New York allows online sports betting throughout the state. Giants fans who like to dabble in gambling now have multiple ways to bet on their favorite team. You can legally bet on the 2007 and 2011 Super Bowl champions, the New York Giants, in New York State by visiting a retail sportsbook or placing wagers conveniently online.

Top 3 Best Sportsbook Apps for New Yorkers

If you like to bet on the New York Giants, or just on the NFL in general, here are three of our favorite sportsbooks to consider. The following features odds available for various futures heading into the 2022 regular season. This table also features the current welcome promos available for new users.

Sportsbook AppTo Win Super BowlTo Win NFC EastTo Make PlayoffsBonus Offer
Caesars NYRisk-free bet up to $1,500
FanDuel NY"No sweat first bet" up to $1,000
PointsBet NYTwo risk-free bets up to $2,000

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All the Ways New York Bettors Can Bet on the Giants

New Yorkers have three main options when it comes to betting on the Giants. Beginning in early 2022, interested bettors had the additional ability to add online sports betting to the list. This has already become the most dominant way to place wagers due to its convenience for residents.

Retail sportsbook wagering could improve over time when additional casinos open up near New York City. However, online sports betting will be the significantly dominant form from here on out.

Option 1: Betting In-Person in New York

You can bet on any professional team at retail sportsbooks in New York State, and you can bet on any college program except for in-state schools. All retail sportsbooks are located Upstate. The one closest to the city is Resorts World Catskills, and the biggest concentrations are near Buffalo, Syracuse, and Albany.

Option 2: Betting Online in New York

Beginning in January 2022, residents in the Big Apple and across New York State could finally place wagers online. There are eight sportsbooks currently available. Each of them features a unique sports wagering app with a sign-up bonus. Take a look at our sports betting overview to determine the right app for you and to utilize a welcome promo.

Option 3: Betting in Another State

Online sports betting is legal in the nearby states of Connecticut, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. The closest retail sportsbook to New York City is the Meadowlands Racetrack, which shares a parking lot with MetLife Stadium. Pennsylvania has basically the same online gambling laws as New Jersey. As long as you’re over 21 and within state lines, you can bet on sports online at licensed online sportsbooks.

How New Yorkers Can Bet on the Super Bowl

Sportsbooks peg the New York Giants as significant long shots to win Super Bowl 57. BetMGM, for instance, gives them +10000 odds, tied for fifth-highest in the NFL.

Still, just because the Giants aren’t shoe-ins for the Super Bowl doesn’t mean New Yorkers don’t want to bet. In fact, betting on your favorite team is a good way to wager based on faith rather than logic.

New York sportsbooks and online betting sites in New Jersey take bets on the Super Bowl, whether you are betting on the Giants or any other team you feel will win the championship game.

Advantages of Betting In-Person

People in Upstate New York can place a bet on the Super Bowl by traveling to a nearby retail sportsbook. You don’t need to travel far to place a legal bet. Additionally, you can watch the game in a lively atmosphere that includes huge TVs, food, and drinks. There’s a little more fun to be had at these locations when placing wagers.

Why You Should Bet Online Instead

There are a number of reasons why New York mobile sports betting is preferable to gambling at a physical location. It’s obviously more convenient and easy to open up an app from your phone or log in from a desktop computer. With a phone, it’s even easier to place bets at a sportsbook instead of heading to a desk or kiosk.

You can also compare and contrast the different options to find the best bet fully online. To put the importance of shopping around into perspective, here is a comparison of futures odds at various New York sportsbooks. This is specific to the Giants’ chances of winning the Super Bowl in 2023.

 

Complete List of All Retail Sportsbooks in New York State

If you’re looking to place a bet in-person in New York State, you have your choice of the following commercial and tribal casinos that have a sports betting area on the premises:

  • Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort
  • Del Lago Resort and Casino
  • Point Place Casino
  • Resorts World Catskills
  • Rivers Schenectady
  • Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino
  • Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino
  • Seneca Niagara Casino
  • Tioga Downs
  • Turning Stone Resort Casino
  • Yellow Brick Road Casino

All of the above sportsbooks offer odds on a range of sporting events (except in-state schools per state law). Most of the New York retail sportsbooks also make sure their self-serve betting kiosks are open 24 hours per day. Otherwise, you’d need to go to the sportsbook during their more limited hours of operation.

However, these locations only need to compete geographically, giving them less incentive to offer highly competitive odds. 

How NFL Betting Odds Work

US sportsbooks use American odds. When you use an online sports betting app, you can change the odds listed to decimal or fractional, which some American bettors prefer. But it’s probably a good idea to familiarize yourself with American odds for any time you’re at the retail sportsbooks.

