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FanDuel Sportsbook Is Offering Up To $200 in Risk Free Bets This Weekend

Kyle Scott - October 20, 2018

When FanDuel Sportsbook first launched, we noted in our review that their initial deposit bonus – $100 – paled in comparison to what SugarHouse and BetStars were offering new players. We figured maybe they were resting on their brand recognition and felt they didn’t need to offer aggressive promotions to get new players to sign up. Whatever they’re doing is working, though, as evidenced by the fact that DraftKings and FanDuel are far and away the early leaders in legal online sports betting.

But FanDuel isn’t sitting still, and they’ve been offering up aggressive (and useful!) weekly promos to attract new bettors and keep current bettors engaged.

This week, in addition to a slew of bet guarantee offers, FanDuel is offering $200 in risk free bets.

Here’s the copy directly from their email:

Have a $200 Risk Free Weekend ON US! Just place any bets this weekend (10/19 — 10/21), and we’ll refund your net losses up to $200. But don’t wait too long — this offer expires Sunday (10/21/18) at 11:59pm ET. Eligible users credited Monday (10/22).

OK, so there has to be fine print, right?

The fully copy will follow, but here’s the gist: You basically have to place pre-game wager bets on the spread and the bets must settle (event completed) before the promotion expires, which should only potentially be an issue for Sunday Night Football. You also can’t use the “cash out” option to exit the bet early. If the net result of your bets is negative, your account will be credited the amount up to $200.

As with all sportsbook promotions, you can’t withdraw that credit until you wager the amount on eligible bets first. Pretty standard restriction there.

That’s it. The promo applies to current FanDuel Sportsbook customers and new players [sign up here] and the offer is in addition to the $100 deposit bonus and other weekly promos (though you can combine these) FanDuel offers.

You can hit the link to register for FanDuel to get these bonuses:

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Bonus: First deposit matched up to $100

Minimum Deposit: $10

FanDuel Sportsbook

  • Established brand
  • Backed by Betfair
  • Excellent interface
  • Live betting view

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The Best New Jersey Sportsbook Promos For Week 6

Kyle Scott - October 11, 2018

Week 6 is upon us, and there’s a diverse range of betting options in New Jersey. FanDuel Sportsbook and BetStars, in particular, are offering strong promos. A part of any betting strategy that often gets overlooked is the value being offered by the books, whether that’s straight price or promos and incentives that can be used to your advantage.

Here’s a rundown of the best NJ online sportsbooks and most compelling offers for Week 6:

 

Easiest deposit methods

Bonus: First deposit matched up to $250

Minimum Deposit: $10

SugarHouse Sportsbook

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SugarHouse Sportsbook doesn’t get nearly the same attention as DraftKings or FanDuel, but they are the sleeper thus far, partly due to their operating as an online casino for several years. The PlaySugarHouse Casino app, now branded as SugarHouse Sportsbook and Casino, benefits from having ironed out the kinks, particularly when it comes to deposit methods. If you can think of the method, you can probably do it at SugarHouse, including depositing in person at 7-11, which is crazy.

Additionally, their $250 deposit bonus has the fewest strings attached to it– you simply have to wager it once and then it can be withdrawn.

Their app is backed by Kambi, which means they offer almost entirely the same odds as DraftKings and 888, with the benefit of having other casino games built into the app.

To get your $250 deposit bonus, you can sign up for SugarHouse and download their Android and iOS apps here.

 

Best promotions

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Bonus: First deposit matched up to $100

Minimum Deposit: $10

FanDuel Sportsbook

  • Established brand
  • Backed by Betfair
  • Excellent interface
  • Live betting view
betstars sports betting

Bonus: $500 in free bets

Minimum Deposit: $10

BetStars NJ

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This is a tie. FanDuel offers only a $100 deposit bonus, which is meager compared to its competitors, but they offer genuinely useful weekly promos.

This week they’re offering NFL “Close Loss” insurance, which will refund any moneyline bet up to $50 if the team you choose loses by six points or less. That’s outstanding! Depending on which side of the line you’re playing, that either gives you 6+ points of buffer on a favorite, or significantly better odds on an underdog. There’s a little bit of fine print – you have to use the bonus before it can be withdrawn – but this is an excellent and fair promo. There’s really no reason not to try it, especially if you feel strongly about a particular outright winner.

