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NY Sports Betting Apps: 6 Best Mobile Sportsbook Promos

NY Sports Betting Apps: Best Mobile Sportsbooks
NY Sports Betting Apps: Best Mobile Sportsbooks

NY sports betting apps have finally arrived at the applause of the entire Empire State. As of Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, at 9 a.m. ET, everybody located within the New York state geographical border has the ability to become an online sports bettor. 

Get started today with any of the following promos currently offered by the mobile sports betting apps already live in New York:

 

Currently, there are eight sportsbooks that are currently available in New York: Caesars, DraftKings, FanDuel, BetMGM, PointsBet, BetRivers, WynnBET and Resorts World, with the latter two recently joining the party in a quiet fashion. 

 

NY Sports Betting Launch News

The four sportsbook apps that hit the NY sports betting market first, on Jan. 8, 2022, were FanDuel, DraftKings, Caesars and BetRivers. BetMGM later joined the party on Jan. 17, 2022, while PointsBet followed suit on Jan. 25. WynnBET quietly started taking bets in New York on Feb. 3, 2022, but the sportsbook is currently without a New York welcome offer.

Not only are Empire State residents now in the legal online NY sports gambling market, but they also have the opportunity to get started with the very best mobile sportsbook apps the country has to offer—with four more operators soon to arrive.

The others that will ultimately join the party bring serious brand recognition: Bally Bet and Resorts World. On Monday, Nov. 8, 2021, New York announced which operators will be included in the initial launch:

  • Caesars
  • FanDuel
  • DraftKings
  • BetMGM
  • PointsBet
  • BetRivers
  • WynnBET
  • Bally Bet
  • Resorts World

In November, the New York Gaming Commission made it official when it unanimously approved the following operators: FanDuel, DraftKings, BetMGM, Bally Bet, Kambi, Caesars, Wynn Interactive and PointsBet as online sports betting providers.

The commission also approved FanDuel, DraftKings, BetMGM, Bally Bet, Kambi, Caesars, Wynn Interactive, PointsBet, Rush Street Interactive and Resorts World as online sports betting operators.

Interestingly, FOX Bet, Bet365, theScore Bet and Barstool, among others, will have to wait. The licenses for the approved sportsbooks will be for 10 years, and the tax rate will be 51%.

 

Ranking the Best NY Sports Betting Apps

Now that NY sports betting apps are live, AMNY can appropriately rank the field.

How AMNY ranked each app is based on a myriad of factors, including but not limited to the following:

  • Mobile app user experience (UX)
  • Mobile app interface
  • Mobile app ease of use
  • Mobile app reliability
  • Deposit and withdrawal options and simplicity
  • Variety of states available
  • Variety of sports available
  • Variety and quality of promos available
  • Quality of new-user promos
Rank Sportsbook Where Available Launch Date
1 Caesars iPhone, Android LIVE (Jan. 8, 2022)
2 DraftKings iPhone, Android LIVE (Jan. 8, 2022)
3 FanDuel iPhone, Android LIVE (Jan. 8, 2022)
4 BetMGM iPhone, Android LIVE (Jan. 17, 2022)
5 PointsBet iPhone, Android LIVE (Jan. 25, 2022)
6 BetRivers iPhone, Android LIVE (Jan. 8, 2022)
7 WynnBET iPhone, Android LIVE (Feb. 3, 2022)
8 Bally Bet iPhone, Android TBD (ETA: April 2022)
9 Resorts World Sportsbook iPhone, Android LIVE (March 3, 2022)

 

1. Caesars NY Sportsbook

Caesars Sportsbook

NEW YORK

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  • Where Available: App Store (iOS), Google Play (Android), Web Browser
  • States Available: NY, AZ, CO, IA, IL, IN, MI, NJ, PA, TN, VA, WV
  • App Store Listed As: Caesars Sportsbook
  • Google Play Listed As: Caesars Sportsbook
  • Owned By: Caesars Entertainment

Interestingly, William Hill was the largest retail sportsbook in America and is even recognized on a larger scale worldwide. But now, thanks to Caesars Entertainment’s acquisition of William Hill, the names have changed a bit.

