Betting on the New York Jets has been an in-state pastime since they were founded as the New York Titans in 1959. And with points spreads and prop bets, the Jets are still a highly popular option for New York bettors.

Say what you will about the Jets, but there’s something special about feeling good about every regular-season win. It’s nice to be able to afford seats to the game too. And adding some gambling excitement along the way doesn’t hurt either.

Since early January 2022, Jets fans can now place wagers conveniently online. Currently, there are eight online sports betting options. We’ll dive into the best apps to consider and how to bet on the New York Jets.

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Two Ways for New Yorkers To Bet on the NY Jets

In-Person in Upstate New York

Unfortunately, New York City does not have any sportsbooks. All of the retail options are upstate, and the closest to the Big Apple is Resorts World Catskills.

Fortunately, fans of the New York Jets are located all across the state. Many Jets fans are centered around the other major cities, particularly big hubs like Buffalo, Syracuse, Albany, and Binghamton, all of which have close casinos that offer a sportsbook.

For example, the Buffalo area has the massive Seneca Niagara Casino Hotel. Central New Yorkers can head to the equally impressive Turning Stone Casino. And Rivers Casino Schenectady boasts the state’s first legal retail sportsbook.

Online in New York, New Jersey, or Pennsylvania

For a long time, New Yorkers were limited to heading over to New Jersey or Pennsylvania to place online wagers. That’s far from convenient, especially for a large number of New York City residents. Beginning in early 2022, that changed when multiple sportsbooks went live with their online platforms.

New York residents can now select up to eight different sportsbooks to bet on the Jets. There are also plenty of special promos and odds variations for bettors to consider.

The Best Way To Bet on the Super Bowl in New York State

The New York Jets haven’t won an NFL championship since Super Bowl 3 in 1968. The last time they were in the playoffs was in 2010. 

Jets fans still enjoy betting on the game. In fact, Americans in general bet more on the Super Bowl than any other annual sporting event (aside from community pools when filling out brackets for March Madness).

Like regular-season NFL games, including those played by the Jets, New Yorkers can bet on the Super Bowl in the following ways:

  • Betting in-person at a retail sportsbook in Upstate New York.
  • Betting online in any state with legal online sports betting, including New York.

All states with legal online sportsbooks accept out-of-state bettors as long as they’re at least 21 and within state lines. 

Comparing the Jets Odds

An important strategy for any bettor is to shop around different sportsbooks  to get the most favorable odds. For example, through four weeks of the 2021-22 season, three online sportsbooks had different odds for the Jets to win the Super Bowl in 2022. Here’s how the odds stacked up:

That meant a $10 bet at DraftKings and FanDuel would pay out $10,000 while the same bet at BetRivers would pay out $5,000. It’s easy to see why it is important to shop around for the best odds. You want to get the best payout, and finding extra value by securing more favorable odds can pay dividends in the long run.

Super Bowl Betting in New York: Online Sportsbooks vs. Retail Sportsbooks


Being able to remotely compare odds at different sportsbooks is one of the biggest advantage of betting online versus in-person. You can also find specific bets that some sports betting apps are taking and others are not.

For most New York bettors, whichever sportsbook is closest is where they’ll place their Super Bowl bets, and retail sportsbooks know this. Instead of competing against several options on one device, their competition is geographic. 

The geographic competition for Turning Stone Casino in Verona is virtually nonexistent. In Buffalo, however, there are a few options, so you have a decent chance of finding the best odds without needing to drive too far out of your way.

All retail and online sportsbooks take bets on all New York Jets games, other NFL regular season and playoff games, and the Super Bowl. The biggest differences will be the prop bets, futures, and odds offered.

How NFL Betting Odds Work

How Odds Are Determined

Sportsbooks use the expertise of bookmakers to set the odds on all bets. Things that can affect the odds include team form, trades, injuries, matchup history, and a host of other factors. Even the weather forecast is taken into account. And the number of people placing bets can also make the odds move.

That’s another reason why betting online can be so advantageous. Odds can change dramatically in just a few hours, and placing a bet online locks in your bet in seconds.

What the Odds Mean

Sportsbooks in the US use American odds, and it’s important to know how to interpret them. Odds that are +100 or higher represent how much you’ll win if you place a $100 bet. Odds that are -101 or lower represent how much you need to bet to win $100.

For example, if you were to place a $110 bet on -110 odds (the standard for NFL points spread betting) and win, you’d receive $190.90 and net a little over $90 in winnings. If you were to place a $100 bet on +110 odds and win, you’d receive $210 and net $110 in winnings.

For the NFL points spread, the plus (+) and minus (-) symbols next to the points have nothing to do with the odds. Instead, they represent the underdog (+) and the favorite (+). 

