How to use New Jersey Sports Betting Apps
Sports betting became legal in New Jersey in 2018. Wagers are accepted at the state’s racetracks and in Atlantic City casinos.
Sports betting apps are also legal in New Jersey. This makes it possible to bet on sports anywhere in the state. Accounts can be created on the apps. Most accept deposits right on your phone or tablet.
Some New Jersey sports betting operators have a web version that work like the mobile ones. Web-based platforms do not require any downloading.
Getting started with New Jersey sports betting apps
The first step in getting started on mobile betting apps is downloading the software on your device. iPhone and iPad users may download the iOS platform from the Apple Store.
Google does not permit gambling apps in its Play Store, even if the company is licensed to operate in the US. This requires Android users to go to the sportsbook’s website to download the betting app. You will need to confirm this step as your device may not recognize the publisher due to the software not being in the Play Store. Click OK to do this and again once it is downloaded.
Some New Jersey sportsbooks offer a web version. Operators with this include DraftKings, FanDuel and BetStars. These do not require any download to operate. Web-based sports betting is compatible with Mac and Windows computers.
New Jersey mobile betting apps do not require a login to view odds or test out the software. The web-based versions have the same feature.
If you like what you see after opening the program, create an account. This is simple to do. The process is identical on both the mobile and online versions.
Go to the account tab and enter your name, address, date of birth and last four of your Social Security Number.
The mobile sportsbook will verify your identity with this information. In some cases, you will need to call the company to complete the account creation process.
9 of the Best New Jersey sports betting apps
DraftKings, best known for its daily fantasy sports contests, is the leader in New Jersey sports betting. It is licensed through Resorts Casino in Atlantic City. New players receive $25 in free bets when depositing $200 or more. This is paid in five different $5 bets. DraftKings offers mobile and online betting, as well as a window at Resorts Casino.
FanDuel is another daily fantasy sports company that got into the betting business in New Jersey. FanDuel partnered with The Meadowlands in East Rutherford. This is convenient for New York sports bettors looking for somewhere to play near the city. FanDuel offers a free bet up to $500 to new players. It offers mobile and online betting in addition to its live sportsbook.
BetStars is licensed through Resorts Casino in Atlantic City. It offers mobile and online sports betting. It does not have a physical sportsbook. New players receive a $50 free bet. Additionally, $50 free bets are offered on the first nine bets of $150 or more. There are also weekly free bet promotions.
#4. 888 Sport
888 Sport is partnered with Caesars. The company does not have a live sportsbook. It offers an Android and iOS platform. There is also a browser-based setup available for Windows and Mac users. New players receive a $10 free bet.
SugarHouse operates the Golden Nugget sportsbook in Atlantic City, which opened in August 2018. There is also a website, iOS and Android app. SugarHouse is best known for its Pennsylvania casino, where it hopes to open a sportsbook by 2019.
#5. Caesars Entertainment
Caesars operates two Atlantic City sportsbooks. One is at Harrah’s in the Marina District. The other is in Wild Wild West, the casino that connects Caesars and Bally’s on the Boardwalk. Caesars also offers an Android and iOS sports betting app.
Borgata offers a 100-seat sportsbook near its poker room. Each seat has a monitor. There are ten betting windows. Sports bettors can make deposits for the Play MGM app. This is the sports betting app for MGM Resorts properties. It works in Android and iOS.
#7. William Hill
William Hill operates three New Jersey sportsbooks. One is at Monmouth Park, a racetrack in Oceanport, as well as locations at Tropicana and Ocean Resort in Atlantic City. William Hill offers a mobile betting app. Deposits may be made at one of its New Jersey sportsbooks or by PayNearMe, a bill pay service available at 7-Eleven stores
Hard Rock Casino
Hard Rock Casino offers sports betting app and live sportsbook. Both are managed by Gaming Innovation Group. Android and iOS platforms are available.
How to make a deposit at New Jersey mobile sportsbooks
Once you have created an account, the next step is to make a deposit. This may be done right on the device.
Cash may be deposited at the Atlantic City casino or local racetrack where the sportsbook is licensed. This requires a valid photo ID. Some New Jersey betting apps also accept cash by PayNearMe. This is a bill pay service available at all New Jersey 7-Eleven stores. Other deposit options include Visa, Mastercard, bank transfers, PayPal, Skrill and Neteller.
How to withdraw from NJ mobile sportsbooks
Many of the deposit options are also offered for withdrawals. You may go to the licensed casino or racetrack related to the sports betting app to pick up cash. You will need to produce a valid photo ID to complete this transaction. Other options include bank transfers, checks, PayPal, Neteller and Skrill.
How to make a bet on NJ betting apps
Once your account is funded, it is time to bet on some games. The betting menus at New Jersey mobile betting sites and apps will vary some but tend to offer all major events. The typical sports menu includes American football, basketball, hockey, baseball, tennis, golf, auto racing, boxing, mixed martial arts, hockey and rugby.
Football and basketball games will have point spreads and money lines. A point spread is the number of points that a team must give or receive. The favorite lays points, while the underdog receives points. These bets usually have -110 odds. This means that a bettor must lay $11 for every $10 that they would like to win.
The moneyline is a bet on a team to win the game outright. Point spreads are not involved here. The favorite will lay money. The underdog receives it. For example, a moneyline may be -150 on one side and +130 on the other. For the favorite, you would need to lay $15 for every $10 that you would like to win. The underdog would win $13 for every $10 bet in this scenario.
Moneylines are common in most other sports. Hockey and baseball have a point spread of 1.5 in addition to moneylines. In hockey, this is called a puck line. In baseball, it is a run line. The team that lays 1.5 typically is an underdog on the odds tied to it. For example, a team may be -1.5 +150 against an underdog that is +1.5 -170.
Most events have totals. This is sometimes referred to as the over/under. This is a prediction of the amount of points scored in a contest. A football or basketball total usually has a lay of -110. Soccer, hockey and baseball may have one side of a total pay more than the other.
Prop bets are available at all New Jersey sportsbooks. This is an exotic bet on a specific event. It may be the number of points scored by a team or player. It could also be a statistical total.
Futures bets are where a bettor places money on a team to win a division of championship. This is one way to back a longshot in the hope of hitting a big payday.
A parlay is a bet where two or more outcomes are tied together. These can be anything from point spreads, to moneylines, to totals. A parlay may involve more than one sport. Parlays made in the app by picking outcomes individually is called off-the-board. Many apps also have special parlay cards.
If a parlay ties one leg and the others win on an off-the-board parlay, it pays as a winning bet of one fewer team. A three-team parlay with a tie and two wins pays as a two-team parlay. Parlay cards may have special rules where ties win or lose. Always make sure to read the fine print on them. All parlays lose if any leg on it loses.
A teaser is like a parlay except that the bettor adds points to each outcome on the ticket. Football has 6, 6.5 and 7-point teasers. A 10-point football favorite on a 6-point teaser card becomes a 4-point favorite. There must be at least two outcomes on a teaser card. Like parlays, if something ties on a teaser made off-the-board, the bet drops by one team if the other picks on the ticket win. Teaser cards may have a rule as to whether ties win or lose. Make sure to read the rules. If any leg of the teaser loses, the entire bet loses.