Will New York Allow Mobile Casino Apps?

NY Casino Apps

There are currently 25 brick and mortar casinos in operation across the state of New York. However, there is no legal access to online casino wagering anywhere within the state. There are no legal NY casino apps in operation in the state of New York at the moment, in 2020. And that doesn’t appear likely to change in the near future (maybe some of the best mobile casino gambling apps will be legalized in New York in 2021?). 

While allowing legal brick and mortar sportsbooks to open within the state in 2019, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo continued his steadfast resistance to any form of online wagering. Unlike neighbors New Jersey, Cuomo did not legalize online and mobile sports wagering when the sportsbooks opened. The only way to place a bet on a sporting event is to physically go to a sportsbook.

It’s the same with the state’s more than two dozen casinos and racinos. No online entity (site/app) was allowed to partner up with any of New York’s numerous casinos. Again, across the state line in New Jersey, online casinos and online poker are both legal and plentiful. 

New York state legislators were seeking to include an online wagering bill as part of the state’s 2020 budget. They view it as a method of eating away at New York’s $6 billion budget shortfall. 

New Yorkers need only look to New Jersey sports betting to see the kind of revenue online wagering can generate. New York bet $6 million on sports in 2019. New Jersey, with both brick and mortar and online betting options, handled $4.6 billion. Estimates are that almost $840 million of that money is wagered by New Yorkers traveling to New Jersey. 

NY Casino Apps*

  • bet365 NY mobile app
  • SugarHouse/Betrivers sites
  • Caesars New York online casino app
  • Unibet Casino app

*Expected casino apps for Android and Iphone in New York once the legislation allows mobile gambling. We expect NY online casinos to offer new and classic slots and bonus code promotions to new and existing customers. Studies suggest that New York is missing out on as much as nearly $300 million a year by not legalizing online wagering.

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