Sports bettors in New Jersey were provided with yet another option to indulge their pastime with the online launch of BetAmerica Sportsbook in February 2019.

BetAmerica Sportsbook, which is operated by Churchill Downs Inc. under the license of the Golden Nugget, became the 13th sportsbook in New Jersey in less than a year to hang out its shingle.

The NJ sports betting app also features an online casino. You can learn more about the BetAmerica NJ casino here.

BetAmerica Sportsbook NJ promo code and bonus offer

New BetAmerica Sportsbook NJ customers receive an exclusive 100% matching bonus on deposits of up to $500 using the promo code GET500. The bonus funds are available for wagering immediately.

Upon your first deposit, BetAmerica credits your account with a dollar-for-dollar matching bonus of up to $500. These bonus funds are viewable through your wallet.

BetAmerica Sportsbook NJ promo code

Sportsbook NameBetAmerica NJ Sportsbook
Promo CodeGET500
Bonus Offer100% up to $500
IGP Permit NumberNJIGP 15-002
Last Verified:April 9, 2019

How does the BetAmerica bonus work?

Some restrictions and conditions apply to your bonus funds. Money from the bonus funds are only for use on straight, moneyline, spread and over/under bets. Additionally, you cannot place a wager where the odds exceed -150.

BetAmerica also requires you to wager 6x the combined amount of your initial deposit and bonus before you make a withdrawal from your bonus account.

For example, a $100 deposit would require $1,200 in wagers (deposit $100 + bonus $100 x 6) to access the bonus funds. You have 365 days to exhaust the bonus funds before the remainder is forfeited.

BetAmerica Sportsbook promotions

A 100% deposit match, up to $500

This bonus offer is only available for your first deposit. You will receive bonus funds, up to $500, of the equal amount of your deposit. Bonus funds are viewable in your wallet.

Bet $5, get $20

You need to opt into from the “Promotions” page on the BetAmerica site.

If you make at least $5 in cumulative wagers, you’ll receive $20 in bonus funds instantly. You must wager a total of $20 before withdrawing the bonus funds.

Players can use the bonus funds for straight, moneyline, point spread and over/under bets as long as the odds do not exceed -150.

You have 365 days to complete the withdrawal requirements; otherwise, the book will cancel the bonus, and any remaining bonus funds will be forfeited.

Free $20 mobile bet

You need to opt into from the “Promotions” page on the BetAmerica site.

You are instantly awarded $20 in bonus funds when you make your first wager of at least $20 from a mobile device. The bonus funds are immediately available for wagering and are viewable in your wallet under “bonus funds.”

Bonus funds are usable on straight, moneyline, spread and total wagers that do not exceed odds of -150. You must wager a total of $20 before you can start to withdraw the bonus funds.

Free $20 live bet

You need to opt into the “$20 Free First Live Bet” promotion from the “Promotions” page on the BetAmerica site.

You are instantly awarded $20 in bonus funds when making your first live wager of at least $20. These bonus funds are eligible to be used on straight, moneyline, spread and total wager markets as long as the odds do not exceed -150.

You must wager at least $20 before you can withdraw the bonus funds.

What’s so great about BetAmerica Sportsbook?

  • 100% matching bonus, up to $500, upon initial deposit.
  • In-game wagering.
  • Early cash-out option.
  • Mobile wagering.
  • Thousands of betting markets are available from around the world.
  • Casino gambling is also on the website and app.

Editor’s Review

BetAmerica Sportsbook
  • Software
  • Competitive Lines
  • Bet Variety
  • Support
  • Bonus
4.2

Summary

BetAmerica Sportsbook in New Jersey offers all the trimmings when it comes to sports betting. Traditional bets, competitive lines and an array of in-play betting options give the sportsbook power in a crowded market. While it lacks a little something in usability and name recognition, it has a fine set of banking options for bettors of all stripes. Of note, of course, is that it’s ties to Golden Nugget AC prevent it from offering NBA odds.

What’s not so great?

  • No NBA wagering.
  • Web access not available via mobile (app only).
  • There is no customer loyalty program — as of March 2019.

BetAmerica New Jersey does not allow wagering on the NBA.

This restriction against America’s top professional basketball league is a result of the owner of the Golden Nugget, Tilman Fertitta, also owning the Houston Rockets. This type of ownership crossover is seen as a potential conflict of interest and is against state regulations.

Sports selection at BetAmerica NJ

Baseball (MLB)

All Major League Baseball games and select college baseball games are available.

Basketball

College basketball, WNBA, and select international basketball competitions are available for wagering.

Football (NFL)

Customers can wager on the NFL and college football.

Hockey (NHL)

Puckheads can bet on the National Hockey League and all major international competitions.

MMA (UFC)

BetAmerica represents combat sports well as all UFC fights are available for wagering, as are some of the smaller promotions in MMA.

Golf (PGA)

All PGA Tour events are on the betting menu. International competitions such as the Ryder Cup and some European tour tournaments are also available.

Tennis (ATP)

All Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Tour events are available for wagering. There are also betting markets for international competitions such as the Davis Cup.

