The first online sportsbooks launched in New Jersey in August 2018, while Wynn Sportsbook came onto the scene in the Garden State in August 2020, becoming the 18th sports betting app in the state. It also marks Wynn’s first foray into sports betting outside the state of Nevada.
Wynn has a great offer for first-time bettors at its sportsbook, giving you the opportunity to make up to a $500 risk-free bet, meaning that if your bet loses you’ll be given an equal amount of credit to wager again.
In the sections below we’ll go over how to claim your risk-free bet, make sure you know how to create your account at Wynn Sportsbook and answer any other questions you might have about Wynn. We’re confident that by the time you’ve finished you will know if Wynn is where you want to do your sports betting in the future.
It has become common practice for online sportsbooks to offer users incentives for signing up with them. Wynn is offering its first-time bettors a risk-free first bet up to $500.
The way the offer works is pretty simple. All you have to do is sign up with Wynn Sportsbook and make an initial deposit of at least $20. Then simply make a single bet of at least $20. If the bet loses, you will get credited for a free bet of the same value as the original bet up to $500.
A few notes about the risk-free first bet to keep in mind. Your first deposit with Wynn online sportsbook must be for at least $20 to be eligible. It is only your first bet that is risk-free, and it must be for a minimum of $20. And, in order to be eligible, the odds of your bet need to be between -150 and +10,000, so make sure they don’t fall outside that range.
Last thing, in the terms and conditions of the offer, it states that this promotional offer is only valid through January 31, 2021, so make sure that you don’t wait too long. If the verbiage changes and it becomes a full-time offer, we will update this information.
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As we mentioned in the above section, Wynn has an offer for a risk-free first bet up to $500 when you sign up and make a deposit with the sportsbook.
As for other promotions, Wynn Sportsbook does not currently have any promos scheduled or announced, though that is most likely to change in the near future.
Other major online sportsbooks often will run promos at the beginning of league seasons and during playoff time. The specials can be anything from odds boosts to risk-free bets or even 25% increases in winnings for an entire weekend of games.
Wynn will need to have similar offerings in order to compete with the myriad sportsbooks in New Jersey, and we will share those offers with you as soon as they are announced.
Yes. Online sports betting has been legal in New Jersey since 2018, and by May 2019, just 11 months after being legalized, the state passed Nevada for both handle and revenue, making it the top state for sports betting in the US.
If you’re at all concerned with Wynn Sportsbook being online-only, don’t be. Most months in New Jersey, online betting accounts for roughly 85% of the overall sports betting handle.
One important note about New Jersey sports betting is that any college events in the state or events involving a New Jersey team that take place in or outside the state are prohibited from being wagered on. So unfortunately that means no betting on Rutgers or Seton Hall games unless the law is changed.
It should only take you a few minutes to create your Wynn Sportsbook account.
In order to do so, you will need to supply Wynn with your first and last name, phone number, home address, email address, date of birth and the last four digits of your Social Security number. After that, you will need to create and answer two security questions for added protection.
If Wynn is able to verify your identity, you’ll be all set. If it is unable to do so, you will need to go through two more steps: supply an identification photo (driver’s license, passport, etc.) and proof of home address (driver’s license, utility bill, etc.). Once Wynn’s system confirms your documents, you’ll be ready to go.
Even if you have to provide the additional forms of ID, it still shouldn’t take you more than five to 10 minutes to get your Wynn online sportsbook account up and running.
As of right now, Wynn Sportsbook is a stand-alone app. Whether Wynn will add a retail sportsbook in the Garden State remains to be seen. The Wynn app is free, and you can get it for Apple iPhones and iPads and all the major Android devices by clicking our links.
With its debut in August 2020, Wynn became the 18th sports betting app in New Jersey.
Having the app on your phone or tablet essentially means you have a fully functioning sportsbook that you can take with you that allows you to bet from anywhere within New Jersey state limits as long as you have an internet connection.
The lines for Wynn Sportsbook are provided by Germany’s BetBull, which means the odds you see on the Wynn app could differ from what other gamblers will see at the retail sportsbooks located at the Wynn and Encore in Las Vegas.
One of the best features of Wynn Sportsbook at this time is knowing that you’re doing business with one of the top names in the gambling industry. With new sports betting apps popping up seemingly all the time, it’s good to know you’re doing your betting with a legal sportsbook that you can trust.
