Betting Apps in New Jersey guide
On the 14th of May 2018, New Jersey had the ban on sports betting in the USA overturned to allow all states to offer sports betting. This has been done at a state by state level but NJ was ready with their legislation to offer betting to residents almost as soon as the ban was overturned. There are now over 7 different sports betting companies with a license to operate in New Jersey and we’ve tested their mobile sports books and apps to bring you our top 3 legal apps.
To use any of these apps or place any sports bets you’ll need the following requirements
- You must be an NJ resident with a residential address
- You must be over the age of 21
- To bet online you’ll need to have a way to deposit online – bank card, PayPal, Skrill, Neteller etc
Best Mobile Sportsbook Apps
We’ve used our tried and tester scoring system on all the companies offering mobile sports betting in the state. Our scoring system came out with these as our top 3 Sportsbooks. Want to know how to bet and the rules – Scroll down for more info.
No 1 – Sugar House Sports Book
The Play Sugar House Brand is an established casino in the State of Philadelphia and now has a license to operate legally in New Jersey. Via their mobile app, they offer full sports betting allowing you to bet pre-match as well as in play. There’s also a full casino as part of the app which has a wide range of slots, table games and of course roulette.
- All apps are free to download - Register on your phone in under 5 minutes
- Seamlessly switch from sports betting to casino from one account and one app
- Get a $250 welcome bonus with code "250MATCH" when you register on the app below
Here are some shots of the app
We have a full review of the Sugar House app here.
No 2 – Betstars NJ
- Regular Odds boosts.
- In game betting.
- Spin and bet to be in with a chance of receiving 10 x odds.
- Early cash outs.
The Betstars app is brought to you by Pokerstars. A massive name within the gambling industry and its sports betting app offers the same quality service that Pokerstars customers have become accustomed to over the past two decades. A reliable service that offers great value to its customer’s thanks to special features such as odds boosts and their well-renowned spin and bet feature that gives you the opportunity to get up to 10x the original odds of your selection. They cover all major American sports as well as other popular sports from around the globe.
21+ Terms and conditions apply
No 3 – 888Sport NJ
- Bet In-play across all major sports.
- Great value and big promotions.
- Attractive interface and easy to use.
- Large range of prop bets available.
An online sports betting company world-renowned. 888Sport offer great value and have fantastic offers to get you started. They have decades of experience in the gambling industry and have a comprehensive, yet user-friendly wagering app to make those big games that little more exciting. The app fully complies with NJ state law and as such has been approved for real money gaming across the State. 888psort are big on NBA betting as well as being an Awesome NFL betting app.
The 888Sport app provides odds across all of the US major sports and leagues, with a host of options and features to keep users entertained whenever they feel. The 888Sport NJ app can be installed on Android devices, iPhones, iPads, on an iPod Touch and there’s also a mobile web version and desktop site. You can register today by tapping on the image below.
21+ Terms and conditions apply
888sport are now the official sports betting partner of the New York Jets – You’ll see their advertising around the stadium along with cross-branded adverts around the State.
No 4 – Sports Interaction
Operating in Canada for years has given the Sports Interaction app an edge over the other companies. It has given them time to get their mobile betting application honed and set to roll out across other states. They’re offering all new players from the state a $100 welcome bonus – a cool way to get started with Sports Interaction. You may have seen Sports Interaction sponsoring the NLL (National Lacrosse League) in America last year and we’re sure more sponsorships will come as they grow in the American market.
No 5 – William Hill
The UK based company William Hill seem to be the keenest of all the UK bookmakers to get into the USA market. They are leading the way with their app in numerous states and as soon as a new state gets online William Hill is ready to go with their sports book app. The app is, as you would expect, pretty awesome with easy navigation and loads to bet on.
They’ve clearly learned a lot from having an app in the UK for the last 6 years and just bringing this to the USA now. The app is very stable and really easy to use with quick navigation to main sports on the home page as well as live in play betting ready to go. If you want a quick bet on the Jets game then you’ll usually find them on the home page along with other NJ sports teams.
No 6 – Fan Duel
Okay so we know Fan Dual has been around for ages with the daily fantasy sports app, but they’re now live with proper sports betting app in New Jersey. This means if you are already a Fan Duel customer you can log in, confirm your ID and residency and then start betting.
Following the UK trend Fan Duel was bought out by UK based PLC Paddy Power – Betfair soon after the sports betting ban was lifted. The Fan Duel betting site operates off the back of the Paddy Power app and is an excellent sports betting app.
