How Do I Bet On Sports On My Phone In New York?

Written By Marco Cerino on January 11, 2022

New Yorkers may be familiar with betting on sporting events at different retail venues. Now, there’s no need to leave home with legalized NY mobile sports betting.

New York online sportsbooks opened Saturday in the Empire State. At long last, players can wager games from any connected device, from literally anywhere within the borders of New York state.

Getting started doesn’t take long. Here’s a quick guide to help.

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Download Your NY Mobile Sports Betting App

Most of the sportsbooks are available now through the Apple Store or Google Play. Download any of the NY mobile sports betting apps listed above (or all of them) by clicking the link in the banner and sign up.

The apps will require personal information, like a drivers’ license or social security number, to verify age, as it’s 21 to play. The registration process takes a few minutes and will include the download of geolocation software to confirm the player is in a legal state to participate.

Make a Deposit

Yes, just like almost everything in New York, it costs money to get involved. Good news is the sites have excellent sign-up offers for new players. There is no need to max out some opportunities though; bet whatever amount is comfortable.

The deposit will require banking information. Most of the big national names have working agreements with major financial institutions so there shouldn’t be delays like some players experienced in other states in the past.

During the sign-up process, and whenever depositing or withdrawing money, we recommend doing this on a private, secure internet connection, like a home network, to best protect sensitive data. Don’t like online shopping at the coffee shop for fear of getting hacked? Use the same precautions here.

Take Your NY Mobile Sports Betting App For A Spin

Sportsbooks have a LOT to offer. There are games virtually around the clock, around the world. Browse some options and get familiar with the various menus, features, and aspects of the books.

Most of the stuff is self-explanatory and the books offer explanations of most terms. If confused, Google for more information on a team, league, or type of wager. Reach out to trusted contacts who have done this before. The sites also have active social media accounts with tips and suggestions, along with growing corps of personalities to promote games and offers.

Most importantly, get comfortable with the offerings. This is real money being wagered. I’ve been doing this for over three years and I still can’t figure out what an “Asian handicap” is in soccer games. Rule of thumb if confused or apprehensive: Don’t get it? Don’t bet it.

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