New York legalized Las Vegas-style casino gambling in 2013. Prior to that, the state only permitted casinos to be established on native reservations. Today, there are more than two dozen casinos or racinos in operation across the state.
However, what the state still has refused to legalize are online casinos or online poker rooms. In fact, all forms of poker – either in person or online – are not legal within state lines.
The amount of money this is costing the state of New York is staggering. Across the state line in New Jersey, casinos in the state generated over $50 million in wagers from online casino gambling during February 2020 alone.
If and when New York does opt in to legalized online casino gambling, there are already some big players operating brick and mortar sportsbooks who could quickly add online and mobile casino sites to their NY portfolio. Get ready for the great promotions and bonus code offers.
What online casinos are available in NY right now?
Only so called sweepstakes casinos, these sites allow you to play slots and other games for free. Try Chumba Casino, for example. To play casino games for real money you should travel from New York to NJ, for example. There are several gambling sites operate in the state and you can legally sign up and even get bonus. Check the rules before registering as they may change any time.
Online casinos that may launch in New York after 2022
- bet365 NY Casino
- Draftkings NY Casino
- Fanduel NY Casino
- betMGM NY Casino
- SugarHouse NY Casino
Bet365 is partnered with the Resorts World Catskills in Monticello, N.Y. Bet365 operates an online casino and live casino play on its website. Bet365 offers a matching welcome bonus worth up to $200 in bet credits to new customers.
DraftKings is paired with Del Lago Resort Casino in Waterloo, N.Y. and also offers an online casino. At DraftKings, new players are guaranteed to get all losses up to $200 covered during their first 24 hours of play.
Tioga Downs in Nichols, N.Y. has an agreement in place with FanDuel, which also features an online casino as part of its website. Similar to DraftKings, the FanDuel casino provides 100% back on up to $200 in losses during your first 234 hours of play.