Publish Date: 01/26/2022
Fact checked by: Mike Goodpaster
Bettors from the state of New York will be happy to know that sports betting has finally been legalized in the Empire State.
A few operators have already opened their virtual doors ahead of schedule. You might be wondering which markets you’ll be able to bet on? Well, rest assured, we’ve got them covered for you.
New York operators will offer sports betting on the best sports in the United States. From football to basketball and ice hockey, you can’t miss out. The newest sportsbooks to launch have all of the most popular New York betting markets covered.
Whether you’re looking for NFL, NBA, NHL or MLB you’ll find all of them on the New York sports betting operators. Keep an eye out for Super Bowl LVI bets, New York operators are sure to cover the Big Game when it comes along!
On top of betting on local markets in the United States, New York operators will also give you the opportunity to bet on the most exciting sports worldwide. From the best European soccer leagues such as La Liga and the English Premier League to cricket and rugby. When the soccer World Cup comes around in mid 2022, New York bettors will have a great opportunity to get involved.
You’ll even get access to combat sports such as MMA and boxing, and the majority of operators will also give you access to motorsports such as Formula 1 to help you with your Drive to Survive fix. If you’re a golf fanatic you can place bets on the PGA tour, and if you’re into tennis, all the latest and greatest tennis events such as Wimbledon will also be available.
If you’ve got some very niche sports that you enjoy betting on you might be able to find them on one of the fantastic New York sportsbooks launching right now. Some of the most popular operators offer sports such as darts and snooker, so if you’re looking for niche sports then New York sportsbooks are your best bet… However, if you don’t usually bet on these niche sports there is a risk involved in that.
There are some restrictions in the New York operators that you need to know about. Firstly, you must be over the age of 21 to pass the verification process. This is done to ensure that no minors have access to betting sites in New York. There’s no possibility of betting on youth sports such as college sports or New York high school sports. You also won’t be able to bet on any political affairs or TV shows. To the disappointment of many, some eSports events are also regulated, which means that there are some rules and restrictions that apply to betting on eSports in New York.
But now for the good news. All nine of the awesome sports betting sites that have already launched, or are about to, are vying for your attention with new sign up promos that match the size of their reputations. Check out the two-part $3,300 welcome bonus from Caesars New York, or the $650 in free bets that constitute the Bally Bet NY sign up deal. And those are just for starters!