FTN's Joe Metz takes a look at New York’s legal sports betting landscape. Find out which sportsbooks are available in New York, the best betting apps in NY, best NY promo codes, pro and college New York teams to bet on, and more.
As of January 8th, 2022, sports betting is officially online in the state of New York. With nine total sportsbooks lined up for operation, four of them went live on January 8th.
When can I bet in NY?
You can now bet online in the state of NY on various sportsbooks, including both FanDuel and DraftKings, with more options coming online over the course of January and February.
Where can I bet in NY?
Currently, there are numerous in-person retail locations for retail sports betting and four of the below nine books are officially online as of January 8th. The nine sportsbook operators that have been selected are listed below.
Best Betting Apps in New York
Below is a list of all nine online sportsbooks that have been approved by the NY Sports Gaming Commission.
FanDuel New York
FanDuel is an operator that has retail betting available at Tioga Downs in upstate New York and is now one of the four available online sportsbooks as of January 8th. Even prior to operating at the retail casino, FanDuel has and continues to provide Daily Fantasy Sports offerings for residents of New York. There is a high likelihood that FanDuel will operate as one of, if not the most popular sportsbook in the state, as their current presence in the state mixed with their friendly user interface and same-game parlays. For more information, visit our FanDuel NY page.
DraftKings New York
If there’s a sportsbook likely to give FanDuel a run for their money, it’s DraftKings Sportsbook, as they are also officially online in New York as of January 8th. Similar to FanDuel, DraftKings has been providing DFS services to the state of NY for the last several years and has been available at del Lago casino in Northwestern New York for retail sports betting. DraftKings offers an extensive variety of player props, alternate lines, totals, and odds boosts that will keep you coming back for more. Get the best DraftKings NY promo code here.
Caesars Sportsbook New York
Caesars is already available at a trio of retail casinos in the state of New York (Point Place Casino, Yellow Brick Road Casino, Turning Stone Resort Casino) and will be one of the nine online sportsbooks available in New York. Caesars loyalty program is one of the book’s largest assets, rewarding volume and keeping you engaged with frequent free bet opportunities. For the best Caesars promos, check here.
WynnBet Sportsbook NY
You may be familiar with the famous Wynn Casino — that’s who is behind the WynnBet Sportsbook. Offering a smooth and easy user interface, WynnBet is a rather newer player in the sports betting market, but one sure to leave users satisfied with their experience.
BetMGM Sportsbook NY
As of Monday, January 17th, bettors will be able to use BetMGM online in New York.
New players get a great bonus with a BetMGM NY promo code. Similar to Caesars, MGM carries weight in their name as part of Caesars Resort and Casino. Their friendly user interface and favorable lines will draw you in. BetMGM Sportsbook NY will be the debut of MGM in the state of New York, as there are currently no retail locations in the state. For the best BetMGM promos, check here.
BallyBet Sportsbook New York
Bally Sports continues to broaden their reach in the sports industry and after taking over numerous local team broadcasts, they’ve also entered the sports betting realm. With the BallyBet app, users are greeted with generous sign-up incentives and a user interface that sleek, modern and will keep you coming back.
BetRivers Sportsbook NY
BetRivers should already be somewhat familiar to NY bettors, as they have a Rivers Casino located in Schenectady, NY. As one of the more established sportsbooks, BetRivers was a no-brainer with their inclusion in the launch of online sports betting in NY.
PointsBet New York
PointsBet has taken the betting realm by storm. Based on Australia, the launch of online sports betting in New York will be PointsBet’s debut in the state.
Resorts World NY
A sportsbook that is far less common than some aforementioned ones, Resorts World NY has a number of locations across the state but most notably, the only casino within the limits of New York City.
What are the teams I can bet on in NY?
Bet on the New York Knicks
The New York Knicks remain in the thick of the NBA playoff hunt in the Eastern Conference. Below are some options on what to bet for the Knicks.
The Brooklyn Nets are currently one of the few favorites to win the NBA finals. Once online gaming becomes available in New York, you can place all of your future action and day-to-day bets across the various nine sportsbooks.
As it stands right now, The Nets are the betting favorites to win the NBA Finals, priced as high as +240 on DraftKings Sportsbook, per FTNBets’ Prop Shop. Below are other bets you can place on the Nets.
The Jets are currently one of the teams with the longest odds for virtually any prop you can think of. Whether it be winning their division, the conference, or the Super Bowl, there’s never much logic in taking a shot on the Jets given the state of the franchise. With that said, if you please, the odds are listed below, per FTNBets’ Prop Shop:
Similar to the Jets, the Giants don’t offer a ton of upside from a betting angle in the market for postseason success, but there are still odds available if you want to pull the trigger with an unlikely longshot, per FTNBets’ Prop Shop:
The Yankees are considered in contention just about every season given the pull they have in free agency. Because of this, they’re often one of the hottest teams in the betting market. As things stand right now, you can bet on them below, per FTNBets’ Prop Shop:
While they may not have the reach that the Yankees do, the Mets have gained momentum under new ownership and some splashes in free agency over the last 24 months. Because of this, there’s always intrigue when it comes to their betting market. If interested, you can find the odds below from the FTNBets Prop Shop:
Joe Metz is the Operations Manager of Partnerships for FTN Network. Formerly of Fantasy Data, Fansided, and RotoCurve, Joe has been involved in fantasy sports since High School while picking up on betting and writing during his time at Xavier University. He co-hosts the FTN NBA Podcast while also writing and betting on NBA and NFL for FTN Daily, FTN Fantasy, and FTN Bets.