Publish Date: 08/02/2022
Fact checked by: Sophie McCarthy
Can you believe it? Sports betting is finally legal in New York! All across the state, sports betting has finally gone through the final stages of being legalized and fully authorized to set up shop in the state.
New York is the 18th state to legalize sports betting, and with 20 million residents finally having the ability to bet online, the industry is confident that the Empire State will become a goliath in American sports betting.
So, we know that all you bettors who are so used to traveling out of state have a burning question that needs to be answered. When can I register with a sportsbook?
Well, you can register today if you wish. All sportsbooks were launched back on January 8th, which is when sportsbooks were officially legalized in the state. At the moment, nine sportsbooks made the cut.
DraftKings, Fanduel, BetMGM, Betrivers, Caesars, Wynn Bet, Points Bet, Resorts, and Rush Street Interactive have all gotten their licenses. They weren’t the only sportsbooks who applied, however.
The New York Gaming Commission stringently reviewed every single online sportsbook that applied for a license and made sure that they met all the requirements before a license was granted. Bet365 was the only other sportsbook that came extremely close to qualifying but ultimately did not get past the final stage.
Signing up for any sportsbook in New York is as easy as signing up anywhere. There are a few prerequisites you need to consider before you sign up.
First things first, make sure you are within the state of New York before you sign up for the sportsbook. Online sportsbooks have this technology called geolocation, which essentially tracks your device and only allows you access when you are within New York state lines.
Once you’ve done that, you’ll have to put in your personal information and your SSN to your chosen online sportsbook. Once you’re officially registered, that’s you ready to go. Just put in your preferred payment details, and you’ll be ready to wager on whatever sport you like.
There are some limitations to wagering, which we covered in a different article. However, sports betting in New York is fantastic. The sportsbooks that are cut are among the finest in the entire country.
DraftKings has some of the best bonus offers you’ll find anywhere. Fanduel has highly competitive odds across multiple sports. BetMGM offers a great platform on both mobile and desktop which is quick and easy to use. The options are aplenty for the New York bettor, and you don’t have to wait around any more. All you have to do is pick your sportsbook, and get started. We’d advise you to shop around though, and pick wisely!