There are two types of sportsbooks in New Jersey. There are mobile sports betting apps. Those are licensed through Atlantic City casinos and New Jersey horse racing tracks. These work anywhere in New Jersey. There are also retail ones. Those are at Atlantic City casinos and New Jersey racetracks.
New Jersey mobile sports betting apps
The most popular way to bet in New Jersey is through mobile sports apps. There are more than a dozen available to players in New Jersey that are at least 21 years old. Geolocation software determines whether a bettor is in the state when making a wager. If the player can be located, the bet is accepted, just like it would be at a sportsbook counter. The bet is saved in the mobile betting app so there is no ticket to keep track of during the game.
BetMGM is licensed through Borgata. New players receive a promotional welcome bonus. There are also other promotions, like winning $200 on a $10 bet if the team a player bets on scores a touchdown. These types of promotions depend on the season.
Borgata Sports is a New Jersey sports betting app that uses the same brand as Atlantic City’s premier casino. It offers loss rebates to new players.
DraftKings got its start in the daily fantasy sports industry. It was one of the first entries into the New Jersey market. New players receive a first deposit welcome bonus. There are also seasonal perks, like betting $5 and receiving $200 in bets during the NFL season.
FanDuel is another company that went from daily fantasy sports contests to sports betting. Its New Jersey mobile betting app offers players qualifying for a welcome bonus. A minimum deposit of $10 is required.
FOXBet is one of the newer entries into the New Jersey betting market. It offers players a loss rebate bet up to $500.
Hard Rock is the branded sportsbook related to the Atlantic City Boardwalk casino. New players receive bonus bet credits up to $100.
PointsBet offers unique products, including bets on adjusted point spreads that are won and lost by each point. New players receive two bonus bet credits up to $2,000.
BetRivers, formerly Play SugarHouse
BetRivers is best known for its great online casino promotions. It also has a mobile sportsbook in New Jersey. New players are eligible to receive a first deposit bonus.
Unibet is a European sportsbook brand that recently entered the US market. New depositors receive a loss rebate up to $500.
WynnBet is related to the Wynn brand of resorts in Las Vegas, Boston and Macau. New players receive up to $1,000 in bet credits.
How to create a New Jersey sports betting app account
There are two ways to create a mobile sports betting account in New Jersey. The easiest is to make it right on your phone, computer, or similar device. First, download the software. A link is found on the website of the New Jersey sports betting app. Once installed, it will prompt the player to make an account.
The player is asked for personal information that includes name, address, date of birth and other identifiers, like the last four of the Social Security Number. If the information given matches the databases used by the sportsbook, the account is created. A phone call to the company may be required for security purposes.
The other way to create a New Jersey mobile betting account is to go to the sportsbook in Atlantic City or at a horse racing venue to open the account. A valid photo ID is required.
How to deposit into a New Jersey mobile sports betting app account
There are several easy ways to deposit into a New Jersey mobile betting account. The software accepts deposits right on the phone. Options include Visa, Mastercard, Discover, Play+, PayPal, Skrill, bank wires, electronic checks and cash through PayNearMe bill pay services. Cash may also be deposited at the associated sportsbook in Atlantic City or at a state track.
How to withdraw from a New Jersey mobile sports betting account
There are several electronic ways to receive winnings from a New Jersey sports betting app. Play+ debit card, Skrill, PayPal, bank wires and electronic checks are the most common. Cash withdrawals may be made at the sportsbook counter.
Atlantic City sportsbooks
There are nine sportsbooks in Atlantic City. Every casino except Caesars has one. There is a Caesars Sportsbook in the adjoining Wild Wild West.
The FanDuel sportsbook at Bally’s is now open. It features stadium seating and two large video walls. The FanDuel sportsbook at Bally’s Atlantic City opens at 11am Monday through Thursday and 10am on weekends. It closes at 11pm Sunday through Thursday and midnight on weekends.
The Borgata sportsbook is branded as BetMGM. It features a bar and lounge that is over 8,000 square feet. There is also a racebook at the Borgata sportsbook. It is the only racebook in Atlantic City. The Borgata sportsbook opens at 11am on weekdays and 9am on Saturdays and Sundays.
Golden Nugget has a small sportsbook just off the atrium. It has 50 televisions. The Golden Nugget Atlantic City sportsbook offers limited ticket writing hours. It is closed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and most mornings. Kiosks are available when the sportsbook is closed.
The Hard Rock Sportsbook is home to 40 televisions. It opens at noon Monday through Friday and 10am on weekend mornings. It closes at 10pm Sundays through Thursdays and 11pm on weekend nights.
The Caesars Sportsbook at Harrah’s Atlantic City is about 3,800 square feet. It is off the casino floor by the poker room. It features lounge seating. It opens at 10am Monday through Friday and 9am on weekend mornings. It closes at midnight Sunday through Thursday and 1am on weekend nights.
The Sportsbook at Ocean is in an atrium surrounded by table game pits. It has 7,500 square feet of space that includes basic seating, lounge chairs and a bar. It opens at 10am Monday through Friday and 9am on weekends. It closes at midnight Sunday through Thursday and 1am on weekends.