If Caesar NY Sportsbook’s new-user $1,100 first-bet insurance bonus isn’t enough of an incentive to get going, its mobile app will definitely be more than enough.

The mobile app’s design is nice and overall functionality worthy of mention, but at times, it’ll glitch or freeze (not totally distinct from other apps in the market).

All in all, Caesars NY Sportsbook is AMNY’s preferred sports betting app choice.

 

2. DraftKings NY Sportsbook

DRAFTKINGS SPORTSBOOK

States: NY, LA, AZ, CO, Il, IN, IA, MI, NH, NJ, PA, TN, VA, WV

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  • Where Available: App Store (iOS), Google Play (Android), Web Browser
  • States Available: NY, AZ, CO, CT, IA, IL, IN, MI, NJ, PA, TN, VA, WV
  • App Store Listed As: DraftKings Sportsbook & Casino
  • Google Play Listed As: DraftKings Sportsbook & Casino
  • Owned By: DraftKings

DraftKings Sportsbook is one of the best in the business and has been for some time. It’s why, along with FanDuel Sportsbook, the mega-company that made its bones in daily fantasy sports is one of the first four to enter the NY sports betting market.

The daily fantasy sports company turned sports betting monster hopped on the online gambling legalization from the jump. DraftKings Sportsbook took immediate action following the historic overturning of the PASPA in 2018.

Prior to entering the online sports betting NY market, like others, DraftKings Sportsbook partnered with a brick-and-mortar location—the del Lago Resort & Casino in Waterloo, NY.

Interestingly, DraftKings attacks its mobile app in a flexible fashion. Those who use both DraftKings Sportsbook and DraftKings Casino can remain within the same DraftKings mobile app to conduct wagers for both. Bettors can get in on the action with the newest DraftKings Sportsbook promo code.

In the end, DraftKings Sportsbook deserves No. 2 status for a number of factors, including its new-user $1,000 deposit bonus and $50 risk-free bet, that’s currently one of the best in the business.

 

3. FanDuel NY Sportsbook

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK

States: NY, LA, AZ, CO, CT, IA, IL, IN, MI, NJ, PA, TN, VA, WV

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  • Where Available: App Store (iOS), Google Play (Android), Web Browser
  • States Available: NY, AZ, CO, CT, IA, IL, IN, MI, NJ, PA, TN, VA, WV
  • App Store Listed As: FanDuel Sportsbook & Casino
  • Google Play Listed As: FanDuel Sportsbook & Casino
  • Owned By: Flutter Entertainment

FanDuel Sportsbook NY is one of AMNY’s top sportsbook choices. 

FanDuel quickly added to its sports empire by moving into the online sports betting industry in New Jersey following the overturn of the PASPA. Constantly compared to mega-giant DraftKings Sportsbook, FanDuel delivers the goods in a plethora of areas.

The company is already in New York as the official sportsbook of Tioga Downs in Nichols, NY, and it has now entered the state’s online sports betting market as of Jan. 8, 2022.

First and foremost, FanDuel Sportsbook’s app is easy to use. Its interface is clean and simplicity is a major highlight.

The company’s new-user $1,000 risk-free bet is also attractive, as is its ability to offer an incredible number of sports and betting options. The company’s Same-Game Parlay is always a popular option.

FanDuel’s app allows users the opportunity to use the Sportsbook and Casino in the same place while under the same account.

 

4. BetMGM NY Sportsbook

BETMGM SPORTSBOOK

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  • Where Available: App Store (iOS), Google Play (Android), Web Browser
  • States Available: NY, AZ, CO, IA, IN, MI, NJ, PA, TN, VA, WV, WY
  • App Store Listed As: BetMGM Sportsbook
  • Google Play Listed As: BetMGM Sportsbook
  • Owned By: MGM Resorts International

How could anybody go wrong with BetMGM’s app? Owned and operated by MGM Resorts and Casinos, the BetMGM app is already available in a plethora of states.

BetMGM’s app features an easy-to-use interface that’s not too intimidating for the new user. Speaking of new users, BetMGM is currently offering a $1,000 risk-free bet for new users.

The good comes in the overall functionality of the app, including its bet slip. Some of the bad include BetMGM’s focus on parlays that could be a worse bet for the sports wagerer than some of the straight plays.

