NY Online Sports Betting: 5 Best Sportsbook Apps

NY Online Sports Betting
NY Online Sports Betting

NY online sports betting is now live, with five sportsbook mobile apps currently available: FanDuel, DraftKings, Caesars, BetMGM, PointsBet and BetRivers.

NY online sports betting officially went live as of 9 a.m. on January 8, 2022.

Online sports betting apps are now available, including FanDuel, DraftKings, Caesars and BetMGM. Here are the current signup bonuses for each:


The five sportsbooks that have already met regulatory standards are as follows:

Four of those five mobile sports betting apps had the opportunity to make themselves available on or after Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, at 9 a.m. ET, and can be used by excited New York sports bettors. BetMGM later joined the group on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022.

The sixth sports betting app pundits think will make its way to the NY sports betting market is PointsBet, which was believed to be ready to launch on Friday, Jan. 21, 2022. However, that process has been delayed.

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 give New York Jets and Giants fans an extra boost to close the season on a positive 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 five already-live sportsbooks—FanDuel Sportsbook, DraftKings Sportsbook, Caesars Sportsbook, BetMGM and BetRivers—the state previously approved four others (nine in total).


Ranking The NY Sports Betting Apps and Sportsbooks

The following is our ranking of the nine best sportsbooks in New York:

RankSportsbook AppWhere AvailableNY Launch Date
1💰 FanDuel SportsbookApp Store, Google PlayLIVE (Jan. 8, 2022)
2💰 DraftKings SportsbookApp Store, Google PlayLIVE (Jan. 8, 2022)
3💰 Caesars SportsbookApp Store, Google PlayLIVE (Jan. 8, 2022)
4💰 BetMGMApp Store, Google PlayLIVE (Jan. 17, 2022)
5💰 PointsBetApp Store, Google PlayTBD (Late January 2022)
6💰 BetRiversApp Store, Google PlayLIVE (Jan. 8, 2022)
7💰 WynnBETApp Store, Google PlayTBD (February 2022)
8💰 Bally BetApp Store, Google PlayTBD (February 2022)
9💰 Resorts World SportsbookApp Store, Google PlayTBD (February 2022)

1. FanDuel Sportsbook NY


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

  • Where Available: App Store (iOS), Google Play (Android), Web Browser
  • States Available: NY, AZ, CO, CT, IA, IL, IN, MI, NJ, PA, TN, VA, WV
  • App Store Listed As: FanDuel Sportsbook & Casino
  • Google Play Listed As: FanDuel Sportsbook & Casino
  • Seller: FanDuel, Inc

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


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

  • Where Available: App Store (iOS), Google Play (Android), Web Browser
  • States Available: NY, AZ, CO, CT, IL, IN, IA, MI, NH, NJ, PA, TN, VA, WV
  • App Store Listed As: DraftKings Sportsbook & Casino
  • Google Play Listed As: DraftKings Sportsbook & Casino
  • Seller: DraftKings

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. Caesars Sportsbook NY

Caesars Sportsbook

States: NEW YORK

  • Where Available: App Store (iOS), Google Play (Android), Web Browser
  • States Available: NY, AZ, CO, IA, IL, IN, MI, NJ, PA, TN, VA, WV
  • App Store Listed As: Caesars Sportsbook
  • Google Play Listed As: Caesars Sportsbook
  • Seller: Computerized Bookmaking Systems, Inc.

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.

4. BetMGM NY

BetMGM Sportsbook App

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

  • Where Available: App Store (iOS), Google Play (Android), Web Browser
  • States Available: NY, AZ, CO, IA, IN, MI, NJ, PA, TN, VA, WV, WY
  • App Store Listed As: BetMGM Sportsbook
  • Google Play Listed As: BetMGM Sportsbook
  • Seller: ROAR Digital, LLC

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, App Store
PointsBet NY, App Store
  • Where Available: App Store (iOS), Google Play (Android), Web Browser
  • States Available: CO, IA, IL, IN, MI, NJ, WV, VA
  • App Store Listed As: PointsBet: Sports Betting
  • Google Play Listed As: PointsBet: Sports Betting
  • Seller: PointsBet USA Inc

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



  • Where Available: App Store (iOS), Google Play (Android), Web Browser
  • States Available: NY, AZ, CO, CT (SH), IL, IN, IA, MI, NJ (SH), PA, VA
  • App Store Listed As: BetRivers Sportsbook Illinois
  • Google Play Listed As: BetRivers Sportsbook Illinois
  • Seller: Rush Street Interactive LLC

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

7. WynnBET NY

WynnBET NY, App Store
WynnBET NY, App Store
  • Where Available: App Store (iOS), Google Play (Android), Web Browser
  • States Available: AZ, CO, IN, MI, NJ, TN, VA
  • App Store Listed As: WynnBET: NJ Casino & Sportsbook
  • Google Play Listed As: WynnBET: NJ Sportsbook & Casino
  • Seller: WSI US, LLC

WynnBET NY is a big name starting to gain momentum in the online sports betting world. The sportsbook behind Wynn and Encore casino chains will be one of the first to enter the NY online sports betting market.

8. Bally Bet NY

Bally Bet NY, App Store
Bally Bet NY, App Store
  • Where Available: App Store (iOS), Google Play (Android), Web Browser
  • States Available: CO, IA
  • App Store Listed As: Bally Bet Sportsbook
  • Google Play Listed As: Bally Bet Sportsbook
  • Seller: Bally’s Corporation

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.

9. Resorts World Sportsbook NY

Resorts World Sportsbook NY, App Store
Resorts World Sportsbook NY, App Store
  • Where Available: App Store (iOS), Google Play (Android), Web Browser
  • States Available: NV
  • App Store Listed As: Resorts World
  • Google Play Listed As: Resorts World
  • Seller: Resorts World Casino New York City

Resorts World Sportsbook is one of the mysteries in the US sports betting market. Scarcely available, Resorts World Sportsbook will have an opportunity to join the NY online sports betting market.

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 Online Sports Betting News Timeline: The Road To Legal Online Sports Gambling In New York

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 when 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.

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

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 2021: 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.

Projected NY Online Sports Betting Revenue

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

New York’s online sports betting market is currently projected 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.

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

NY Online Sports Betting Retail Locations

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💲 Sportsbook 360888 Resorts World Dr, Monticello, NY 12701Monday & Tuesday: 5:30pm – 1:30am
Wednesday – Sunday: 10am – 1:30am
Rivers Casino Schenectady💰 Rivers Sportsbook1 Rush St, Schenectady, NY 12305Monday to Thursday: 10am – 12am
Friday: 10am – 1am
Saturday: 9am – 1am
Sunday: 9am – 12am
Point Place Casino💸 The Lounge with Caesars Sports450 NY-31, Bridgeport, NY 1303024/7
Yellow Brick Road Casino💸 The 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 & Casino💸 The Lounge with Caesars Sports5218 Patrick Rd, Verona, NY 1347824/7
Tioga Downs🤑 FanDuel 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 Resort💵 DraftKings Sportsbook1133 NY-414, Waterloo, NY 13165 Sunday to Saturday: 10am – 1am
Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort💲 Sticks 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 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.

New York Pro Sports Teams To Bet On

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, 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.

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

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—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.

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

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

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 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.

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

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NY Online 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 and BetRivers: All told, there are five mobile sports betting apps legal and available to use in the exploding online New York sports betting market.

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