New York Governor Odds 2022: NY Gubernatorial Race Sept. 8 Update

By Lou Monaco

With less than three months until New York voters cast their ballot in the state’s gubernatorial election Nov. 8, updated odds for the winning party have been posted by England-based Ladbrokes Politics.

After the primaries were conducted June 28, the race was down to Gov. Kathy Hochul, the Democratic incumbent and current interim, and congressman Lee Zeldin, the Republican candidate.

This will be the first New York gubernatorial election in more than 80 years to not feature third-party candidates after the state’s Board of Elections rejected the petitions of minor parties that put forward candidates.

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Latest Odds To Be The Next New York Governor

Ladbrokes opened with the Democratic Party (Hochul) winning November’s election at 1/14 odds, or -1400 on the moneyline, with a 93.3% implied probability to win. The Republican Party (Zeldin) was listed at 7/1 odds, or +700 on the moneyline, with a 12.5% implied probability to win.

Sept. 22 update: The song remains the same in so many ways – the odds are unchanged and the mudslinging is heating up as each campaign is accusing the other of corrupt and unethical actions. 

Kathy Hochul-140093.3%
Lee Zeldin +70012.5%

EDITOR'S NOTE: Political betting is prohibited in New York. The odds discussed above are from regulated bookmakers in the UK, where betting on US politics is legal.

New York Gubernatorial Odds Explained

Hochul, who took over after the resignation of Cuomo last August, remains a prohibitive -1400 favorite with England-based Ladbrokes to remain in the position, despite having to recently replace her Lieutenant Governor. Antonio Delgado replaced Brian Benjamin, who was arrested on corruption charges.

Among the more interesting names that had been listed as Democratic longshots before the primary were former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, state Sen. Alessandra Biaggi, “Sex in the City” actress and activist Cynthia Nixon, former Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, and former vice president and ex-New York senator Hillary Clinton. will update this page when news and change of odds warrant. Ladbrokes has posted odds on the winning party rather than by candidate. The Republicans are listed as a +700 underdog after Zeldin, who represents New York's 1st Congressional District, won that party's primary.

The Two Candidates for New York Governor at a Glance

Let's take a closer look at each party's candidate to be the next Governor of New York.

  • Kathy Hochul (D) (-1400) | Favorite

    The 57th governor of the state and the first woman. She took over for then-Gov. Andrew Cuomo last August after his resignation. Before that, she served from 2015-2021 as lieutenant governor. Born in Buffalo, she also has been a member of Congress for New York’s 26th District and is the former clerk for Erie County.

  • Lee Zeldin (R) (+700) | Long Shot

    He turns 42 on Jan. 30 and is a three-term Long Island congressman who that has represented New York’s 1st District since 2015. He attended the University of Albany and Albany Law School.

New York Gubernatorial Election Information

To vote in New York, an individual must be a United States citizen, a resident of a county, city, or village in the state for at least 30 days before to the election and at least 18 years old by the date of the election. Individuals who are in prison or on parole for a felony conviction and those who have been declared mentally incompetent by a court are ineligible to register to vote. One cannot register to vote in New York while claiming the right to vote elsewhere.

Key Dates

📅 Nov 8General Election
Polling Hours6 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET; primary times vary by county

Betting on the Race

Wagering on any political race or election in the United States is prohibited despite New York sports betting going live in early 2022.


Lou Monaco has been a columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas and has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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