Jan. 14, 2022 By Michael Dorgan
Gamblers in New York are now legally able to place sports bets on their phones—with recently-enacted state legislation permitting it since Saturday.
Punters across the state have been legally permitted since Jan. 8 to place bets via their cell phones on a range of sports, such as baseball, football and basketball. Officials say the legalization of cellphone gambling will generate millions of dollars of tax revenue for the state.
Bettors are now able to make wagers with four betting operators — Caesars Sportsbook, DraftKings, FanDuel, and Rush Street Interactive — which have been licensed by The New York State Gaming Commission. Five additional operators are expected to be approved to take mobile sports bets in the near future.