So online sports betting in New York arrived.
Halfway through the first day of mobile betting, New York already had surpassed any other state in terms of geolocation checks. Obviously, New York punters are lining up in droves to place their first bets on the NFL, NBA, and college football.
But many questions remain about the launch of betting in NY. How to register ? Where are the other five sports bets that weren’t launched yesterday? What information do you need to provide?
Now that the launch wave has passed, let’s take a look at some of the most common questions New York punters ask themselves.
What sports betting is currently available in New York?
Currently, four mobile sports betting apps are online in the Empire State.
DraftKings Sportsbook, FanDuel Sportsbook, sport bets and BetRivers all launched yesterday at 9 a.m. as they were the only four books approved by the state.
Everyone is accepting bets now and offering new users the sign-up bonuses listed in this article.
What about the other five sports bets that are supposed to be launched?
Incredibly, less than half of state-licensed sportsbooks launched their betting app yesterday.
BetMGM, PointsBet, Bally Bet WynnBet and Resorts World Sportsbook are all waiting for the green light from the New York Gaming Commission.
News: NYS Gaming Commission Approves Four Platform Providers and Operators to Start Mobile Sports Betting: https://t.co/3IhDZ3h5Uf
– NYSGamingCommission (@NYSGamingComm) January 6, 2022
it’s not clear Why they weren’t in the first batch, but that probably has something to do with the state checking their server’s location.
What promotions are available for sports betting in New York?
From the start, the four operators who launched their mobile applications offered aggressive promotions for New York bettors.
DraftKings and FanDuel each have a standing offer and a personalized first weekend bonus. Caesars and Rivers have a unique offer for new users. Here are all:
What information is needed to open an online sports betting account in New York?
Residents may be surprised to learn that signing up with a legal bookmaker is more difficult than, say, signing up with, say, Tinder.
Online gambling is a highly regulated industry and among other things sports betting must verify that bettors are over the age of 21 and are physically located in the state when placing their bets. You don’t have to live in New York to bet there. They also need to verify their identity to ensure that users only create one account and are not on any gambling exclusion lists.
All of this means that you should expect to provide some or all of the following information when registering, in addition to name, address and phone number:
- Driver’s license number
- social Security number
- other credentials
How do I deposit funds at a New York bookmaker?
Fortunately, the deposit is easier. While it was more difficult in the early days of online betting, banks, credit card companies, and online payment providers have improved the way they process gambling transactions.
Users can expect to be able to fund their account with a credit card, online banking, electronic check, PayPal, Skrill, or more esoteric means like depositing at a physical location.
We recommend online banking or electronic check (routing and account number) as the most reliable means.
Can I bet on a computer or just my phone?
All currently live sports betting in New York City offers betting on desktops, laptops and mobile devices including iPhone and Android. On a computer, you will need to download geolocation software before you can bet. The phones have built-in GPS.
Since most users are only mobile – especially when watching sports – your best bet is to use a mobile app. However, we recommend that you first register through a browser to claim the registration bonuses.
Can you bet on college sports in New York?
Yes, you can bet on university teams except for teams in the state. Fortunately, Monday night’s national championship game is between Alabama and Georgia.
Can I bet stakes in New York?
Online sports betting in New York City offers parlays, and some apps, like FanDuel, even offer the same gaming parlays.
Be sure to read our full page on online sports betting in New York City.