Online Sportsbooks in
New York

Mobile sports betting has finally been approved in the state of New York! Sports betting aficionados can expect to see the first legal online sportsbook by late 2021 or early 2022.

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Online sports betting legal in New York

Online sports betting in New York State

When the New Jersey sports betting market became the largest in the US following the 2018 US Senate's decision to remove the federal ban on sports betting, everyone expected that New York State, eager not to lose revenue to its neighbours would soon follow suit. However, the attempts to push through legislation failed, in part, due to a proposed integrity fee for sports leagues.

Fast forward to April 2021 and legislators finally managed to push through a bill that would allow mobile wagering. The news that the nation's largest city will soon be online has shaken the US sports betting market and hopes remain that the first online wagering will be ready for the Super Bowl.

Betting in NY - what you can and can't do

Bet on sports in-person ✅

Bet on sports online ✅

Register with a sportsbook online ✅

Deposit & withdraw funds with a sportsbook online ✅

Bet on collegiate teams or collegiate games ✅

Frequently asked questions about sports betting in NY

Here is what you need to know about sports betting in NY.

Is sports betting legal in New York?

Sports betting in New York is now legal. In April 2021, the state passed a bill that legalized online sports betting.

The first NY online sportsbooks are expected to go live in late 2021 or early 2022.

Until then it is legal to sign-up to an NJ online sportsbook in NY. However, you will need to travel to NJ to place a wager. It is estimated that 25% of online wagers placed in NJ are made by New Yorkers.

Can you bet online in New York?

It is now legal to bet online in the state of New York. However, since the bill was only passed in April 2021 you will need to wait until late 2021, or early 2022 to place a wager.

Where can you bet on sports in New York ?

You can bet in-person at any of the following locations:

  • DraftKings Sportsbook at del Lago Resort Casino
  • FanDuel Sportsbook at Tioga Downs
  • Rivers Sportsbook at Schenectady
  • Yellow Brick Road Casino at Chittenango
  • Point Place at Bridgeport
  • Turning Stone at Syracuse
  • Resorts World Catskills at Monticello

In April 2021, the state legalized online sports betting. This means that when online sportsbooks go live in late 2021 or early 2022 you will be able to place a wager via your mobile anywhere in the state.

Do you need to be resident of NJ to bet online with a NJ sportsbook?

No, you can live anywhere in the US and register with an NJ sportsbook. However, you must be within state borders to place a wager.

How old do you have to be to sports bet in New York?

You have to be 21 years old or older to bet on sport in New York State.

Is DraftKings legal in New York?

DraftKings is a daily fantasy sports operator and online sportsbook. Their DFS product is legal in New York State. They currently do not have a licensed online sportsbook in New York because online sports betting was illegal in the state. However, in April 2021, the state legalized online sports betting, so we expect DraftKings will have an online NY product by the end of 2021.

Sportsbooks in NY

As of April 2021, it is legal to place a wager on sports in NY both in-person and online. The former has been allowed since 2013, but online wagering was only legalized in 2021 after two years of legal wrangling of issues such as integrity fees for the sports leagues.

Now that online sports betting has been legalized and potentially the largest market is going live you can expect 2021 and 2022 to be a very exciting time for the betting industry.

Since 2018, when NJ voted to allow online sports betting, the state of New York has lost millions of dollars of tax and licensing revenue to its neighbor. It is estimated that one in every five online wagers placed in New Jersey is made by a resident of New York State.

We expect that the first online sportsbooks will appear in time for the Super Bowl LVI 2022.
Fan Duel Sportsbook Super Bowl

You can bet on sports at FanDuel's Sportsbook at Tiago Downs

There are a number of major online sportsbooks we expect will look to go live as soon as the licensing process is ironed out. They include:

FanDuel The largest online sportsbook in the country will look to be the first live betting site in NY.

DraftKings → Where FanDuel goes, DraftKings follows and vice versa. The big two are expected to be the largest online sportsbooks in NY.

888Sport → The European sportsbook has proven incredibly popular in NJ. They also sponsor the NY Jets.

BetMGM → The third-largest sportsbook in the US will look to join FanDuel and DraftKings as being one of the first sites to go live in NY.

Bet365 → The British sportsbook is the largest in the world and will see NY as a key market in its US expansion.

PointsBet → The sportsbook's unique points betting offering has proved incredibly popular in the US. PointsBet is now live in six states.

Unibet The sportsbook means business with the best welcome bonus on the market.

How to bet in New Jersey online as a New Yorker

There has been a huge increase in single, predominantly male, New Yorkers heading to New Jersey since the PASPA ruling in 2018. These young men have one thing on their mind - sports betting. They now even have their own term 'carpetbagging gamblers'.

The unusual legal situation at the state level allows New Yorkers to sign-up online to an NJ sportsbook in New York, and even register their account to their NY address. This is all 100% legal. The only issue is that they are not allowed to bet online in New York state. The sportsbook app will read their geolocation and block them from betting. So, New Yorkers sign-up in NY and bet in NJ.

In 2019 FanDuel NJ revealed that 25% of its users are registered in NY. These bets were placed all over the state, at bus stops, train stations and sports bars.

Best ways to get from NYC to NJ

NJ Transit Trains: These take between 20-30 minutes assuming you get off at Hoboken or Newport. This is one of the most expensive options with tickets costing between $6-12.

PATH subway: 20 minutes. A ticket costs around $2.75

Ferry: A scenic but expensive route. The average fare is $9. You can take the ferry from Pier 79 on West 39th Street.

The sportsbooks have caught on to this practice and are flooding the NJ transit trains with advertising. Usually, these ads will display their welcome bonus, which is something that you should take advantage of.

The US is still a relatively untapped market so sportsbooks are throwing everything at gaining new customers during this initial phase. This means that their welcome offers are incredibly generous. For Sportsbooks this is simply not sustainable from a business perspective, so we recommend you get involved now before it is too late.

Remember it is still possible to sign-up in NY, collect your welcome bonus and then bet once you are in NJ.

The best sports bars in Hoboken and Newport

These two locations are the most popular for New Yorkers looking to gamble in NJ. The sports bars are now enjoying a boom in business. Here are a few of the best ones:


Wicked Wolf Tavern - 112 Sinatra Drive - Riverside sports bar with bar food $$

Mad Hatter - 221 Washington Street - Sports bar and restaurant $$

The Shepard and the Knuckhead Hoboken - 1313 Willow Avenue - Sports bar - $


Skiff Bar - 25 America's Cup Avenue - sports bar with bar games - $$$

The Fastnet Pub - 1 Broadway - Irish Sports Bar with live music - $$

Tickets Bar & Grille - 15 Aquidneck Avenue - an American sports bar with a great atmosphere - $$

Best NJ Sportsbook


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  1. New customers only
  2. Valid until December 31, 2021
  3. Single bets only
  4. Free bets expire after 7 days
  5. Free bet stakes not included in returns

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