Mobile NY Sportsbooks Should Launch By Mid-January, Senator Says


Online sports betting in New York is expected to launch in either the second or third week of January. There’s a good chance it will be up and running in time for the 2022 NFL playoffs, and definitely before Super Bowl LVI. Sports betting has been legal in New York since 2019, but this market is still an ever-changing landscape. Online and mobile betting is expected to launch sometime in January 2022, just in time for Super Bowl LVI.

When is NY Online Sports Betting Set to Launch?

It still isn’t possible to pinpoint a precise date. There are still too many moving pieces and too many question marks. It’s only a matter of days before Online NY Sports Betting is set to get underway.

The most that authorities have been able to say is that online betting should start in the second or third week of January 2022.

In the month of January, in particular, that is a big range. “Second or third week” could mean online betting will start in time for the entirety of the NFL playoffs or only be available for three games (the conference championships and the Super Bowl). The sportsbooks and the casinos have to form their own agreements about compensation, and that hasn’t been a quick nor easy process.

NFL Football Isn’t the Only Sport in New York

The NFL is king when it comes to sports betting. The NFL betting handle dwarfs every other league, year after year.  New York will be no different when it’s online-betting industry is active.

That said, between the NBA, MLB, NHL, and MLS, New York is home to nine other major-league teams, and five will be playing in the month of January: the Brooklyn Nets, Buffalo Sabres, New York Islanders, New York Knicks, and New York Rangers.

The New York Red Bulls and NYCFC will start the next MLS campaign on Feb. 26th, while the New York Mets and New York Yankees will start the 2022 MLB season on March 31st.

New York Mobile Sports Betting Apps

Mobile sports betting are coming to New York with online sportsbooks and mobile betting apps currently prepping their NY launches.

Here are the sportsbook apps that will be available once online New York sports betting goes live:

Online NY Sports Betting Is Just Around the Corner

The launch of online sports betting is closer than ever in New York. Bettors are still waiting patiently to hear about an official launch date, but state officials have already confirmed it should arrive in the second or third week of January.

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