 

5. PointsBet NY Sportsbook

PointsBet Sportsbook, App Store
PointsBet Sportsbook, App Store
  • Where Available: App Store (iOS), Google Play (Android), Web Browser
  • States Available: NY, CO, IA, IL, IN, MI, NJ, WV, VA
  • App Store Listed As: PointsBet: Sports Betting
  • Google Play Listed As: PointsBet: Sports Betting
  • Owned By: NBC Sports

Licensed in eight states, Australian-based company PointsBet is on the come-up. Its unique PointsBetting feature will be used by many New Yorkers, now that PointsBet NY is currently live in the state.

Now owned by NBC Sports, PointsBet’s mobile app is wildly spreading to more states while gaining popularity. It’s been legal and active in New Jersey for quite some time. And now—as of Jan. 25, 2022—New Yorkers can get in on the PointsBet action.

In terms of app functionality, PointsBet delivers a sleek interface and high-end technology. Much like BetMGM, the company’s focus on parlays is something that could hurt the user more than help it.

 

6. BetRivers NY Sportsbook

BetRivers Sportsbook

BETRIVERS NEW YORK IS NOW LIVE

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  • Where Available: App Store (iOS), Google Play (Android), Web Browser
  • States Available: NY, AZ, CO, CT (SH), IL, IN, IA, MI, NJ (SH), PA, VA
  • App Store Listed As: PlaySugarHouse Sportsbook (NJ)
  • Google Play Listed As: SugarHouse Casino & Sportsbook New Jersey (NJ)
  • Owned By: Rush Street Interactive

BetRivers Sportsbook already has a New York presence as the sportsbook for Rivers Casino in Schenectady, but the online end of things can become a bit tricky, state by state.

Owned by Rush Street Interactive, BetRivers makes way for SugarHouse in New Jersey, which is where we pulled our ratings from above. All told, the company’s apps are independent in each state, and New York is no different in that regard. 

New BetRivers NY users can take advantage of a $250 deposit match today.

 

7. WynnBET NY Sportsbook

WynnBET Sportsbook, App Store
WynnBET Sportsbook, App Store
  • Where Available: App Store (iOS), Google Play (Android), Web Browser
  • States Available: NY, AZ, CO, IN, MI, NJ, TN, VA
  • App Store Listed As: WynnBET: NJ Casino & Sportsbook
  • Google Play Listed As: WynnBET: NJ Sportsbook & Casino
  • Seller: WSI US, LLC

WynnBET NY is a huge name that’s gaining serious momentum nationwide. Fortunately for the sportsbook currently on fire, it’s now live in the New York online sports betting market—quietly launching in early February. 

 

8. Bally Bet NY Sportsbook

Bally Bet Sportsbook, App Store
Bally Bet Sportsbook, App Store
  • Where Available: App Store (iOS), Google Play (Android), Web Browser
  • States Available: CO, IA
  • App Store Listed As: Bally Bet Sportsbook
  • Google Play Listed As: Bally Bet Sportsbook
  • Seller: Bally’s Corporation

Bally Bet NY is relatively new to the online sports wagering scene—May 2021 represents its first state entry (Colorado)—but it is coming on strong. Much like WynnBET, Bally Bet is ready to take the next step once New York opens its online sports wagering doors. 

 

9. Resorts World NY Sportsbook

Resorts World Sportsbook, App Store
Resorts World Sportsbook, App Store
  • Where Available: App Store (iOS), Google Play (Android), Web Browser
  • States Available: NY, NV
  • App Store Listed As: Resorts World
  • Google Play Listed As: Resorts World
  • Seller: Resorts World Casino New York City

Resorts World Sportsbook remains one of the better mysteries in the US sports betting market. Hardly available nationwide, Resorts World Sportsbook quietly launched in New York in early March.

 

How To Use A Mobile NY Sports Betting App

Sports bettors who want to wager via a sports-betting app can painlessly do so in a few easy steps.

