New York places first legal online sports bets

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It’s bettor in the Big Apple.

New Yorkers placed their first legal online, in-state sports wagers Saturday morning, the first day mobile sports-betting was allowed in the Empire State.

One gambler was feeling lucky, plunking down $15 on a longshot, six-team, football parlay — which will pay him $1,430.45 if he wins, DraftKings revealed in a tweet.

The bet was placed at 9:01 a.m., a minute after four casino operators — Caesars Sportsbook, DraftKings, FanDuel and Rush Street Interactive — opened for action.

Another risky parlay was the first bet on the Caesars app, with a user betting $20 to win $233.16 on five European soccer games, the company said in a tweet.

On Rush Street, a pretty confident gambler placed $500 on Saturday’s Chiefs-Broncos game, a company rep said.

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The first bets came in at 9:01 am a minute after casinos opened for business.
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And on FanDuel, at 9:01 a.m., the first bet placed was a $21 wager in the Cowboys-Eagles game.

No data was given out by the casinoson how much money was won or lost on sports in New York Saturday. The state Gaming Commission said it will release data on betting volume monthly.

There was at least one winner Saturday: former New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, who signed on as an ambassador with Caesars Sportsbook.

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In a tweet Draft Kings revealed the first mobile bet in New York was a six-way parlay that could win the bettor over $1,400.
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