Off Track Betting Locations in New York

Off Track Betting Locations in New York

New York State has a long and strong association with off-track betting. In fact, New York City became the first outside of the state of Nevada to offer OTB. Since the 1950s, the city’s mayors, among others, had been lobbying the state to allow OTB. Voters in the Big Apple supported an OTB referendum in 1963, but it wasn’t until 1970 that the state legislature finally passed a law allowing the creation of off-track sites.

In 1971 the New York City Off-Track Betting Corporation began operations; by the late 1980s, there were an estimated 200 bricks-and-mortar betting locations.  After years of declining profits, the last OTB location in New York City closed in 2010. Since then, some devoted handicappers have made the trip across the Bayonne Bridge to New Jersey, where a betting parlor named Winners was established in 2013 to lure aficionados of the Sport of Kings from the Empire State: it’s a short drive from Staten Island, and a shuttle van service had been established to operate twice a day on weekdays (three times per day on the weekends).Home simulcast racing is also prominent, having first started in 1995.

Online Racebooks to Bet New York Horse Racing

If you can't find a New York OTB, you can still bet the races with one of these online racebooks. 


* REMINDER! - you must be of legal age in your state or province to legally wager on thoroughbred or harness horse racing. Please bet responsibly!

There are dozens of options which remain available outside the city and administered by five public entities: the Capital District Regional OTB Corporation (45 locations); Catskill Regional OTB Corp. (25 locations); Suffolk Regional OTB Corp. (35 locations); Nassau OTB Corp. (15 locations) and the Western Regional OTB Corp. (50 locations). Specific locations can be found via the N.Y. State Gaming Commission website: Most of those who venture to OTBs within and outside the state are committed handicappers who have the time and the resources to make the trip; the rise of the World Wide Web has allowed millions of others to lay their bets on races at Belmont, Aqueduct and other tracks via online sportsbooks, such as our recommended racebook partners.

List of OTB Locations in New York

Catskill Mountain Lodge

334 Route 32A Palenville, NY 12463 (518) 678-3101 Web:

Clubhouse Race Book

711 Central Avenue Albany, NY 12206 (518) 438-0127 Web:

Brewster OTB

1037 NY-22, Brewster, NY 10509 1 888-386-2238 Web:

Pioneer Sports Bar & Grill

208 South Main Street, Elmira, New York 14904 (607) 733-8013 Web:

Rocky Point Ale House

42 Broadway Rocky Point, NY 11778 631-849-5800 Web:

Biddy Spratts Irish Pub & Grill

401 Sunrise Highway West Islip, NY, 11795 (631) 669-0080 Web:

J. Paul's Terrace Cafe - Restaurant & Sports Bar

239-241 Merrick Rd. Oceanside, New York 11572 (516) 536-1806 Web:

Trinity Restaurant and Bar

190 Jericho Turnpike, Floral Park, NY 11001 516 358 5584 Web:

The Dr’s Inn Grill & Tap Room

1743 East Ave Rochester NY 14610 (585) 271-0820 Web:

Page's Grille & Bar

4725 Transit Road • Depew, N.Y. 14043 716-608-0172 Web: