Ever since online sports betting launched in January 2022 in the state of New York, sports fans have been looking to put some skin in the game while watching their favorite NY teams. I mean, the sound of watching the Battle of New York and having the chance to win some money at the same time sounds like a great time if you’re asking me. But you may be wondering, “What do I need to do to bet on the Rangers?”. Well, that’s why we’re going to go over how to bet on the NY Rangers in this article.
1. Find a betting app that is available in New York
The very first thing you need to do is find a betting app that is legal and available in New York. You can use UnitedGamblers’ complete list of NY betting apps to easily find a safe betting app that is 100% legal in NY and get a sign up bonus when you create your account.
2. Create an account and deposit funds to bet with
Once you found a betting app from the link above, follow the instructions to create your betting account. In order to sign up with a legal betting app, you’ll need to supply the following information:
- Email Address
- Phone Number
- Home Address
- Last four digits of your SSN
These are all standard bits of information that betting apps need to register in order to follow state regulations and ensure a safe betting experience.
Once you have created your account you’ll need to use one of the available payment methods to deposit money into your account that you can use to bet with. The minimum deposit amount varies from betting app to betting app, so make sure you read the T’s & C’s when creating your account.
3. Find a market you want to bet on
The final step before you’re ready to sweat out your bet is to find what it is exactly you want to bet on! There are actually tons and tons of ways to bet on the Rangers, and sports in general, but for the sake of keeping this simple let’s look at the most popular ways to bet on the Rangers next season.
- Money Line
This is the most straightforward type of bet where all you are betting on is the final outcome of the game (the winner). With a money line bet, it doesn’t matter how many goals were scored, which player scored, or anything else except for the final outcome. Money line betting is fun for many bettors because they don’t need to worry about any stats other than the important one at the end.
- Puck Line
Betting the puck line is equivalent to putting a handicap on the game. The puck line is always set at +/-1.5. This means that whichever team is favored to win will have a -1.5 goal handicap that gets factored into the final score, and the underdog gets +1.5 goals added to their final score if you bet on them. For a favorite to win the puck line (-1.5), they need to win by at least two goals or more, and vice versa for the underdogs. For example, if the Rangers are favored to win and have the -1.5 puck line, and the Red Wings are the underdogs and are at +1.5 on the puck line, and the Rangers win the game 5-3 they would cover the puck line because they would still have a higher score when you subtract the 1.5 goals from the final score. The reason why the puck line is set at -1.5, and not -1 or -2 is because the half goal eliminates the possibility of a “push” and ensures that one side of the puck line is guaranteed to hit.
- Player Props
Player props are betting markets where you wager on an individual player’s stats for a game. Player props you can wager on include shots on goal, anytime goal scorer, first goal scorer, last goal scorer, and many more.
If you follow this guide, you’ll be betting on the Rangers (and anything else!) with no problem next season!