New York Becomes 14th State to Offer Legalized Sports Betting
With much of the East Coast offering legalized sports betting, it was only a matter of time before New York joined the party. The Empire State recently announced that sports betting will be available to state residents at some point this summer. But like a lot of states, bettors should not expect a full smorgasbord of options to start. Initially, betting in New York can only be conducted in person at one of the state’s brick-and-mortar casinos. There is no word if and when online betting will be offered. Bettors will also be unable to bet on games involving New York colleges or collegiate events taking place in the state. There has been a push by owners of professional teams in New York and Chicago to place betting kiosks in stadiums but given the baby step approach lawmakers have made with sports betting, that seems like something that if it occurs, won’t be implemented for a few years. As for who will run New York’s sportsbooks, it looks like the usual suspects with DraftKings at del Lago, Caesars at Oneida, bet365 at Castskill, and Paddy Power BetFair at Tioga Downs.