Sports betting has gone online and mobile in New Jersey in a big way.
As of the second week of September, there are now eight NJ online sports betting products live in the state.
These operations have just begun competing against one another, but players are already seeing some great benefits. Competitive lines are certainly a part of the equation, but so are bonuses and promotions. NJ online casinos are as competitive as they come now that there are 17 of them. NJ sports betting sites will be similarly so.
Gamblers that shop around are liable to find some great bets and free bonus cash they can use to bet with. Look deeper and there are also weekly and monthly deals available, too.
Right out of the gate, several NJ online sportsbooks are competing for new customers by offering some great no deposit and first deposit bonuses.
Here’s a look at the pick of the litter so far:
Caesars online sportsbook
Caesars launched an online sportsbook that is fully integrated with its existing NJ online casino product. That means players need only sign up for a single account to gamble at the online casino and bet on sports.
It also means the same signup and first deposit bonuses the online casino offers can ultimately be used to build an NJ sports betting bankroll.
The truly good news here is that players can take advantage of an exclusive bonus offer at NJOnlineCasino.com.
New players can get hold of a $25 free play one-time wager in the casino on video poker or slots by signing up for a Caesars NJ account using the online bonus code PLAYFREE25. That’s $15 above the usual Caesars no deposit bonus available to the general public.
Any money won can then be used to bet on sports.
New depositors on the site are also eligible for a 100 percent deposit bonus of up to up to $300. This one comes with a five times wagering requirement on slots, 10 times on video poker, and 25 times on all other games. Again, any winnings accrued once the wagering requirements are met can be used to bet on sports.
Finally, Caesars’ popular Total Rewards program works with sports bets as well. It makes for a pretty great selection of deals for NJ sports betting enthusiasts.
Sign up for an account through this exclusive link, and FanDuel will double your first deposit with a bonus of up to $100.
Terms and conditions stipulate the bonus and deposit amount must be played through at least once and unlocked before any withdrawals can be made.
Along with that first deposit bonus, FanDuel also has an NFL Week 3 promo for bets on the New York Giants and Jets or the Philadelphia Eagles. For this week only, your first moneyline bet on any of the three teams we’ll be refunded up to $100.
The Risk-Free Bet promo is only available through Sept. 23 so you better hurry.
DraftKings Sportsbook was the first online and mobile sports betting product to launch in NJ. It did so under the Resorts Casino Hotel license with an exclusive no deposit bonus available to players through this site.
New players at DraftKings Sportsbook can get hold of $25 in free bets. They do this just by signing up for an account. The bonus requires no deposit and consists of five free $5 bets at DraftKings.
New sign-ups also qualify for a free bet of $200 matched by DraftKings when you make your first deposit.
The SugarHouse Sportsbook online and mobile product launched in late August. Like Caesars sportsbook, it is integrated with the existing SugarHouse NJ online casino.
That means one great plus for players is a loyalty program that seamlessly merges casino games with sports betting. This way, players can earn and redeem rewards with every sports bet and casino wager.
Players also need just one account. This offers the seamless transfer of funds and bonuses.
There’s also an exclusive deposit match bonus for the sportsbook available. New players are eligible for a 100 percent first deposit match bonus of up to $250… as long as they sign up using the promo code 250MATCH.
The sportsbook app is currently only available via a website platform and Android app, but an iOS app is forthcoming. Until then, players will notice distinct similarities to 888’s other NJ gambling sites including 888 Casino and 888 Poker.
Despite being so new to the market, 888 Sport offers a similar free no deposit offer as its sister sites. New users will get a free $10 bet to be used at 888 Sport NJ. Plus, the online sportsbook also has a deposit match offer of 100 percent up to $500 if you deposit $10 or more.
Like the casino and poker sites, you can expect 888 Sport to showcase future weekly and monthly promotions, too.
BetStars is the sports betting arm of The Stars Group, and it is the most recent addition to the NJ online sports betting market. If it sounds familiar that’s because BetStars NJ is related to PokerStars NJ.
BetStars is a well-known name in the international sports betting market, but New Jersey is its first foray into the US. While other online sports betting sites have a website platform, BetStars for the moment does not. It is accessible as an Android app and via the PokerStars NJ iOS app.
But what BetStars does have is an array of promotions to get you going.
From now through Sept. 30, pick any team to win the Super Bowl and get boosted odds of 100/1. There is a maximum bet of $5 per player, but the offer is available for new and existing players.
The other promo happens when you place your first bet of up to $50 with minimum odds +100. Do that, and you get a free bet up to $50. Bet $150 and you will get another $50 in free bets. Repeat this nine times and get up to $500 in free bets.