Publish Date: January 17, 2022
Fact checked by: Jesse M Cox
New York has become the latest state to legalize online sports betting in the US! And with that news comes the pressure for operators to make sure their sites are up and ready for new members.
So, whether you’re eagerly waiting to place a wager or you’re just interested in the hype that’s flooding the online sports betting news. Let’s look at when you can register with sportsbooks in NYC.
Online sports betting has officially been legal in New York since January 8th 2022. Although pretty recent, some sportsbooks have been working overtime to ensure their sites and apps are ready for customers to use on their favorite sports.
There are currently four major sportsbooks in New York that have met all the required regulatory and licensing standards and are up and running. So you could open an online sportsbook right away. These include DraftKings, FanDuel, Caesars and BetRivers, which is excellent news for NFL fans. They could become accustomed to the site, benefit from limited-time offers and place bets before the playoffs started on Saturday, January 15th until mid-February.
The state of New York initially approved nine sportsbooks, including the four already mentioned, when they announced the legalization at the start of January. The other five are yet to launch their online NYC sportsbook accounts. But they are estimated to arrive in late January for the operator BetMGM and February for PointsBet, WynnBet, Bally Bet and Resorts World Sportsbook.
If you want to open an online sportsbook account now, we highlighted some key features of the four operators that are ready and waiting for you to join!
DraftKings has a quick and easy sign-up process for new customers and offers a free bet up to $100 when you refer a friend. You can also benefit from the NFL with their limited time offer. If you register with this online sportsbook before February 13th 2022 and place a minimum bet of $5, you could win up to $280 back.
The New York FanDuel sportsbook has a range of sign-up offers and bonuses for new customers. Similar to DraftKings, you will both get money back when you refer a friend. $50 on the sportsbook and $50 on the casino. You could also win $150 when you bet $5 on any NFL playoff team until January 30th 2022.
As you enter their site, you can choose which location you’re in to register a sportsbook account, and it will generate an exclusive Caesars promo for New York. If you win or lose your first bet, Caesars will match that bet up to $1,001 with a free bet. They also have an NBA offer. If you choose to bet $100 before January 31st 2022, you can get a free authentic NBA jersey of your choice. Just double-check the terms and conditions for more info.
With BetRivers, you can choose your betting location before being directed to the main New York online sportsbook. They offer most sports games and a BetRivers New York welcome bonus for new customers of up to $250.
If you need more convincing on these major online sportsbooks, check out their websites for even more incredible offers and enticing bonuses exclusive to New Yorkers!