- Comprehensive domestic betting market coverage
- Compatible with both iOS and Android betting market coverage
- Competitive odds
- In-play betting
- No welcome bonus
- Only available as mobile app
- Limited selection of payment options
Bally Bet NY Sportsbook Review
Given the stiff competition in the NY online sportsbook scene, Bally Bet has some pretty big expectations to meet.
Right off the bat, it is important to mention that Bally’s does not offer new NY players a welcome bonus. While this definitely puts the brand at a disadvantage, there is still a ton of value to be had for New York sports bettors!
This value is mostly in the form of a revolving door of both seasonal and recurring offers, a solid loyalty program, and competitive odds. While there are definitely some areas that can be improved upon, we are confident in saying that Bally Bet is a safe and reliable brand.
It’s not a universally positive review given our concerns with the limited amount of payment methods the brand accepts amongst some other minor gripes, but overall, we can categorize Bally Bet as a “safe pair of hands” for bettors in New York looking to join a new sportsbook.
Bally Bet New York Promotions
Parlay All Day: Bet a 4+ leg parlay and get a $25 free bet if only one leg loses
As mentioned, Bally Bet does not offer a welcome bonus for NY players, which is definitely a drawback for the brand as they don’t have a hook to entice new customers.
However, given the level of competition in NY between brands and Bally’s substantial presence in the gaming industry as a whole, we don’t believe it a stretch to say that we expect them to remedy this situation soon.
Despite the lack of a welcome bonus, Bally Bet does offer other promos that are more than worthy of your consideration! This includes a Parlay All Day promotion that allows users to bet a parlay of four or more legs and receive a $25 Free Bet if just one of the legs loses.
Other Promotions & Offers
Once you’ve wagered those initial welcome bets, there are a couple of other bonuses and promotions that returning customers can claim with no Bally Bet promo code required.
There’s the Happy Hour promo that is available on Mondays and Thursdays, via which Bally Bet customers enjoy reduced spread lines of as much as -105 on NFL and college football games.
There’s the chance to earn loyalty points as well, which can be redeemed at Bally’s Casino properties across the United States. You can also earn trophies from your betting, which can then be exchanged for free bet credits and more.
As we come towards the end of this Bally Bet review, we wanted to mention their unique ‘trophies’ loyalty program.This VIP package is not unlike many others, but as well as earning points for your staking, you can also pick up trophies as you progress through the ranks.
The trophies are a nice accolade, but it’s what they represent that really counts – free bet credits can be claimed when you win particular items of silverware. You can win free bets of up to $100 once you have made 100 winning wagers, as one example, and there are plenty more prizes available for win streaks, backing underdogs, successful parlays, and much more.
It goes without saying that Bally Bet offers odds for the most popular sports and competitions, but the depth that they go into marks them out as one of the premier sportsbooks around. For example, you can access as many as 40 individual markets per NFL game, ranging from moneylines, spreads, and totals to player props, quarter and half betting, handicaps, and more. Bally Bet offers a large market for futures betting as well.
There’s a similarly comprehensive approach to the depth of game lines and futures that will please fans of all sports that Bally Bet carries odds for.
You can place single bets on your favorite sports or parlays/teasers and one of the useful features of the bet slip is that it shows you the total potential win from your wagers – a nice touch, particularly when making parlay bets.
The grey and red color scheme will not be to everyone’s liking tastes and Bally Bet does not offer the most exhaustive selection of sports to wager on, but as betting experiences, this is as simple and hassle-free as you are likely to find online.
The sports/competitions covered include:
- Pro/college football (NFL, NCAA, CFL etc)
- Pro/college basketball (NBA, NCAA, etc)
- Ice hockey (NHL, KHL)
- Baseball (MLB, KBO, NPB)
- Motor racing (Formula 1, NASCAR)
- Soccer (EPL, MLS, La Liga, Bundesliga etc)
- Tennis (ATP, WTA, etc)
- Golf (PGA TOUR)
There’s a multitude of betting options available within each of those sports, with the standard markets well backed by a comprehensive selection of player and team props. Parlay bettors that want to mix things up can place round robin bets instead when they want to hedge their bets somewhat. This is an excellent additional form of betting that can be lucrative. However, Bally Bet does not provide a same-game parlay feature, which is becoming increasingly prominent at other sportsbooks.
One disappointment of Bally Bet comes via their live betting platform or a better way to put it–their complete lack of one. Several US sportsbooks offer live bets from around the world throughout the day and night, but Bally Bet fails in this regard.
There’s also a clear lack of depth that goes into each live game, so you won’t find stats, trackers, or anything else that might supplement your in-play betting experience. It’s a real disappointment that Bally Bet doesn’t have live streaming via their website or app, as many of their competitors boast NHL, tennis, international basketball, and many other events to watch.
When rating the generosity of their odds, Bally Bet neither stands out as the best-value bookmaker in the game nor the worst. We found their points total odds to be more generous than moneyline and spreads in our testing, with half or even a full point better off than some others in the market.
We’re happy to report that their futures lines – particularly in the various NFL markets – very much stood up to scrutiny. Although, they were fractionally short in the NBA Championship category when compared to others.
