New York Sports Betting: Mobile Golf Betting Now Legal

New York Sports Betting: Mobile Golf Betting Now Legal

New York sports betting scene is now in full swing roughly a week following the launch of mobile sports wagering in the Big Apple. 

Last Saturday, the state’s gaming commission approved four prominent mobile sports betting operators: DraftKings Sportsbook, FanDuel, Caesars Sportsbook and BetRivers.

These sportsbooks have received the go-ahead to start accepting bets on matches and competitions from New York-based clients online.

New York now allows bets on golf

With online sports betting officially becoming legal in New York just last weekend, the Sony Open in Hawaii serves as the first major golf tournament in play for New York sports betting enthusiasts through their mobile devices. 

Professional golf tournaments have increasingly become popular among sports bettors in the past few years. FanDuel realized the growing interest in betting on golf matches as they formed a partnership with the PGA Tour. Recently, the two parties agreed to extend their contract to three more years, ensuring the sportsbook brand’s presence in top-flight golf tournaments and PGA Tour’s marketing and digital assets on various media platforms until 2024.  

About New York mobile sports betting

After years of fending off the lure of regulating online sports betting in the state, New York has finally jumped on the bandwagon of other states legalizing online sports wagering. 

New York lawmakers included an exemption for mobile sports betting in the state budget in April of 2021. Four operators, namely DraftKings Sportsbook, FanDuel, Caesars Sportsbook and BetRivers, are permitted to offer wagers online, with 51 percent of the revenue going to the state coffers. 

The New York Gaming Commission is expected to release the licenses for five more operators that will be offering mobile sports betting. BallyBet, BetMGM, Wynn Interactive, Resorts World Bet and PointsBet will crowd the New York sportsbook space in the coming weeks, providing more options for the state’s gambling population.

About Lou De Aguila

Lou Aguila is a news and feature writer for Golden Casino News. For over a decade, Lou has published news and featured articles for some of the most reputable sports betting and online casino sites in the world, including BetNow.UK, VegasOdds, and BWin. Apart from being a hardcore live casino punter, he also covers sports stories in North American leagues from time to time.