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Can You Bet On College Sports in New York?

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College sports betting is permitted in New York State and is available at legal online and mobile sportsbooks such as BetMGM, BetRivers and Caesars. You can gamble on a range of college sports games as long as the game doesn’t take place in New York State or involve a New York college. 

Therefore, any college basketball or football game taking place on NY soil is prohibited. However, any game involving a New York State college team taking place elsewhere in the US is also excluded from betting. 

You can find available college sports to bet on in a sportsbook app lobby. You can bet pregame on the night’s college football (NCAAF) or college basketball (NCAAB) games. Alternatively, BetMGM New York will offer odds on the big end-of-season tournaments such as the College Football Playoffs. 

In most cases, college sports markets center around the moneyline, point spread and totals. The moneyline is a bet on the outright winner of the game. You simply choose whether the favorite or underdog will win. The Totals bet is a wager on whether the total points in the game will be over or under the mark set by the sportsbook. Finally, the spread is a wager on which college team will win after being given a points handicap (for the favorite) or points advantage (for the underdog). 

Props betting is less common for college football and basketball. Player props are not generally permitted, so you won’t be able to bet on individual player performances and scores. However, some team props are available on college games. These are special bets on specific outcomes in the game that are unrelated to the final score. 


What are the best apps to bet on college sports in New York?

See the full list of the legal sportsbook apps. We recommend BetRivers for best college basketball and baseball odds and bonuses.

What promotions can I claim when betting on college sports?

Parlay bets, early pay outs, free bets are among top offers by NY sports books.

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