Betting on the US Open

Every year in late August, the world’s top tennis players travel to New York to play in arguably the biggest Grand Slam tournament of the year: the US Open.

Fans from around the globe flock to Flushing Meadows to watch tennis’ brightest stars compete to fulfill their dream of playing in the finals at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

With legal sports betting now underway in the Big Apple, tennis fans can add a little more excitement to each match by betting on the US Open in NY online or at retail locations.

There are currently nine online betting apps in NY and multiple retail sportsbooks located in New York casinos.

Keep reading below for a complete guide to betting on the US Open.

US Open Odds at the Best Sportsbooks

If you plan on wagering on tennis, you’ll naturally want the best odds. While most sportsbooks try to stay competitive with each other, it still pays to shop around.

Here are three of our top choices when it comes to betting on the US Open.

SportsbookWhy we like itCurrent welcome offer
Caesars Sportsbook New York- Huge selection of games
- Competitive odds
- Brand authority
- Site security
- Vast sports market
SHARPBETFULL for up to $1,250 On Caesars
FanDuel New York- Trustworthy
- Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS)
- Fast payouts
- Competitive odds
- Great US Open prop bets
- Awesome welcome offer
$1,000 No Sweat First Bet
DraftKings New York- Competitive odds
- Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS)
- Multiple deposit options
- Tons of US Open prop bets
- Smooth interface
Get $50 Free Bet + up to $1,000 deposit match

Where Can You Bet on the US Open in New York

Online sports wagering kicked off in New York in Jan. 2022 and has dominated the sports betting scene in the United States in terms of betting handle.

There are currently nine online sportsbook apps available and multiple in-person betting options at casinos if you’re out on the town.

Online Sportsbook Apps 

On Jan. 8, the New York State Gaming Commission (NYSGC) granted temporary licenses for nine sportsbooks. The operators launched at different times, but all nine are now taking bets.

  • FanDuel
  • DraftKings
  • BetRivers
  • Caesars
  • PointsBet
  • WynnBET
  • Resorts World Bet
  • BetMGM
  • Bally Bet

It’s a competitive market for sportsbooks, and some operators offer better welcome bonuses than others. Here’s our list of sportsbooks with the best offers and how to claim them.

NY Sportsbook AppsWelcome OfferHow to Claim
Caesars Sportsbook NY$1,250 first bet refund if it losesSHARPBETFULL
FanDuel NY$1,000 No Sweat First BetClick to Claim
BetMGM NYWelcome offer currently pausedN/A
PointsBet NYUp to $2,000 in second chance free betsBESTOFFER
BetRivers NY$100 second chance free betSHARPRIV
DraftKings NY$50 free bet + 20% deposit match up to $1,000Click to Claim

How US Open Betting Odds Are Calculated

Sportsbooks determine tennis odds in a variety of ways. The factors include the player’s ranking, record on a particular surface (hard court, grass, clay, etc.), record at a specific tournament, and how they’re currently playing.

If a player is on a 15-match win streak, you can expect them to be one of the tournament’s favorites. Here’s an example of what typical odds will look like and how they are calculated.

Example: To win the match

  • Coco Gauff -150
  • Bianca Andreescu +140

In the situation above, Gauff is the favorite. The -150 odds mean you would have to wager $100 for a $50 return. Andreescu is the underdog; if you wagered $100, you would get a $140 profit.

These types of odds will be assigned to all bets, whether it’s a moneyline, point spread, total, or other. The negative (-) odds will always represent the favorite, and the positive (+) odds the underdog.

US Open Futures Odds

Futures bets are when you predict something that happens in, you guessed it, the future. This can be a tournament winner, an MVP, a Rookie of the Year, etc. The most popular futures bet in US Open tennis betting is who will win the tournament.

The odds are set before the tournament starts, allowing you to take a shot on a dark horse or big underdog with long odds. The odds will change with every game throughout the tournament, so it pays to get in early.

Example: Odds to win US Open

  • Nick Kyrgios +640
  • Rafael Nadal +130
  • Leylah Fernandez +350

What Kind of Bets Can Be Placed on US Open Tennis?

You’ll have various options when it comes to betting on tennis and a wide variety of odds to match. You can bet on the winner of a game, who will win the tournament (futures bet), and even how many sets a player will win (prop bet). Here’s a look at a few examples.

Moneyline

A moneyline bet is when you simply pick the winner of a match. The odds are determined by several factors, including the player’s record, how they fare on hard court/grass/clay, their ranking, and more. Here’s what the typical moneyline odds for a US Open match might look like.

  • Novak Djokovic -150
  • Andy Murray +350

Point Spread

In tennis, you’ll find a point spread for sets and games in a particular match. You can take the favorite or the underdog and their corresponding odds. It’ll look like this.

  • Naomi Osaka -3.5 (-110)
  • Victoria Azarenka +3.5 (-110)

Totals

A total bet is when the sportsbook sets a number of the total games played or total sets, and you decide if it’ll go over or under.