They’re also offering a similar promo on MLB playoff games.

You can access these offers by registering for FanDuel here.

BetStars, on the other hand, offers $500 in free bets (fine print, of course) and a range of rotating promos. Such as:

Bet $25 and get a free $5 bet— pretty straightforward, available every week

NFL 2 Minute Drill— if you place any NFL moneyline bet and your team is leading with two minutes to go and loses, you’ll get a refund up to $20

Super Boost— get a boost on football 3-bet parlays

Stars Stack— better odds on multiple players scoring touchdowns

Lock in Your Profits— similar to DraftKings, you have the option to cash out of live bets, which has been popular and adds a whole new dimension to betting

Spin and Bet— spin the wheel to get up to a 10x odds boost

These offers are bit a more random and probably don’t offer the sort of action you’d normally bet on, they can be a lot of fun and provide some value just about every day.

We also really like BetStars’ app. It’s not as slick or modern looking as DraftKings or FanDuel, but it just works and is simple to understand. We find BetStars often has pretty appealing odds as well.

You can download the BetStars app here. It is available on Android and, soon, iOS. The iOS app is set to launch on Sunday, so depending on when you read this it may or may not be available. The good news is that, for now, their sportsbook is housed inside the PokerStars app on iOS.

 

The popular one

Bonus: First bet matched up to $200

Minimum Deposit: $5

DraftKings Sportsbook

  • Ease of use
  • Variety of action
  • Modern interface
  • Live betting

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21+. NJ only. Eligibility restrictions apply. See website for details.

DraftKings is the biggest brand and the sportsbook most of your friends are probably playing. While they don’t offer the most enticing promo – they’ll match your first bet up to $200 – there’s no doubt it’s one of the best and more user friendly apps out there.

What we really like is their cash out option, which allows you to exit any bet you’re winning or losing at a reduced rate. It adds an extra layer of strategy to things, though be careful about hedging your winning bets– you’ll be tempted to work against yourself, so use this judiciously.

To get your first bet matched up to $200, you can sign up for DraftKings here.

 

Best free offer

888sport new jersey

Bonus: $10 free bet and $500 deposit bonus

Minimum Deposit: $10

888sport

  • New and exciting
  • Mobiled focused
  • $10 bet with no deposit
  • Super clean interface

888sport, while not having the most confidence-inspiring name for a US brand, is backed by the same provider as DraftKings and SugarHouse, Kambi, so the action is the same and they offer a free $10 bet with no deposit needed.

To get your $10 free bet, you can sign up for 888sport here.

 

Full disclosure: We are an affiliate of legal New Jersey sports betting sites, so we may receive a commission if you use our links.

Sports Betting Updates

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DraftKings Sportsbook Review

DraftKings Sportsbook has been live in New Jersey for over two full months now and a lot has changed since launch. While they were the first out of the gate for legal US sports betting, they now face competition from many sites, including FanDuel Sportsbook, SugarHouse Sportsbook, BetStars and others. How do they stack up and what promos does DraftKings Sportsbook offer? Let’s take a closer look. Bonus: First bet matched up to $200 Minimum

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Need To Know Betting Trends For The Eagles and Panthers

After seemingly getting back on track last Thursday night at MetLife Stadium, the Eagles will look to climb over the .500 mark when they host the Carolina Panthers on Sunday afternoon at Lincoln Financial Field. The Panthers, who are 1-4 all-time in regular season games played in Philadelphia, are looking for their first road victory of the season, and they will have their work cut out for them if they hope to get it. The

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FanDuel Sportsbook Is Offering Up To $200 in Risk Free Bets This Weekend

When FanDuel Sportsbook first launched, we noted in our review that their initial deposit bonus – $100 – paled in comparison to what SugarHouse and BetStars were offering new players. We figured maybe they were resting on their brand recognition and felt they didn’t need to offer aggressive promotions to get new players to sign up. Whatever they’re doing is working, though, as evidenced by the fact that DraftKings and FanDuel are far and away

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BetStars NJ’s iOS App Is Expected To Launch on October 14

Kyle Scott - October 10, 2018

As you know, we’re big fans of the BetStars NJ sports betting app. Why? It is the most compelling of the non-big-brand-sites– DraftKings and FanDuel.

betstars sports betting

Bonus: $500 in free bets

Minimum Deposit: $10

BetStars NJ

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BetStars, which is owned by Canadian company The Stars Group and has had a lot of success in Europe, is a mobile-first product built on the PokerStars platform. They brought their sports betting app to the US last month on Android, but App Store hold ups and other apparent delays have pushed the iOS app release back to this weekend. Previously, the BetStars sportsbook was available inside the PokerStars app on iOS.

