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Mobile sports betting has been legal in New York since January 2022, after four sportsbook apps were approved for launch in the states. From there, the number of betting apps rose to nine, giving bettors plenty of wagering options and promotional offers.

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BetMGM
BONUS: 
$1500
PROMO CODE: 
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+21 only | T&C apply | Gamble responsibly
DraftKings
BONUS: 
150$
PROMO CODE: 
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+21 only | T&C apply | Gamble responsibly
Betrivers
BONUS: 
500$
PROMO CODE: 
SPORTS
+21 only | T&C apply | Gamble responsibly
Fanduel
BONUS: 
200$
PROMO CODE: 
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+21 only | T&C apply | Gamble responsibly
Caesars Sportsbook
BONUS: 
-
PROMO CODE: 
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+21 only | T&C apply | Gamble responsibly
Wynnbet
BONUS: 
$200
PROMO CODE: 
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+21 only | T&C apply | Gamble responsibly
Bally Bet
BONUS: 
$100
PROMO CODE: 
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+21 only | T&C apply | Gamble responsibly

All legal ways to bet on in New York

Is online sports betting legal in New York?Yes
Is in-person sports betting legal?Yes
Is daily fantasy sports legal?Yes
Is betting on college sports legal?Yes
Is horse racing betting legal?Yes
Is greyhound betting legal?No
Is political betting legal?No
Is eSports betting legal?Legal (restricted)

Within the state, no restrictions on the type of sports players can bet on are in place — essentially, players can enjoy betting on both professional and collegiate leagues. However, players cannot place bets on college teams from New York or any NCAA event in the state. Horse race betting is also completely legal in The Empire State.

In addition, even though eSports online betting hasn’t yet become available in NY, bettors can still place eSports wagers on any retail sportsbooks found on tribal land. For those looking for a sports betting alternative, daily fantasy sports apps are fully legal in NY, and individuals can find some of the most prominent DFS apps on the market.

Online sports betting in The Empire State

Over the years, New York has gradually moved to legalize sports betting in various forms. Though online sports gambling took a little longer to arrive, in-person sports wagering has been legal since 2019. At this point, it was already possible to place bets at one of the four commercial and five-plus Tribal casinos within the state.

The path to online sports betting in New York had already been made much easier by lawmakers pushing for land-based domestic sports wagering. This finally came into force in 2019 through a referendum that gained a majority and allowed sports betting in casinos upstate. In 2021, this shift made online sports betting legal in the state too, which allowed bets to be placed via smartphones and mobile apps.

After this, the first sportsbook apps went live in the state at the beginning of 2022. Overseeing all of this is the New York State Gaming Commission, which checks out each of the applications, provides licenses and continues monitoring the operation of each casino to ensure they comply with state laws.

Interestingly, while it took a while for sports betting to get off the ground here, land-based casinos have been around for a lot longer. Casinos were made legal in 2013, and before this, the only casinos available in the state were the tribal casinos, and the state limited sports gambling to horse racing only.

Now, with sports betting fully operational, players in NY have full access to a wide range of betting options.

All legal NY sports betting apps in 2024 (from newest to oldest):

Sportsbook app

Launch date

Fanatics Sportsbook

February 29, 2024

Bally Bet

July 7, 2022

Resorts World Bet

March 3, 2022

WynnBET

February 4, 2022

BetMGM

January 17, 2022

FanDuel

January 8, 2022

DraftKings

January 8, 2022

Caesars Sportsbook

January 8, 2022

BetRivers

January 8, 2022

ESPN Bet

Coming soon

Sports betting & gambling legislation in NY

With sports gambling legal within New York, players must remain mindful of any restrictions that are in place. To wager at domestic land-based or mobile betting sites, players must be 21 years old. The age limits remain the same across all sports, though making it easy to monitor.

While players don't have to live in the state to access the sports betting apps, players do need to be within the state borders when placing bets and playing. All sportsbooks tend to have an app and a desktop platform, allowing players to switch between the two or choose which option they prefer. Bettors can create accounts on these apps from anywhere within the state, as NY offers remote registration.

The tax rate on sports betting or gambling in general in New York is a bit complicated. New York’s state tax system works on a graduated income tax, so an individual’s tax rate is based on their tax bracket. Since gambling winnings are considered taxable income, they could affect which tax rate a bettor pays, as these tax rates start at 4% on the low end and go all the way up to 10.9% for the highest tax bracket.

In terms of future gambling legislation updates in New York, the public attention is firmly on online casinos, as the advocates of legalized iGaming and online gambling are aiming for the legalization of NY online casinos in the 2024 calendar year.

Are online casinos legal in New York?No
Are retail casinos legal?Yes
Are social sportsbooks legal?Yes
Are sweepstakes/social casinos legal?Yes
Is online poker legal?No
Is the lottery legal?Yes
The launch date of sports betting in New York?January 8, 2022
How many legal sports betting apps are there in NY?9
How many legal retail betting sites are there in NY?11
Is remote registration allowed?Yes
Legal age for sports betting in New York?21+
New York's tax rate for betting/gambling winnings4%-10.9%
Who regulates sports betting in New York?NYS Gaming Commission

Most recent updates from the NY sports betting scene

  • July 15, 2024: Despite winning the series, the Yankees dropped their series finale with the Orioles, which puts them in second place heading into the All-Star Break. They are still favored to win the AL East at (-125) on FanDuel.