  1. Download the sports betting app from the App Store (Apple/iOS) or Google Play (Android). Previously, Android users were forced to download a link from the sportsbook’s website to get the app working on their devices. In early 2021, Google changed that, and operators can now make apps available on Google Play.
  2. Select “register” or “sign-up” and complete the registration process. This will usually consist of creating a username and password, providing an email, social security number, etc. Sometimes, sports betting apps will ask for more verification steps.
  3. Deposit funds, usually done by locating and visiting your “account” section of the app.
  4. Place a bet after checking the fine print and taking advantage of new-user promos (if applicable).
  5. Withdraw winnings.

 

New York Pro Sports Teams

New York is a professional sports town loaded with action. Two NFL teams, two NBA teams, two MLB teams and three NHL teams unofficially call New York home, but the number of teams that actually have their headquarters within the state limits are much fewer.

Along with the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres, the New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets, New York Yankees, New York Mets, New York Rangers and New York Islanders call New York state home.

Fortunately, each of these teams can be wagered on as long as you live in or you’re within state limits of a legal online sports betting state (depending on particular state laws).

Tri-State Area Team Coverage:

New York State-Housed Teams

  • New York Knicks (NBA)
  • Brooklyn Nets (NBA)
  • New York Yankees (MLB)
  • New York Mets (MLB)
  • New York Rangers (NHL)
  • New York Islanders (NHL)
  • New York Liberty (WNBA)
  • Buffalo Bills (NFL)
  • Buffalo Sabres (NFL)

 

NY Retail Sports Betting Locations

In addition to the expected online sports betting apps, New York also features brick-and-mortar locations that are already taking sports bets.

Below is a list of the physical locations in the Empire State already taking advantage of the legal sports betting world.

Resorts World Catskills

Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady

Point Place Casino

Yellow Brick Road Casino

Turning Stone Resort Casino

Tioga Downs Casino Resort

del Lago Resort & Casino

Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort

 

NY Sports Betting Apps FAQ

Are Mobile Sports Betting Apps Legal In New York?

Yes: Sports betting apps are now legal and active in New York, as of Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, at 9 a.m. ET when the state officially launched online sports betting. FanDuel Sportsbook, DraftKings Sportsbook, Caesars Sportsbook and BetRivers were the first four to market, while BetMGM and PointsBet ultimately followed suit. 

Which Is The Best Sports Betting App In New York?

FanDuel Sportsbook: AMNY, along with many others, tout FanDuel Sportsbook as the best sports betting app on the market today. Obviously, sports gamblers can’t go wrong with other options such as DraftKings Sportsbook.

Which Sports Can I Bet On In New York?

Many (save for in-state collegiate athletics): Just like New Jersey, New York does not allow in-state collegiate betting. This means that any collegiate athletics representing a school from the state of New York cannot be wagered on. Prohibited sports event means any collegiate sport or athletic event that takes place in New York or a sport or athletic event where any New York college team participates regardless of where the event takes place.

Is Online Sports Betting Legal In New York?

Yes: The online piece of NY sports betting officially went live on Jan. 8, 2022, at 9 a.m. ET.

When Did Sports Betting Go Live in New York?

2019: Retail sports betting in New York went live in 2019. Jan. 8, 2022, at 9 a.m. ET is when NY online sports betting officially launched.

Will I Have to be in New York to Bet?

Yes: You can bet on sports in any of the approved retail sports betting locations in New York.

Do I Have to be a New York Resident to Bet?

No: It is not required that the sports gambler resides in New York to place wagers in person.

What Types of Bets Can I Place in New York?

A wide variety: New York offers many of the same types of bets seen in the online space. Straight bets (Moneyline, spread, O/U), Parlays & Accumulators, Pleasers & Teasers, Player & Championship, Futures Live Betting Props & Exotics

What is the New York Sports Betting Tax Rate?

51%: New York’s sports betting tax rate on revenue is currently 51%, which is tied for first in the country (New Hampshire).

How Old Must I Be to Place a Bet in New York?

21 years of age or older: As is the case in all states where sports betting is legal, gamblers must be at least 21 years of age.

How Many Mobile Sportsbooks are Available to use in New York?

8: FanDuel, DraftKings, Caesars, BetMGM, PointsBet, BetRivers, WynnBET and Resorts World are all legal and live.

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