March Madness has arrived, and with it comes betting. The 2019 NCAA Tournament marks the first time fans will be able to bet on March Madness in New Jersey. Most notably, you’ll be able to bet on the tournament online at over 14 different apps and online sportsbooks. Which are the best? And where can you find the best March Madness promo codes? We got you covered.
Best March Madness betting sites NJ
While there is no shortage of available NJ sports betting sites to bet on, there are a few online sportsbooks that stand out in terms of usability, features, and bonuses for college basketball. These are our favorites.
DraftKings Sportsbook is the most popular March Madness betting app and for good reason. They offer a clean interface, a range of betting options, and most importantly for March Madness, the DraftKings Bracket Challenge, a free bracket contest with $64,000 in prizes. In addition, you can create your own bracket for friends and family. And then there’s the DraftKings March Madness promo. new users will get a $50 risk free bet and a $500 first bet match when they use our link.
PointsBet NJ is the new kid on the block, but they will be a favorite betting site for the NCAA Tournament thanks to their innovative “points betting” option. In addition to regular spread and moneyline bets, you can also wager on over-under plays and win or lose a multiplier of your bet. This heightens the risk-reward platter and adds a fun element to betting. What’s more, they offer an aggressive $50 free bet with no deposit and two $1,000 risk-free bets to users who use code BROADLINES.
FanDuel Sportsbook may be the best looking of NJ’s March Madness betting apps. It offers a modern and clean interface, and better yet, FanDuel is running a free bracket contest, FanDuel Bracket Madness, which features $250,000 in prizes with $100,000 going to first place. New users also get a $500 risk free bet when they register with our link.
SugarHouse’s online sportsbook is inside the PlaySugarHouse app, which also features casino games. It has existed for some time since online gambling was allowed before sports betting in New Jersey, so they offer the best range of deposit options, and a $250 deposit bonus.
How to bet on March Madness in New Jersey
Betting on college basketball is allowed in New Jersey as long as a New Jersey school isn’t involved, which means the Seton Hall-Wofford game will be off the books as the Villanova-Seton Hall Big East Championship game was. Other than that, the full menu of betting options is availble:
- spread bets
- bets on the “spread” or the “line” allow you to wager on whether or not a team will cover the bet
- bet on the outright winner of a game
- bet on whether the total number of points scored will be over or under
- you can bet on which team will win the National Championship, its region, or just make a certain round in the tournament, or which seed will win it all
You only have to be located in the state on either your computer or phone. You do not need to live in New Jersey to bet on March Madness at legal NJ sportsbooks. In fact, you can deposit and see the lines from out-of-state. Geo-location features are used on your phone to locate you (on a computer, you need to download a GPS app).
How much will be bet on March Madness in New Jersey
On Monday, the American Gaming Association estimated that 47 million adults would wager $8.7 billion on the NCAA Tournament in the United States. Half of that total is expected to come on “brackets” while the rest will come as traditional bets at legal sportsbooks or with bookies, meaning 4.9 million people will place a legal sportsbook, many of them in New Jersey
Where to bet on the tournament in New Jersey
If you’re looking for a physical sportsbook to play at, be sure to check out BetNewJersey.com.
Full disclosure: We are an affiliate of legal New Jersey sports betting sites, so we may receive a commission if you use our links.