American odds present payouts based on either a $100 wager or a $100 win. When it’s a positive (+) number, that’s how much you’d win if you bet $100. When it’s a negative (-) number, that’s how much you’d need to wager to win $100.

Let’s use a game last year between the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys as an example. At DraftKings, here’s how the moneyline bets stacked up:

  • Dallas Cowboys -320
  • New York Giants +260

Because the Cowboys were the favorite to win, you’d need to bet $320 to win $100. The Giants were the underdog, so betting $100 would pay out $260.

Another example is the point spread bet, which is the most popular option for NFL betting. Instead of simply betting on who will win or lose (moneyline), the favorite needs to win by the point spread or more. The underdog only needs to either win outright or lose by fewer points than the spread.

For that same game, here’s how the odds at BetMGM stacked up:

  • Dallas Cowboys (-7.0) -110 
  • New York Giants (+7.0) -110

The plus and minus symbols next to the points spread simply indicate the favorite (-) and the underdog (+). The different odds make betting on the favorite more lucrative, and betting on the underdog more likely.

The Best Bets on the New York Giants

Moneyline vs. Point Spread

The moneyline bet is simply betting who you think will win. 

But betting the spread is guessing which team will beat the point spread. The underdog beating the spread is losing by fewer than the listed points. The favorite beating the spread is winning by more than the listed points.

Either bet is a valid and highly popular choice for betting on the New York Giants.

Alternative Points Spread

The standard points spread is the most common choice, but online sportsbooks let you choose alternative points spreads for Giants games. 

For example, if you think the Giants are the underdogs but you think they’re going to outright win, you could increase your win potential by choosing a spread that lists the Giants as the favorite.

Over/Under and Other Totals

Betting the Over/Under (total) is guessing whether the total number of points will be higher or lower than what the sportsbook listed. Many sportsbooks will also do totals such as the number of field goals made, but those are listed under the props bets.

Halves and Quarters

Rather than bet on the game as a whole, you can bet as if the two teams are playing a single quarter or half. For example, if the Giants are at their highest form early on in the game, you could bet that they’ll win the first quarter without betting on them being ahead at the end of the fourth.

Parlays

A parlay is betting on multiple events to increase the amount you can win. Because you can win more, however, every bet included in the parlay must win for you to get a payout. If even one of the bets loses, you lose your bet. 

Futures Bet

 

A futures bet is just what it sounds like: betting on something that will take place in the future. For NFL betting, you can place a lot of different futures bets, not just on the winner of the Super Bowl. Other examples include:

  • MVP
  • Offensive Rookie of the Year
  • Defensive Player of the Year
  • Most Passing Yards
  • Rushing Yards Leader
  • Receiving Yards Leader

The futures odds can change dramatically as the season progresses, with things like injuries, form, trades, and other factors shifting the lines one way or the other. It’s also a good idea to shop around for the best futures bets, as the different odds among sportsbooks can be wildly varied.

Prop Bets

 

Prop bets and futures bets are often interchangeable. But for single regular-season games, prop bets are categorized by either team or individual performance. A good way to think about it is, “I propose that _____ will happen.”  

Let’s say you propose that the New York Giants will be the first team to score in their game against the Dallas Cowboys. You can place that prop bet, and if you win, you get a payout based on the odds of that happening.

Just like with the moneyline or point spread, the highest paying prop bets are least likely to happen. For example, you could bet that the underdog team will win by over 20 points. If they pull it off, you could score a massive prop bet payout because the chances of it happening are extremely low.

History of the New York Giants

The New York Giants are as historic a professional football team as you can get. They are the only remaining team of five to join the NFL in 1925.

In their history, the “G-Men” have collected eight NFL championships including four Super Bowl titles (1986, 1990, 2007, and 2011). From their start, the Giants were winners. In the 1925 season, the Giants finished with an 8-4 record. In 1927, the team was crowned as a champion for the first time. Additional titles came in 1934, 1938, and 1956.

NY Giants Timeline

  • 1925: Giants joined the NFL as one of the original five
  • 1925: Finished their first season 8-4
  • 1927: Giants win their first football championship, followed with additional titles in 1934, 1938, and 1956
  • 1976: First season the Giants played in Giants Stadium
  • 1986: Shared the 1986 spotlight with the 1986 Mets, when the Giants won their first Super Bowl. Additional wins in 1990, 2007, and 2011
  • 2009: Giants moved to Met Life Stadium

Iconic NY Giants Players

Throughout the 1940s, ’50s, and ’60s, the Giants featured dozens of future Hall of Fame players and coaches. NFL legends like Frank Gifford, Sam Huff, and Alex Webster entertained Giants fans. Hall of Fame coaches Vince Lombardi and Tom Landry got their start coaching the Giants.