Other sports/leagues

BetAmerica offers wagering opportunities on all the sports typically found at an online sportsbook, except for the NBA. The menu of additional sports is also extensive as it includes the likes of Rugby Union, cricket, darts, Australian Rules Football and cycling.

State regulations also ban wagers on collegiate games that take place in the state or involve a college or university based in New Jersey.

Bet selection at BetAmerica Sportsbook NJ

Parlay

A parlay bet is a group of straight bets (moneyline, point spread, totals) that are combined into one wager to achieve a bigger payout. US sportsbooks typically payout odds of 6-to-1 for a three-team parlay, 12-to-1 for a four-team parlay, and so on, with the odds increasing with the number of selections.

Moneyline

This type of straight-up wager involves choosing which side will win a game. The listed odds determine payouts. In the US, denoted odds are based off a $100 bet.

For example, a team listed at -130 means you need to wager, or “lay,” $130 to win $100. If a team is +130, a $100 wager will pay out $130. Negative numbers are the favorite; positive numbers the underdog.

Point spread

A point spread is a betting line in which the favorite must win by a specific number of points for a winning wager.

If Team A is listed as -3 over Team B, Team A must “cover” the point spread by winning by more than 3 points. Alternatively, you can take Team B and cash your bet with either a straight-up win or loss of fewer than 3 points.

Prop bets

“Proposition” bets can take all forms. Examples of prop bets range from how many points a particular player will score in a game to which team will win the coin flip for the Super Bowl. As technology has developed, these types of wagers have exploded.

Over/Under

With this wager, select whether the number of total points scored in a game will go over the listed total or stay under it. This two-sided wager pays at odds of -110.

In-game wagering

In-gaming wagering allows you to place bets while a game is in progress. All wager types are on offer for what’s also called “live betting.” With in-game wagering, you bet into a market where the odds are updated in real-time based on the game’s action.

Other bet types

BetAmerica offers a full range of wagering options that go beyond the traditional offerings of moneyline, point spread and over/under bets. Every sporting contest provides an array of additional betting markets that are often unique to a specific sport.

For example, when betting football, the options can include bets like the “Race to 10,” which requires a player to select the first team that will score 10 points.

BetAmerica mobile NJ sportsbook app

BetAmerica New Jersey offers a mobile app for Android and iOS users.

The Android app is not available in the Google Play Store. Instead, when entering the web-based BetAmerica New Jersey sportsbook on your mobile device, you are sent directly to a page where you can download the app.

To download the iOS version of the BetAmerican NJ app, simply go to the App Store on your iPad or iPhone and download it from there.

BetAmerica Sportsbook loyalty program

BetAmerica New Jersey does not offer a customer loyalty program as of March 2019.

Banking at BetAmerica Sportsbook

Deposits

BetAmerica New Jersey offers the following deposit options:

  • Cashier cage at Golden Nugget
  • Check or wire
  • GreenDot MoneyPak
  • Neteller
  • Online banking
  • PayPal
  • PayLucky
  • PayNearMe
  • Prepaid cards
  • Telecheck
  • Visa/Mastercard

Online banking is usually the preferred method for customers and is the default option when you click to make a deposit with BetAmerica for the first time.

This payment method only requires an ID for funds to be transferred directly from your checking or savings account.

Furthermore, online banking is the only way to make a deposit at no charge. Deposits using a Visa or Mastercard include a 3.98% fee, Neteller deposits come with a 2.5% fee, GreenDot charges $5.95 per deposit and PayNearMe deposits cost $3.99.

Withdrawals

BetAmerica New Jersey offers the following withdrawal options:

  • eCash (electronic bank transfer)
  • Cashier cage at Golden Nugget
  • Check by mail
  • Neteller

An eCash withdrawal only requires a bank account number and routing number. This method withdraws your winnings from your BetAmerica account and places them directly back into your bank account at no charge.

BetAmerica requests you contact customer service if a check by mail is your preferred method of withdrawal.

Those near Atlantic City can also visit the cashier cage at the Golden Nugget to make a withdrawal.

You must first follow the steps to initiate a withdrawal on the website or app. Once approved, you will receive a confirmation email from player services indicating your funds are available at the casino cashier window.

You must provide a government-issued ID to retrieve your funds.

BetAmerica Sportsbook software

In May 2018, BetAmerica’s parent company Churchill Downs Inc. agreed to have SBTech power all of its sport betting operations in the United States.

Customer support

BetAmerica New Jersey online sportsbook provides instant customer support via its live chat function 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Click the “live chat” icon located on the bottom-right side of the site, and a representative will be at your service within seconds.

You can also reach player services by phone from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. EST at 1-866-607-7929.

Email support is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at [email protected].

More on BetAmerica Sportsbook

You must be a least 21 years or older to open an account.

Any officials, athletes, coaches, athletic trainers, referees or others who can influence the outcome of sporting contests cannot place wagers on any event in which they are involved.

To place a wager, you must be physically within the state borders of New Jersey.

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