  • Over 2.5 sets -120
  • Under 2.5 sets +115

Prop Bets

A prop bet is kind of like a game within a game — or a side bet. It can range from how many aces a player will have to how many sets they’ll win. You’ll find a wide variety of prop bets on both players and games at most sportsbooks. Here are a few examples.

  • Rafael Nadal to win in straight sets: +150
  • Total Match Games 20.5: –  Over +100, Under -160
  • Rafael Nadal to win at least one set: Yes -500, No +900

Live Bets

Live betting allows you to place a bet on a match after it has started. The odds shift wildly during the course of a game, so you’ll have to be quick when you want to get a bet in.

Example: Player to win the next game in match

  • Iga Swiatek -170
  • Ons Jabeur +120

How to Bet on Tennis in New York

If you prefer to kick it old school, you can place a bet at one of Upstate New York’s retail sportsbooks. But most sports betting in NY is done online through one of the nine sportsbook apps available. No matter what sportsbook you choose, setting up an account is easy, and you’ll be up and running in no time. Here’s how.

  • Download the sportsbook app of your choice
  • Enter a promo code if available to receive your welcome bonus
  • Fill out the required information and get verified
  • Deposit funds into your account
  • Pick your sport and place your first bet!

Most of the sportsbook apps are very similar and extremely easy to navigate. Once registered, there’ll be a simple interface that will clearly display all the sports available.

Once you choose your sport, you can navigate to the game or match you’re looking for. There you’ll find the odds for all of the different betting options. Just click on your choice, and your betting slip will pop up, allowing you to place your wager.

How to Bet on the US Open in New York

Betting on the US Open in New York will be mostly the same as betting on any tennis throughout the year. The biggest difference is that sportsbooks tend to provide extra betting options for significant events. You can expect to see many more prop bets available during the Open and more live betting options at most sportsbooks.

Retail Sportsbooks in NY

Physical betting locations are all in Upstate New York, and you won’t find any in NYC. You’ll still find many of the same great betting options at in-person spots, but it’s not quite as convenient as betting from your couch. Here’s where the NY retail sportsbooks are located and who they’re partnered with.

SportsbookCasinoLocation
Caesars SportsbookPoint Place450-452 NY-31

Bridgeport, NY 13030
Caesars SportsbookTurning Stone5218 Patrick Rd

Verona, NY 13478
Caesars SportsbookYellow Brick Road800 W Genesee St

Chittenango, NY 13037
DraftKings SportsbookDel Lago Resort1133 NY-414

Waterloo, NY 13165
FanDuel SportsbookTioga Downs

2384 W River Rd

Nichols, NY 13812
Resorts World BetResorts World Catskills888 Resorts World Dr

Monticello, NY 12701
Rivers SportsbookRivers Casino1 Rush St

Schenectady, NY 12305
Sports LoungeSeneca Allegany777 Seneca Allegany Blvd

Salamanca, NY 14779
Sports LoungeSeneca Buffalo Creek1 Fulton St

Buffalo, NY 14204
Sports LoungeSeneca Niagara310 4th St

Niagara Falls, NY 14303
Sticks SportsbookAkwesasne Mohawk873 NY-37

Hogansburg, NY 13655

Betting on the US Open FAQ

How are Vegas betting odds for tennis calculated?

Vegas odds are determined by various factors such as player ranking, hot streak, court surface, and opponent. The odds in Vegas will usually be similar to what you find with online sportsbooks, but it pays to shop around for the best odds.

Do New York’s legal sportsbooks offer bets on tennis?

Yes. All of New York’s legal sportsbooks offer bets on tennis.

How popular is betting on tennis?

NFL, College Football, and NBA dominate the sports betting scene in the United States, but tennis holds its own. During the first month of legal sports betting in NY, tennis was the fifth most popular sport to bet on.

What's the closest sportsbook to Arthur Ashe Stadium?

The closest sportsbook is in your pocket on your phone! There are nine online apps available. But if you want to bet in person, you’ll have to travel to Upstate New York.

Does tennis have any partnerships with a sportsbook?

No. Not at this time.

Where can I bet on the US Open in New York?

You can bet on the US Open at one of the nine online apps, or you can place a bet at a physical location at one of the state’s casinos.

Who has the best odds on tennis?

FanDuel, DraftKings, and BetMGM are known to stay up to date with the best online odds. However, it’d be best to look around because the odds change constantly.

Is DraftKings legal in New York?

Yes. DraftKings has an online app and a physical sportsbook at Del Lago Resort.

Is FanDuel legal in New York?

Yes. FanDuel has an online app and a physical sportsbook at Tioga Downs.

Does DraftKings offer odds on tennis?

Yes. You can find a wide variety of betting options on tennis at DraftKings.

About the Author

Ryan Hagen

Ryan Hagen is a writer and contributor for NY Sports Day. He’s spent most of his career writing in roles that have ranged from copywriter at a boutique ad agency to corporate communications at a large oil firm. His true passion is sports, and he’s now been writing in the sports gaming industry for the last couple of years.

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