New York Sports Betting Revenue Hits New Records Since January

Published on May 05, 2022, 9:32 am
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According to totals given recently by the New State Gaming Commission, the eight licensed online bookies have received $4.994 billion in bets since the commencement of mobile wagering on January 08, 2022.

BallyBet New York, the eighth certified bookmaker, is slated to become operational in New York this month. In-person sports betting began in upstate New York casinos in 2019, but the use of mobile applications became permitted on January 01, 2022 of this year.

Since then, three bookies have received wagers totaling more than $1 billion apiece. FanDuel New York Sportsbook – $1.82 billion; Caesars New York Sportsbook – 1.24 billion; and DraftKings New York Sportsbook – $1.21 billion.

Weekly Betting Figures Fall from Previous Levels

For the week of March 28 to April 03, 2022, the licensed bookmakers accepted a total of $312.1 million in bets. These wagers included wagering on the NCAA men’s Final Four games, which took place on April 02-04, 2022.

That week’s total is down from $427.9 million in mobile bets placed two weeks earlier, from March 14-20, 2022.

The higher mid-March statistic was obtained during the first week of NCAA men’s tournament play when a full slate of March Madness games provided ample betting chances.

Factors Contributing to New York Bets and Revenue Records

A plethora of variables contributed to betting firms setting new records for bets and tax income in New York. However, here are a few of the more important ones:

Simple Placement of Bets

This is the primary cause for the rise in popularity of online betting sites in New York. It does not matter if you are visiting a friend or traveling for a few hours – all you need to do is your smartphone or tablet and a stable mobile connection or Wi-Fi and start playing.

Thanks to some of the New York sports betting sites found here, you can now bet on sports while in the Empire State.

Baseball Season May Increase Betting Interest

With the start of the Major League Baseball season, betting totals are projected to rise in the following weeks. Because of the lockdowns, the season began late.

In addition to the opening of the baseball season and local support for the American League’s Yankees and the National League’s Mets, the NBA playoffs will begin with a play-in round.

Betting is also likely to increase in the run-up to the commencement of the NHL’s Stanley Cup playoffs in May.

Mobile Use Is Growing

In certain New York neighborhoods, mobile platforms have already exceeded PCs in terms of total internet usage. People can easily access betting applications or websites from anywhere and at any time.

According to the BBC, mobile phones are now the most common way for New Yorkers to connect to the internet. The same may be said for other parts of the world. This fact surely boosts the popularity of online betting as well as the overall tax revenue generated by the vast sports betting base.

Safety and Security

One of the advantages of online sports betting is its total security. The well-established companies that have been in business for a long time manage the best sports betting sites in New York. There is no need to be afraid about your money because they are reputable and well-established businesses.

Just keep in mind to stay away from unrecognized scam-like websites. Online betting sites must ensure that your data is safe. They are also (in most cases) safeguarded using SSL encryption to keep all of your user information as secure as possible.

Because of this enhanced safety and security, New Yorkers have been able to gamble in large numbers, resulting in a significant amount of taxable money.

Generous and profitable Offers

There are various betting sites in New York. They certainly have heated rivalries between themselves. So, all they want is that you sign up and become at least one more client. As a consequence, they do not hesitate to provide you with an incentive to do so.

This is one of the most significant benefits of online betting. In general, you can obtain more cash after making your initial deposit.

In addition, numerous third-party sites provide additional incentives for joining betting sites through them. Simply go to their website and sign up with your chosen betting site. That is all there is to it; you will get the bonus for doing so. This creates a significant fan following among residents, resulting in enormous wagers and tax income.

Simpler Payment Options

Betting companies in New York make depositing easy by accepting a variety of payment methods. Some betting apps, for example, allow gamers to deposit and pay by simply adding gambling expenses to their monthly phone bills. By eliminating the need to disclose credit card information, the sites’ transactions become instantaneously safer and easier.

Apart from that, betting sites allow a wide range of payment methods, including e-wallets, coupons, credit cards, debit cards, virtual cards, and others. Since many of the same online casinos are now available on both smartphones and PCs, a casino’s app or mobile edition will provide additional deposit alternatives to its players.

Availability of Physical Casinos

As interest in mobile sports betting grows across the state, a push to authorize Las Vegas-style casinos in the New York City region gains more traction.

According to VIXIO Gaming Compliance, Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul has achieved a fiscal “conceptual agreement” with legislative leaders that might result in the licensing of three downstate casinos.

The Resorts World Catskills Casino is now the nearest full-service casino to New York City, located roughly 100 miles north of the country’s largest metropolitan region, which is home to more than eight million people.

Two gambling halls in the New York City region provide slot-style video lottery terminal games but not table games like craps or blackjack. Genting’s Resorts World at the Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens and MGM Resorts’ Empire City, a harness racetrack in Yonkers north of the Bronx, are the two locations.

The Resort World and Empire City resorts are regarded to have an advantage in obtaining full casino licenses.

According to authorities, a third license may go to a location in Manhattan or a downstate town in need of economic development.


Due to the factors outlined above, the New York sports betting sector is expected to become the world’s largest market by the end of the year. The larger the market, the more tax money is earned. Online betting sites have nearly endless possibilities.

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