Is Sports Betting Legal in New York?
If you’re an NFL betting fan looking to bet in New York, you’ve come to the right place. Mobile sports betting went live in New York in January 2022 after online sports betting was legalized in April 2021. There are currently eight sports betting apps as well as retail sportsbooks at the casinos around the Empire State.
Betting on sports in New York comes with a couple restrictions. Wagering on in-state college teams, in-state college events, or awards decided by a media vote are not allowed.
If you’re looking for more information on sports betting in the United States beyond New York, check out our Sports Betting Legal Tracker.
Top Betting Sites in New York
DraftKings and FanDuel are considered the two best online sportsbooks in New York. They have the best technology, offering the best user experience, have the most markets available, and provide the most odds boosts and promos for returning customers.
Caesars Sportsbook and BetMGM are the next two best sportsbooks in New York, and they each have their own rewards programs, where you can earn points/credits for betting on their app to redeem at their hotels and other experiences.
If you’re new to sports betting, read our guide on How to Bet on the NFL.
What Sports Betting Apps are Legal in New York?
- Caesars Sportsbook
- DraftKings Sportsbook
- FanDuel Sportsbook
- Resorts World Bet
- WynnBet Sportsbook
How to Bet in New York
Betting on sports in New York is really simple. No in-person registration is required, meaning you can sign up with any online sportsbook from your mobile device or computer. There are also no restrictions on where you can use an online sportsbook in the state of New York.
If you’re looking for betting tips, check out our Top 10 Sports Betting Strategies.
Top Sportsbook Promos/Bonuses in New York
More often than not, there are many great sign-up offers available in New York. Click on the widget below to take advantage of any available promos!
New York Sports Betting Timeline
2022: Online sports betting officially launched in New York on January 8, with BetRivers, Caesars, DraftKings, and FanDuel being the first to go live.
2021: In January, former Governor Andrew Cuomo announced plans to legalize online sports betting. A few months later, state legislators passed a state budget bill to jumpstart the launch of mobile sports betting in the state and eventually pick nine operators from a field of applicants.
2020: Efforts to legalize online sports betting were stalled by the COVID-19 pandemic as more pressing issues took priority, pushing back the sports betting conversation to 2021. Eventually, Governor Cuomo stated that sports betting was a potential option in making up for their projected $15B budget shortfall.
2019: In-person sports betting became available, as The Rivers Casino in Schenectady became the first retail sportsbook to start taking wagers on July 16, 2019, as other sportsbooks eventually started to open.
2018: On May 14th, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned PASPA (Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act), officially ending the federal ban on sports betting in the United States.