New York Casinos

New York and red tape seem to go hand in hand and the push for legal online casinos will head into next year as no legislation was present in the one house budget proposals. The landscape is however changing both online and offline and while currently there are four casinos in the state, each located upstate and a long distance from NY City, there are plans for three more. Two of the three locations are already known with Resorts World opening in Queens and the MGM Empire City in Yonkers however it's the third that's in question, with many big names in the mix and various locales being touted.

It's no secret that huge industry names such as Las Vegas Sands, Hard Rock, Wynn and Bally's all have their names in the hat and there's talk of opening up in Queens or even Times Square, with Belmont and Coney Island also being mentioned, so while things are progressing on the bricks and mortar front, what about online New York casinos?

Due to the New York State constitution forbidding games of chance it means that laws need to be passed and we're all aware that takes time, and patience. Legislation in 2022 and 2023 failed however with plenty of support and many big names waiting on the sidelines it seems it's a matter of when and not if. Caesar's, Golden Nugget and MGM each now have their online product and would each be likely to apply for a New York online casino license of some sort as would the likes of FanDuel and DraftKings.

There are many social style casinos and sweepstakes games and apps for New Yorkers however for real money action it's the same as it's ever been and players will continue to flock to the regulated offshore casinos that serve them, of which there is a huge choice.