Disclaimer: FanDuel Sportsbook has not yet launched online in New York. There are therefore no FanDuel betting options available for New York sports bettors. This review will be updated when the site is live.
FanDuel has already built a partnership with New York’s Tioga Downs Casino and Resort.
It’s one of the major players keeping an eye on the lucrative market that is the Empire State as the sports gambling legislation works its way through Albany.
As FanDuel works to bring a New York sportsbook at Tioga Downs Casino, we can get a sense of what promotions it’ll offer by examining its sportsbook in New Jersey.
In the Garden State, FanDuel offers a risk-free first bet of up to $500.
Risk-free bets are becoming commonplace in the sports betting business that is continuously looking for new customers. A $500 bonus is one of the most generous amounts we’ve seen available.
Based on what we’ve seen in NJ, NY customers will likely automatically receive credit for a second bet if their first bet is a loser.
FanDuel only requires new customers to use the free bet, up to $500, within 30 days. All bonuses and credits should appear in a customer’s account no later than 72 hours after the player earns them.
|Legal States||Pennsylvania, West Virginia, New Jersey, Indiana|
|Last Updated||October 2020|
While some sportsbooks forgo offering their customers a variety of promotions and special offers, FanDuel has its customers covered.
The sportsbook understands that attracting new customers and engaging regular customers with new ways to wager is a healthy way to grow its business.
FanDuel New York should offer several standing promotions:
One-off and seasonal promotions include different types of insurance you can put on wagers.
As a FanDuel customer, you can look forward to NHL Playoff insurance, which should back up to $50 if your team scores at least three goals but still loses.
For the NBA, there will likely be parlay insurance where you can receive a refund on your bet of up to $25 if you put together a parlay of at least four legs, and all but one of them hits.
These promotions should not go away after the season ends; they are likely to be replaced by new and different promotions.
Signing up for the FanDuel Players Club in New York should be as easy as registering for a new account. We expect all registered accounts to be automatically enrolled.
It will be a points-based program. Your loyalty level will likely be based on the total of bets and dollars you spend during a month. So, i.e., the number of points you acquire in August should determine your level in the Players Club for September.
Depending on how often you make plays and how much you bet, Players Club members in New York should be able to get up to five free plays a month.
Points will probably only expire if your account is inactive for a full year.
So, all you likely need to do to is earn or redeem one point. As a result, it restarts the clock and your entire balance will roll over for another 12 months.
FanDuel is highly experienced in mobile gaming because of its history with daily fantasy sports. This is apparent by examing the FanDuel NJ mobile app. Players in New York should expect a similar experience.
The first thing you will likely notice and appreciate is how closely the mobile pages mirror the website. The homepage is set to come with easy-to-use sports shortcuts, which directly connect you to pages for baseball, basketball, NFL, etc.
Also, there will likely be three tabs: “Popular,” “Live” and “Upcoming.”
FanDuel’s mobile sportsbook in NY should also allow registration directly through the app. Further, you can look forward to handling all financial transactions via the mobile app.
Because of its European partners, FanDuel offers one of the most robust collections of sports to bet on anywhere in the industry.
Knowing what sport you want to bet on is essential. The other half of the happy sports gambler equation is knowing how you wager and having access through your sportsbook.
Along with all of the above bets as well as futures bets, round robins and teasers, we expect FanDuel to offer its NY customers in-play wagering online and on its app.
This advantage of FanDuel’s tenure in daily fantasy sports requires the platform with the ability to continually adjust odds and player dollar figures.
The same speed and versatility are required for in-play, aka live betting, which features changing odds and point spreads, second-chance multipliers, halftime totals and multiple buyouts throughout an event.
We expect FanDuel in New York to offer it all.
Whether on desktop or mobile, putting money into your account and taking money out of it should be quick and easy at FanDuel NY Sportsbook.
There will surely be several ways to make a deposit at FanDuel, including the tried-and-true method of using a credit or debit card.
However, FanDuel’s website states that some credit card companies treat deposits with online gaming companies as a cash advance and may attach additional fees.
Online bill pay likely will be available; it’s instant, helps avoid fees and prevents fraud.
PayPal should also be an option, as should a personal check, although it comes with a processing delay.
At FanDuel, we expect fewer withdrawal options, but you should have several choices.
If you deposit with PayPal or online bill pay, you will surely be able to withdraw through those services.
You should be able to have an e-check sent directly to your bank if you provide an account and routing number.
Alternatively, you should be able to have FanDuel send a check directly to you, with processing taking anywhere from five to seven business days.
In New Jersey, FanDuel offers customer support via email 24 hours a day. There’s also an extensive FAQ and “Help” section for troubleshooting any problems that you may experience.
If those outlets aren’t enough to help solve your issue, there is also live online chat 24 hours a day, and phone support available from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST.
We expect customer support in New York to function similarly.
When the new wave of legal betting sites began in 2018, FanDuel was first to open in New Jersey, with its sportsbook at The Meadowlands and subsequent online sportsbook that operates throughout the Garden State. Couple that with its owner, Betfair US – a subsidiary of Paddy Power Betfair, and not only is FanDuel ahead of the game in operating a sportsbook in the Northeast; it has years of experience to fall back on through its European partners.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is less of a sportsbook fan than many members of New York’s legislature. While he drags his feet, FanDuel stays focused on New Jersey, where the climate for sports betting is favorable and profitable. The New York market is bigger and will initially only include a handful of operators, so FanDuel expects to cash in big-time once lawmakers finalize the agreements. Until then, FanDuel will be distracted by its operations elsewhere.