Representatives from the company tell us that the iOS app is due to launch on October 14, with their web-based interface on schedule for November 1.

This would be the first international sportsbook to offer an iOS app. 888sport appeared to be in a similar iOS delay, and we have no word on when their app will go live on iPhone or iPad.

PointsBet, an Australian company, has partnered with casinos in New Jersey and New York, but they are not live yet.

William Hill, though technically a British company, has a US arm and has launched its iOS app.

According to Google Trends data, BetStars has lagged behind DraftKings and FanDuel in terms of interest, for the obvious reason of not having anywhere near the same level of brand recognition. At least not yet. They have held off on their marketing push until the iOS app arrives.

 

A modern betting app

BetStars is the best of the international brands competing in the US betting space. First and foremost, they offer a user-friendly app. It lacks the slick interface of FanDuel and the familiarly of DraftKings, but it’s clean and simple and just works. The learning curve is very low.

 

Strong promotions

One of the things we’re seeing from the legal sportbooks so far is the ability to offer unique promos and bets during this acquisition phase. In additional to traditional signup bonuses and deposit matches, which we’ve detailed on our NJ online sports betting page, many of the operators have been offering unique bets, guarantees, and odds boosts.

Out of the gate, BetStars offers all three.

While their 500-1 Super Bowl odds promo ended on September 30, they still offer $500 in free bets as their signup bonus.

Currently, they are also running a series of boosts and promos.

Bet $25 and get a free $5 bet— pretty straightforward, available every week

NFL 2 Minute Drill— if you place any NFL moneyline bet and your team is leading with two minutes to go and loses, you’ll get a refund up to $20

Super Boost— get a boost on football 3-bet parlays

Stars Stack— better odds on multiple players scoring touchdowns

Lock in Your Profits— similar to DraftKings, you have the option to cash out of live bets, which has been popular and adds a whole new dimension to betting

Spin and Bet— spin the wheel to get up to a 10x odds boost

Overall, these are just really fun options. I wouldn’t recommend basing your entire strategy on any promo offer, however they can add a casual element to the betting experience, while also occasionally being a good strategic play.

 

So while BetStars has been slow on the uptick, they are worth checking out, both for the user-friendly interface and the range of fun promos and options they offer for casual and experienced bettors. You can download both the Android and iOS apps by clicking bet now.

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Bonus: $500 in free bets

Minimum Deposit: $10

BetStars NJ

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Your English Premier League Week 4 Betting Picks For NJ Online Sports Betting

Kyle Scott - August 31, 2018

Our English Premier League Week 4 betting picks for NJ online sports betting come to you courtesy of our soccer betting guru Paddy O’Dollars.

The Premier League season is underway, and while three matches of 38 is not enough to make any final conclusions about how these sides will fare this season, it isn’t too early to make some evaluations for investment purposes.

Here are some matches and selections for your consideration for NJ online sports betting this weekend with lines courtesy of SugarHouse Sportsbook:

Bonus: First deposit matched up to $250

Code: CROSSINGBROAD

Minimum Deposit: $10

SugarHouse Sportsbook

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Saturday, September 1

Leicester City v Liverpool

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Leicester City would have been the play here if Jamie Vardy was not still suspended. But he is. Take Liverpool to win at 2/5, and don’t be afraid to lay a goal at 11/10 (not pictured) — Liverpool could end up shellacking the Foxes in this one.

West Ham United v. Wolverhampton

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West Ham have been atrocious this season, and the mood around the Olympic Stadium in London continues to be fairly toxic. It looks like this will be the season that finally sees the Hammers relegated. Meanwhile, Wolves held league champion Manchester City to a draw last week. They are the better team — take Wolverhampton to win at 9/5.

