Gambling Offenses. Definitions of terms. Gambling Records. Lottery Offenses. Gaming Fraud. Counterfeit Instruments | NYS Penal Law. Technically, sports betting has been legal in New York since The same law that permitted the introduction of four commercial casinos in the state also. There are currently four legal and launched online sports betting apps in the Empire State. Those are DraftKings NY, Caesars NY, FanDuel NY.