Two types of sportsbooks operate 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.
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NJ mobile sports betting apps
The most popular way to bet on sports in New Jersey is through mobile apps. There are almost two 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 New Jersey
In New Jersey, BetMGM is licensed to offer online sports betting, casino games, and poker through Borgata. New sportsbook players are eligible to receive a one-time promotional welcome bonus. There are also other promotions that vary based on the sports season. Learn more in our BetMGM mobile sportsbook review.
Caesars Sportsbook is the new branding for the app associated with Caesars, Harrah’s, Tropicana, and Wild Wild West in Atlantic City. It also offers online casino games and poker. New Caesars Sportsbook players are eligible for a promotional welcome offer. Learn more in our Caesars online sportsbook review.
DraftKings got its start in the daily fantasy sports industry. It was one of the first entries into the New Jersey market, licensed through Resorts Atlantic City. In addition to sports betting, it offers online casino games. New players receive a first deposit welcome bonus. Bonus offers change throughout the year between deposit match and bonus bet offers. Learn more in our DraftKings mobile sportsbook review.
FanDuel is another company that went from daily fantasy sports contests to sports betting. It is licensed through Meadowlands Racing. However, there is a FanDuel sportsbook located inside Bally’s in Atlantic City. Online casino games are also offered through FanDuel. New Jersey players qualify for a welcome bonus. A minimum deposit of $10 is required.
Barstool Sportsbook is one of three online sportsbooks licensed through an agreement with Freehold Raceway. A new player bonus is available for new sports bettors. Barstool also offers online casino games in New Jersey.
Bet365 online sportsbook
Bet356 operates an online sportsbook and casino in New Jersey through Hard Rock Atlantic City. New players are eligible for a welcome offer.
BetParx offers online sports betting and casino games. It is also licensed through Freehold Raceway. New sportsbook bettors may be eligible for bonus bets.
BetRivers, formerly Play SugarHouse
BetRivers is best known for its great online casino promotions. It also has a mobile sportsbook in New Jersey. The sportsbook is licensed through Monmouth Park. New players are eligible to receive a first deposit bonus.
Betway online sportsbook
Betway offers mobile sports betting and online casino games in New Jersey. It is licensed through Golden Nugget Atlantic City. A loss rebate welcome offer is available for new sportsbook players.
Borgata Sports is a New Jersey sports betting app that uses the same brand as Atlantic City’s premier casino. It is also a BetMGM brand licensed through Borgata. Online casino games, poker, and bingo are also available through the Borgata website and app.
FOXBet is one of the newer entries into the New Jersey betting market. Licensed through Resorts Atlantic City, it offers players a loss rebate bet of up to $50. It provides online casino games and poker through PokerStars.
Golden Nugget Sports
Golden Nugget operates an online sportsbook under its own branding in New Jersey. Bonus offers are available for online sports bettors and casino players.
Hard Rock Sportsbook
Hard Rock is a branded sportsbook related to the Atlantic City Boardwalk casino. Online casino games are available in addition to sports betting in New Jersey. New players receive a welcome offer.
Mojo is a sports exchange licensed through Tropicana Atlantic City.
Licensed through Freehold Raceway in New Jersey, PlayUp is an online sportsbook. New players receive an extra $100 bet credit after a qualifying $100 wager.
PointsBet offers unique products, including bets on adjusted point spreads that are won and lost by each point. It operates in New Jersey through Meadowlands Racing. Online casino games are also offered in the state.
Prophet Exchange is a peer-to-peer sports betting exchange. Deposits can be made at Harrah’s Atlantic City, its casino partner.
Sporttrade sports exchange
Modeled after financial markets, Sporttrade is a sports trading platform. A signup bonus is available for new players. It is licensed in New Jersey through Bally’s Atlantic City.
Superbook is known for its Las Vegas sportsbook inside the Westgate. In New Jersey, it offers online sports betting through a partnership with Meadowlands Racing. Bonus offers are available for new online bettors.
Online sports betting is available through Tipico in New Jersey. It is partnered with Ocean Casino in Atlantic City. Mobile casino games are also offered. New players can choose between a deposit match or a loss rebate bonus offer.
