Legal sports betting in New York officially went live on July 16, 2019. While online and mobile wagering is not yet legal in NY, legalizing brick-and-mortar sportsbooks was a first step in the right direction. This page will give you all the details behind the bill that made sports betting legal and when you can expect online betting to begin in The Empire State.
New York Sports Betting Details
|Start Date||July 16, 2019|
|Legal Age to Bet||21|
|Online/In App Betting||No|
|Maximum Bet||No Limit|
|Eligible Sportsbooks||Currently limited to the state’s 4 licensed casinos.|
New York Sportsbooks
At the moment, online and mobile betting is not available for New York residents. As a result, many residents still choose to bet on illegal offshore books like MyBookie and Bovada. The bill we mentioned at the top of this article, S17D, would legalize online and mobile wagering throughout the state.
The list of sportsbooks below, complete with address, are the four options currently available to New York residents. The closest to New York City is, unfortunately, still over 100 miles away. With the state’s budget sheet a disaster, there is reason to believe that they could move soon to capitalize on what is believed to be $200+ million in revenue the state is missing out on.
Nevertheless, at least New York residents have options, and if you live within a drive of these sportsbooks it may make for an entertaining way to spend an NFL Sunday. Keep in mind COVID-19 will affect these locations, for instant answers to your questions we recommend calling the number provided.
|Del Lago Resort & Casino||1133 NY-414, Waterloo, NY 13165||(315) 946-1777|
|Resorts World Catskills||888 Resorts World Drive, Monticello, NY 12701||(833) 586-9358|
|Rivers Casino & Resort||1 Rush Street, Schenectady, NY 12305||(518) 579-8800|
|Tioga Downs Casino||2384 W River Rd, Nichols, NY 13812||(888) 946-8464|
New York State Sports Betting FAQs
The legal sports betting outlook for the state of New York changes on a seemingly daily basis. Combine that with the chaos that the state of New York has faced throughout dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic and you can see how residents have plenty of questions. We try to address the majority of those questions with these FAQs.
Is sports betting legal in New York State?
Yes, sports betting was officially legalized in the state of New York on July 10, 2019 and the first bet was placed on July 16, 2019.
Is mobile sports betting legal in New York?
At the moment, sports betting is limited to only brick-and-mortar sportsbooks. These sportsbooks are attached to the state’s four licensed casinos. There is, however, an active bill that would legalize mobile and online betting throughout the state.
Could sports betting be legalized in New York in 2020?
We receive this question daily and while we were hopeful pre-COVID, that hope has since gone away. At the moment, the best New York residents can hope for is a 2021 vote on this issue. The bad news regarding this bill was that COVID moved attention to more pressing matters (rightfully so). The cost of much of what the state did, however, could force NY legislatures to turn to sports betting to fund what has been a disastrous year for the state.
Can I bet on offshore books like Bovada and MyBookie?
No, both Bovada and MyBookie are illegal in the United States. Moreover, neither sportsbook has a positive reputation within the industry.
What is the legal age to bet on sports in New York?
The minimum age required to bet on sports in NY is set to 21.
Are FanDuel and DraftKings legal in New York?
While the sportsbooks for both FanDuel and DraftKings continue to wait for the state to open up online and mobile sports betting, their daily fantasy sports products remain legal. Despite a legal battle with the state’s Attorney General Eric Schneiderman in 2015, both websites have remained online for every NFL season.