2024 NYRA Bets Gift Card FAQ

What is NYRA Bets?

NYRA Bets is America’s leading online betting platform, available nationwide on our App, online and on-track. As a legal, US-based, regulated and licensed provider of horse race wagering, NYRA Bets gives fans the opportunity to wager on tracks worldwide from anywhere at any time. NYRA Bets is the official betting platform of the New York Racing Association, Inc., which operates Saratoga Race Course, Belmont Park and Aqueduct Racetrack.

What is a NYRA Bets gift card?

A NYRA Bets gift card is a preloaded card that contains $50 available to deposit in a NYRA Bets account.

How much is a NYRA Bets gift card?

The NYRA Bets gift card costs $50 and is loaded with $50 in cash to fund your NYRA Bets account. In other words, there is no processing fee and customers are not paying a premium. A customer pays $50 for $50 in value.

How do I use a NYRA Bets gift card?

Once purchased, log into your NYRA Bets account and select the deposit method, NYRA Bets Gift card. You will then enter in the card information as requested.

Are there any processing fees associated with the gift card purchase?

There are no processing fees.

Is the full $50 deposited into my NYRA Bets account?

Yes, the full amount of the gift card is deposited into your account.

Will the $50 be available in my account immediately? If not, how long will it take to process?

The funds will be available immediately. If you do not see the funds in your account, please contact NYRA Bets Customer Service for assistance at 1.844.697.2238.

Can I use my NYRA Bets Gift Card to fund my NYRA Bets account for the Belmont Stakes at Saratoga?

Yes, 100 percent. You can fund your NYRA Bets account with your NYRA Bets gift card and use the funds to bet the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness and the Belmont Stakes, which will be run at Saratoga for the first time this year due to construction at its traditional home on Long Island.

When is the Belmont Stakes?

The Belmont Stakes will be run on Saturday, June 8 at Saratoga Race Course as part of the four-day Belmont Stakes Racing Festival. The festival covers four days: June 6-9, and you can use your funds in your NYRA Bets account to bet the races during these four days.

When are the Triple Crown races?

The Kentucky Derby is Saturday, May 4. The Preakness is Saturday, May 18. And the Belmont Stakes is Saturday, June 8.

Can I use my NYRA Bets Card to bet at Saratoga this summer?

Absolutely. You can fund your account with a NYRA Bets gift card to bet all racing at Saratoga this summer during the traditional 40-day summer meet: July 11 to Sept. 2.

What tracks can I wager on while using a NYRA Bets gift card?

You can wager on any track available on NYRA Bets. The full list of tracks supported by NYRA Bets is available at NYRABets.com. This includes hundreds of racetracks across the country including Saratoga Race Course.

Why can’t I use a debit or credit card to purchase my NYRA Bets Gift Card?

NYRA Bets gift cards are not currently authorized to be purchased by debit or credit cards.

Why are the Gift Cards only available in $50 denominations?

$50 denominations are the only denominations currently available.

Can I purchase multiple gift cards? And is there any limit to the number I may purchase?

Yes, you can purchase multiple gift cards. There is no limit to how many can be purchased.

How long will NYRA Bets Gift Cards be on sale at Stewart’s Shops?

We will carry NYRA Bets Gift Cards now through the end of the Saratoga racing season. Gift cards will be available at participating Stewart’s Shops through Sunday, September 1.

If I buy a gift card now and have money left over in my account after I bet on the Kentucky Derby, can I save the remaining funds for Saratoga season?

Yes, absolutely. Any money remaining in your account can be used at any time. The funds do not expire. So, for example, if you bet $25 on the Kentucky Derby, you can use the remaining funds to bet on the Preakness, Belmont Stakes, Saratoga once it opens, or any racetracks that are supported through NYRA Bets.

Can I replenish my account at any time?

Yes, you can always purchase additional NYRA Bets Gift Cards to add funds to your account.

When does Saratoga Race Course open for the season?

Saratoga opens for the season on Thursday, July 11. The meet runs through Labor Day, Monday, September 2.

Are NYRA Bets Gift Cards available at all Stewart’s Shops?

NYRA Bets Gift Cards are available at more than 175 Stewart’s Shops in Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren, Fulton and Montgomery counties. Please check our website for exact locations.

Do I need to have an existing NYRA Bets account to purchase a NYRA Bets gift card?

You don’t need an existing NYRA Bets account to purchase a gift card, but a NYRA Bets account is needed to utilize the gift cards. If you don’t have a NYRA Bets account or if you are buying this as a gift for someone who may not have an account, it’s very easy to sign up for an account at NYRABets.com or by downloading the NYRA Bets app.

How do I sign up for a NYRA Bets account?

You can sign up at NYRABets.com or by downloading the NYRA Bets app.

Is there a cost to sign up for a NYRA Bets account?

There are no costs for signing up for an account.

Can I use a NYRA Bets gift card while wagering with other platforms?

NYRA Bets gift cards can only be used to make a deposit into a NYRA Bets account.

Are NYRA Bets gift cards transferable? Can they be purchased as a gift?

NYRA Bets gift cards may be purchased as a gift for someone who has a NYRA Bets account. If that person does not have an account, the gift cards come with easy instructions for how to set up an account.

What if I lose my NYRA Bets gift card?

Unfortunately, there is nothing that can be done if a gift card is lost. We encourage customers to log into their account and make a deposit with their gift card as soon as they purchase the gift card.

Can NYRA Bets gift cards be returned if they go unused?

NYRA Bets gift cards cannot be returned

Is there an expiration date to deposit the funds into my account?

There is no expiration date for the NYRA Bets gift card.

Can I withdraw funds from my NYRA Bets account after I deposit the NYRA Bets gift card?

Yes, you can withdraw funds from your NYRA Bets account at any time.

Are there any special offers or incentives for NYRA Bets gift card purchasers?

New members earn a sign-up bonus when they open up their account. For more information about this and other promotional offers for current users, visit NYRABets.com.

What if I have questions or concerns about my NYRA Bets gift card? Is there a phone number I can call?

Contact NYRA Bets Customer Service with any questions at 1.844.697.2238