About Us - Who We Are and What We Do

Welcome to EmpireStakes.com, a one-stop shop for New York gamblers to stay on top of the latest sports betting, casino and poker news and read unbiased reviews of the newest online sportsbooks. Our seasoned staff of writers, editors and reviewers have covered New York for decades, and share your passion and excitement for the exploding gaming market in the Empire State.

Our Goal

We want to help players enjoy the best online gambling experience in New York. That means finding the NY online sportsbooks with the best selection of betting markets and fairest betting lines. All should have seamless sign-up processes, attainable and generous bonus offers and first-in-class customer service. Our reviews are accurate, in-depth and fair.

Our Identity

EmpireStakes.com is the go-to source for licensed, legal online sportsbooks in New York. We are sports betting and online casino experts who want to provide players with the best options when choosing which bonuses to grab and where to place a wager. We know bettors because we are bettors.

Our Audience

New Yorkers are nobody’s fools. You’re savvy and you demand the tools to better manage your bankroll. No nonsense. No smoke-and-mirrors. Just the facts– whether it be bonus offers or betting markets – to make smart, educated choices, plus the latest news on the NY market.

Why You Can Trust Us

At EmpireStakes.com, we do all the legwork and identify the best regulated online sportsbooks in the state. Our evaluations and recommendations are based on years of wagering and of reviewing sports betting sites around the country and around the world. Our industry experts know what bettors want. We review all licensed and legal sites with that in mind, always on the lookout for great bonuses and exclusive promo codes. We also track legislation that could change the gaming landscape and provide insights to help you gamble responsibly. EmpireStakes.com is a website designed by bettors for bettors, no matter what kind of action you like.

Why We Only Promote Legal Online Sportsbooks in NY

Online sportsbooks are 100% legal in New York, so there is no reason to risk playing at unregulated offshore providers. EmpireStakes.com knows the risks associated with those unlicensed offshore casino and sports betting sites. Why take risks with your bankroll or personal information? Why subject yourself to substandard or non-existent customer service? All sites reviewed here are overseen by the New York State Gaming Commission, and that keeps the player safe. All sites here are vetted for providing customers with the proper guidance. You can’t put a price tag on that peace of mind.

Meet Our Team

Our EmpireStakes.com experts have been around the gaming industry and around the country for more than a century. Respected journalists with stops in Virginia, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, West Virginia and Wisconsin, we’ve been there and reported on just about everything. Our work has been honored by The Associated Press Sports Editors. We are the first APSE members accepted from a primarily gambling-facing site.

Our journalists stay on top of all legislative initiatives that could impact both the NY market and the overall US market. We educate on the dangers of the offshore marketplace and push for continued accountability and integrity in the regulated industry. If there are changes proposed that could impact online sportsbooks and gambling in New York, we’re all over it and will make sure you stay informed.

Contact Us

Have a question, news tip or story idea about online sports, online casinos or online poker in New York? We are here to help, and feedback is important to us.

By Phone: 813-445-7555

By Email: [email protected]

Our Address: GDC America Inc., 514 N Franklin Street, Tampa, FL 33602

Responsible Gaming

We take responsible gaming seriously, as do the online sports betting operators we recommend. We encourage every New York player to take a safe, responsible attitude when it comes to online betting and only wager what you can afford to lose. Every reputable NY betting site will provide a Responsible Gaming link with a slew of resources and tools, including ways to self-exclude or to set a daily time, deposit, betting or loss limit. If you feel need help, you can go to sites such as the National Council on Problem Gambling.


Lou Monaco

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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