New Yorkers set their first legal online, in-state sports bets Saturday morning, the main day mobile sports-betting was permitted in the Empire State.
One gambler was feeling fortunate, plunking down $15 on a longshot, six-group, football parlay — which will pay him $1,430.45 in the event that he wins, DraftKings uncovered in a tweet.
The bet was set at 9:01 a.m., a moment after four casino operators — Caesars Sportsbook, DraftKings, FanDuel and Rush Street Interactive — opened for action.
One risky parlay was the main wagered on the Caesars application, with a client betting $20 to win $233.16 on five European soccer games, the company said in a tweet.
On Rush Street, a really sure speculator put $500 on Saturday’s Chiefs-Broncos game, an company rep said.
Also on FanDuel, at 9:01 a.m., the principal bet set was a $21 bet in the Cowboys-Eagles game.
No data was given out by the casinoson how much cash was won or lost on sports in New York Saturday. The state Gaming Commission said it will deliver information on betting volume month to month.
There was at least one winner Saturday: former New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, who signed on as an ambassador with Caesars Sportsbook.