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Now that betting on sports in New York 2019 is a reality, we can get excited about the Tioga Downs Sportsbook! The Tioga Downs Sportsbook New York will be offered by the Tioga Downs Resort & Casino. Understandably, sports betting fans are very curious about what the sportsbook looks like. Luckily, this guide will help you learn all that is available about it.
Sports Betting in New York 2019
In order to learn about this new sportsbook, it is important to know about sports betting in New York. At the beginning of June, regulations that would allow for sports betting in New York were passed by the New York Gaming Commission.
Now, New York State’s eleven commercial and tribal casinos are able to apply for licenses to run on-site retail sportsbooks.
This decision will make New York the 14th state to legalize sports betting in some form. This legalization of sports betting in the United States comes after the Supreme Court overruled the PASPA, or the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act. This decision allowed for sports betting in New York to become possible.
Sports betting in New York is legal at land-based casinos and the Tioga Downs Fanduel Sportsbook is one of the first New York land-based retail sportsbooks.
However, online sports betting is still not legal in New York. So, we will not see the online version of this sportsbook just yet.
Will there be a Welcome offer?
Many sports betting fans are wondering if the Tioga Downs Sportsbook NY will have a welcome offer. As of now, there is no sportsbook specific welcome offer available.
We can, however, look at another Fanduel Sportsbook to see if a welcome offer will be coming as Tioga Downs Resort & Casino and Fanduel made a partnership to launch the sportsbook. So we can look at other Fanduel Sportbooks to gain some insight.
For example, welcome offers are currently available at the Fanduel Sportsbook in New Jersey, as a welcome offer of $500 risk-free bet. This means that you can place a real money bet and if it loses, you will receive a refund of up to $500.
Of course, the Fanduel Sportsbook at Tioga Downs could have its own specific welcome offer. So, make sure to bookmark this page to check-in for news about a welcome offer.
Tioga Downs partners with Fanduel
As mentioned above, the Tioga Downs Resort & Casino partnered with Fanduel to launch an on-site retail sportsbook. So, you may be wondering, what is Fanduel? And, what does this mean for the sportsbook?
Fanduel started out as a Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) provider when it launched in 2009. It is very similar to DraftKings, another well known Daily Fantasy Sports provider in the United States.
But, since the legalization of sports betting in many states in the United States, Fanduel has expanded its business.
Fanduel now has partnered with many casinos to launch on-site retail casinos and has also has launched its own Fanduel Online Sportsbook.
Hopefully, online sports betting in New York will be legalized soon. Then, we can expect to see Tioga Downs Sportsbook and Casino and Fanduel launch their own Fanduel Online Sportsbook.
What does the Tioga Downs Sportsbook offer?
The Tioga Downs Resort & Casino wants to have the best land-based sportsbook possible – and has a great sportsbook facility. Here are the details for the features of the brand that we know about so far.
Tioga Downs Resort & Casino have a wall of televisions in their on-site sportsbook. It has already allowed horse race betting at their facility as the brand already had a five eights harness horse racing track at its facility.
Now, the horse betting area at Tioga Downs has been turned into the Tioga Downs Fanduel on-site retail sportsbook. This means that it did not take too much construction to be ready to open and the sports betting lounge will have plenty of space for its sports bettors.
Tioga Downs Online Sportsbook Features
So, the Tioga Downs Fanduel Online Sportsbook will most likely launch as soon as it is legal in NY. And, it is anticipated to have the same features as many other online sportsbooks.
These features include:
- Sports Events Live Streams
- Sports Betting on events worldwide
- Sporting Event Promotions
- A mobile sports betting app
When will the Tioga Downs Sportsbook go live?
The Fanduel Sportsbook at Tioga Downs opened to the public on Friday, July 19th, 2019. It is one of four upstate New York casinos that are allowed to offer sports betting in the state of New York.
This means it has been up and running for a sufficient amount of time to ensure that your Super Bowl betting experience will be the most entertaining and best offer in New York!
But, we still do not know when online sports betting at Tioga Downs will become a reality.
But, even if we do not know when Tioga Downs Online Sports Betting will happen, we can predict what it will look like by looking at another Fanduel Online Sportsbook.
Tioga Downs Online Sports Betting 2019
If online sports betting at Tioga Downs becomes a reality, it will probably look like another Fanduel Sportsbook App. An already launched Fanduel Online Sportsbook in New Jersey has welcome offers, promotions, and mobile apps. So, Tioga Downs Online Sports Betting NY would probably incorporate the same features in its mobile app.
A Fanduel Online Sportsbook in New York would probably offer Tioga Downs sports betting for iPhone and Android users. However, the mobile app will not be able to be listed in Google Play. This is because Google Play does not allow real money betting apps.
A Tioga Downs Mobile app would be subject to the same rules and regulations as an online sportsbook website. This means that to use the app, you would have to be of legal age to bet in the state of New York. You would also have to be located within the state of New York when placing your bets.
Another thing that is important to know about the operator is its Betting Markets. The brand is anticipated to have a wide betting market. The sports offered by Tioga Downs are:
- Football (College and Professional)
- Basketball (College and Professional)
- Baseball (College and Professional)
- Hockey (College and Professional)
Unfortunately, the Tioga Downs will not allow bets on New York-based college teams.
It is not yet explicitly stated what type of customer support will be offered at the sportsbook. But, we can assume it has the same kind of customer support as many other retail sportsbooks. This means that there will be cashiers and betting agents available at the retail sportsbook to help with any problems.
The Fanduel Sportsbook at Tioga Downs has a telephone number that one can call with any questions:
- Telephone: (607) 414-1129
Most sportsbooks typically accept the same payment options. A list of the most accepted payment options is below:
- Credit Cards and Debit Cards: Usually Visa Card and Mastercard
- Online Banking: ACH Transfer, Wire Transfer, eCheck
- Cash at the Cage
So, this guide has presented all the information that is currently known about the brand and it does look like it will be a very competitive sportsbook in New York.
The Betting Markets are enticing for sports fans. Who knows, you could potentially bet on sports games from around the world.
Plus, betting on mobile could potentially be incorporated at the sportsbook if online sports betting is legalized in New York. So, people from across the state could then enjoy the Tioga Downs Sportsbook. That makes it a very promising sportsbook.