After some lean times during the 1970s, the Giants went on to produce another crop of legends including Hall of Fame players Laurence Taylor, Harry Carson, and Hall of Fame coach Bill Parcels. While not elected to the Hall of Fame, you can’t mention the New York Giants without mentioning quarterback Phil Simms, running back Joe Morris, and tight end Mark Bavaro. These three players were instrumental in the Giants’ success during the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Giants Stadium and MetLife Stadium

The Giants have called several stadiums home over the years.

They’ve played in baseball stadiums like the Polo Grounds, Yankee Stadium, and Shea Stadium. They even played a dozen games during the 1973-4 season at the Yale Bowl at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. That must set a record — that a single professional sports team has played home in three different states?

In the modern sports era, the Giants are most notably associated with the stadium which bore their name, Giants Stadium. Located across the Hudson River from Manhatten in New Jersey, the Giants first played in the stadium during the 1976 NFL season.

The Giants were the lone tenant of Giants Stadium until 1984 when the New York Jets started calling the stadium home. Giants Stadium was used until the 2009 season when, afterward, both teams moved across to MetLife Stadium.

Located in the same sports complex as Giants Stadium, MetLife Stadium opened for the 2010 NFL season. At the time of construction, the $1.6 billion price tag for the stadium made it the most expensive stadium ever to be built in the US.

NY Giants Top Rivalries

Mention the name the Philadelphia Eagles to any Giants fan and you better look out. One of the most bitter rivalries in the NFL, there is no love lost between the Giants and their NFC East rival Eagles. As two of the oldest teams in the NFL, their rivalry is certainly one of the oldest and to many “the best” in the NFL.

Not to be outdone, the Giants have held strong rivalries with both the Washington Commanders and Dallas Cowboys. These rivalries have given NFL fans numerous memorable games over the years.

Betting on the New York Giants FAQs

Is it legal for New Yorkers to bet on the New York Giants?

Yes, sports betting is legal in New York State online and at licensed retail sportsbooks. They can also visit New Jersey or Pennsylvania to bet on sports online at licensed sports betting apps. New Yorkers can bet from their phones while attending a game at MetLife Stadium, too.

Is betting on the New York Giants popular?

Yes. However, the popularity of betting on the Giants is directly proportional to how well the team is playing. When the Giants are dominating, New Yorkers place more bets on the team. When they’re doing poorly, like during the 2020-21 season, the popularity drops. However, NFL betting is the most popular regular season betting sport in the US. Betting on the Giants is always a popular activity in New York State.

What sportsbook is closest to MetLife Stadium?

FanDuel Sportsbook at Meadowlands Racetrack. The home of the New York Giants, MetLife Stadium, shares a parking lot with Meadowlands Racetrack, where you can place sports bets in person at the FanDuel Sportsbook. You can also bet using the FanDuel Sportsbook app.

What are the options for betting on the Giants in New Jersey?

The easiest way to bet on the Giants in New Jersey is from your mobile device. You have your choice of FanDuel, DraftKings, SugarHouse, William Hill, FOX Bet, PointsBet, BetMGM, Unibet, and many more. You can also bet at retail sportsbooks, including the one at Meadowlands Racetrack near MetLife Stadium.

Where are the Manhattan sportsbooks?

There are none. New York City may be home to the largest casino in the state, Resorts World New York in Queens, but New Yorkers do not have any retail sportsbooks within city limits. The closest is Meadowlands Racetracks. It’s easiest to place wagers online with your phone in Manhattan.

Where is it legal to bet on the Super Bowl in New York State?

Online and at retail sportsbook locations. There are casinos that feature sports betting Upstate. The southernmost option is Resorts World Catskills, while the Albany, Buffalo, and Syracuse areas all have at least a couple of locations each.

Is it legal to bet at DraftKings in New York?

Yes. You can legally bet at the DraftKings Sportsbook in-person at del Lago Resort & Casino in Waterloo or by using the app online. You can also legally play the DraftKings DFS (daily fantasy sports) platform online in New York.

Is it legal to bet at FanDuel in New York?

Yes. New Yorkers can bet with its online app or at the FanDuel Sportsbook retail location inside Tioga Downs Casino Resort in Nichols, a bit west of Binghamton. The FanDuel daily fantasy sports (DFS) platform is also legal in New York State to anyone over 18.

About the Author

Mike Epifani

Mike Epifani (shown here at Caesars Palace Las Vegas) is an experienced online gambling writer who specializes in online casinos and sports betting sites. From the nuances of bonus offers to winning strategies and beyond, his insights have helped countless remote bettors keep more of their money while having fun and staying safe.

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