Sports Betting Q&A
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Is sports betting legal in New York?

Yes. Sports betting at physical sportsbooks is legal in New York, however, online betting is not allowed. New York was one of the first states to legalize sports betting once the PASPA ruling passed the Senate in 2018 and wagering officially opened at sportsbooks July 2019. 

While online betting is illegal, that could change as soon as 2021 if New York Governor Andrew Cuomo can be persuaded to change his mind on the subject. Unfortunately, lawmakers were forced to push through a budget in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, which likely means it will be held off until later in the year. The biggest reason for mobile betting is that New York would receive a massive revenue boost compared to having sports betting only at retail sportsbooks.

As of 2020, New York had eight physical sportsbooks that were accepting action. Online betting isn't legal in New York, but operators like bet365 and FOX Bet have deals in place to open their mobile sportsbooks when/if that changes.

The future of Daily Fantasy Sports is also in question for the state after a ruling was upheld in February 2020 that it's considered "illegal gambling." Contests at DraftKings and FanDuel are legal for the time being, as the state is appealing the February ruling, but there isn't a guarantee DFS will be legal in a year.

Physical Sportsbooks

Akwesasne Mohawk Casino, Hogansburg

Opened in early 2020, the Sticks Sports Book and Grill has a high-definition 9' x 13' video wall with an additional 18 TVs, odds boards and seating areas. It also has a full-service bar and beer tap which includes drafts from in-house Maple Brewing.

Monday - Thursday: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday: 11 a.m. - 12 a.m.
Saturday - Sunday: 10 a.m. - 12 a.m.

del Lago Casino, Waterloo

The DraftKings Sportsbook is 6,000-plus square feet of action that includes 23 betting kiosks (available 24/7), four betting windows, 1,000 square feet of LED video screens and more than 30 beers on tap.

Sunday - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 1 a.m.

Point Place Casino, Bridgeport

Partnered with Caesars Entertainment, the Lounge at Point Place has a 24-foot high-resolution video wall in addition to 30 LED screens, award-winning food, beer and craft cocktails.

Monday - Thursday: 10 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Friday - Sunday: 9 a.m. - 1 a.m.

Resorts World Catskills, Monticello

Sportsbook 360 features a 6,000-square-foot area with a 360-degree center bar. There is seating for over 100 people and 14 betting kiosks (24/7) in addition to a betting counter. 

Monday - Tuesday: 5:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.
Wednesday - Sunday: 10 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.

Rivers Casino, Schenectady

Rivers Sportsbook occupies just over 5,000 square feet which includes VIP chairs and table seating that can accommodate 80-plus people. Its 53' x 9' video wall highlights the space with 22 additional TV monitors. In addition to six betting windows, they have 14 betting kiosks which are open 24/7.

Monday - Thursday: 10 a.m. - 12 a.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. - 12 a.m.

Tioga Downs, Nichols

The FanDuel Sportsbook is a 2,600-square-foot sports betting retail location that features eight betting windows, 27 video displays and three sports tickers with seating for more than 50 customers.

Monday - Thursday: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Friday: 11 a.m. - 12 a.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 12 a.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.

Turning Stone Casino, Verona

Another sportsbook partnered with Caesars Entertainment, the Lounge at Turning Stone is highlighted by a massive 500-square-foot curved LED screen which is visible from three sides. They also have luxury seating and a VIP section that comes with dedicated screens, along with award-winning food, beer and craft cocktails.

Monday - Thursday: 10 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Friday - Sunday: 9 a.m. - 1 a.m.

Yellow Brick Road Casino, Chittenango

Combined with Caesars Entertainment, the Lounge at Yellow Brick Road boasts the largest sportsbook in New York. The area holds 200-plus fans featuring a massive 32-foot video wall and more than 30 large-screen TVs, along with a full sports bar and slots.

Monday - Thursday: 10 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Friday - Sunday: 9 a.m. - 1 a.m.

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Can you bet on sports with Venmo?
No, not legally. Most legal sportsbooks around the country won't allow you to make bets with Venmo.
Which states in US have legal sports betting?
As of 2020, there are 21 states (and Washington D.C.) that have legalized sports betting.
Can you bet on sports online?
Yes. But while betting on sports is legal in almost half the states in the country, not all of them allow online wagering.
When was sports betting legalized?
Sports betting was allowed to be legalized at a state level in 2018 after PASPA was struck down.
When will sports betting be legal in Indiana?
Sports betting in Indiana was legalized September 2019 and online gambling launched a few months later.
Is sports betting legal in Indiana?
Yes. Indiana passed a bill to allow sports betting in 2019 and wagering started in October with online betting opening a couple months later.
When will sports betting be legal in Michigan?
Michigan passed legislation to allow sports betting in December 2019 and the first physical sportsbooks opened March 2020.
Is sports betting legal in Michigan?
Yes. Michigan passed legislation to allow sports betting in December 2019 and the first physical sportsbooks opened in March 2020.
Is sports betting legal in Virginia?
Yes. Sports betting is legal in Virginia and residents began betting via FanDuel in January 2021.
When will sports betting be legal in Virginia?
Sports betting is legal in Virginia and residents began betting via FanDuel in January 2021.
When will sports betting be legal in South Dakota?
Sports betting is not legal in South Dakota, but residents passed a ballot initiative in the November 2020 election, which means it's on its way.
Is sports betting legal in South Dakota?
No. Sports betting is not legal in South Dakota, but residents passed a bill initiative in the 2020 election.
Is sports betting legal in North Carolina?
Yes. Sports betting is legal in North Carolina, but it's only available at two casinos, which weren't open as of early 2021.
When will sports betting be legal in North Carolina?
Sports betting is legal in North Carolina, but it's only available at two casinos, which weren't open as of early 2021.
When will sports betting be legal in Tennessee?
Yes. Tennessee sports betting was legalized in 2019 and launched in 2020.
Is sports betting legal in Tennessee?
Yes. Tennessee sports betting was legalized in 2019 and launched in 2020.
Is sports betting legal in Maryland?
No. Sports betting is not legal in Maryland, but residents voted Yes to legalize sports gambling in the November 2020 election.
When will sports betting be legal in Maryland?
No. Sports betting is not legal in Maryland, but residents voted Yes to legalize sports gambling in the November 2020 election.
Is sports betting legal in Louisiana?
No. Sports betting is illegal in Louisiana despite numerous attempts throughout the last couple years.
When will sports betting be legal in Louisiana?
Sports betting is illegal in Louisiana despite numerous attempts to legalize it the last couple years.
When will sports betting be legal in Iowa?
Iowa legalized sports betting in May 2019, becoming the 11th state to do so.
Is sports betting legal in Iowa?
Yes. Iowa legalized sports betting in 2019, becoming the 11th state to pass a bill.
When will sports betting be legal in Illinois?
Illinois passed sports betting legislature June 2019 and launched at physical sportsbooks March 2020, becoming the 15th state to offer wagering.
Is sports betting legal in Illinois?
Yes. Illinois passed sports betting legislature in 2019 and launched at physical sportsbooks in March 2020.
When will sports betting be legal in Colorado?
Colorado legalized in-person and mobile sports betting November 2019 after a bill was signed by the governor and then approved by voters.