Anyone interested in the New Jersey sports betting industry might assume there are endless online and mobile betting options.
Not a day goes by without a new sportsbook launching — or so it seems. The reality is, however, only eight online sportsbooks call New Jersey home, and not all eight are on all the various platforms.
Whether its Android or iOS or sitting at a computer at home, every sportsbook app is just a bit different. You might be able to bet on mobile with one NJ sportsbook on your Android tablet, but not on your iOS tablet.
Most likely, the number of operators in the NJ sports betting market will continue to grow, and existing sportsbooks will continue to offer more options.
The eight New Jersey online sportsbooks currently accepting sports wagers are:
- DraftKings Sportsbook
- FanDuel Sportsbook
- 888 Sportsbook
- BetStars Sportsbook
- William Hill
So here’s a rundown of each NJ sportsbook and the mobile apps and websites available as of this writing.
DraftKings was the first online sportsbook to go live in the Garden State. Not only was it first to market, but it was also the only online sportsbook accepting bets for most of August.
The daily fantasy sports giant turned sportsbook operates in partnership with Resorts and the technology-firm Kambi.
DraftKings offers a browser-based betting platform and mobile sportsbook apps on Google Play and Apple App Store, though its mobile options are the more common betting choice.
Customers can link their DFS and sportsbooks accounts. There is a common wallet — for the most part. And there are some playthrough requirements before funds can move from DFS to the sportsbook.
And then DraftKings added PayPal to its deposit options, which also includes e-checks and major credit cards.
FanDuel, DraftKings biggest competitor in DFS, might just end up being its biggest competitor in sports betting as well.
One big difference between the two is FanDuel has a retail location. The FanDuel Sportsbook at the Meadowlands Racetrack quickly jumped out to a massive lead in the race to dominate the retail space.
The company was a little slower to launch online, however. FanDuel Sportsbook launched its mobile sports betting app on Sept. 1, almost a full month after DraftKings.
FanDuel is working with IGT and parent company Betfair for its online sports betting platform. The easy-to-navigate mobile app processes instant deposits through PayPal and major credit cards. Withdrawals are through PayPal and check.
It has a browser-based product along with an iOS and Android mobile apps. The FanDuel sports betting and DFS apps are currently separate apps and operate independently of each other.
SugarHouse joins DraftKings in partnering with Kambi to provide its sportsbook platform. SugarHouse offers a full range of deposit options including:
- Golden Nugget Atlantic City cage
- Online bill pay
- SugarHouse Prepaid Card
- Wire transfer
Withdrawals are limited to the GNAC cage, ACH/Echeck, SugarHouse Prepaid Card, Neteller, and PayPal.
The SugarHouse sportsbook is available on the web and on iOS and Android mobile devices.
Caesars added sports betting to its NJ online casino app on Sept. 6. It is the second sportsbook-casino combined platform in the NJ sports betting market.
The online sportsbook launched shortly after signing a deal with Scientific Games and just before the start of the NFL regular season.
One thing that sets Caesars apart from the other sportsbook is sports bettors have full access to the Total Rewards program. It is using its combined online and offline player rewards program as a differentiator.
Caesars accepts deposits through the major options including PayPal, e-check, Neteller, and the Caesars Atlantic City casino cage. In terms of available platforms, Caesars NJ has a browser-based product and mobile apps for iOS and Android.
888 Holdings expanded its partnership with Caesars by offering 888 Sport in affiliation with the casino. 888 Sport NJ only recently soft-launched its mobile sportsbook to a limited audience. But its name may resonate since it shares its name with the 888 Casino and 888 Poker sites in the state.
Even though its new to the market, it is offering a full range of betting options including live betting and promotions.
New players can fund their accounts through most of the major deposit options. Bettors can access the product via a web browser and via an Android mobile app. An iOS app went live on Sept. 26.
BetStars is the sportsbook product from The Stars Group, the company behind PokerStars NJ. PokerStars partners with Resorts AC to bring online poker to New Jersey. It extended that partnership to launch BetStars NJ.
Unlike most sportsbooks, BetStars does not have a technology affiliation and operates on PokerStars’ proprietary platform. While it does not accept deposits via PayPal, it does offer a variety of other popular options.
Players will benefit from a combined wallet between PokerStars’ casino, poker room, and sportsbook.
However, BetStars is currently available via a standalone Android app. To place bets on an iOS device, bettors must have the PokerStars NJ app from which BetStars is accessible. A standalone iOS app is possible in the future.
MGM Resorts launched playMGM Sports, the second digital sportsbook to come online in late August. Its home base for its license is Borgata.
PlayMGM and its tech partner, IGT, offer both sports betting and casino games in New Jersey, but the products remain separate — at least for now.
Currently, sports betting is only available for Android users. PlayMGM Sports does not currently offer a browser-based or iOS mobile app.
William Hill launched retail sportsbooks at Monmouth Park Sports Book by William Hill and William Hill Sportsbook at Ocean Resort Casino in June.
It took its time launching a mobile sports betting product, however, waiting until Sept. 2. That was still just in time for the all-important football season. The William Hill NJ app doesn’t include a PayPal option for deposits.
And as of Sept. 26, William Hill has a browser-based NJ online sportsbook and an Android and iOS mobile option. The William Hill NJ app only recently came onto the iOS scene.
NJ online sportsbooks and mobile app options
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