Another major benefit is that simply by having a sportsbook app, Wynn allows you to place and track your bets from anywhere you go throughout the state of New Jersey. Get stuck in line at the grocery store on a Sunday? Log in and place a bet before the afternoon slate of NFL games gets underway.
Another great benefit is getting the risk-free bet up to $500 when you first sign up and make a deposit, which we discussed in detail in the Wynn bonus section above.
There’s little doubt that in the coming weeks and months Wynn Sportsbook will announce plans for other promotions that it will be running throughout the year. When it does, we will share them and break down whether they are worth your time and money going forward.
Currently there is really only one type of betting missing at Wynn Sportsbook, and that’s futures betting. We trust that will change in the near future, but it would be nice to wager on NFL futures, particularly during the early part of the season. With that said, let’s take a look at all the types of bets that are available on Wynn’s online sportsbook.
Of course Wynn has moneylines, where you pick the winner of individual games. You will see that favored teams will be listed with negative amounts, while underdogs will be listed with positive numbers.
You’ve got spreads and over/unders, which are similar in nature. Betting against the spread means you either pick the favorite, which must win by a certain number of points, or you pick the underdog, which needs to lose by a certain number or less, or win outright. In over/unders you are given a number and bet on whether the actual total score of the game will be higher or lower than that number.
Prop bets might be one of the fastest growing forms of sports betting out there, thanks mainly to the availability of so many options on online sportsbooks. Some of the most well liked prop bets have to do with who will score the first touchdown in NFL games or whether a given player will record specific stats in an NBA game.
Parlays also are available at Wynn Sportsbook. These bets are known for their extremely high risk-reward value. In parlays you select multiple things to happen, and if you are wrong on any one of your picks, your entire bet loses. Get them all right, though, and your profits could soar.
And lastly, you can select teasers, which are basically a way to make your parlays easier to get right. In teasers you are tweaking the lines, usually in basketball or football games, in your favor for a parlay bet.
Again, the only major type of betting option missing from Wynn is futures, but we expect that to change in short order.
All the major sports are available to bet on at Wynn Sportsbook, except for one, and even that one might not be noticeable to a lot of bettors.
Let’s tackle the one omission first, and that’s motorsports. You will not find NASCAR or IndyCar available on the Wynn app. This is something else that we believe will change going forward, but it’s still worth pointing out that it’s not available at this time.
As for what you can bet, all the other major sports are there. You’ve got football (NFL and college), basketball (NBA, WNBA and college), hockey (NHL), baseball (MLB), golf (PGA Tour), soccer (MLS), MMA (UFC) and tennis (ATP and WTA).
With all the major professional and college sports covered, you should find just about everything you’re looking for at Wynn Sportsbook. Just remember, though, when it comes to the NCAA, it is illegal to bet on any universities or colleges from NJ or any events that take place in the state.
If motorsports and smaller, fringe sports like cricket, darts or table tennis are what you’re looking for in a sportsbook, then at the present time Wynn is not the online sportsbook for you.
Amazingly there’s only one major professional team that plays in New Jersey and doesn’t have New York on its jerseys, the NHL’s New Jersey Devils. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t a ton of teams that play in the Garden State or very close by. We’ve put together a list of the majority of top college and pro teams that play either in New Jersey, in nearby New York or, for those of you in South Jersey, the Philadelphia sports teams.
Starting on the pro side of things and the NHL, you have the aforementioned Devils, as well as the New York Rangers, New York Islanders and Philadelphia Flyers. You can bet on all four along with the rest of the NHL at Wynn, both in the form of pregame and live betting.
Moving to the NFL, there are two New York teams that play in New Jersey, the Jets of the AFC and the NFC’s Giants, and also in the NFC you have the Philadelphia Eagles. You can wager on all three teams as well as the other 29 teams in the National Football League.
The final pro team that plays in New Jersey that you can wager on at Wynn Sportsbook is the New York Red Bulls of MLS. The other nearby MLS franchises are NYC FC and the Philadelphia Union. As is the case with the other leagues, you can place bets on all MLS teams and games.
In Major League Baseball, and across the bridge in New York, are two iconic franchises in the sport’s history: the New York Yankees and New York Mets. In Pennsylvania, meanwhile, you’ve got another storied team in the Philadelphia Phillies. When it comes to the Phillies, Mets, Yankees and the remaining 27 MLB teams, you can place all the bets you want at Wynn’s online sportsbook.
