New York is one of 48 states with legalized gambling. It has a diversified gaming industry. There are tribal and commercial casinos. Some casinos are slots-only. There is also retail and mobile sports betting, live, off-track, and mobile betting or horse racing, a state lottery, charitable gaming, and daily fantasy sports contests.
The last New York gambling expansion took place in 2022. That is when mobile sports betting launched in the state.
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Commercial and tribal casinos in New York State
There are nineteen licensed casinos in the state of New York. Seven are tribal casinos and seven of the commercial operations have racetracks. Video gaming machine players must be at least 18 years of age. Video lottery terminals, slots, video poker, video keno, and electronic table games are considered video gaming machines.
Minimum age 18 years
Commercial properties without table games have a minimum gambling age of 18. Six of these eight casinos also have racetracks. Alcohol may be consumed by guests 21 years of age or older.
Most New York State tribal casinos have a minimum age of 18. These properties are permitted to have live table games.
Akwesasne Mohawk Casino – 873 State Route 37, Hogansburg, NY
Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort is located in upper New York State near the Canadian border. This tribal casino offers 1,150 slot and video poker machines, live and electronic table games, bingo, and a sportsbook. There are five dining options, 150 hotel rooms, and 18 RV sites on the property. The casino is open Wednesday through Sunday.
|Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Hours|
|Monday & Tuesday||Closed|
|Wednesday & Thursday||9am-1am|
Batavia Downs Gaming – 8315 Park Rd, Batavia, NY
Batavia Downs Gaming is a racetrack casino located between Buffalo and Rochester, New York. It has 900 video gaming machines and a harness racetrack. There are five dining options, some with a view of the racetrack, and 84 hotel rooms.
|Batavia Downs Casino Hours|
|Monday – Thursday||8am-1am|
|Friday – Sunday||8am-3am|
Empire City Casino – 810 Yonkers Ave, Yonkers, NY
Empire City Casino is a racetrack casino outside of New York, City. This MGM property offers more than 4,600 video gaming machines, electronic table games, and live harness racing. There are four dining options, but no overnight accommodations.
|Empire City Casino Hours|
|Casino open daily||10am-6am|
Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack – 5857 NY 96, Farmington, NY
Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack is a Delaware North property. Located outside Rochester, it has over 1,100 video gaming machines and a Thoroughbred racetrack. Three dining options are available to guests. However, there is no hotel.
|Finger Lakes Gaming Hours|
|Casino open daily||8am-4am|
Hamburg Gaming – 5820 South Park Ave, Hamburg, NY
Hamburg Gaming is located at the Buffalo Raceway at the Fairground. This Delaware North casino offers a selection of 900 video gaming machines including a smoking area with 76 machines and a harness racetrack. There are four dining options, but no hotel.
|Hamburg Gaming Casino Hours|
|Casino open daily||8am-4am|
Jake’s 58 Casino Hotel – 3635 Express Dr. N, Islandia, NY
On Long Island, Jake’s 58 Casino has two floors with 1,000 video gaming machines including electronic table games. There are two dining options and a 200-room hotel.
|Jake’s 58 Casino Hours|
|Casino open daily||8am-4am|
Point Place Casino – 450 452 NY-31, Bridgeport, NY
Point Place Casino is near Oneida Lake and northeast of Syracuse, New York. Owned by the Oneida Indian Nation, it offers players a selection of 500 slot machines, 20 live and electronic table games, and a Caesars Sportsbook. There are also four dining options.
|Point Place Casino|
|Table games||Sunday: 10am-midnight|
Friday & Saturday: 10am-3am
Resorts World New York City – 110-00 Rockaway Blvd, Queens, NY
Resorts World New York City is located next to Aqueduct Race Track. This Genting casino has 6,500 slots, video poker machines, and electronic table games. There are also multiple dining options and 366 hotel rooms.
