FanDuel Sportsbook has already secured a spot on the Mount Rushmore of online sportsbooks in the US, and it also is a top choice for anyone living in New Jersey who’s trying to decide which sportsbook app to use.
Keep reading for a review that covers all the important aspects of FanDuel in New Jersey. We’ll go over how to get signed up, banking options and placing bets, along with new promos and betting options. And everyone can benefit from FanDuel’s $1,000 risk-free bet offer for new customers. On that note, let’s start with that welcome offer.
Your first real-money wager will be risk-free. Start by following our link to create your new account. From there, you can receive a refund on your first bet if it loses, up to $1,000, and the best part is how FanDuel refunds your money.
If that first bet doesn’t come through for you, you’ll receive your refund in site credit, and here’s why that matters to you. At most online sportsbooks, when you receive a free bet credit, it will be good just for that amount. So if you received a $50 credit, it would be a one-time bet.
However, FanDuel’s site credit allows you to wager that money however you want. You could place 50 $1 bets, five $10 wagers or one $50 bet again. The key is you get to decide exactly how to spend that refund if you don’t win your first bet.
The one major condition that you need to be mindful of is that you only get 14 days to use your entire FanDuel site credit. Any unused credits will disappear after 14 days. Despite the 14-day expiration period, this is one of our favorite welcome bonuses for any New Jersey sportsbook.
If everything goes perfectly, you would place your first bet at FanDuel and win that wager and enjoy the windfall to your bankroll. If, however, it loses, you could potentially win back most of your initial wager and then some in the ensuing two weeks.
|Online Sportsbook||FanDuel Sportsbook NJ|
|Promo code||None - Use Links|
|Free bet offer||Risk-free first bet up to $1,000|
|Online since||September 2018, in New Jersey|
|Last updated||April 2021|
Among the many reasons that the FanDuel online sportsbook is so popular is all the promos it runs. Let’s be very clear, though: Not all promos are created equal, so just because a sportsbook has a lot of offers doesn’t necessarily mean they are good.
Among the biggest things that separates FanDuel from its competitors in the promos department is how its gives out refunds. Same as with the welcome offer, you receive site credit, as opposed to free bets, which allows you to choose how to spend your promotional money, which we consider a major perk. Here are some of the promos you’ll find:
While FanDuel has lots of great offers, we can’t stress enough that to take advantage of them you MUST go to the FanDuel promotions page and opt in to them. This takes a simple click of a button, but failing to do so means you will not be eligible for any of the bonuses.
Yes, FanDuel was among the first online sportsbooks to be licensed by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement and debuted in the state on Sept. 1, 2018. On top of that, it currently is licensed and operational in nine other states across the US.
To bet at FanDuel New Jersey, you need to be 21 or older and you also must be within state lines at the time you submit a bet. For this reason, you must have geolocation software on the device you are using to bet. The software will use GPS to verify that you’re in New Jersey. If it determines you are not in the state, you will not be allowed to bet.
Be cognizant that while you can bet on college sports on FanDuel, it is illegal to bet on any NCAA events taking place in New Jersey or on any games featuring college teams from the state. So you are not able to bet on local teams like Seton Hall or Rutgers.
Joining FanDuel takes only a few minutes, can be accomplished from anywhere (as long as you have a connection to the internet) and is super simple. Start by opening the app or website. Tap “Join now” and then enter the following info:
The only other thing you need to do is come up with a secure password. If all that sounds easy, that’s because it is. You actually can get signed up with FanDuel from anywhere, but you can place bets only when you are in New Jersey or one of the other states where it is licensed to operate.
The FanDuel app is terrific whether you have an Android or iOS device.
If you’re not sure how to get FanDuel on your mobile device, just use one of our links to make sure you get the correct version, because FanDuel also has a DFS-specific app. Once on the FanDuel page, click the link to get the appropriate app for your device (Apple or Android). Follow the prompts from there to download and install the app.
The FanDuel app and website are extremely similar, which is great because it makes shifting from one to the other super smooth.
At the top of the app are listings for all the current games you can bet on at that exact moment followed by links for FanDuel’s promotions page and then the top events on which to wager. Following that is a marquee showing the current promos you can opt in to.
From there, the bulk of the app screen has sports you can bet on. There are tabs to view the most popular games to bet on, the live games and then that day’s odds boost offerings. No matter where you are on the app, you can always get back to the homepage by clicking the home button in the lower left corner or the FanDuel Sportsbook logo in the upper left.
If you have never placed a wager on an app, it can be a little intimidating the first time, but there’s nothing to fear. Follow these simple steps and you’ll be betting like a pro in no time.
That’s all there is to it, though it’s worth mentioning that if odds change before you place your bets, you’ll be notified of the change and asked if you approve.
The two other important areas on the FanDuel app are the promos page and your account.
To view all of FanDuel’s promos, click on “Promotions.” Not only does it allow you to see all of the current bonus offers, but this is where you opt in to be qualified for them. There’s a green button for each offer that you must click to opt in. Once you click it, the button will change to “Bet now!” signifying that you are qualified for the promo.
To open your account, select “Account” at the lower right. There are two big buttons for depositing and withdrawing funds from FanDuel. And below those you’ll see links to take you to your account summary, check your transaction history, contact support and log out.
