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New York Sports Betting: Recapping the First Week of Online Sports Wagering in the Big Apple

New York sports betting just went live this past week. Here's how it did in its first week in action.
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New York Sports Betting: Recapping the First Week of Online Sports Wagering in the Big Apple

This past Saturday, New York sports betting became legal, bright and early, at 9:00 am. It was perfect timing for the state. It was just a day before the final regular season in the NFL season, that night the Rangers and Knicks were in action, and it was just two days out from the College Football National Championship.

New York saw some pretty impressive numbers as well. During the first 12 hours that it was live, New York became the number one state in sports gambling. Not too bad for the Big Apple and the infancy of this new venture.

New York Sports Betting Numbers

NY5.8 M
PA2.3 M
NJ2.1 M
MI1.6 M
IL1.1 M
AZ1.0 M

Obviously, with New York as one of the biggest markets in not only the country but in the world, the expectation was for the launch to be big. I don't think anyone thought that it would be the biggest launch in history by 152.2% big though. 5.8 million users in the first 12 hours is just insane numbers for New York.

The first sports New York sports betting revenue report is expected to arrive in early February but there are already predictions that it could be near the $1 billion mark for the first month. For context, New Jersey just went three months in a row with over $1 billion in total handle. If New Jersey is doing it consistently, the theory is that New York will be doing it if not by the end of January, then by the time of the Super Bowl.

New York Sports Betting: Sportsbooks Currently Available

Currently, there are four different sportsbooks operating in New York with more to come. Those four are, DraftKings, Fanduel, Caesars, and BetRivers. Here are some offers they are giving to New Yorkers:

New York Sports Betting: Sportsbooks Coming Soon

The following sportsbooks are coming soon, with BetMGM coming on Monday, January, 17.

  • BetMGM (January 17)
  • WynnBET
  • PointsBet
  • Bally Bet
  • Resorts World

Upcoming Events New Yorkers Can Bet On

New York launched online sports betting at the perfect time. There are so many things available for interested players to wager on in the coming weeks for many major sports. Here's what's on tap over the next week for New York gamblers.


  • Las Vegas Raiders vs Cincinnati Bengals (1/15)
  • New England Patriots vs Buffalo Bills (1/15)
  • Philadelphia Eagles vs Philadelphia Eagles (1/16)
  • San Francisco 49ers vs Dallas Cowboys (1/16)
  • Pittsburgh Steelers vs Kansas City Chiefs (1/16)
  • Arizona Cardinals vs Los Angeles Rams (1/17)


  • Knicks: vs Hawks (1/15), vs Hornets (1/17), vs Timberwolves (1/18), vs Pelicans (1/20)
  • Nets: vs Pelicans (1/15), vs Cavaliers (1/17), vs Wizards (1/19), vs Spurs (1/21)


  • Islanders: vs Capitals (1/15), vs Flyers (1/17), vs Flyers (1/18), vs Coyotes (1/21)
  • Rangers: vs Flyers (1/15), vs Maple Leafs (1/19), vs Hurricanes (1/21)


OddsChecker sports writer Matt O'Leary brings experience sports betting advice to the OC staff. You may recognize Matt from his popular New York Jets youtube channel, but his vast knowledge of sports and betting goes well past the boundaries of New York.


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