Legal sports betting has been spreading across the United States since the supreme court struck down the federal law that previously banned sports betting in most states. Following the decision by the court, the power to offer legalized sports betting activity has been handed to each individual state and we have seen many take advantage of the change in legislation.
At the time of writing, the states which offer legal sports betting are Oregon, Nevada, Arizona, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Tennessee, Florida, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire.
So, there are plenty of states which have moved to provide residents with legal online sports betting facilities but one of the big states to currently miss out on legal online sports betting in New York. In terms of population, New York ranks fourth in the United States, with only California, Texas, and Florida being home to more people.
Therefore, among the population of close to 20 million people in New York, there are many millions who are missing the opportunity to bet on their favourite sports.
Thankfully, it is possible to cross the border into New Jersey to access legal sports betting websites, but this is not an option for everyone who lives in New York. For those residing in the northern regions of the state, travelling to New Jersey or even Pennsylvania is not an option but there could be some good news on the horizon.
NEW YORK SPORTS BETTING
People in New York may not have to wait much longer for sports betting to become legal in the state. Former governor, Andrew Cuomo and state legislators reached an agreement on mobile sports betting for the fiscal year 2022 budget. It has been reported New York plans to make sports betting legal ahead of the Super Bowl in February 2022 and that would be a wonderful way to mark the occasion.
It appears as though legalized online sports betting is going to happen in New York at the beginning of 2022 and some of the brands who will be offering their services have already been named. New York residents can look forward to betting online with DraftKings, BetMGM, Caesars, FanDuel, Rush Street Interactive, WynnBET, and PointsBet.
These are some of the biggest names in online gambling and the brands have been busy creating partnerships with some of the professional sports teams in the states. WynnBET is a good example and they have become the official betting partner of the New York Jets and it will see them open a luxury lounge at Met Life Stadium.
We expect to see many more sports betting partnerships between gambling brands and professional teams in New York over the coming months. Many people have been waiting all their lives for this opportunity in New York and it would be fantastic if one of the New York based NFL teams was to reach the Super Bowl. The bets would be flying in for the biggest date in the sporting calendar.
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