Online Sports Betting in New York
Since Jan. 8, 2022, New York sports fans have been able to place bets on their favorite teams and events online. In New York, there are four major online sportsbooks, or “super groups,” which offer the latest betting markets. The super groups include Bally’s, DraftKings NY, FanDuel NY, NYCFC of Major League Soccer, and YES Network. Each offers unique betting experiences and offers an attractive sign-up bonus.
Problematic online bettors should be targeted by interventions. Interventions should discourage frequent betting, in-play betting, and the use of illicit drugs while betting. The messages should also challenge the misconception that betting is a lucrative endeavor. Public health messages should be translated into a variety of community languages, and problematic bettors should be offered professional treatment. Such interventions should take into account factors such as psychological distress, high PGSI scores, and multiple gambling activities.
If online betting becomes a problem, social marketing interventions should be targeted to this group. Among these are warnings and limit-setting functions. They should be available in various language-based communities, and they should discourage the use of in-play betting or other illegal substances. Moreover, the messages should challenge the myth that gambling is a legitimate means to earn money, and should also promote the use of limit-setting tools. Additionally, there should be an option for professional treatment for problematic online bettors.