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Game On: Here’s How FanDuel Sportsbook Stacks Up Against The Competition

Calling all New York sports fans! You wouldn't believe it, but it's finally happened; the state has officially approved online sports betting licenses for FanDuel Sportsbook, DraftKings, and Caesars Sportsbook.

“What does this mean for me?” To start, this could make watching the Super Bowl way more exciting; even when your favorite NY teams are out the running.

As most of our readers are avid sports fans, we’ve done a deep dive on all of your online options, to uncover the best sports betting app now that they are all live in NY state.

Here’s everything you need to know:

Key Similarities

- All are available on iOS and Android
- All offer 20+ sports for betting
- All include free registration
- All legally operate across NY state

Key Differences

  • - FanDuel Sportsbook’s interface is intuitive and easy-to-use
  • - Caesars Sportsbook allows users to earn Caesar reward points
  • - FanDuel offers less expensive odds
  • - DraftKings includes gambling-specific statistics

FanDuel Sportsbook

FanDuel Sportsbook is an easy way to bet on your favorite NY teams (don’t act like you're not a Knicks or Nets fan, we can practically smell your jersey).

Even better, with FanDuel Sportsbook, First-time users in New York get a risk-free bet up to $1,000! They will actually credit your account in full if you miss on your first bet, while other Sportsbooks seem to have all different conditions on how your get credits for their promotions.

For first-time bettors, FanDuel Sportsbook is the perfect place to start. Their site is packed with tips, glossaries, and tutorials that walk you through every aspect of sports betting and let you know what types of bets each sport offers.

Best of all, with FanDuel Sportsbook, you can cash out your winnings at any time. The process is so easy, no waiting in lines to get your funds. You can even make bets as you're watching the next Nets game, till the last horn blows.


DraftKings is a daily fantasy sports contest and sports betting operator, and besides FanDuel, probably one of the most popular across the nation. Registration is free, and DraftKings is now offering a 56:1 promotion where say you can turn $5 into $280. The catch here, is unlike FanDuel, they will not provide you the entire $280 at once. If victorious, users will have the opportunity to place 7 $40 bets (7x40=280).

Though the navigation isn't as user-friendly as FanDuel, DraftKings’ simplified interface makes it a great choice for first-timers who don't want to be bogged down by confusing layouts and out-of-this-world terms.

Available on both iOS and Android, you can even bet on the playoffs while commuting to work.

However, their first-time offer for new New York users isn't even half of what FanDuel is offering.

Caesars Sportsbook

Yup, the official sportsbook from Caesars resorts. Football fans can now win big by placing lucrative bets, but can also earn all the Caesar reward points their heart desires.

Unfortunately, their website and app aren't exactly user-friendly, and there aren't as many resources for beginners.

With Caesars Sportsbook, users get access to weekly trend report videos from Caesars Sportsbook’s Chief Trends Officer Trey Wingo. These insights can then be used to users' advantage to place smart bets where the odds aren't as stacked up against them.

Final Thoughts

Any of these three will work, but FanDuel Sportsbook is our clear winner. Especially after you realize that DraftKings and Caesars Sportsbook are noticeably more expensive than FanDuel for a lot of contests based on the odds being offered.

With FanDuel Sportsbook, the betting odds are superior, and with all their resources, every user is set up to win! Any New York sports fan will be able to navigate complex betting scenarios easily whether they're a seasoned bettor or a cautious first-timer.

Sign-up for FanDuel Sportsbook today and set yourself up to win big the rest of the season!

For help with a gambling problem call 1-877-8HOPE-NY or text HOPENY (467369). 21+ and physically present in NY.
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