Sports Betting in New York

There are now places to legally bet on sports in the state of New York. Whether the state will expand sports betting pends a determination as to whether the state’s constitution permits wagering off the premises of a physical location.

New York Sportsbook Locations

It’s now legal to bet on sports in New York. Although, for now, there is no way to wager in New York City. Anyone who does want to bet on sports in the state will have to go visit one of the growing number of sportsbook locations, many located upstate.

With physical sportsbooks already opening their doors in the state, New York has joined the other states that have legalized sports betting within their borders. There’s no way to bet online or via mobile, meaning all bets must bet with sportsbooks in-person.

Multiple casinos are now authorized to take in-person bets on sports. Many New York’s sportsbooks are awaiting construction but will be operating soon. Outside of that, we’ll have to watch and see which locations get approved by the state.

All you have to do to legally wager in New York is be over 21 and place your bets in-person at approved locations. You can wager on professional and college sport, with an exception for college athletics involving New York schools.

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Rivers Resorts CasinoApprovedResorts Sportsbook
Tioga DownsApprovedFanDuel Sportsbook
Del Lago ResortApprovedDraftKings Sportsbook
Resorts World CatskillsApprovedBet365

Gambling in New York Timeline

2019

The first legal sportsbooks in the state begin to take bets from casinos in Upstate New York. With only a narrow list of approved locations, some lawmakers plan to expand the state’s existing permissions for gaming during upcoming legislative sessions.

2018

The Supreme Court of the United States overturns PASPA, the federal ban on sports betting, making it possible for individual states to legalize sports betting. New York can offer sports wagering following its adoption of regulatory structure and rules for sports betting.

2013

Voters in New York approve a constitutional amendment expanding gaming in the stat. The amendment makes it possible for there to be as many as seven commercial casinos and leads to the state approving of at 4 land-based casinos in upstate New York.

2011

The federal government’s online gambling clampdown begins. Referred to as “Black Friday” among online gamblers, the intervention leads to the shuttering of various illegal gambling sites.