Legal NJ Online Betting Sites
Online betting became legal in 2018 in New Jersey, and ever since New Jerseyites have flocked to legal NJ online bookmakers. We’ve seen fantasy outfits like FanDuel and DraftKings turn into sports betting sites, welcomed a couple of European giants like Unibet and Bet365, and added few of our own in PointsBet and Caesars Sportsbook.
Here’s the full list of legal online sports betting sites in January 2020 operating in New Jersey:
- FanDuel Sportsbook
- DraftKings Sportsbook
- Sugarhouse NJ
- William Hill NJ
- 888 Sport
- Hard Rock Online Casino
- Resorts Casino
- Golden Nugget Sportsbook
- FOX Bet
The online sports betting scene in the Garden State is developing as of writing this. We’re seeing more online sportsbooks join the fold, better mobile apps come into play, and most importantly – better bonuses and betting markets for the folks within NJ state lines. What a time to be alive if you’re in New Jersey and into sports gambling in the US.
NJ Betting Apps
|NJ Sportsbook||Betting App||Software|
|BetMGM||Yes||iOS / Android|
|FanDuel||Yes||iOS / Android|
|DraftKings||Yes||iOS / Android|
|Caesars Online Sportsbook||Yes||iOS / Android|
|William Hill NJ||Yes||iOS / Android|
|Unibet||Yes||iOS / Android|
|PointsBet||Yes||iOS / Android|
|Bet365||Yes||iOS / Android|
New Jersey’s mobile betting options keep getting better by the day. NJ sports betting apps in iOS and Android are getting more sophisticated, while you can also bet in your mobile browser, no problem.
The best part is that a mobile betting app isn’t really needed. Bookies like DraftKings work just as well on mobile, as the mobile apps are pretty much just a version of their browser version in an app environment.
But if you do prefer an app, you can your NJ mobile betting app from App Store if you’re Apple user. With Android it’s a bit tougher, as you won’t see gambling apps (yet) in New Jersey’s Google Play store.
For Android, you’ll need to download their NJ betting apps directly from the bookmaker’s website. Then you’ll be good to go.
Free Bets, Risk-Free Bets & Deposit Matches in New Jersey
The competition for new betting customers in New Jersey’s sports betting market keeps getting more fierce by the day. The most common types of sportsbook bonuses are the following:
- Free bets
- Risk-free bets
- Deposit bonuses
Free bets are the most common ones, while risk-free bets and deposit bonuses give you the best bang for your buck. Free bets are usually at very low sums like $10 or $20, while with risk-free bets and deposit matches give you anything from $100 to $500 extra. For example at FanDuel NJ you’ll get up to $500 risk-free bet.
The difference between the two is that in risk-free bets, you’ll get a refund if you whiff on your bet. For example if you bet on the New York Jets beating New England Patriots at +350 in MetLife Stadium, you’ll get refunded if the Jets lose. In free bets you’ll get a free bet that you can use on any
Deposit bonuses in NJ come in the form of deposit matches. For example at Unibet online casino you’ll get your deposit matched up to $500. So if you deposit $500, you can bet with $1000. That’s a quality deposit deal.
The online sportsbooks don’t just hand you the free bets deposit matches. You’ll need to meet the playthrough requirements, which already may be familiar to you if you’ve played daily fantasy sports. In the fantasysphere DraftKings and FanDuel have both deployed wagering requirements for a long time.
For example at PointsBet, your risk-free bet is activated when you place your first bet. If your bet misses, you’ll get the money refunded to your account, and it’s awarded as a bonus bet on your account. So you’ll need to use the same stake and bet it again, and then you can cash out if you want.
To be honest, wagering requirements aren’t much of a problem in NJ sportsbooks. If you’re playing online casino games like slots or blackjack, then the playthrough limits might be a bit of a headache at NJ online casinos. When you’re playing at online sportsbooks in New Jersey, you’ll be treated to playthrough wagering requirements of 1x to 4x. That’s very generous for sports bettors.
