William Hill, PlayMGM, Caesars
We included all three of these together because all come from the “traditional casino” or sportsbook realm. Their sites and apps, so far, are subpar. PlayMGM is available only on Android. Caesars and William Hill have poor interfaces. All of them lack a variety of action. At a quick glance, their lines aren’t any better than our three top choices. While it can’t hurt to download and try these apps, we think they have a long way to go to compete in the space.
This is something that often doesn’t get much attention from potential bettors, but the ease at which you can deposit and withdraw from betting apps is a major factor in the overall user experience.
At the start, DraftKings has had some issues with credit card companies that they are working through. They do accept all major credit cards and PayPal, however.
FanDuel offers several more options.
And SugarHouse is by far the best in this regard, offering up the following methods: checking account, credit or debit card, Neteller, PayPal, Cash @ Casino Cage, and wire transfers. You can even deposit at 7-11s. They have experience as an online casino in New Jersey, and it shows.
Odds and pricing
A lot has been made about how the legal sportsbooks have inferior odds or are “more expensive.” In some cases this has been true in the early going, but the lines are on par with Las Vegas. To be clear, legal sportsbooks have to pay taxes and, thus, may not always compete with offshore books on prices. We’ve explained this tradeoff at length on our page of sports betting sites, but the gist is that you pay for a superior experience and the relative safety of betting with a regulated casino. But negative publicity about expensive odds, particularly when it comes to DraftKings and FanDuel, has been overblown. Though they have different odds, they are on par with what you’ve come to expect. In fact, the casino apps in several cases are offering much more expensive bets. The upside is that sites like DraftKings, FanDuel and SugarHouse offer a wide-range of betting options, making it possible to find a sweet spot.
Promo codes and bonuses
While we don’t recommend choosing a sports betting app solely based on its bonus, these sportsbooks are offering up a lot right now to acquire customers. You benefit from that.
Here are the top three promos for NJ online sports betting:
First deposit matched up to $250.
First bet matched up to $200.
First deposit matched up to $100.
Besides online sports betting, you can bet in-person at multiple locations throughout New Jersey. Here are all of the casinos that offer sportsbooks right now.
Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa Race and Sports Book
Bally’s Casino Hotel Sports Book
Golden Nugget – The Sports Book
Harrah’s Casino Hotel Sports Book
Resorts Sports Book
The Meadowlands Racetrack
Monmouth Park Sports Book by William Hill
Ocean Resort – William Hill Sports Book
Sports betting tools and guides
Based in the Sixers practice facility, Monster Roster offers individual game and prop picks based on an algorithm that ranks confidence from 1-5 stars. Does it work? Monster Roster guarantees that 52.5% of its picks will win or they won’t charge you for the day. They went 11-2 on the first day of the NFL season.
They offer powerful analytics in slick iOS and Android apps.
A popular brand, AccuScore simulates games thousands of times and show you the outcomes.
We’ve put together a comprehensive sports betting guide that includes a how-to for beginners, guides for live betting and teasers, and state-based guides for Delaware and New Jersey.