Types of Bets for the New York Jets

Point Spread

The most popular way to bet on the Jets is the point spread. The favored team needs to “cover the spread” by beating the underdog by more than the listed points. The underdog needs to either win or lose by less than the point spread.

For example, let’s say the Jets play the Detroit Lions. The point spread might be:

  • NY Jets +3.5 (-110)
  • DET Lions -3.5 (-110)

If you bet the Jets and they only lose by three points, you win. If you bet the Lions and they only win by three, you’d lose.


The moneyline is simply betting on who will win. If the team you choose wins the game even by one point, you win the wager.

Totals (Over/Under)

You can guess whether the total number of points (both teams’ scores added together) will be over or under the sportsbook’s number.


A parlay is wagering that more than one bet will win. The result is a higher overall win potential, but all the bets need to be correct. If even just one loses, the full parlay is lost.

Fantasy Points

At DraftKings Sportsbook (at del Lago Resort in Waterloo) and elsewhere, you can bet on player performance in relation to fantasy rating. 


Futures bets are placing bets on outcomes that will be decided at a future date. Futures odds can change significantly as the season progresses. The projected champions of the AFC, NFC, and NFL adjust based on how the teams are performing.

Futures are separated into two distinct categories: team futures and player futures. The winner of the AFC, Super Bowl champions, and Over/Under win totals are examples of team futures. The NFL MVP, Offensive Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, and Rookie of the Year are all examples of player futures.

The more likely an outcome, the lower the win potential. However, even the most likely futures bets can have massive win potential if the bet is placed far enough in advance.

Prop Betting

Prop bets in the NFL are when you bet on a specific in-game outcome. Also known as exotics, examples of prop bets include who scores first, number of passing yards, number of sacks, number of field goals, and a host of other options.

Because the NFL is the most popular sport for regular season betting, American sportsbooks offer more prop bets for football than any other sport. You can also request specific bets that they don’t list to see if they’ll take the wager.

Prop bets can be placed before or during the game. In fact, prop bets are a very popular form of in-game betting. This feature may not be available at all sportsbooks.

Betting on the New York Jets FAQs

Is it legal to bet on the Jets in New York State?

Yes. You can legally bet on the New York Jets by visiting a retail sportsbook in Upstate New York or betting with an online app, including DraftKings, FanDuel, and BetRivers. New Yorkers can also cross the border into New Jersey or Pennsylvania to bet on the Jets.

Is betting on the Jets popular in New York State?

Yes. The NFL is the most popular sport for betting aside from the NCAA men’s basketball tournament (March Madness). That means New York teams like the Jets, Bills, and Giants are some of the most popular options for in-state NFL betting.

Is there a sportsbook near MetLife Stadium?

Yes. MetLife Stadium, home of the Jets, is extremely close to the FanDuel Sportsbook at Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, New Jersey. In fact, they share a parking lot, so you could easily walk from one entrance to the other. You can also bet on your phone while in MetLife Stadium at any New Jersey sports betting app.

Can New Yorkers bet on the New York Jets in New Jersey?

Yes. New Jersey’s sports betting laws state that anyone over 21 who is not affiliated with the sports team can bet on the New York Jets as long as they’re physically located in the Garden State.

How many sportsbooks are in Manhattan?

Zero. New York City does not have any sportsbooks. The New York metropolitan area does have sportsbooks, but they’re located in New Jersey. The closest is the FanDuel Sportsbook located inside Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford.

Where are the New York State sportsbooks taking Super Bowl bets?

Eight sportsbooks are regulated in New York and taking Super Bowl bets online through their sports wagering apps. This is the most convenient way to place bets on sports activity.

For retail locations, Upstate New York. The closest New York sportsbook to Manhattan is Resorts World Catskills. Another somewhat close outlet is Mohegan Sun Pocono in Pennsylvania. But the New Yorkers with the closest in-state sportsbooks live in and around Buffalo, Syracuse, Albany, and Binghamton.

Is the DraftKings Sportsbook app and website legal in New York?

Yes. Online sports betting is legal in New York State. You also have the option of going to the retail DraftKings Sportsbook at Del Lago Resort in Waterloo.

Is the FanDuel Sportsbook app and website legal in New York?

Yes, the FanDuel Sportsbook app and website are available in states with legal online sports betting, and that includes New York State. There is also a retail FanDuel Sportsbook inside Tioga Downs Casino Resort in Nichols.

About the Author

Mike Epifani

Mike Epifani is a gambling expert and professional writer. His current role is Brand Content Manager at, part of the Catena Media network. Mike spoke on the affiliate marketing panel at G2E 2022 in Las Vegas and won "Casino Affiliate of the Year" at the 2022 SBC Awards North America in NYC.

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