NJ Online Sportsbook Promos
It gets better as you start betting. Sports gambling sites like PointsBet and FanDuel offer continuous promotions for existing customer throughout football season, big events like the World Cup in soccer, or start of the NBA season.
The most common ones are reload bonuses: Deposit $50, we’ll match your deposit with $50 of our own. Usually they call it “site credits” or “bonus money”. In these instances, you’ll often have to meet some playthrough requirements, too. It’s safe to say every NJ sports betting site give reload bonuses.
PointsBet sportsbook even has it’s own category in their rules for Good Karma payouts. This can happen when you get hit by a major bad beat, and they may choose to refund your stake. Remember that Duke-UNC game when Zion Williamson got hurt at the 33 second mark? Duke obviously lost, but PointsBet’s Duke bettors got refunded as there was no way they could account for Zion getting hurt that early. It’s one of the reasons why betting online is better – it’s safe to say you won’t see this at a retail sportsbook like Monmouth Park Sportsbook.
Pro tip: If you’re on a cold streak, ask your online betting site’s customer service during hours of operations for a reload bonus. Sometimes they might give you some extra to bet with, and with fair wagering requirements, too.
Banking at NJ Bookie
Regulating sports betting online has brought a whole new level of safety, quickness and easiness to depositing & withdrawing at your online bookmaker. And the most important thing is: When you win, you always get paid.
Here’s how you can get money to an online New Jersey sportsbook:
- Credit cards (Visa/Mastercard)
- Online Banking
- ACH (eChecks)
- Prepaid cards likee PayNearMe at 7Eleven
- Paper Check
- Cash at the Cage (Borgata, Fanduel Meadowlands, Resorts…)
Online sportsbooks have made it very easy for NJ gamblers to fund their gaming accounts. Not every bookie offers every deposit option, but you’re certain to get your funds online.
Almost all the deposit methods are instant. All of them are safe and secure. Online betting sites use the latest payment processing technology to make sure everything works as smoothly and safely as possible.
For players struggling to get money online, some NJ bookies also accepts cash deposit. At Party Casino, for example, funds can be added instantly to your online gaming account via the Borgata casino cage.
Overall, the state of NJ bookies paying options are even better than in Indiana. Indiana’s online betting sites offer considerably less options for a bettor.
- Bank Transfer
- ACH (eChecks)
- Paper checks
- Cash at the Cage
Unlike deposits, withdrawals from NJ bookies are not instant. Different sportsbooks have different withdrawal rules and timelines. Good news is, processing times have decreased drastically lately.
Electronic transfers are usually processed within 24 hours while a physical check might take up to 14 business days to arrive.
You can also make a cash withdrawal at the casino cage. Simply log in to your online gaming account, select the correct withdrawal option, and decide the amount you’d like to pick up at the cage. At Party Casino, for example, funds are usually available within 15 minutes after they have approved your withdrawal.
NJ Betting FAQ
Can I place bets in New Jersey using a VPN?
Well, you can, but It's not recommended. It may work for one or two times (if you're lucky), but the bookmakers use a software called GeoComply to detect any type of VPN-like behaviour. New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement requires the books and casinos to make sure their customers play physically within state lines. If you're caught using VPN, they'll have no choice but to close your account and confiscate your account balance. Rather not take the risk.
Why can't I see Rutgers football in available markets?
It's because you're in New Jersey. New Jersey's gambling law restricts betting on local schools like Rutgers. If you want to bet in on Scarlet Knights for Saturday, you'll need to do that over in Pennsylvania. The same applies for Seton Hall basketball, too.
Is Bovada legal in New Jersey?
No, it's not. Bovada has been accepting US customers, so it's safe to say they won't be allowed in New Jersey anytime soon. They've also banned transactions from NJ gamblers, so they're definitely off limits.
What's the best mobile betting app in NJ?
It's close, but in January we got to say FanDuel. It's got the best interface of the available mobile betting apps and they've showed clear signs of improvement. Placing your bets is straightforward, and depositing & withdrawing works smoothly.