New York sports betting went live on January 8, meaning that you can now legally place a mobile sports wager in the Empire State.
There are currently five sportsbooks available in New York State right now, including FanDuel, and a further four have been approved to launch later in 2022. You can find out which other sports are likely going to launch in NY here.
Like every state to legalize mobile gambling thus far though, New York lawmakers have set out a strict set of rules for online gambling, so let’s take a look at what you can bet on in the Empire State.
Placing wagers on professional sports leagues in the US and across the world is now legal in New York with very few restrictions. You have a number of betting markets available to you from moneyline bets, to points, spreads, to player and game props, plus a whole lot more.
New York sports betting rules do include permitting live or in-play wagers on events that are happening in real-time. All New York sportsbooks have a live section where you can view the games that are happening now, and that you can bet on live. BetMGM NY has a particularly good in-play betting tool.
Points spread betting is a unique type of wagering that is popular in the UK and Australia. Rather than backing a simple win or lose style bet, the overall accuracy of your bet is the influencing factor in whether or not it pays out. New York is soon to see the launch of an Australian-owned spread betting specialist app called PointsBet.
All of the above sports betting types can be wagered on without any notable restrictions or limitations. In New York, you can also bet on college sports, however, there are some major caveats and limitations to be aware of. You can check out exactly what you can and can’t do in our guide to betting on college sports in NY. The most basic thing you need to know is that betting on NY-based teams and college sporting events being held in New York is prohibited, as are all player prop bets.
All of the information above is applied to mobile sports betting, but we haven’t really mentioned any other forms of online gambling. That’s because the new legislation largely only applies to mobile sports betting. Online casinos are not yet legal in New York, nor do we know if and when they are likely to be. Therefore the only way to play at an NY casino is to do so in person at one of the land-based tribal casinos located throughout the state.
Players must be 21 years of age or older or reach the minimum age for gambling in their respective state and located in jurisdictions where online gambling is legal. Please play responsibly. Bet with your head, not over it. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, and wants help, call or visit: (a) the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey at 1-800-Gambler or www.800gambler.org; or (b) Gamblers Anonymous at 855-2-CALL-GA or www.gamblersanonymous.org.
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