New York Sportsbook Offers
Sports betting is legal in New York, but only available in-person at four casinos update -- the closest about 100 miles from New York City. Even pre-COVID-19, this forced many New Yorkers to continue betting illegally through offshore websites and local bookies. Lawmakers cannot expect bettors to change their existing habits without convenient options.

So will online sports betting ever come to New York? Read on to learn the latest.
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We graded New York on its sports betting bill and experience relative to other states.

Overall New York Sports Betting Grade
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo opposes sports betting, and shut down another effort in March 2020. He also stopped the expansion of sports betting to NYC-area casinos like Empire City in Yonkers and Resorts World in Queens. That leaves sports betting available only at four casinos in upstate New York. Therefore, the state gets horrific marks.

Mobile Betting Options: F

There’s no online sports betting in New York. You can’t give it anything but an F.

Sign Up & Deposits: F

You can only bet in person, so there’s no online deposits or registrations. F.

Fair Pricing: B

DraftKings, Bet365, Rivers and FanDuel operate the in-person sportsbooks in New York, so you can expect fair odds if you venture to one.

Offerings: N/A

Mobile offerings often turn out different than in-person ones, so we’ll wait to grade New York on this.

 

THE GOOD
The Good: Sports Betting Exists?

More than half the country hasn’t legalized betting of any kind yet, so it’s good that New York has some kind of sports betting operational.

New York's lack of sports betting has been good for New Jersey, too. FanDuel COO Kip Levin said more than 25% of the company’s bets in New Jersey are placed by New York residents. Many travel over the border and place bets, then head right back.

THE BAD
The Bad: Everything Else

Modern sports bettors -- even the most casual ones -- have gotten used to betting from anywhere.

Smartphones have removed so much friction from the wagering process. Even in the early Internet days, you needed to be near a computer. Before that, you had to call to place your wagers.

Then when smartphones came around, it changed everything. New York hasn't caught onto that.

Cuomo opposes legal online sports betting, despite the fact that it could be worth hundreds of millions to his state. He's made it clear that he doesn't want to make up revenue shortfalls that way.

Is Sports Betting Legal in New York?

Sports betting is legal in New York, but only at four casinos.

Can You Bet on Sports Online in NY?

You cannot bet on sports online in NY yet. There is no timetable for that to change.

Is DraftKings Sportsbook Legal in NY?

The online version is not legal. You can place a bet in person at DraftKings Sportsbook in Del Lago Resort in Waterloo, N.Y. (about five hours from NYC).

How Old Do I Have to Be to Bet on Sports in New York?

The minimum betting age is 21.

Is MyBookie Legal in New York?

MyBookie is not legal in New York, and hopefully won't be necessary soon if the state can legalize full online betting.

Is Bovada Legal in New York?

Bovada is not legal in New York.

New York Sports Betting Tips

Sports Betting for NY Beginners


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Sports Betting Glossary


The sports betting lexicon is vast and sometimes confusing, especially to new bettors. Check out our sports betting glossary to get up to speed with every term you might need to know.


Sports Betting Mistakes to Avoid


Betting on your favorite teams in New York might seem like a no-brainer, but you need to be responsible if you're going to sustain in the sports betting world.

Here are mistakes to avoid. 

New York Sports Betting Timeline

June 2009

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The New York sports betting story really began in 2009, well before the Supreme Court repealed P.A.S.P.A. Senator Eric Adams introduced a bill that lost steam quickly.

2011

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Adams again introduces a bill that goes nowhere.

2013

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New Yorkers vote in expansion of legalized gambling, including four new casinos and sports betting. The casinos have since opened.

October 2015

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Attorney General Eric Schneiderman famously stands in the way of DFS sites DraftKings and FanDuel as they expand quickly and advertise heavily in New York and elsewhere. He lumps DFS in with sports betting, making it illegal in NY.
New York Sports Betting Locations
New York's four commercial casinos are the only ones that can apply for a sports betting license. Tribal casinos cannot. Those commercial casinos include:
Del Lago Resort & Casino
The Finger Lakes area's newest commercial casino addition.
Tioga Downs Casino
Tioga Downs is located in Nichols, NY, with casino features almost 800 machines and hotel accommodations.
New York has no shortage of professional and college teams to bet on:

Division I Football & Basketball

Army Black Knights
Syracuse Orange
Buffalo Bulls

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Albany Great Danes
Colgate Raiders
Columbia Lions
Cornell Big Red
Fordham Rams
LIU Sharks
Marist Red Foxes
Stony Brook Seawolves

Pro Sports Teams

NY Jets (NFL)
NY Giants (NFL)
Red Bulls (MLS)
Mets (MLB)
Yankees (MLB)
Knicks (NBA)
Liberty (WNBA)
Rangers (NHL)
Islanders (NHL)

NFL Betting in New York

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Yankees

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NHL Betting in New York

Islanders

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Steve Petrella is a senior editor for The Action Network covering college football, among other things. He's a Penn State grad now based in Atlanta who enjoys great punting, clock-killing drives and turnovers in the red zone.