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.
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* 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 Lodge334 Route 32A Palenville, NY 12463 (518) 678-3101 Web: www.catskillmtlodge.com
Clubhouse Race Book711 Central Avenue Albany, NY 12206 (518) 438-0127 Web: www.capitalotb.com/clubhouse-race-book
Brewster OTB1037 NY-22, Brewster, NY 10509 1 888-386-2238 Web: www.interbets.com
Pioneer Sports Bar & Grill208 South Main Street, Elmira, New York 14904 (607) 733-8013 Web: www.pioneersportsbar.com
Rocky Point Ale House42 Broadway Rocky Point, NY 11778 631-849-5800 Web: www.suffolkotb.com
Biddy Spratts Irish Pub & Grill401 Sunrise Highway West Islip, NY, 11795 (631) 669-0080 Web: suffolkotb.com/pages/biddy_spratts.html
J. Paul's Terrace Cafe - Restaurant & Sports Bar239-241 Merrick Rd. Oceanside, New York 11572 (516) 536-1806 Web: www.jpaulsoceanside.com
Trinity Restaurant and Bar190 Jericho Turnpike, Floral Park, NY 11001 516 358 5584 Web: www.trinityrestaurant.com
The Dr’s Inn Grill & Tap Room1743 East Ave Rochester NY 14610 (585) 271-0820 Web: www.drsinnbarandgrill.com
Page's Grille & Bar4725 Transit Road • Depew, N.Y. 14043 716-608-0172 Web: www.pagesgrille.net