FanDuel had years of practice running a successful DFS app before debuting its online sportsbook, and it shows. The FanDuel Sportsbook app is a great way to bet on sports, and it functions well regardless of your device. We definitely endorse getting it.
Here are three of our favorite features that FanDuel has to offer New Jersey sports bettors:
We already told you that FanDuel is one of the best sportsbooks in the Garden State, but even so, there still are a few things that could make it even better.
FanDuel has an abundance of ways to bet on sports, from moneylines to single-game parlays. Here’s a quick look at all of them.
You can find a complete listing of every sport you can wager on by going to the FanDuel Sportsbook app, but we put together a quick roundup of all the major pro and college sports you can wager on right here.
Both college basketball and football are available for NCAA bets, along with NHL, NFL, MLB, NBA, NASCAR, UFC, MLS, WNBA, golf and tennis markets on the pro side. But those are just the biggest American sports leagues. FanDuel has betting markets for international soccer (including the World Cup), hockey and basketball leagues, too.
Simply put, FanDuel Sportsbook has betting markets for just about every sports fan out there. If there’s a sport you’re interested in, and we didn’t mention it, check out FanDuel, and chances are it’ll be there.
If you’re looking to bet on local teams, we’re fortunate to have many professional and even a few college teams nearby, even if most of them don’t actually call New Jersey home.
The FanDuel app has a fairly extensive futures betting market for most major sports in the US and overseas. You will find odds for teams to win division, conference and overall titles.
You could, for instance, bet on the New Jersey Devils to win the Stanley Cup, the New York Giants to win the Super Bowl, the Brooklyn Nets to win the NBA Finals or the New York Yankees to win the World Series.
FanDuel also has futures for players. Maybe you want to bet on Kevin Durant to win the MVP award or Nathan MacKinnon to win the Hart Memorial Trophy.
The easiest way to see the current futures markets that FanDuel is offering is by clicking on the sport you’re interested in and then looking for either the “Futures” or “Player futures” header.
FanDuel has a lot of ways to put money into your account, and while it doesn’t have as many options for withdrawals, you’ll still likely find something that works. Here are the ways you can deposit:
And when it comes to making withdrawals, here are your options:
There is one more choice for both cashing out and depositing money at FanDuel in New Jersey, which is to head to the casino cage at Meadowlands Racetrack, which is home to FanDuel’s retail sportsbook.
If you encounter a problem, you can submit a ticket via the website or app. You also can start a live chat on both of those platforms with a FanDuel representative. On the FanDuel help page, there are links to help you diagnose and fix the issue on your own. There also is a search bar to help find an answer.
To help encourage responsible gambling, you will find multiple ways to enact limits on your FanDuel account. You have the options of setting both limits and alerts that will either prevent you from depositing or wagering more than your preset amount or to alert you if you have entered a certain number of contests in a given time period.
On top of that, FanDuel allows users to exclude themselves from the New Jersey sportsbook for a set amount of time or forever. You also can find materials to help you or someone you know get assistance with a gambling addiction.
FanDuel has a retail sportsbook at Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford close to MetLife Stadium, where the Giants and Jets play their home games.
Not only will you find free parking available seven days a week, but Victory Sports Bar has 50+ HDTVs, 20-foot long video boards and a covered outdoor area.
In our estimation it’s a two-horse race between FanDuel and DraftKings, just like it was during the DFS wars in the previous decade.
Just like then, it’s hard to differentiate between the two, and in many ways which is best probably has more to do with personal preference than anything else. However, right now FanDuel does offer one thing that DraftKings doesn’t, and that’s single-game parlays.
In addition to that, FanDuel’s welcome bonus is better than DraftKings’ in our opinion, so we might just have to say that as of right now, FanDuel is leading DraftKings by a nose. But really, you can’t go wrong with either.
Yes, FanDuel Sportsbook is licensed by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement. As such, that makes FanDuel a reputable brand and one you can feel safe doing business with. The NJDGE can be reached via email ([email protected]) or phone (609-984-0909) if you have any complaints about FanDuel or any other NJ sportsbooks.
All sports bettors must be a minimum of 21 years old in order to place bets in the Garden State. You also must be in New Jersey at the time you bet; that’s why you need to have geolocation technology enabled on your smartphone, computer or tablet. If the system is unable to verify that you’re in the state, you will not be able to bet.
We regret to tell you that you can’t bet on Princeton or on any NCAA game featuring a New Jersey-based school. Betting on NCAA events that take place in New Jersey also is prohibited.
Yes, FanDuel has daily odds boosts that you will find under the “Odds boosts” header. As for early cash-outs, the bets that qualify will have a unique cash-out symbol next to them. Just like placing bets, you are not allowed to cash out a wager unless you are physically in New Jersey at the time.
Somewhat. You will be able to make deposits and withdrawals from anywhere that has an internet connection. However, you can’t place a bet unless you are in New Jersey. Other states where FanDuel is legal are Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Tennessee, Colorado, Michigan and Virginia.
Not only does FanDuel have some of the best odds around, but it also runs some of the best promotions that you will find at any sportsbook in New Jersey. FanDuel also offers same-game parlays for NFL, NBA and MLB games.