Publish Date: 01/27/2022
Fact checked by: Simon Briffa
So is PointsBet legal in New York? Good question and one that we’ve got a kind of complicated answer to. Take a look below and see why you might have to wait a bit longer to play at PointsBet NY!
Online sports betting in New York is now 100% legal, and all sports fans in the Empire State are desperate to see which sportsbooks you can legally play at. While PointsBet is fully regulated by the New York State Gaming Commission, it hasn’t actually opened up in New York just yet. Keep reading to find some top alternative sportsbooks!
PointsBet is actually one of five online sportsbooks that have been given the green light by the NYSGC but have yet to launch their operations in the Empire State. The other legal sportsbooks yet to launch in New York include WynnBET, BetMGM, and Bally Bet.
Thankfully, the following four legal sportsbooks are taking your sports bets in New York right now!
FanDuel: Everyone knows that FanDuel is great for fantasy sports betting, but it turns out that it’s also awesome for sports betting. Check out the FanDuel NY bonus for new customers that’ll refund your first bet, if it loses, by 100% up to $1,000!
BetRivers: A big-hitting sportsbook over in Pennsylvania, BetRivers has hit the ground running in the Empire State. Don’t believe us? Then check out the BetRivers NY promo, it’s a 100% up to $250 deposit match bonus.
DraftKings: Another legendary DFS site that’s made the successful jump into regular sports betting. Be sure to grab that $1,000 welcome bonus on your way in!
Caesars Sportsbook: A classic casino operator now giving you excellent sports betting options in New York. What more could you wish for?
You might not know this, but PointsBet is an online sportsbook that actually has its origins way over in Australia. Not that PointsBet is all about betting on rugby and cricket. In fact, you should be able to come to PointsBet and know that you’ll get seriously competitive odds for everything from the NBA and NFL to the NHL and MLB. Plus it’s got a great track record for bets for all other major sports like soccer, tennis, boxing, golf, and MMA fighting.
What’s best is the fact that PointsBet is a sportsbook that loves to reward its customers with plenty of cool bonuses. This can be seen in the fact that customers based in other states like Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, West Virginia, and Virginia can get two massive risk-free bet bonuses. Such a generous deal is then followed up by more promotions such as parlay boosts, bonuses for the NFL playoffs, and much more.
All of which should be enough for you to forgive PointsBet for having Drew Brees as one of its brand ambassadors. So be sure to check back to this page to see when PointsBet finally launches in New York!