  • July 7, 2024: After losing or splitting seven consecutive series, the New York Yankees are no longer favored to win the AL East. They are now (+120) on FanDuel Sportsbook.

  • July 5, 2024: Patrick Bertoletti won the 2024 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest with 58 hot dogs.

  • June 27, 2024: The New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets have completed a trade to send Mikal Bridges to the Knicks. After also resigning OG Anunoby, the Knicks are (+850) to win the NBA Title.

  • June 24, 2024: For the first time all season, the New York Yankees have lost three consecutive series. They are still (+200) to win the AL and (+450) to win the World Series.

  • June 20, 2024: Following the conclusion of the 2023-24 NBA season, Knicks guard Jalen Brunson is currently priced at (+1800) to win the MVP for the 2024-25 season.

  • June 5, 2024: A New York man, Long Phi Pham, has been arrested in connection with the Jontay Porter betting scandal. Pham was arrested at JFK Airport, trying to flee the country.

  • May 29, 2024: The St. John's Red Storm baseball team has made the 2024 College World Series regionals. They are currently (+1400) to win the Charlottesville regional and (+30000) to win the title.

In-person sports betting sites and locations

In 2013, the New York Gaming Economic Development Act paved the road for sports betting. In 2019, several licensed casinos could offer sports betting, but only once the State changed the federal law. As soon as this happened, legislation was passed allowing these established casinos to operate sportsbooks.

At the time, New York has multiple retail sportsbooks, with four commercial casinos and seven tribal casinos operating their own betting facilities. However, the inconvenience for New Yorkers in NYC is that all these casinos are upstate.

Retail Sportsbook

Location

Rivers Casino Schenectady

1 Rush St, Schenectady

Tioga Downs Casino Resort

2384 W River Rd #1406, Nichols

Turning Stone Resort Casino

5218 Patrick Rd, Verona

Point Place Casino

450 452 NY-31, Bridgeport

Del Lago Resort & Casino

1133 NY-414, Waterloo

Yellow Brick Road Casino

800 W Genesee St, Chittenango

Resorts World Catskills

888 Resorts World Dr, Monticello

Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino

1 Fulton St, Buffalo

Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino

777 Seneca Allegany Blvd, Salamanca

Seneca Niagara Casino

310 4th St, Niagara Falls

Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort

873 NY-37, Hogansburg

Empire City Casino

810 Yonkers Ave, Yonkers

Sports betting in neighboring states

If traveling across state lines, you might want to know the up-to-date sports betting legislation regarding NY's neighboring states. Here's a quick recap of the situation.

Clicking the state's name from the list below will bring up more information about its sports gambling legislation and all the available betting apps.

StateOnline sports bettingRetail sports bettingDFSHorse Race betting
MassachusettsLegalLegalLegalLegal
New JerseyLegalLegalLegalLegal
ConnecticutLegalLegalLegalLegal
PennsylvaniaLegalLegalLegalLegal
VermontLegalIllegalLegalLegal

Sports betting revenue impact on New York's economy

Only four commercial and five tribal casinos hold sportsbook licenses in New York. These nine operators have 10-year permission from the New York State Gaming Commission. The actual application fee to get a license in the state is not known.

However, a final tax rate of 51% has been announced for all online sports betting, and with this rate, the state was able to gather nearly $80 million in tax revenue in just five weeks. In addition, there are recent bids to offer sportsbooks in NY from at least five more operators, but these were not approved at the end of 2021.

Since the launch of mobile sports betting in New York in 2022, the state has frequently exceeded over a billion dollars in the monthly handle. The old saying “City that never sleeps” seems to apply to the entire state regarding gambling, as New York has generated the second-most revenue and the most tax income from sports betting in the country.

Top 3 sportsbooks in the state in May 2024:

  1. FanDuel (Handle: $747.5m, Revenue: $88m)

  2. DraftKings (Handle: $812.3m, Revenue: $84.2m)

  3. Caesars Sportsbook (Handle: $160.1m, Revenue: $11.1m)

New York sports betting record months:

  • Sports betting handle: November 2023 ($2,109,294,400)

  • Revenue: January 2024 ($211,706,706)

  • Tax income: January 2024 ($107,887,645)

NY sports betting revenue in 2024

Month

Handle (MoM)

Revenue (MoM)

Tax income

May 2024

$1,978,317,034

$203,760,343

$103,748,517

Apr. 2024

$1,969,945,755

$184,032,347

$93,757,818

Mar. 2024

$1,854,674,065

$152,553,937

$76,369,312

Feb. 2024

$1,779,072,192

$131,315,621

$67,016,794

Jan. 2024

$1,965,468,151

$211,706,706

$107,887,645

2024 Total YTD

$9,547,477,197

$883,368,954

$448,780,086

New York - Some commonly asked questions (FAQ):

What are the legal sports betting options in New York?

Soon, New York sports bettors will have access to 12 retail betting facilities. In addition to those locations, bettors have access to nine mobile betting apps and a handful of daily fantasy sports sites.

How profitable has sports betting been for the state of NY?

Given New York's population size, the state has generated over $3.4 billion in sports betting revenue since July 2019.

What is the biggest collapse in New York sports history?

New York is home to eight professional sports teams across the core four leagues, so there have been plenty of collapses. One of the biggest came in 2007 when the New York Mets blew a seven-game lead in the NL East with 17 games left in the season.

How many championships have NY pro sports teams won?

Across the core, four sports New York pro teams have won 59 championships.