Today is the day: Online sports betting in New York is finally live! After a successful retail launch, New York has jumped on the online sports betting bandwagon, offering the state’s 20 million residents (and countless tourists) the opportunity to bet online on their favorite sports, teams and events.
Now that New York mobile sports bets are live, you can open an account and place bets on various sports bets. Here’s what you need to know.
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New York Mobile Sports Betting – 4 of 9 Now Live
The New York State Gaming Commission has licensed nine online sports betting providers to go live in the state. Four of these sports bets – DraftKings, Caesars, FanDuel and BetRivers – have been approved to go live on Saturday, January 8th. The other five are expected to be just behind.
Here are the nine authorized New York sports betting providers:
Overall, this is an impressive line-up. Most of these sports betting providers have a large presence in the US sports betting market, and many New Yorkers appreciate the regional offerings of Resorts World.
How to log in and place bets in New York
To get started, you need to sign up for an account with your favorite sportsbook or your favorite sportsbooks. If you like a few, no problem, and if you have more than one account you can buy better odds on your stakes.
Sign up for as many sports bets as you want (they limit you to one account per platform, however). Either visit the sports betting provider’s website or download the app from the Google Play Store or iOS App Store. From there, follow the instructions to sign in. You’ll need to fill in some personal information: email, phone number, address, etc. Also, have your social security number and government-issued ID ready.
Once you’ve set up an account, check out the odds available and select your preferred bet or bets. This will add them to your bet slip. Then you can enter the amount of each stake and select “Place Bet”. Once the sports betting company confirms that your bet has been placed, all you need to do is watch the event you bet on and cheer for your bet as a winner.
Can visitors to New York place bets online?
Sports betting in New York is a come, come all market. The only restrictions on who can place bets have to do with age and location. First of all, you must be at least 21 years old to register and place a bet. This is confirmed when you register with your ID and your personal data.
The second requirement? You must be in New York state to sign up, make a deposit, or place a bet.
For the many visitors, tourists, and travelers to the state, this is great news. If for whatever reason you are only visiting New York you can sign up and place a bet. However, if sports betting is available in your home state, you may need to download a New York-specific app.
Once you are signed in, the geolocation will confirm that you are within state lines and allow you to start betting.
Sports and events to bet on in New York
Now that New York sports betting is live, you can start placing bets on a wide variety of events. There are a few major leagues and games that take place at this time of year that offer you plenty of betting feed.
First and foremost, the NFL playoffs and the Super Bowl are about to begin, and one of the biggest betting events in the world is just around the corner. Pick a team, find some props, or set up a parlay and hope for the best when the big game airs on Sunday February 13th.
The NBA and NHL are also in the middle of their regular seasons. The Nets, Knicks, Rangers, and Islanders are all fair game. You can even bet on Yankees and Mets “futures” that play either their pennant or the World Series.
March Madness, The Masters and World Cup are also rapidly approaching.
There is no shortage of betting options.
College sports betting in New York
When it comes to sports betting in New York, there is one downside: there are restrictions when it comes to betting on college sports.
Betting on state college games is taboo. If you want to bet on Syracuse, St. John’s, Cornell, or any other New York school, you won’t even find odds for these teams on the New York sports betting sites. This also applies when these teams are playing outside of the state. This law is similar to that in other sports betting markets like Illinois or New Jersey. It is designed to curb potential foul play with college athletes.
The restriction extends to futures markets. For example, you cannot bet on Syracuse to win the ACC or NCAA tournaments.
There is hope, however. Proponents in New Jersey have tried to lift the state college ban. You still have to be successful. But when they eventually do, it could cause the dominoes to fall elsewhere, including New York. Long story short, the New York college betting ban could be temporary.
Also, sports betting providers are not allowed to offer props for college sports.