly-facing skins on top of it. For consumers, this should lead to the launch of DraftKings Sportsbook NY and FanDuel Sportsbook NY.

Soon, the long wait for New York online sports gambling will come to an end, and those within the industry and take part in the sports wagering simply cannot wait.

ESNY has all of your online sports betting news and eventual needs covered. Stick with us every step of the way until legal online wagering commences.


New York Online Sports Betting Latest Update

Though New York does not yet offer the ability to bet online legally, like neighboring states  New Jersey and Pennsylvania, both of which were quick to enter the space, we now have much more clarity per the future of NY online sports betting.

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.

New York lawmakers have cited the 2022 Super Bowl as a potential launch in the state. It is the hope that online sports betting will be fully operational by the 2022 Super Bowl.

In terms of the former Governor’s vision, the state will issue application requests by July 1, and interested parties will enter into a competitive bidding process.

The New York Gaming Commission will consider potential platform providers’ gross revenue estimates, the tax rate it’s 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 will have 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.

Now, in August 2021, the New York Gaming Commission has published a list of applicants that have applied for a New York sports betting license.

Here are the bidding groups and listed partners:

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

DraftKings all but confirmed 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 BallyBet in the same application.

It’s unseen how Penn National Gaming’s recent acquisition of theScore will affect the two bid applications that include the companies.

Each bid package will be awarded points by the New York Gaming Commission and must include at least two proposed platform operators to be the front end of the state’s online sports betting program.

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.

New York online sports betting felt inevitable for quite some time, but the light at the end of the tunnel is now appearing.

Ranking the Online Sportsbook Apps Projected To Launch in New York

The framework which will guide online sports betting in New York remains undefined. But that hasn’t stopped operators from partnering with brick-and-mortar sites to take advantage of the legal retail sports betting in the state. This could give them an edge in online licenses.

The following is a list of sportsbooks that we anticipate joining the party once NY online sports gambling turns legal.

1. FanDuel Sportsbook NY

FanDuel Sportsbook
FanDuel Sportsbook NY

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.


2. DraftKings Sportsbook NY

draftkings sportsbook
DraftKings Sportsbook NY

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. Barstool Sportsbook NY

A new era of sports betting has officially arrived and the stoolies can’t be more excited. Barstool Sportsbook is currently active in seven states, two of which include Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

There’s no reason to think Barstool Sportsbook will bypass New York when it’s officially time to take the plunge.

Barstool Sportsbook




4. Caesars Sportsbook NY

Caesars Entertainment’s acquisition of William Hill now means there’s another big player in the online sports betting space. Naturally, it’s only wise to expect Caesars Sportsbook to dabble in the New York market once it officially turns live and legal.

Caesars Sportsbook

States: NJ, CO, IL, IN, MI



5. BetMGM NY

BetMGM is the online sports gambling platform of the famed MGM Resorts and Casinos. Its aggressive strategy in the market provides us with no doubt that it’ll eventually become a major player in the NY online sports betting market.

BetMGM Sportsbook App

States: AZ, PA, NJ, IN, CO, WV, TN, NV, MI, VA



6. PointsBet NY

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 in New York once it opens up for online sportsbook business.

PointsBet Sportsbook

States: NJ, CO, IL, IN, IA, MI



7. BetRivers Sportsbook NY

BetRivers Sportsbook already has a New York presence as the sportsbook for Rivers Casino in Schenectady, but you better believe it’s ready to hop on the online end of things when it’s go-time.


The Road To Legal NY Online Sports Betting

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NY online sports betting news and events timeline

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.

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Projected NY State Betting Revenue

State Budget Director Robert Mujica who has said the plan is estimated to bring in $500 million annually once fully operational.