Unibet is a European sportsbook brand that recently entered the US market. It operates through a partnership with Hard Rock. In addition to sports betting, online casino games are also available. New sports bettors receive a deposit match offer.
WynnBet is related to the Wynn brand of resorts in Las Vegas, Boston, and Macau. In New Jersey, it operates through a partnership with Caesars Interactive. Casino games are also available.
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 to a horse racing venue to open the account. A valid photo ID is required.
How do you 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 do you 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.
Sportsbooks in Atlantic City, NJ
There are nine sportsbooks in Atlantic City. Every casino except Caesars has one. However, there is a Caesars Sportsbook in the adjoining Wild Wild West.
The FanDuel sportsbook at Bally’s is now open. Located by the northern Boardwalk entrance, it features stadium seating and a 25-foot video wall.
The FanDuel sportsbook at Bally’s opens at 11am on weekdays and 10am on weekends. It remains open until 11pm Sunday through Thursday, and midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.
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.
Betting windows for the BetMGM sportsbook open at 11am on weekdays and 9am on weekends. They close daily at 11:30pm. Kiosks and the mobile app are available 24 hours.
Golden Nugget has a small sportsbook just off the atrium. It has 50 televisions.
The Golden Nugget sportsbook opens at 4pm Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday and 11am on weekends. It closes at 11pm. It is dark on Tuesdays. However, there are kiosks open during these hours.
Located next to Sugar Factory, the Hard Rock Sportsbook is home to 40 televisions. Bar-top video poker, keno, slots, and roulette are available at the sportsbook bar.
The Hard Rock sportsbook opens at noon Monday through Friday and 10am on weekends. It closes at 10pm Sunday through Thursday and at 11pm on Friday and Saturday nights.
At Harrah’s Atlantic City, the Caesars sportsbook is about 3,800 square feet. It is off the casino floor by the poker room and features lounge seating.
Caesars Sportsbook inside Harrah’s Atlantic City opens at 10am on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays and at noon on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Additionally, it opens at 9am on weekend days. 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.
At Ocean Casino, the betting window opens at noon Monday through Friday and at 10am on weekends. It closes at 10pm Sunday and at midnight Monday through Saturday.
The DraftKings sportsbook at Resorts in Atlantic City is about 5,000 square feet which includes VIP seating.
DraftKings sportsbook at Resorts is open daily from 11am to 10:30pm. Kiosks are available 24 hours a day. Deposits and withdrawals for the DraftKings New Jersey mobile betting app may also be made here.
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. Caesars Sportsbook at Tropicana offers table service for food and beverages.
At Tropicana, Caesars Sportsbook betting windows are available on Sundays from 9am until midnight, Mondays and Thursdays from 10am through midnight, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from noon until 8pm, Fridays from 10am to 1am, and Saturdays from 9am until 1am. Kiosks are available daily from 11am until 7pm.
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 reservable fan caves that hold 16 to 24 people. These include an Xbox and table service.
The Caesars sportsbook window at Wild Wild West opens at 10am on weekdays and 9am on weekends. It closes at 8pm on Tuesday and Wednesday, at midnight on Sunday, Monday, and Thursday nights, and stays open through 1am on Friday and Saturday nights.
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 on 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 at -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 is 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 in 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 on 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 on 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 and mobile sportsbook players must be at least 21 years old.
Are Atlantic City sportsbooks open 24 hours?
No Atlantic City sportsbooks are open 24 hours. However, some New Jersey sportsbooks have kiosks and mobile apps that operate 24 hours a day.
Is mobile sports betting legal in New Jersey?
Bets made by those 21 years of age and older are accepted by licensed sportsbooks on mobile devices anywhere in the state of New Jersey.
Can I make an account at a New Jersey sports betting app on my phone?
You can create a mobile sportsbook account on your phone in New Jersey. There is no reason to go to a casino.
Do New Jersey mobile sportsbooks have bonuses?
All New Jersey online sportsbooks offer players deposit bonuses or loss rebates.