The DraftKings sportsbook at Resorts in Atlantic City is about 5,000 square feet that includes VIP seating. It opens at 11am Monday through Friday and 9:30am on weekends. It closes at 11pm daily.
The Caesars Sportsbook at Tropicana is on the casino floor. It offers 180 seats with standard and VIP seating, making it one of the largest in New Jersey. The Caesars Sportsbook at Tropicana offers table service for food and beverages. It opens at 9am Friday through Monday and 10am Tuesday through Thursday. It closes at midnight Sunday through Thursday and 1am on weekend nights.
Wild Wild West
Wild Wild West offers one of the largest sportsbooks in Atlantic City. This Caesars Sportsbook location has a video poker bar in the back, as well as a large seating area of over 15,000 square feet. There are five fan caves that hold 16 to 24 people that may be reserved. These include an xBox and table service.
The Caesars Sportsbook at Wild Wild West opens at 10am Monday through Friday and 9am on weekend mornings. It closes at midnight Sunday through Thursday and 1am on Fridays and Saturdays.
Types of bets
There are several ways to make a sports bet in New Jersey. This includes moneylines, point spreads, totals, parlays, teasers, props, in-play and same game parlays. Below is a description of each type of sportsbook wager.
Moneyline bets are one of the most simple and common types of bets. Moneyline bets revolve around betting the winner of the game. Point spreads are not relevant to moneyline bets, which are determined by an outright winner of a sporting event.
For example, if you are betting on the Dallas Cowboys vs New York Giants game, the Cowboys are listed at +120, while the Giants are -140. You can bet $100 on Dallas to win $120 or bet $140 on New York to win $100. If the Cowboys and Giants tie, all moneyline bets on the game push.
Spread bets are a way to bet a game against a certain number of points. This line is created to even out the playing field between a favorite and an underdog.
In football and basketball, these spreads are used to create an even game, where the final point difference usually falls around the spread. In hockey and baseball the spread is usually listed at -1 ½ and is known as the puck line or run line.
The over/under is a way to bet the total point outcome of a game. The over is a way to cheer for a game to score more points than the total listed, while the under is the opposite.
For example the Cincinnati Bengals vs New York Jets game has a total listed at 45 ½ points. If the final outcome is Bengals 21 – Jets 17, the total number of points are 38, which would mean the under hits in this scenario.
Totals may be available on a quarter, half, or entire game. It can also be on just one team. This is called a team total.
The Grand Salami is a type of total. It covers points scored in all games on a league on the same day. Hockey is the most common Grand Salami bet. Some sportsbooks offer it on the NFL.
Parlay bets are a way to put together multiple bets for a bigger payout. Usually this involves picking multiple game outcomes and betting them together for a big payout. The thing is though, if one “leg” of the parlay loses, the whole bet loses. If one leg of a parlay pushes, it is dropped from the ticket. On a two-team parlay, it becomes a straight bet. If there are three or more legs of the parlay, it drops by one.
A type of parlay could look like this:
- Giants -2 ½ (-110)
- Jets +4 ½ (-110)
- Eagles vs Commanders Under 50 ½ (-110)
This three leg parlay would give you odds at about 6/1 for all three to hit. The exact amount depends on the sportsbook’s house rules.
Teasers are similar to parlays in the fact that multiple outcomes are tied together. The difference with a teaser is that it is not used to get a bigger payout, but is used to change the spread for each game in the teaser.
If you picked the Eagles -4, Giants -2 ½, and Jets +4 ½, you could put together a 7 point teaser to change the Eagles to +3, Giants to +4 ½, and Jets to +11 ½ for a +120 payout.
Futures bets are a way to bet long term. It is a way to predict the outcome much further in the future for a bigger payout. These usually revolve around which team wins a major award, the championship, a conference and more. The less likely a team is to win, the higher the payout if it happens.
Prop bets are usually based around betting on player totals or scorers in individual games. These bets can also be placed as single bets or put together to make parlays as well.
An example of a prop bet is Daniel Jones rushing for over 29 ½ yards, or Saquon Barkley scoring a touchdown. Another is if there will be a defensive score, two-point conversion or overtime in a football game.
Same game parlays
Same game parlays are usually based around the game outcome and prop bets of a single game. Sportsbooks like FanDuel, DraftKings, Caesars, BetMGM and BetRivers occasionally offer SGPs, where if you lose, you get your money back in the form of bonus bet credits.
New Jersey sportsbook FAQ
What is the minimum age for sports betting in New Jersey?
New Jersey online gambling players must be at least 21 years old.
Are Atlantic City sportsbooks open 24 hours?
No, though some New Jersey sportsbooks have kiosks and mobile apps that operate 24 hours a day.
Is mobile sports betting legal in New Jersey?
Yes. Bets may be made anywhere in the state.
Can I make an account at a New Jersey sports betting app on my phone?
Yes. There is no reason to go to a casino to open an account at a New Jersey online sportsbook.
Do New Jersey mobile sportsbooks have bonuses?
Yes. All New Jersey online sportsbooks offer players deposit bonuses or loss rebates.