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The best bets and resources to make you more profitable
Sports betting in New Jersey officially launched in 2018. This was after a long hard fight with lawmakers and the Professional Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) for upwards of a decade.
They finally won the fight in May, 2018 when it was ruled unconstitutional. This allowed states to legalize sports betting, and New Jersey didn’t wait long to facilitate legal sports betting in the Garden State.
|Is Sports Betting Legal in New Jersey?||Yes! Sportsbooks and mobile betting apps began operating in New Jersey in August 2018.|
|Which Sportsbooks Can You Bet On in New Jersey?||Caesars, Unibet, BetMGM, DraftKings, FanDuel, bet365, Borgota, Bet America, Hard Rock, Golden Nugget, Resorts, FOX Bet, SugarHouse, Barstool, WynnBET, PointsBet, theScore, Tipico, SuperBook, and Betway.|
|New Jersey Sports Betting Rules||In order to bet in New Jersey you must be at least 21 years old, and physically located in New Jersey. Your location is confirmed by your mobile devices geolocation, or a downloadable desktop plugin).|
The other rule is you cannot bet on New Jersey college teams, even if the game is played elsewhere. You also cannot bet on college events taking place in New Jersey- even if no New Jersey team is participating.
Caesars Sportsbook is a great sportsbook, with a ton of good promotions and odds boosts. We like to call Caesars Sportsbook the OddsBoost god because of the sheer volume of oddsboosts they have on a daily basis. They also have some really good promos as well, highlighted below.
BetMGM also has a lot of odds boosts and promos to take advantage of. It also has a really nice user interface when scrolling through the different types of markets/props you want to bet. It’s very intuitive and easy to navigate. Some of the promos highlighted below:
PointsBet follows suit with the previous books that offer a generous sign up bonus. New users can get up to $2000 in 2 free bets. They also have daily odds boosts and generally a sleek interface that is easy to navigate.
Unibet is a fairly new sportsbook, but they are easy to use and still have some good promos.
Tipico is a great sportsbook, however it is only legal in two states – Colorado and New Jersey. They have one of the larger sign up bonuses available. Tipico is interesting because it is an app-based sportsbook, unlike all other competitors which have websites along with their apps.
Yes! New Jersey was the first state to allow for mobile sports betting.
New Jersey has 20 total sportsbooks that are legal and able to be used in the state.
They are: Caesars, Unibet, BetMGM, DraftKings, FanDuel, bet365, Borgota, Bet America, Hard Rock, Golden Nugget, Resorts, FOX Bet, SugarHouse, Barstool, WynnBET, PointsBet, theScore, Tipico, SuperBook, and Betway.
New Jersey went at great lengths to make sure sports betting was legal in their state, and with that they also made sure that the odds were fairly priced as well.
The nice thing about New Jersey is that you can do it all from your phone/computer. Some states require an in person sign-up, but New Jersey is not one of those states.
They also make signing up and depositing fairly simple as well. This is detailed in the next section, but for the sign up process the sportsbook will ask you a couple personal questions to verify your identity. Then once you are signed up you can set up the payment method by syncing the app to your account.
Only 3 rules!
Luckily, it is pretty easy to get started in a state like New Jersey. Let’s detail the steps below.
|Sportsbook||Mobile Betting||Sign Up Bonus|
|Caesars||Yes||Up to $1,001 free bet deposit match|
|BetMGM||Yes||Up to $1,000 risk free bet deposit match|
|PointsBet||Yes||Up to $2,000 in two separate risk free bets|
|Unibet||Yes||Up to $500 risk free bet|
|Tipico||Yes||Up to $750 risk free bet|
|DraftKings||Yes||Risk free bet up to $5,000 if first deposit is at least $1,000|
|FanDuel||Yes||Up to $1,000 risk free bet|
|WynnBet||Yes||Up to $1,000 deposit match|
|TheScore||Yes||First bet match bonus up to $500|
|FOXBet||Yes||Risk free bet up to $500|
|SugarHouse||Yes||First deposit match up to $250|
|Barstool||Yes||Up to $1,000 risk free bet|
|Bet365||Yes||Bet $1, get $200 in site credit|
|Borgata||Yes||Bet $20, get $100 in free bets|
|BetAmerica||Yes||$100 risk free bet|
|Hard Rock||Yes||Up to $100 match on first bet|
|Golden Nugget||Yes||Up to $250 free bet deposit match|
|Resorts||Yes||Up to $250 free bet deposit match|
|Superbook||Yes||100% deposit match up to $500|
|Betway||Yes||Up to $250 risk free bet|