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Welcome bonuses pour in for new NY sportsbooks

Mobile sports betting has finally been legalized in the state of New York!

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This past weekend saw a massive surge for the opening weekend of legal sports betting in New York as sports betting fans were naturally eager to kick things off as soon as possible.

Some of the major sportsbooks like FanDuel, BetRivers and DraftKings already took in tons of betting action over the previous weekend.

These 3 sports betting sites really stood out with their success over the weekend but aside from them already being very popular across the US, was there perhaps another reason for their initial success in the Empire State?

Off to a flyer

BetRivers, DraftKings and FanDuel are 3 of the 9 sportsbooks that have been issued with licenses in the state of New York. Alongside Caesars Sportsbook, made up the inaugural four operators that were given the green light to go live on launch day - to much success, we must say.

While this is certainly down (in large part) to the quality of the sports betting platforms themselves, their success may have also had something to do with the quality welcome bonuses they made available to new players who signed up to their sites.

Let’s take a quick peek at some of the exciting bonus offers that these stellar sportsbooks and eSports betting platforms conjured up for new players:

The FanDuel welcome offer:

New players who signed up to the FanDuel New York platform over the weekend would have had the chance to cash in on a whopping $1,000 bonus. The bonus matches your initial deposit up to 100% and comes in the form of a $1,000 risk free bet bonus. In addition to this bonus offer, FanDuel promo codes have also been known to hand out $100 in site credits to be used on any sports of the players’ choosing. A no-deposit offer and a welcome bonus? Nope, it's not too good to be true, FanDuel just really is that generous.

The DraftKings bonus:

The DraftKings New York sportsbook is giving new players the opportunity to cash in on a 20% matched deposit offer up to $1,000 in bonus money. In order to unlock the full bonus amount players had to bet on odds of no less than -300. The more you wager, you unlock more of your bonus. It is $25 to $1 of your bonus to be exact. It may not be as flashy as the FanDuel offer but considering the overall quality of the DraftKings platform, we were still pretty excited by the bonus.

The BetRivers new customer offer:

If punters decided to go with BetRivers instead, they too were treated to a great offer. A 100% matched deposit offer up to $250 in site credits. In order to get your hands on the BetRivers bonus you will need to enter in the bonus code “250MATCH” if you want to be eligible for it. The bonus doesn’t have any limit on it in terms of the eSports or standard sporting events that you can bet on. It may not be quite as extravagant as the FanDuel bonus but it still hits the right notes.

New Jersey may be in trouble

With such a strong start to their opening weekend of sports betting, New York may become the new powerhouse in the sports betting markets across the US. While New Jersey has reigned supreme for the longest time now, they may have to deal with their noisy neighbours as many players won’t be crossing over to NJ for their betting needs anymore. The only issue that may stand in the way of New York success may be the stringent betting tax placed on sportsbooks. How much of an effect this will have on the revenue and willingness of new sportsbooks to enter the New York betting markets remains to be seen.

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