For many months, New York state lawmakers have had their hopes set on a launch of statewide mobile sports betting happening by Super Bowl LVI in February. This is a clear case of under-promise and over-deliver, with NY mobile betting apps launching on Saturday, January 8 at 9 am ET!
Get the latest on the NY Mobile Betting Launch here, including the latest, exclusive bonus offers.
How We Arrived At The Launch Of NY Betting Apps
“I remain hopeful that New Yorkers will finally be able to partake in mobile sports betting around mid-January,” Sen. Addabbo said in a text message. “And given the growing anticipation along with New York’s stature in global sports, I believe with a premier product we have great potential to realize huge advances in revenue, educational resources, jobs, and new gaming addiction funding.
“The state legislature should stand ready to evaluate New York’s mobile sports betting product and make improvements if necessary such as possibly incorporating fixed-odds horse racing with the mobile sports platform.”
Within two weeks of these statements to NY Sports Day, 4 sportsbook apps met the requirements for mobile betting launch:
- DraftKings Sportsbook New York – see launch offer
- FanDuel Sportsbook NY – see launch offer
- Caesars Sportsbook New York
- BetRivers NY
What Will NY Sports Betting Look Like
Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the sports betting bill into law in April 2021, and the regulatory process took almost the entirety of the rest of the year.
On Nov. 8, the New York State Gaming Commission named the nine mobile sportsbook operators that will be allowed to launch in the Empire State. They are:
- Bally Bet
- Caesars Sportsbook
- Resorts World Bet
- Rush Street Interactive
With four apps launching on January 8, expect the other 5 apps to launch in the coming weeks and months.
NY Bonus Offers Incoming
In virtually every other state that has launched sports betting, mobile sportsbook operators have announced pre-launch bonus offers for new users.
These bonuses range from $50 to $200 in free bets and are available simply for signing up for a new account. They are a great way to build a bankroll, especially if new users sign up for more than one sportsbook.
Because of Sen. Addabbo Jr.’s expectation of an earlier mobile sports betting launch, there will not be as much time for new users to take advantage of the pre-launch offers so make sure to sign up shortly after the offers are announced. In fact, only two sportsbook apps had the time to announce their limited-time bonus offers. Claim $100 in free bets at both DraftKings and FanDuel, but these offers are only available until the morning of Jan. 8.