New Jersey horse racing is on hiatus until spring. At the same time, two NJ racetracks are not exactly ghost towns.
Thanks to NJ sports betting, customers are still visiting Monmouth Park and the Meadowlands Racetrack.
Super Bowl LIV (6:30 p.m. EST Sunday on Fox) will likely attract large crowds to both properties.
The latter has the Kansas City Chiefs as a 1-point favorite over the San Francisco 49ers.
The line is 1.5 with FanDuel.
Besides picking a side, sports bettors are looking forward to sitting back and watching the big game. Some may prefer the Atlantic City scene, but it’s not the only option.
Here is a Sunday viewing planner for the Garden State’s other sportsbooks.
New Jersey (and New York City) residents are invited
East Rutherford, home to the Meadowlands Racetrack, is less than a 20-minute drive from Manhattan. It’s been no secret that New Yorkers visit New Jersey regularly to place legal mobile wagers.
So, there are ways for Big Apple residents to bet the Super Bowl online from NYC; however, it just can’t be done from the Empire State.
It’s highly likely that out-of-state bettors will be wagering on the moneyline, point spread or props at FanDuel Sportsbook this weekend.
Sports Betting Scene: The Meadowlands is No. 1 when it comes to NJ sports betting. FanDuel produces the bulk of the revenue.
The retail location consists of three separate areas, the biggest of which doubles as a sports bar and restaurant. The property has 30 betting windows along with 30-plus kiosks.
Seating and viewing options vary depending on which space the customers choose.
- FanDuel Sportsbook
- PointsBet NJ
Where to Hang: The Meadowlands is offering three different viewing options.
Victory Sports Bar is the main spot with 50-plus HD TVs (some of which fall under the “massive” category).
Victory opens at 11 a.m. Sunday; seating will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
There is a $35 minimum purchase per person, with breakfast, lunch or dinner items available.
Also, reservations are available in the lounge area. It features a large central bar with great views of Victory’s 20-foot screens. The same minimum purchase amount applies, and the menu is à la carte.
The gallery, which opens at 4 p.m., will show Super Bowl 54 on a large roll-down projector.
Patrons can take advantage of the $25 tailgate buffet.
Gameday favorites such as wings, mac ‘n’ cheese, mini hot dogs, fries, chili and brownies are all on the menu. Seating is available for those with buffet reservations only.
Sports Betting Scene: Monmouth Park is where the first legal sports bet in New Jersey history was placed.
As far as the sportsbook goes, there are two locations (both located on the grandstand level). One is an enclosed sports bar with seating for 100-plus guests along with a food and drink menu. There are more than 50 screens to watch the big game.
The other area is an open space featuring a giant 75-foot LED video wall.
There are 22 live tellers.
- William Hill
- SugarHouse Sportsbook
- TheScore Bet
Where to Hang: Monmouth Park is not hosting a public viewing party. Bettors will be able to watch on the video wall, as well as the sports bar.
Food will be available for purchase.