Finishing out the pro teams in the NBA, you’ve got the Philadelphia 76ers and a pair of squads in New York, the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets, which used to call New Jersey home until moving to Brooklyn starting with the 2012-13 season. You can bet on the trio both during games and beforehand at Wynn.
There’s only a few top-tier college teams in New Jersey, Rutgers and Seton Hall being the biggest, but unfortunately under New Jersey gambling law you’re not allowed to wager on them or any other college teams from the state or on any college events at all that take place in NJ.
The top nearby college teams you can bet on at Wynn would be the Temple Owls, who play in Philadelphia, and the St. John’s Red Storm in New York City. Temple has football and basketball games you can wager on, while St. John’s has a men’s basketball team.
The futures market does not exist at Wynn Sportsbook at the present time. Assuming that’s just because the sportsbook still is getting things rolling, we’ve put together a list of area teams you should eventually be able to place futures wagers on at the sportsbook.
In the NFL you’ve got the NY Jets and Giants — both of whom play their home games at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey — and the Philadelphia Eagles to pick from. Popular futures bets in the NFL have to do with who will win the Super Bowl, as well as regular season win totals, the regular season MVP winner, and leaders in various statistical categories.
In MLB you have the Philadelphia Phillies and NY Mets and Yankees to help satiate your futures betting fix. Presumedly you’ll be able to place futures on teams and individual players winning awards like rookie of the year, Cy Young and MVP, as well as who will win the World Series.
You’ve got another pair of NBA teams that play in New York in the Knicks and Brooklyn Nets as well as the Philadelphia 76ers to put futures bets on, whether it be winning the Larry O’Brien Trophy or picking who will win that season’s MVP or Sixth Man of the Year Award.
In the NHL you can choose to place futures bets on the Devils, Islanders, Rangers or Flyers based on their regular season performances, Stanley Cup chances or individual awards.
And don’t forget about MLS, where you’ve got the Red Bulls, who play in New Jersey, the NYC FC and Philadelphia Union. Futures likely will be more limited for MLS, but it’s reasonable to expect that you’ll be able to at least place bets on the eventual MLS Cup champion.
College futures are always smaller, but once again you will not be able to place any futures on colleges or universities located in New Jersey.
That means you likely will be limited to just Temple if you’re looking for a football team close to Jersey for futures betting. And just Temple and St. John’s when it comes to men’s NCAA basketball futures action.
Currently, you only have a few options when it comes to depositing and withdrawing money from Wynn Sportsbook:
You can also deposit your funds in person at Caesars Atlantic City Casino.
If you go the in-person route, you will be required to supply your full name, email address, date of birth, and last four digits of your Social Security number. You also will need to answer the two security questions you set up when creating your account.
For withdrawing your funds, you have the same options:
When you’re in the Wynn Sportsbook app and logged in, you can tap on the “Wynn Sports” logo on the main page and then select “Support & FAQ.”
At that point you’ll be able to start a live chat, email or phone call to customer service at 201-383-2837.
It might save some time if before doing either of those three options you check out the FAQs to see if your question already has an answer listed there.
There is a responsible gambling link on Wynn’s main menu. Once you’ve clicked on that, you can set limits that restrict how much money you can deposit, how much you can spend and how much time you can spend on the app.
You also have the option to set a cooling off period where you will not be able to access the site. And finally, you have the ability to self-exclude from the sportsbook entirely for either one year or five years.
There also are links for information about responsible gambling and a tax center so you can fill out W-2G and W-9 forms.
There is not a Wynn-branded retail sportsbook in New Jersey.
While you can go to the Caesars Atlantic City Casino to deposit or withdraw money, Caesars already has sportsbooks up and running, operated by William Hill. And since there are no Wynn casinos in Atlantic City, it doesn’t appear as if there will be a Wynn retail sportsbook anytime soon.
Right now Wynn Sportsbook is not the best sportsbook in New Jersey; it is simply too new and does not have enough to offer customers.
Other sportsbooks in the state have been operating for more than two years and have proven their worth and sustainability over that period of time. That’s not to say Wynn can’t get to the top level, but in order to do so, it likely will need to offer promos on top of the existing $500 risk free bet, have a rewards program of some sort that competes with the other top New Jersey books, and add futures betting as an option.
Finally, Wynn will need to make sure its lines and odds are consistently among the best in the state if it hopes to become one of the go-to sportsbooks in the Garden State.