Though all bets were off during a soft launch that featured just a handful of online sports betting sites the competition between Atlantic City gambling Goliaths is heating up now.
With each brick and mortar casino able to form 3 online sportsbook partnerships that means quality software, great player bonuses, and ranges of odds and bets that cover the whole gamut.
In other words: the player has never been in better shape.
Let’s simmer down the sites so you can figure out which one to go with - here’s the top sports betting websites in New Jersey. Also we created a complete guide with all you need to know for sports betting in New Jersey
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When Resorts teamed up with Pokerstars the residents of New Jersey automatically gained access to one of the most proven online bet takers in the business. With arguably billions of dollars of bets racked up in the company’s history there’s a security and familiarity factor here that’s tough to beat.
An early stand out from this online sportsbook is it’s incredibly innovative app that gives you a convenient and functional cashier function. That said, the PC version has yet to launch so if you’re a mobile-only player this is your jam.
As you’d expect from an industry leader they also have some outstanding promotions like free match bets, first deposit bonuses, and one-off promos for virtually every corner of the sports world.
Look out for some very creative multi-part prop bets that receive boosted odds! If you’re looking for fun Betstars NJ is the one.
Sign up bonus: $500 in free bets.
Payment solutions: Visa/Mastercard, Neteller, ACH (eChecks), Skrill, Online Bank Transfer, PayNearMe, cash via Resorts cage.
William Hill NJ
The NJ online sports betting business experienced a mini British invasion with the arrival of William Hill - one of the biggest players in the UK sports betting scene. When we talk about the reliability of a brand this one is right up there with Betstars NJ.
What stands out here is the tried, tested, and true in-game betting system that has had Europeans in a fervor since its launch. People say this is one of the best straight bet bookies in the business but you’re also offered a ton of parlay options, teasers, and prop bets.
Early returns from their venture into Nevada are also showing that William Hill NJ offers the lowest house odds on future bets in the business.
Through it all you’ll find top notch functionality on all of these sports betting apps whether you’re using a PC or Android/iOS.
Sign up bonus: $50 match on first bet of $50+.
Payment solutions: Visa/Mastercard, ACH (eChecks), William Hill prepaid card, cash via William Hill sportsbooks in New Jersey.
The first ever online sports betting website in New Jersey launched on August 1st and hasn’t shown any signs of slowing down into the first turn.
The in-house team that developed the app for this product did so hoping to target the casual sports bettor and you can see it in the details. The ability to show either American, fractional, or decimal odds can be a great help to beginners.
Originally being a fantasy site, another stroke of genius that would make this appealing to casual bettors is the suggestion function integrated with your fantasy picks. If you’re stacking your fantasy hockey lines with a ton of New Jersey Devils why not double the excitement and bet the over for their game against a weak Vancouver team tonight?
You’ll also get a huge variety of in-game action being able to bet on everything from an anticipated second half comeback in college football to single pitches in baseball.
Sign up bonus: $25 no deposit sign up bonus, $200 match bet.
Payment solutions: Visa/Mastercard, PayPal.
SugarHouse Sportsbook and Casino
Way before online sports betting was even an idea the Golden Nugget built one of the world’s most glorious Las Vegas casinos, on Fremont Street in 1947. Now they’re bringing you online betting options in New Jersey 70 years later in the form of SugarHouse.
Those with many betting interests have been happy to hear that sports betting was simply integrated into an already successful casino client/app. Switching from over 450 table games to sports gives unparalleled variety in one stop.
In keeping with the theme of variety there’s probably no New Jersey sports betting website with as many deposit options (listed below) as SugarHouse.
Sign up bonus: $250 match.
Payment solutions: Visa/Mastercard, PayPal, Play+, Telecheck, Neteller, Wire transfer, Online Bill Pay, checks, cash at Golden Nugget Casino.
888 Sport NJ
This familiar name in online sports betting is backed up with experience dating back to 1997. What we get here is a classic big casino feel with lots of variety, state of the art software, and decently competitive lines.
Those who view solid and reliable customer support as a backbone to any online betting experience will be happy to know they’re dealing with one of the best in the business.
Though the standard North American sports (NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, NCAA, Horse racing) are plentiful there is also word that 888 is soon going to expand to over 30 sports. Also, with over 130 prop bets on NFL games this gives you some of the widest betting options in New Jersey making 888 Sports NJ one of the best NFL bettings sites.
There are also a bunch of cool features like their ‘take the money and run’ option which gives bettors the opportunity to cash a win before a game has ended - at a slight discount of course!
Sign up bonus: $10 free, 100% match up to $500,.
Payment solutions: Visa/Mastercard, PayPal, PayNearMe, Neteller, Online banking transfer, cash at Caesar’s sportsbook.
Another of the first wave New Jersey betting sites that has hit the ground running with its competitive pricing and brand power fuel (PaddyPower).
The thing that has been bringing in the bettors is the no questions asked 1st bet refund up to $500. It’s so ridiculously simple that you don’t even have to put in a code - they just give you back the money as credit if you lose your first wager.
As if freerolling wasn’t enough to convince you to set up an account, FanDuel is value town for money-line players. Experts have put their ML lines even a shade better than the best lines in Vegas.
The quality of the interface is also something that makes your online sports betting via mobile or web as easy as writing a simple post on Twitter. If you’re not a fan of complexity and want a straightforward and clean experience these are your guys.
Another interesting tidbit for locals in New Jersey is that the sportsbook offers better than average NFL odds on Giants and Jets games and as such this could be a home bet paradise.
There are also rumours of a loyalty program that will one day become the biggest in New Jersey so keep your eyes peeled here.
Sign up bonus: up to $500 credit back on first wager.
Payment solutions: Visa/Mastercard, FanDuel prepaid credit card, PayPal, ACH (echeck), PayNearMe, Online banking transfer, checks.
OK! That’s a breakdown of the best sports betting websites in the New Jersey but keep in mind there are many sportsbooks waiting on deck and ready to slug it out in the marketplace.
Check back here for future updates. In the meantime, if you’ve had any experience with these sports betting sites please let us know how it went in the comments below.