Online Sportsbooks in
New York

New Yorkers will have to wait a couple of years before online sports betting is both legal and operational. Until then though there are a number of alternatives for New Yorkers eager to place a wager.

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Limited Online Sports Betting Legal in New York

Online sports betting in New York State

Sports Betting is legal in New York State, but only at retail outlets. In fact, if you are based in downtown New York it might be easier for you to travel to New Jersey were you have a huge amount of online sportsbooks to wager with.

It is hard to predict when online sports betting will become fully legal in the state of New York. Currently, it is simply not high enough on the priority list.

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?

Yes, but only in-person. This means that you must visit one of the licensed casinos and sportsbooks in the state.

If you are based in downtown New York it might be easier to cross the border with New Jersey and wager with an online NJ sportsbook.

Can you bet online in New York?

No. It is legal to bet online in New York. You can visit New Jersey and wager with any online NJ sportsbook.

Where can you bet on sports in New York ?

You can bet 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

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 has no online sportsbook in the state of New York, as online sports betting is not allowed. It does have a retail sportsbook at the del Lago Resort Casino.

You can sign-up to DraftKings NJ, and then cross into NJ to bet online. You can take a transit train, the PATH subway or a ferry.

Online Sports betting in NY

Let's start with the bad news first. Online sports betting is not currently allowed by the New York State Gaming Commission.

However, you have a number of alternatives at your disposal, all of which are legal.

First, you can hop on a train to New Jersey where all forms of online sports betting are legal. You can read more about how to do this below.

Or you can bet at a physical sportsbook. There are a number of locations in New York where you can do this.

NY Sportsbook 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
Fan Duel Sportsbook Super Bowl

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

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:

Hoboken

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 - $

Newport

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 Sportsbook for New York Residents in NJ

BettingScanner recommends for NY residents in NJ

up to $500 risk-free bet

The sportsbook is dominating the NJ market and for good reason. They not only offer an outstanding welcome bonus but also excellent odds and a user-friendly app.


Sports Teams to bet on in NY

There is no shortage of sports teams to bet on in New York. Just look at the following list of pro teams:

  • New York Giants
  • New York Jets
  • New York Knicks
  • Brooklyn Nets
  • New York Islanders
  • New York Rangers
  • New York Yankees
  • New York Mets
  • Buffalo Sabres
  • Buffalo Bills

This means that should online sports betting be legalized in the State of New York you can expect a number of high-profile partnerships between the sports teams and sportsbooks.

New York Knicks sportsbooks

Best Sportsbook for betting on The New York Jets

Best sportsbook for NY Jets betting

$500 risk-free bet

BetMGM signed a gaming partnership with the Jets back in 2018. This means that it has always offered the best lines for events involving the Gang Green.


NY Sports Betting Law

Sports betting has officially been legal in casinos located in New York state since 2013. However, various legislative restrictions meant that the first sportsbook only appeared in 2019.

Currently, online sports betting is not permitted by the New York State Gaming Commission. With surrounding states legalizing sports betting and NJ stealing customers from NY, it will only be a matter of time before New York State allows online sports betting.

Until then New Yorkers will have to bet at the physical sportsbooks or online whilst located in another state.

You must be 21 or over to bet on sports in New York State.

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