No 7 – Caesars Casino sports book
Caesars have both a land-based and online offering in New Jersey covering casino and sports betting. They’ve had the casino for years and when the law was lifted they started getting ready to offer online betting to residents of New Jersey too.
They partnered with scientific gaming in order to go live with an excellent solution rather than build from the ground up themselves. Their offering covers betting on sports from around the world as well as casino games.
No 8 – 4NJ Bets
4Nj bets is a rebranding of the TVG app and it is specifically targeted for New Jersey Residents. It has more of a focus on horse racing betting but does now integrate other sports. They describe it as “The worlds most powerful Horse racing betting app”
On the 4NJBets app, you can watch racing from around the world and bet on the day, while in running and ante-post (up to 1 year before the race happens).
Using push notifications you set alerts so you don’t miss any race meets and there are lots of other features built in for iPhone users.
The reason we have rated this as 8th in our list is due to a lack of clarity over the banking options in NJ. Now sports betting is legal there should be no issues with depositing/ withdrawal using a debit card but the TVG site still quotes a price of $5 per transaction.
Betting in NJ – Our Guide
So now you’ve found and registered with one of our top rated betting apps you may want to know what to do next, so we’ve put together this simple guide on how to bet.
How to place your first bet in New Jersey
You may be wondering how to place your sports bets for the first time, but no need to worry – it’s really simple to do. We’ll use our top-rated app, Sugar House, as our example and talk you through it step by step. For this example I’m going to have a bet on my team, the NY Jets to win at JAX Jaguars on the money line. The money line is weighted to who the bookies think are the favorites, in this case, the Jaguars.
We’ll assume you’ve registered with sugar house, if not you can register here to get the bonus – use code “250MATCH” for a 100% bonus up to $250.
Now open the iPhone app, Android app or visit playsugarhouse.com on your mobile browser. Then tap the menu button from the home page as shown below.
Once on the sportsbook homepage tap “more sports” in the blue bar at the top to get the list of current sports and events you can bet on. As shown below.
Now you’re on the NFL games scroll down to find the game you’re looking for. They usually show odds for games unto a week in advance. You can tap the money line odds straight from here or go into the game and tap the odds to add the NY Jets to win to your bet slip.
You are now taken straight to the bet slip where you can back the bet. Simply put the amount you want to bet in the white box and the “place bet” button will go green ready for you to tap when you are happy. Be aware the amount you enter in the white box is the amount you are betting and the amount you will lose if your bet loses.
The bet will now be displayed in your account, which you can find under the menu. The bet is now placed and the amount entered will have gone from your balance. On the betting app, you can check the status of your bet and collect your winnings if the bet wins.
Placing your first parlay bet
Similar to the steps above, here’s how to place a Parlay bet on your mobile in New Jersey. Again we’ll use Sugar House as our example site and assume you’ve already registered your account and deposited some dollars in! Follow down to step 4.
What you need to do for a parley bet or other options is add multiple results. For this example, I’m backing the Jets to win again but I’m also adding thePatriots to beat the Miami Dolphins.
I’ve followed to step four above and now I need to add in the Dolphins win. From the bet slip, I need to tap the down arrow as shown below to get back to the list of games, this will keep the Jets in my bet slip.
Now I need to tap on the Patriots to add that to my bet
You can now add more selections if required here. You can mix and match from different sports and different markets but you cannot cross markets – For example, you can’t have a Parlay on the Patriots to win and the Patriots to win on the money line handicap. Just stick to one bet pre-game and you’ll be fine. Once you’re happy with your selections then tap the white arrow on the blue bar in the bottom right corner to bring up the bet slip as shown below.
You can now see your selections in the app and when you enter the amount you want to bet in the white box you will see how much you could win. For a Parlay bet to win you need each selection to win. The more selections you add the higher the amount you’ll potentially win will go up – but the more risk you have with more chances to lose.
Physical locations where you can bet
As well as on your computer or mobile anywhere in the state, there are 8 locations where you can bet in either the casino or on the track. Here’s where they are
- Harrah’s – Atlantic City
- Golden Nugget – Atlantic City (You cannot bet on NBA here as its owned by Tilman Fertitta who also owns the Houston Rockets)
- Ocean Resort Casino – Atlantic City
- Bally’s – Atlantic City
- Borgata Hotel and Casino – Atlantic City
- The meadowland racetrack – East Rutherford
- Monmouth Park Race Track – Ocean Port
- Resorts casino and sports book – Atlantic City
These physical locations have mostly teamed up with other partners to offer online gambling.