Super Bowl LIII is just a few weeks away. Even so, the NFL Playoffs are in full swing, deciding the fate of the eight teams this weekend.
But there is no chance that New York lawmakers will legalize sports betting or enact sports betting regulations under current laws in the Empire State before the big game.
However, there are plenty of opportunities for New Yorkers to bet on the action just across the Hudson River.
NJ sports betting has been legal since the middle of June, and you don’t have to be a New Jersey resident to place a bet there. As a result, New Yorkers can feel free to make the short trip over to the Garden State for NFL Playoffs and Super Bowl betting to their heart’s content.
Super Bowl online sports betting options in NJ
The minute any New Yorkers sets foot in New Jersey, they will find nine NJ mobile sportsbook operations offering NFL lines they can immediately bet. These are:
- DraftKings Sportsbook
- FanDuel Sportsbook
- William Hill NJ
- 888 Sport NJ
- playMGM Sports
- Caesars Sportsbook
- BetStars NJ
- SugarHouse Sportsbook
Downloading any of these apps and signing up for an account takes a few minutes and only requires some basic personal information.
NJ sports betting apps use geolocation software to make sure all the bets they take are coming from inside New Jersey.
However, you can still download the apps, sign up for an account and check the lines from inside New York. You’ll have to wait until you are in NJ to place a bet.
Sportsbook app sign-up bonuses
Perhaps the best part of the launch of legal sports betting in New Jersey, is all the bonuses and promotions currently available. Just like with NJ online casino bonuses, new players at NJ online sportsbooks will get a little something extra to get them started.
NJ mobile sportsbooks are basically offering players the chance to get in on all the Super Bowl LIII betting action for free.
Let’s do a quick breakdown of the current free bets and deposit bonuses available at New Jersey sports betting sites:
|NJ Online Sportsbook||Free Bonus||Deposit Bonus|
|DraftKings||$35||Up to $500|
|BetStars||Weekly free bets||Up to $500|
|FanDuel||None||Up to $500 refund|
|Caesars||$10||Up to $300|
|888 Sport NJ||$10||Up to $500|
|SugarHouse||None||Up to $250|
Sportsbook locations near New York
Of course, if online betting doesn’t suit you, New Jersey is home to nine retail sportsbooks, too.
The drive to Atlantic City casinos and its sportsbooks may seem a little far. However, there are still two great options for New Yorkers looking for the retail sportsbook experience for their Super Bowl action.
FanDuel Sportsbook at the Meadowlands Racetrack
FanDuel Sportsbook at the Meadowlands Racetrack is less than a half hour from Manhattan, making it the closest option for New Yorkers who want to bet on the Super Bowl in person.
In fact, it’s right beside MetLife Stadium where the NFL’s Jets and Giants play home games. The 5,300-square-foot sportsbook opened July 14 and features a sports lounge atmosphere with 15 betting windows and 65 TVs scattered around the room for game viewing.
FanDuel Sportsbook lists its operating hours as:
- Mondays to Thursdays: 10 a.m. to 1 a.m.
- Fridays: 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.
- Saturdays: 7 a.m. to 2 a.m.
- Sundays: 8 a.m. to 1 a.m.
However, it is committed to remaining open every night of the week until all games being played in the US are over.
Monmouth Park Sports Book by William Hill
It’ll take a little over an hour to drive from Manhattan to the Monmouth Park Sports Book by William Hill in Oceanport, NJ. However, it promises the ultimate sportsbook experience once you get there.
The track converted its William Hill Race & Sports Bar into a sportsbook with more than 20 betting windows, 50-plus TVs, and seating for hundreds. William Hill and Monmouth started taking bets there on June 14.
Plus, NJ sports betting operations have since expanded to the track’s first-floor Grandstand area just outside the sportsbook.
This includes space for 7,500 more and a massive, 9 million pixel, 600-square-foot LED video wall. There’s also a dozen 75-inch flat screen TVs and another 20-plus betting windows there, helping Monmouth deliver on its promise to provide patrons with the best and most complete sports betting venue it can.
It’s open until 1 a.m. weekday nights and 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.