It was announced this week that Governor Andrew Cuomo approved legislation that will allow for online sports betting in the State of New York — starting just in time for the Super Bowl in 2022.
Cuomo signed the bill as part of the 2022 New York State fiscal plan, and New York State Senator Joseph Abbaddo Jr. believes that the first online bets to be placed will be on February 13, 2022, which is the same day as the Super Bowl. New York will become the fifteenth state to allow for some form of online gambling to take place.
Following the 2018 decision made by the Supreme Court to repeal the nationwide ban on sports betting, New York quickly saw casinos pop up across the state throughout 2019. These casinos were safe havens for sports bettors that had been forced to place bets illegally.
With this new legislation, all New York residents will have the ability to place legitimate bets through whichever platform providers win bids with New York State.
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New York officials will begin accepting bids from platform providers such as FanDuel by no later than July 1 of this year. New York will be allowed to accept bids from two platform providers to operate in the state. Providers that win bids will pay a one-time fee of $25 million for the right to facilitate sports betting in the state and must also be physically housed in a New York casino.
There will be a recurring $5 million fee associated with operating their mobile betting servers at each casino. A maximum tax rate of 13% has been set for the providers, which would yield a massive boost to the state's tax revenue.
In 2020, online sports betting generated over $200 million in tax revenue for states that allow it. It's estimated that over $20 billion was spent on betting in the U.S. last year, and that's just accounting for legal bets placed.
Governor Cuomo leans toward the New York State Lottery running the online sports betting operation, as it's done in many other states where online gambling is legal; however, many lawmakers opposed this structure and favor allowing private entities to be making bids. Opponents to the state running the online sportsbook argue that it would allow for the state to essentially have a monopoly over the industry and discourage open competition from entering the arena.
Not everyone is pleased with this news, however, as New Jersey is set to take a big hit once online gambling is legal in New York. Currently, many New Yorkers place bets in their neighboring state, as it's been a legal activity there since 2012. Since that time, New Jersey has grown to become the largest sports betting market in America, due in part to the overflow of New Yorkers placing bets just by crossing the Hudson River.
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As more professional sports embrace gambling and betting, it's to be expected that more states will join New York by legalizing online sports books. As states are finalizing budgets for 2022, many will be faced with how to make up for unexpected losses as a result of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Legalization of cannabis and sports betting have long been controversial topics of debate, but as unemployment and social services have drained a lot of states' resources over the past 15 month they both may be states' saving graces.
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Some of my favorite times with my buddies over the last couple years have been our casino trips. We always had a blast at the tables, and now that we're all spending more time at home, we wanted to keep the fun times going.
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My wife once called me a human Wikipedia for the NBA. That's just because she only knows Lebron James, but I do know way too much about pretty much every player in the league.
She's only interested in tennis (she played in college) and I always tease her about it and try to get her more into basketball, but she has zero interest. I was already working on my predictions for the upcoming season when Kaitlyn jokes, "If only you could actually make money off your amazing skills." I wondered if I could.
I'd heard about FanDuel Sportsbook, a sports betting platform, so I thought I'd give it a shot. They have 2 apps - a fantasy league, FanDuel Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS), and the FanDuel Sportsbook feature for legit betting. I thought I'd try Sportsbook - your first bet is risk-free, so even if you lose, you can get up to $1000, good as cash. Plus, I saw that they have some amazing odds in honor of Valentine's Day, and get this, it's for both of our favorite sports- NBA and tennis. Couples that win together, stay together- right?
FanDuel Sportsbook Valentine's Day Offer
- 2x Tennis Odds Boosts
- 2x NBA Odds Boosts (+190 from +154)
The enhanced odds could not be missed, and I wondered if there was any way I could make this a fun Valentine's Day activity for me and the missus(I still have nothing planned). Look, I knew it was gonna be a hard sell, and I knew I still have to pull out all the stops like candy and flowers, but I still thought that both of us signing up for a FanDuel Sportsbook account could be a great way to have a little fun at home.
FanDuel Sportsbook is available in a wide variety of states, including New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Colorado, Tennessee, Michigan, Illinois, and West Virginia (and more to come!!). I decided to sign up first and see what the drill was before bringing it to the big boss.
To sign up, I input my email, credit card, and SSN - the social blocks players from betting on themselves (and everyone else in the NBA). Even though I'd never bet before, FanDuel Sportsbook made it easy.
They list all the sports on the left, and you can make different kinds of bets, like standards, teasers, and round robins - I didn't know what those were before I started, but after reading their betting guide, I knew what I was doing.
To get myself a little warmed up for the Vday odds, I placed my first bet on my team to win. Having money on the game felt completely different than any other game I'd watched - I missed live sports so much, and betting on it made it even more exciting.
Sweating bullets, I watched my team pull ahead and WIN. I started screaming like I was at a game, and when my wife asked when I'd be collecting my pennies, I showed her my actual winnings and her jaw dropped. That's when I told her about the odds on Valentine's Day, and to my surprise, she said she was down to sign up for her own account, so long as I don't make her bet on the NBA. She lives for the Australian Open every year, so she was excited to get goin'.
I walked her through how to sign up, and luckily, the app makes it all super easy. It's free to sign up, and you can play as much as you want whenever you want.
Bonding over sports betting is never something I thought would happen with my wife. But we're both able to bet on whatever we like, and we're pumped for the enhanced odds for Valentine's Day. We're still doing the romantic dinner, candles blah blah blah, but at least she can't get mad at me for constantly checking my phone because she'll be doing the same thing!