|Resorts World New York City Hours|
|Casino open daily||9am-5am|
Saratoga Casino Hotel – 342 Jefferson St, Saratoga Springs, NY
Saratoga Casino is a racetrack casino. It has a harness racetrack and 1,200 video gaming machines, including slots, keno, and electronic table games. There are also five dining options and 117 hotel rooms on the property.
|Saratoga Casino Hours|
|Casino open daily||9am-5am|
Turning Stone Casino – 5218 Patrick Rd, Verona, NY
About 35 miles east of Syracuse, Turning Stone Casino is owned by the Oneida Indiana Nation. There is a large selection of gaming available including 2,000 slot machines, 66 table games, a Caesars Sportsbook, a 32-table poker room, a bingo hall, and live keno. Additionally, the property offers a large selection of restaurants, five overnight accommodations, a spa, a 175-site RV Park, and a golf course.
|Turning Stone Casino|
Vernon Downs Casino – 4229 Stuhlman Rd, Vernon, NY
Vernon Downs is a racetrack casino located about 40 miles east of Syracuse. It has 500 video gaming machines and a harness racetrack. The property also has seven dining options, 165 hotel rooms, and a pool.
|Vernon Downs Casino Hours|
|Sunday – Thursday||9am-midnight|
|Fridays & Saturdays||9am-2am|
Yellow Brick Road Casino – 800 W Genesee St, Chittenango, NY
Yellow Brick Road Casino is owned by the Oneida Indian Nation. It is about 15 miles east of Syracuse. The casino has 400 slot machines, 14 table games, and a Caesars Sportsbook. There are also four dining options, a TopGolf Swing Suite, and a 6-lane bowling alley.
|Yellow Brick Road Casino|
|Casino and slots||24 hours|
|Table games||Sunday – Thursday: 10am-midnight|
Friday & Saturday: 10am-2am
Minimum age 21 years
For commercial casinos with live table games, the minimum age is 21. These properties may offer complimentary alcoholic beverages on the casino floor. Three tribal casinos also restrict gamblers to 21 years of age.
del Lago Resort & Casino – 1133 NY-414, Waterloo, NY
The del Lago Resort & Casino is located off I-90 between Rochester and Syracuse, New York. The Churchill Downs property has 1,700 slot and video poker machines, 66 table games, a TwinSpires Sportsbook, and a 14-table poker room. There are also seven dining options, 205 hotel rooms, and a spa.
|del Lago Casino Hours|
|Monday – Wednesday||8am-3am|
|Thursday & Friday||8am-midnight|
Resorts World Catskills – 888 Resorts World Dr, Monticello, NY
Resorts World Catskills offers guests a selection of 1,600 slot and video poker machines, 150 table games, a sportsbook, and a 20-table poker room. The property also has multiple restaurants, 433 hotel rooms, a pool, and a spa.
|Resort World Catskills Casino|
|Sportsbook||Tuesday & Wednesday: closed|
Thursday – Monday: 10am-1am
Rivers Casino & Resort – 1 Rush Street, Schenectady, NY
Rivers Casino and Resort is on the Mohawk River about 20 miles outside of Albany, New York. The casino has a selection of slot, keno, and video poker machines, 65 table games, a Rivers Sportsbook, and a poker room. There are also five restaurants and 165 hotel rooms.
|Rivers Casino and Resort Schenectady|
|Table games||Sunday – Thursday: 8am-4am|
Friday & Friday: 8am-5am
Monday – Thursday: 10am-midnight
|Poker room||Daily: 10am-2am|
Seneca Allegany – 777 Seneca Allegany Blvd, Salamanca, NY
Seneca Allegany is one of three casinos owned by the Seneca Nation. It has 1,600 slot and video poker machines, more than 30 table games, and a sportsbook. The property also offers guests four dining options, 413 hotel rooms, a pool, and a spa.
