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New York Sports Betting

Joey Shadeck

New York passed a law in 2013 that approved sports betting at four of the states private casinos if the federal ban was ever lifted. The Supreme Court overruled the federal ban in May of 2018, allowing states to pass their own legislation on the subject.

Is Sports Betting Legal in New York?

Yes. Sports betting is currently legal in New York. The legislation is being finalized, and it is rumored that casinos will be taking the first sports bets in May of 2019.

New York sports betting will be offered at the following four locations:

  • del Lago
  • Tioga Downs
  • Rivers Casino
  • Resorts World

Is online sports betting legal in New York?

No, online sports betting is not legal in New York. Legislation was introduced and re-introduced to try and introduce mobile sports betting, to no avail. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is openly against mobile sports betting and doesn't like casinos in general. There is no current time table for mobile New York sports betting.

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New York Online Gambling FAQ

Aside from online sports betting, there other forms of gambling available to Michigan residents, both legal and illegal.

Are daily fantasy sports legal in New York?

Yes, Daily Fantasy Sports, such as FanDuel and DraftKings are legal in New York. The state tried labeling daily fantasy sports as "gambling" outlawing them a few years ago. These bans have since been removed, making both FanDuel and DraftKings legal in New York.

Daily Fantasy Sports, or DFS, is a cross between fantasy football and legalized gambling. On a broad level, DFS contests are a subsection of fantasy sports. Players compete against their friends, or more often strangers to build a team of professional athletes under a given salary cap, and try and to outscore their opponents. Daily fantasy sports differ from traditional fantasy sports by having contests that last for an evening or the weekend, as opposed to having the same team for months.

Is online poker legal in New York

No, online poker is not currently legal in New York. Online poker consistently ends up in New York legislature but has never made it all the way through to legalization.

Are offshore sportsbooks legal in New York?

No, offshore sportsbooks such as Bovada are not legal in New York. Offshore sportsbooks do accept residents of New York as clients. Although BettingBuck always recommends betting with legal sportsbooks, we do review a handful of offshore sites like Bovada, 5Dimes, and MyBookie.

Does New York have an online lottery?

No, New York does not offer online lottery games. The state does offer certain lottery tickets, which can be purchased at retail locations throughout the state.

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Joey Shadeck

About the author: Joey Shadeck is the lead writer for and content strategist for Michigan-based Reink Media Group. He has closely tracked sports betting in the United States for the last two years, compiling hundreds of data points across dozens of sportsbooks. He has 5 years of online betting experience with hundreds of bets placed during that time.

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