FanDuel Sportsbook at the Meadowlands Racetrack and the Monmouth Park Sports Book by William Hill are getting ready for what they expect to be their busiest sports betting day since their respective summer openings.
Super Bowl LIII kicks off Feb. 3 in Atlanta.
Besides taking parlay, moneyline, straight and special prop bets, both New Jersey racetracks have special Big Game festivities planned.
Call it a little-added fun to the NJ sports betting experience.
Monmouth Park, located in Central New Jersey, is a little more than an hour away from the Big Apple.
NJ racetracks and their Super Bowl 2019 plans
In terms of NJ retail sports betting revenue, the two racetracks continue to set the pace ahead of Atlantic City casinos.
FanDuel Sportsbook is the king of the mountain. The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement released its December numbers earlier this month, and it showed that the property generated $3,577,177. William Hill was in second place with $1,031,336.
So drawing a sports betting audience will not be a problem on Super Bowl Sunday.
For those unfamiliar with the two NJ racetracks, here is a rundown of what both have on hand.
Sports Betting Scene: The FanDuel Sportsbook, with its 50-plus HD TVs, is opening at 8 a.m. on game day.
The 5,300-square-foot space can hold about 500 people. The 20 sports betting stations, VIP area, and a variety of seating options make it among the best in NJ for watching the Super Bowl.
Where to Hang: The Big Game Tailgate Party & Buffet is free to enter (parking, too). The buffet will be set up in the upstairs lounge and is $34.95 per person (not including tax and gratuity). It will be available from 4-8 p.m.
Chili with nachos and cornbread, buffalo wings with blue cheese, cheeseburger and hamburger sliders, mixed green salad, cookies and brownies are just some of the menu items.
Group reservations can be made by calling 201-THE-BIGM.
Sports Betting Scene: Monmouth Park is where the first legal sports bet in New Jersey took place back in June. The William Hill-operated space features 15 betting windows, an integrated sports bar, and more than 40 HD TVs.
Where to Hang: Monmouth Park is hosting a Big Game Party of its own inside the Turf Club. It’s being billed as “our biggest party yet.”
The $85 all-in ticket includes tailgate favorites, a halftime buffet, and four drink tickets. Tickets are only available online and can be purchased via the Monmouth Park website.
NJ online sports betting options, too
Of course, you can visit the NJ racetracks during Super Bowl 2019 and place your bets via the mobile apps, too. That way, you won’t miss out on all the food and fun.
Online sportsbooks have land-based partnerships in place with both racetracks, so placing a bet can be as simple as a couple clicks on your iOS or Android device.
Meadowlands Racetrack is partnered with FanDuel (of course) but also PointsBet, one of the newer sportsbook apps available in the NJ online sports betting market.
PointsBet’s claim to fame is Points Betting, a unique way to place a bet on sports based on points earned and points lost. However, PointsBet, for now, is only available via browser and an iOS app.
Monmouth is partnered with William Hill NJ but also is the license used by SugarHouse Sportsbook. The online sportsbook is powered by Kambi and is available on iOS and Android.
SugarHouse online casino uses the Golden Nugget license, but its sportsbook app switched to Monmouth in October.
Bottom line, you can take a quick drive south from NYC to bet on the Big Game legally. And enjoy a few parties and deals in the process. Not a bad way to spend Super Bowl Sunday.