All things considered, the Bally Bet Sportsbook delivers a decent enough experience that both newcomers to NY sports betting and those that know the game will enjoy, even if their live betting channel really could use a complete overhaul.
Withdrawals, Deposits & Payments Methods
As you would expect, there’s an array of different methods via which you can deposit and withdraw funds to and from your Bally Bet account:
- Play+ card
- Wire transfer
Once you have completed the Bally Bet login process, you can deposit as little as $10 to get started. There is also maximum deposit limit of $2,000 for a single transaction.
Adding funds to your account is straightforward enough and you can complete this via the desktop website and the mobile app. Just click the Deposit option, and the range of payment methods detailed above will be listed. Select your preferred option, choose your amount, and that is it! For all methods, excluding wire transfers, your transaction will be processed immediately, which is certainly a massive boon for NY sports bettors.
As far as withdrawals, Bally Bet only accepts Play+, ACH, and cash at casino cages right now. There’s a bit of a delay to note, as all withdrawal requests can take up to 48 hours to be processed. From there, there is also the standard waiting time of the method you have chosen.
The withdrawal limits are at least agreeable, with no limit when collecting winnings in person (although this could be tricky for New Yorkers until Bally’s opens a casino/sportsbook there) and a $25,000 limit per transaction via Play+. The ACH limits depend upon the bank you are paying into.
We are waiting for the day that Bally Bet is integrated with an online casino that Bally’s develops, hoping a cross-platform wallet will be introduced that can be used simultaneously at either of the platforms.
Legal and Licensed
At the time of writing this Bally Bet review, the brand is available in Arizona, Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, New York and Virginia. Bally Bet was recently granted a license to operate in New York and have begun to offer services within the Empire State. This makes Bally Bet one of the nine books to be given the green light in New York.
Registering an Account
To get started with Bally Bet, you will need to register for a new player account.
- The first thing to do is click on the Join Now button – you’ll see that in the top right-hand corner of your screen.
- Then you’ll need to enter your chosen credentials – username and password, before entering some personal details such as your name, date of birth, cell phone number, and the last four digits of your social security number.
- Once you have entered your home address and selected the security questions you would like to be stored on file, your Bally Bet account will go live – you can enjoy that $100 free bet offer and then, down the line, make your first deposit.
There are three different options available when contacting the customer support team at Bally Bet.
You can call the telephone hotline, which is not toll-free, at (844) 844-3238. There are no defined hours of operation for the phone line at this time.
Alternatively, we tested out the live chat feature on the Bally Bet website and got a response within 15 minutes. If your query is less urgent, you can always email firstname.lastname@example.org. We recommend going this route as in most cases, the live chat will be the quickest and most efficient method.
All the features we have detailed about the Bally Bet online sportsbook are available via their mobile browser site or the dedicated app, which you can download on your iOS and Android devices.
To download the iOS app, simply navigate to the App Store or click the App header on the Bally Bet website as there’s a direct link there that you can use. You can use that method on Android devices too, or use the search function within the Google Play Store.
What’s interesting about the app is that it runs on the proprietary software developed in-house, so it looks and feels different from other sportsbook apps that you might have already tried. Finding markets and placing bets is still easy and you can claim both of the welcome bonuses via the app if you wish.
You can tell that Bally Bet takes responsible gaming seriously based on the tools that they offer their customers who feel they need additional support.
Bettors can set an array of personal limits, from deposit size and spending amounts to the time spent on the platform in a given session. If you would like a longer-term solution, you can suspend your account for 1-14 days, or set an extended time-out of five years or more.
There are other important resources listed on their site too, including phone numbers and web addresses where you can seek help and guidance.
Bally Bet New York is one of the first few sportsbooks to be given the go-ahead to operate in the state and you will find the experience provided to be one of solid, no-frills action.
Bally Bet’s lack of a welcome offer is one of the most blatant negative aspects of the platform, but the additional betting experience and tools provided make up for this somewhat. The sportsbook itself is robust and detailed and while the design is not the most aesthetically pleasing, bet placement is a breeze thanks to the intuitive bet slip.
The live betting channel at Bally Bet could be heaps better, but as a solid all-rounder goes, this is a brand you can trust to deliver.
It is an extremely simple process to create a new account on Bally Bet. Tap the ‘Join Now’ button in the top right-hand corner and then fill in your personal details as requested. Once verification has been completed, your account will be live.
You can deposit as little as $10 into your Bally Bet account, with a maximum of $2,000 for a single transaction.
Yes, you can cancel a pending withdrawal in your account via the cashier function of your dashboard.
Yes, you earn points every time you place a bet and these points can then be exchanged for bet credits as you earn more trophies.
Bally Bet provides four different sections to your available balance, which you can see by clicking on your username. This includes your bonus balance and free bet availability.
Yes, you can lock in a profit or hedge your losses on several sports and bet types thanks to the cash-out feature.
If you plan on wagering via the Bally Bet website, you will need to download the GeoComply plugin. App users can simply turn their location settings on via their mobile devices to circumvent this.