NY Retail Sports Betting Locations

NY Retail Sports Betting Locations

Resorts World CatskillsSportsbook 360888 Resorts World Dr, Monticello, NY 12701Monday & Tuesday: 5:30pm – 1:30am
Wednesday – Sunday: 10am – 1:30am
Rivers Casino SchenectadyRivers Sportsbook1 Rush St, Schenectady, NY 12305Monday to Thursday: 10am – 12am
Friday: 10am – 1am
Saturday: 9am – 1am
Sunday: 9am – 12am
Point Place CasinoThe Lounge with Caesars Sports450 NY-31, Bridgeport, NY 1303024/7
Yellow Brick Road CasinoThe Lounge with Caesars Sports800 W Genesee St, Chittenango, NY 13037Monday – Thursday: 10am – 1am
Friday: 10am – 1am
Saturday: 9am – 1am
Sunday: 9am – 1am
Turning Stone Resort & CasinoThe Lounge with Caesars Sports5218 Patrick Rd, Verona, NY 1347824/7
Tioga DownsFanDuel Sportsbook2384 W River Rd, Nichols, NY 13812 Monday to Thursday: 11am – 11pm
Friday: 11am – 12am
Saturday: 9am – 12am
Sunday: 9am – 11:30pm
del Lago Casino ResortDraftKings Sportsbook1133 NY-414, Waterloo, NY 13165 Sunday to Saturday: 10am – 1am
Akwesasne Mohawk Casino ResortSticks Sports Book873 NY-37, Hogansburg, NY 13655Monday to Thursday: 11am – 10pm
Friday: 11am – 12am
Saturday & Sunday: 10am – 12am

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 sweet grass, 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.

How New York compares to other states

NY Online Sports Betting Review

The online sports bettor is still patiently awaiting New York’s legal online sports gambling future. Until the great state of New York goes live, the Empire State will have to watch other legal states rake in the dough as a spectator.

Retail sports betting is currently live in New York, but until the legal online side is approved, the state will have to stand by while the likes of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, West Virginia and many more rack in the extra cash.

NY Sports Betting News

New York Pro 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.

All specific odds found on this page provided by FanDuel Sportsbook, last updated Sept. 9, 2021.

New York Giants (NFL)

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, Dave Gettleman and Joe Judge are as active as any other franchise. The team’s 2021 free-agent acquisitions include star receiver Kenny Golladay, John Ross and cornerback Adoree’ Jackson.

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. Snagging Corey Davis and Carl Lawson in free agency leads them into a crucial draft that’ll help determine the team’s future.

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.

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—a strategy that worked over two decades ago. Only the Los Angeles Dodgers are ahead of the Yanks on DraftKings Sportsbook’s list to win the 2021 World Series.

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. For many sports betting experts, the 2021 Mets represent a sneaky play.

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.

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, are one of the favorites to bring home the 2021 Stanley Cup.

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.

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 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 heads into the 2021 season as one of the teams to watch closely. Hop on the team’s desirable odds before it’s too late.

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 head into the 2021 season as a middle-of-the-pack club looking to make waves.

New York Sportsbook Reviews


New York Sports Betting FAQ

Is Sports Betting Legal in New York?

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. The wait for online sports betting in New York continues despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2018 decision to repeal the nationwide sports gambling ban.

Who Can Bet on Sports in New York?

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?

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?

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?

No. The wait for NY online sports betting painfully continues as a direct result of the state’s sports betting laws and regulations. Sports wagering shall occur only in a sports wagering lounge of an operator, as required by Racing, Pari-Mutuel Wagering and Breeding Law section 1367(3)(b). Lawmakers will need to pass another law that allows online sports betting in the state.

When Did Sports Betting Go Live in New York?

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?

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?

Currently, with the bills in the works to bring online betting to New York, there would be an 8.5% tax rate on physical sportsbooks and a 12% tax for mobile sportsbooks. There also would be a $12 million one-time licensing fee for mobile sportsbooks entering the state. By way of comparison, New Jersey offers an 8.5% tax rate for in-person sports wagering and a 13% online tax, while Pennsylvania holds a much higher 36% rate.

How Old Must I Be to Place a Bet in New York?

As is the case in all states where sports betting is legal, gamblers must be at least 21 years of age.