Monday – Thursday: noon-8pm
Friday & Saturday: 8am-11pm
Seneca Buffalo Creek – 1 Fulton St, Buffalo, NY
Seneca Buffalo has 1,000 slot and video poker machines, 30 table games, and a sportsbook. There are also four dining options.
|Seneca Buffalo Creek|
Seneca Niagara – 310 4th St, Niagara Falls, NY
In Niagara Falls, Seneca Niagara offers more than 2,500 slot and video poker machines, 60 table games, and a sportsbook. The property also has five dining options, 600 hotel rooms, a pool, and a spa.
Tioga Downs Casino Resort – 2384 W River Rd, Nichols, NY
Tioga Downs is a racetrack casino resort. The casino has almost 900 slot and video poker machines, 28 table games, a FanDuel Sportsbook, and a 6-table poker room. There is also a harness racetrack, a half-dozen dining options, 160 hotel rooms, a pool, a spa, an arcade, and a golf course.
|Tioga Downs Casino|
Monday, Thursday & Friday: 11am-11pm
Tuesday & Wednesday: 1-10pm
|Poker room||Monday & Tuesday: Closed|
Wednesday – Sunday: 10am-2am
NY retail and mobile sports betting
Mobile sports betting is the latest form of legalized gambling in New York. It went live in 2022. Retail sports betting existed before that at tribal casinos. Most casino properties have a sportsbook and/or betting kiosks. Many have a sports bar or lounge to view games.
Online gambling options in New York
In New York, sports wagers may be placed online or using mobile apps including daily fantasy sports contests. Sweepstakes contests are also allowed in the state. These games are free to play. However, players may purchase additional gameplay.
NY live horse racing
New York has eleven horse racing tracks. Four host thoroughbred races, while the other seven host harness races. Horse bettors must be 18 years of age or older.
Simulcast betting is available at racetracks and licensed off-track betting locations. Off-track betting is licensed through Capital District Regional OTB, Catskill Regional OTB, Nassau Downs OTB, Suffolk Regional OTB, and Western Regional OTB. Some off-track betting counters are located in bars that require bettors to be 21 years of age or older.
- Batavia Downs
- July through February
- Buffalo Raceway
- January through July
- Monticello Raceway
- Year-round racing
- Saratoga Casino
- March through December
- Tioga Downs
- May through September
- Vernon Downs
- April through November
- Yonkers Raceway
- Year-round racing
- Aqueduct Racetrack
- November through April
- Belmont Park
- April through July
- September & October
- Finger Lakes Racetrack
- May through November
- Saratoga Race Course
- July through September
NY state lottery
There is also a state lottery in New York. Games include Mega Millions, Powerball, New York Lotto, Cash 4 Life, Quick Draw, Take 5, Win 4, Numbers, New York Pick 10, and scratch tickets. Lottery players must be at least 18 years old.
New York Gambling FAQs
Are casinos legal in NY?
Yes. There are nineteen casinos licensed in New York State.
What is the minimum age to gamble at casinos in NY?
Players must be at least 18 years of age in most tribal casinos and commercial casinos without table games, and at least 21 in casinos with table games and some tribal casinos in New York State.
What types of games are available at casinos in NY?
Many New York casinos have only video lottery terminals and electronic table games only. However, some casinos also offer slots, video poker, video keno, and live table games.
Are sportsbooks legal in NY?
Yes. Retail and mobile sportsbooks are legal in New York State.
Is mobile sports betting legal in NY?
Yes. Online and mobile sports betting is legal in New York State.
What online gambling options are available in NY?
Available online gambling options in New York State include daily fantasy sports contests, sports betting, and sweepstakes games.
Are live horse races held in NY?
Yes. There are eleven active live horse racetracks in New York.
Can you bet on horse races in NY?
Yes. Wagers on horse races may be placed at racetracks and off-track betting parlors in New York.
What is the minimum age to wager on horse races in NY?
Horse bettors must be at least 18 years of age in New York.
Does NY have a state lottery?
Yes. Lottery games in New York include lotto drawings and scratch-off tickets.
How old must you be to play lotto games in NY?
Lottery games are available to players 18 years of age and older.
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Last Updated on August 5, 2023 by Kristina Mehaffey