The wait is finally over. Online sports betting arrived in New York State on Saturday, at 9 a.m. ET.
With over 20 million residents, New York State is quickly expected to be one of the biggest betting markets in the United States and is a major domino to fall as more states activate legal sports betting.
New Yorkers will be able to sign up for sportsbooks just in time to bet on some of the biggest events in all of sports, including the College Football Playoff National Championship, March Madness, and much more all within the first few months of 2022.
Mainly, it’s perfect timing to bet on the NFL playoffs and Super Bowl 56.
Here are many of the details we know so far on how to place sports bets in New York State.
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How Can I Bet In New York Online?
While New Yorkers have had access to in-person sports betting at casinos within the state since 2019, this is a seismic shift for residents of New York City and the surrounding areas who often found themselves crossing the border into New Jersey or Connecticut to legally place wagers.
Four major sportsbook operators will be allowed to open up shop in New York on Saturday:
In November, the New York State Gaming Commission granted licenses to five additional sportsbook operators. However, since Caesars, Rush Street Interactive, FanDuel, and DraftKings already had established partnerships with various New York casinos, they get primary access to the market.
Sign Up to Bet in New York
When New York sports betting goes live Saturday, Jan. 8, find the best NY promotions and offers at these operators:
Buffalo Bills & NFL Playoffs Betting 2022
The newly legalized ability to bet NFL playoffs and Super Bowl 56 is truly a welcome bonus for 2022 New York sports bettors.
One of the groups most ecstatic will be fans of the NFL Playoff-bound Buffalo Bills.
Ahead of their playoff charge, the Bills also made their sportsbook allegiance public on Thursday afternoon, announcing a partnership with FanDuel Sportsbook shortly after the online sports betting news trickled in.
Josh Allen will lead the AFC East title contenders, as they will have the opportunity to back their team in the upcoming NFL Playoffs and possibly as soon as Sunday’s Week 18 divisional showdown with the New York Jets.
- The Bills’ current odds to win Super Bowl 56 at NY’s incoming sportsbooks are (+800) at Caesars and BetRivers. Double-check these upcoming New York sportsbook odds for any changes that might occur.
More New York Teams To Bet
Fans will also now get the opportunity to wager on their favorite teams while they’re watching them from home or from the stands, immediately from their cell phone.
Nets & Knicks NY Betting
Take advantage of all the basketball-related promotions that sportsbooks currently have on offer, including the Caesars Sportsbook free jersey promotion.
Rangers & Islanders NY Betting
New York-area NHL fans will be able to bet the puck line for their squads as the NHL regular season continues. The New York Rangers recently ranked atop the NHL standings and could be in for a deep playoff run.