The Best New York Gambling Sites: 9 NY Betting Sites

We list the best New York gambling sites that are legal and live. Bettors in New York can now legally download any of the top 9 NY betting sites top New York betting apps and place a wager from anywhere in the Empire State. 

By Lou Monaco
Fact Checked by Joss Wood

Top 9 NY Betting Sites

Below are our top 9 NY betting sites. We have verified every promo listed and included in our review covering everything you need to know for each NY gambling site brand. 

Looking for the latest developments in New York sports betting? We cover all the key developments that affect NY bettors and updated all offers available daily so you will always have the most accurate information when choosing a NY betting site. 

Latest Sports Gambling Updates in New York

We strive to provide the latest New York sports betting news and developments, both through stories and social media (@EmpireStakesNY). As betting sites and apps continue to launch and new issues and legislation emerge, we’ll have you covered.

Updates From The New York Gambling Experts

We have a team on the ground in New York with extensive knowledge of the state’s gambling market, from sports wagering to horse racing to casinos. We know the politics and the players because we've covered them for years. Our experienced team of contributors will evaluate and review New York's legal betting apps, and report and update when new products and sites are introduced.

Sports Gambling Operators in New York

With the arrival on the scene of Bally Bet, New York has its full complement of sportsbook operators up and running. Any additional operators would not be considered by the State of New York before 2023.

  • Caesars

    One of the top sportsbooks to launch in the US with one of the most notable marketing campaigns, Caesars Sportsbook New York is live in New York.

  • BetMGM

    BetMGM New York is taking bets from New Yorkers all around the state. Although it suspended welcome offers and most promotions July 1, 2022, hopes are high that they will return for football season as this top-notch betting app looks to draw as many New Yorkers as possible.

  • DraftKings

    Possibly the most notable brand that is live, DraftKings New York will offer bettors a fantastic mobile betting experience from the minute they download the app.

  • BetRivers

    A new face for some New Yorkers but an app you don't want to underestimate, BetRivers New York offers plenty of generous promotions to new accounts as it looks to set itself apart in a field of well-known brands that are now live.

  • FanDuel

    Initially the world's leading DFS provider, FanDuel New York is now live in New York State and is expected to be among the most popular betting apps.

  • PointsBet

    One of the most popular betting apps in Australia is looking to replicate that same success the States. PointsBet New York will be the operator's biggest challenge after successful launches in Colorado, etc. when it goes live before the Super Bowl.

  • WynnBet

    With Shaq sitting as the face of the brand and backing from one of the most well-known brands in gambling, WynnBet New York is ready to take the NY market by storm when they go live later in 2022.

  • Bally Bet

    Bally became the ninth – and final, at least until 2023 – operator to go live in New York state. It has been online in five other states and brings some experience and moxie to the table.

  • Resorts World Bet

    The least-known nationally of the nine operators has a sturdy brick-and-mortar presence in New York State and therefore an avid following from both locals and visitors.

Everything You Need to Know On The Best NY Gambling Sites

New York allows in-person betting at four land-based commercial casinos and several tribal casinos, and now have legal online sports betting. As the state’s gambling footprint expands, EmpireStakes.com provides the latest New York-specific gambling news, as well as reviews of top online gambling operators and best NY sportsbook promo codes to help bettors select safe and legal places to wager.

This is an exciting time in New York following online sports going live in 2022. New York has become the top legal sports betting market in the nation.

What will New York online sports betting look like? What other state venues might become sports betting retail outlets? Those are important questions, and EmpireStakes.com will monitor and report on the latest developments. We also provide helpful resources such as licensing information, rules changes and revenue figures from the New York State Gaming Commission, along with news from the state’s commercial and tribal casinos and racinos.

When Did NY Gambling Sites Become Legal?

A look at the legal forms of gambling in New York and when they were launched:

In-Person Gambling

📅 Video lottery terminals and electronic table games in the New York City vicinity are offered at Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway and Resorts World in Queens. The Yonkers facility was the first to open in 2006.

📅 Full casino gambling at four commercial casinos in different regions of upstate New York began in December 2016, joining upstate tribal casinos, which first opened in 1993. The casinos offer slots, casino games, poker, bingo and keno.

📅 Retail sports betting launched in 2019 at commercial and tribal casinos.

📅 Pari-mutuel wagering is available at 11 New York thoroughbred or harness racing tracks and nearly 200 off-track betting locations across the state. Saratoga Race Course is the third-oldest track in the U.S. — it opened in 1863.

Online Gambling

📅 Mobile sports betting was launched in New York on January 8, 2022.

📅 New Yorkers can wager on horse racing via online pari-mutuel wagering platforms such at NYRA Bets, which launched in 2016.

📅 New York has permitted and regulated daily fantasy sports (DFS) wagering since 2016. A state appellate court ruled in 2020 that DFS is not legal gambling in NY, but the ruling was appealed, and operators continue to accept wagers.

📅 New York, which began operating a state lottery in 1967, launched a mobile app in 2021, allowing players to download state lottery tickets from their smartphones.

📅 Online casinos are not being discussed, but social online sweepstakes casinos, which offer free casino-style games with no real money changing hands, are legal to New York players and have been for a few years.

Commercial & Tribal Casinos in New York

There are four commercial casinos and seven tribal casinos currently in New York:

🎰 Rivers Casino SchenectadyLicensed with Rush Street Gaming
🎰 Tioga Downs CasinoLicensed with American Racing and Entertainment (Jeff Gural)
🎰 del Lago CasinoLicensed with Peninsula Pacific Entertainment
🎰 Resorts World CatskillsLicensed with Kien Huat, Genting
🎰 Point Place CasinoLicensed with Oneida Indian Nation
🎰 Turning Stone CasinoLicensed with Oneida Indian Nation
🎰 Yellow Brick Road CasinoLicensed with Oneida Indian Nation
🎰 Seneca Buffalo Creek CasinoLicensed with Seneca Nation of Indians
🎰 Seneca Allegany CasinoLicensed with Seneca Nation of Indians
🎰 Seneca Niagara CasinoLicensed with Seneca Nation of Indians
🎰 Akwesasne Mohawk CasinoLicensed with Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe

NY Gambling Laws and Regulations

Key points of New York casino and sports betting laws:

Bettors must be 21 years of age or older to wager at the state’s upstate commercial casinos and sportsbooks. (18 or older to wager at racinos and some tribal casinos).

New York State Gaming Commission regulates state casinos and sports betting.

Full on-site casino gaming, poker and sports betting is available at four commercial upstate casinos along with tribal casinos. The state’s racinos are permitted to offer only video lottery terminals and/or electronic table games.

Online poker and online casino games are not legal but an online sports betting bill passed in the State Legislature, which created 9 potential mobile operators and added retail kiosks at sports stadiums.

No sports wagering on college games involving New York-based teams.

Responsible Gambling in New York

Part of our mission is to be a resource for gambling education and provide support information to New York bettors who may have a gambling problem. We provide contacts for support groups such as the National Problem Gambling Helpline (1-800-522-4700) and the New York National Council on Problem Gambling, as well as links for ways to help prevent gambling addiction, such as setting deposit and wagering limits and how to self-exclude from wagering for any period of time. The state has responsible gambling programs as well.

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Contributors

Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media (NJ.com) in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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