Manchester City v. Newcastle United

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Speaking of City, they will be none too pleased to start the day two points behind four other clubs at the top of the table. And with Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur all favored to win this weekend (Watford aren’t really title contenders), City can ill afford another slip-up against the Magpies. Fortunately for City, Newcastle are their typically disintegrating mess of a club. The manager thinks the club is headed for relegation. Everybody affiliated with the club hates the owner. Take the over on 3.5 goals. A score of 3-1 or 4-0 is pretty likely.

Sunday, September 2

Burnley v. Manchester United

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It’s the resistable force against the movable object. Both of these clubs are off to nightmare starts. Burnley are already out of the Europa League. United are already dealing with rumours of Jose Mourinho potentially being sacked. Both of these teams could use a win, but what both of them really need is not to lose. Take the draw at 13/5.

Watford v. Tottenham Hotspur

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Liverpool have been the fashionable pick to pressure Manchester City for the league title, but nobody should be selling Spurs short. Not now, anyway. Mauricio Pochettino’s club is off to an unblemished start of their own, and there isn’t much about Watford that suggests they can take points from Harry Kane et al. Take Tottenham Hotspur to win at 6/10.

For more, you can check out our guide on NJ online sports betting.

Bonus: First deposit matched up to $250

Minimum Deposit: $10

SugarHouse Sportsbook

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Bet365 Is Coming To The US

Kyle Scott - July 5, 2018

Big news. Bet365, the dominant player in UK betting, has reportedly inked a deal with the new Hard Rock Casino in Atlantic City to power their online sportsbook.

The New Jersey Department of Gaming Enforcement, or the DGE, issued a letter approving the agreement between the two companies. The relationship has been approved until only July 31, which indicates that Bet365 has already applied for its ancillary gaming license which will allow it to potentially be the betting platform for Hard Rock in New Jersey.

This is a big deal as the likes of DraftKings, FanDuel – which will be called FanDuel Group after being bought out by Betfair – William Hill, 888sport and others have all moved to enter the NJ market. Bet365 would add yet another power player in the legal sports betting space.

To learn more about sports betting sites in New Jersey, check out our New Jersey sports betting guide.

FanDuel CEO Matt King Is The New CEO of FanDuel Group

Kyle Scott - July 5, 2018

FanDuel CEO Matt King has been named the new CEO of Betfair’s US based operations, according to EGR Global.

The combined firm will be named FanDuel Group.

Last month, it was announced that Betfair, a European sports gambling company, would take a controlling stake in FanDuel and use them as their US brand.

This comes as no surprise since FanDuel is already one of the leading daily fantasy sites.

They have already unveiled their FanDuel Sportsbook and indicate it will be available by the start of football season.

In New Jersey, FanDuel Group is partnered with The Meadowlands, which plans on backing the consumer-facing sports betting app in New Jersey. Obviously, this will be just the start of the company’s efforts.

Everything You Need To Know About Legal Sports Betting in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware

Kyle Scott - June 15, 2018

I spent the past two days at Harrah’s in Atlantic City, where the top brass in the legal sports betting industry were all present for the East Coast Gaming Congress.

The annual event is a meeting of the minds for all forms of gaming, from slots to casino hospitality, most of which doesn’t interest me even a little bit. But this year the focus was almost exclusively on sports gambling. It’s perhaps only a coincidence that Monmouth Park and the Borgata, a 17-minute walk from Harrah’s (speaking from experience), started taking bets during day two of the conference, just hours before Governor Phil Murphy addressed attendees.

Why did I go? Two reasons, to be honest:

  1. To learn about where the industry is headed and pass along those findings to you, specifically because Philly is at the epicenter of the shift toward legal sports betting since Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware will likely be the first three states to allow it following the Supreme Court’s ruling last month.
  2. Business interests, Holmes.

Right now, things are confusing to consumers and would-be bettors. When can I bet? How? Where? And beyond that, just have pervasive and what forms will sports betting take in the US?

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Crossing Broadcast: The Future of Sports Gambling

JoyOnBroad - June 15, 2018

Kyle and Russ cover Kyle’s recent trip to a sports gambling conference in New Jersey, the future of sports gambling in Pennsylvania, the technology barrier to narrow bets, and more. Also discussed: the Eagles Super Bowl rings, World Cup, and a delicious Gordon Ramsay meal.

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