For the first time, New Jersey will be able to accept legal bets on the Super Bowl. In case you are wondering, this is a big deal.
It’s a big deal for New Jersey sportsbooks, which are likely to welcome a record number of sports bettors to their windows.
It’s a big deal for sports bettors because they can legally wager on the most popular sporting event in the country.
Finally, it’s a big deal because the NFL is likely to witness higher fan engagement than it has in previous years. In fact, the increased engagement may even help the league embrace sports betting as the other major sports leagues have.
When is the 2019 Super Bowl?
Let’s start with the basics. The big day is Sunday, Feb. 3, and kickoff is slated for 6:30 p.m.
Super Bowl LIII (that’s 53, in case you’re wondering) will take place at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
Sports bettors can watch the game on CBS and live stream it on CBS All Access. Or better yet, head to your favorite NJ sportsbook to watch the game amid a sea of enthusiastic NFL fans.
Where to bet on sports in New Jersey
NJ sports betting is now home to nine mobile sports betting apps and nine retail sports betting locations. The plethora of sports betting options gives sports bettors plenty of choices with which to enjoy the big game.
Where to bet on the Super Bowl online
Online and mobile sports betting is quickly surpassing retail sportsbooks in terms of popularity.
Chances are some football fans that head to a sportsbook to watch the Super Bowl will place a wager (or three) using their mobile app. As long as you are inside NJ state lines, it’s a viable option.
Lines at the betting windows may be long, so you may want to hedge your bets and make sure you are ready to place your Super Bowl bets online.
Before you head out to a Super Bowl party or your favorite book, make sure you have one of the following mobile sports betting apps on your phone:
|Online Sportsbook||Browser?||Android and iOS?||Exclusive Welcome Offer|
|DraftKings Sportsbook||Yes||Both||$35 free bets|
|BetStars NJ||Yes||Both||Up to $500 on deposit|
|FanDuel Sportsbook||Yes||Both||Up to $500 risk-free bet|
|Caesars Sportsbook||Yes||Both||$10 free bet|
|888 Sport NJ||Yes||Both||$10 bonus|
|SugarHouse Sportsbook||Yes||Both||Up To $250 on deposit|
|William Hill NJ||Yes||Both||NA|
|playMGM Sports NJ||No||Both||NA|
To learn more about each of the sportsbooks, you can read the reviews below:
- DraftKings Sportsbook
- BetStars NJ
- FanDuel Sportsbook
- SugarHouse Sportsbook
- 888 Sportsbook
- Caesars online sportsbook
- PlayMGM Sports
- William Hill NJ
For the most part, each NJ online sportsbook app offers the same betting options such as moneyline, point spreads, and over-under. But not all of them offer in-game betting.
PlayMGM’s sports betting app doesn’t have in-game betting. DraftKings has a Sportsbook Pool option for the casual bettor, and PointsBet offers something unique called Points Betting.
Where to watch and bet on the Super Bowl
Partying on Super Bowl Sunday in a sportsbook is a sports bettors dream.
There are seven sportsbooks at Atlantic City casinos and another two located at racetracks that will most likely host festivities.
Several locations are even convenient to Philadelphia and New York residents. The Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots are still in contention.
If one of the teams should make it to the Super Bowl, you can bet the retail sportsbooks will be quite the party scene.
Here is a rundown of where sports bettors can watch and place their bets on the Super Bowl.
Resorts Atlantic City
- 15-foot video wall
- 12 betting kiosks
- Five betting windows
- A VIP seating area with food and bottle service
- Live odds feed
The Sportsbook is located inside Golden Nugget near the Main Atrium. It can accommodate seating for more than 100 and includes:
- Nine self-service kiosks and lounge areas
- Five video walls
- Self-service kiosks
Ocean Resort Casino
Ocean Resort Casino opened the William Hill Sports Book at Ocean Resort the day it opened the doors to its casino. The sportsbook sits in the heart of the casino floor and offers:
- 7,500 square feet of space
- A central bar surrounded by a video wall
- Plenty of betting windows
- Luxury seating
Borgata was the first AC casino to accept sports bets.
The Race & Sports Book is located next to the north entrance near the poker room. For now, until the permanent sportsbook is built and ready for use later this summer, it is in the old racebook location and offers:
- Seating for 100 seats with individual flat-screen monitors
- A video wall
- 10 betting windows
- Kiosks available for horse racing bets
- A non-smoking environment
Its permanent book is under construction, but bettors can watch the games and place their bets at kiosks inside the casino at:
- Chickie’s & Pete’s
- A Dam Good Sports Bar
- Rí Rá Irish Pub
Caesars, Harrah’s and Bally’s
Caesars Entertainment opened sportsbooks at its Harrah’s and Bally’s casinos. Its Caesars property, however, does not have a retail sportsbook. Both books have:
- Video walls
- Luxury seating
- Betting windows and kiosks
The FanDuel Sportsbook at the Meadowlands reside on the Meadowlands Sports Complex.
The complex is home to the New York Giants and Jets, of course, making it a popular destination on NFL game days. You can bet it will be beyond popular for Super Bowl Sunday, thanks to its proximity to New York.
Look for plenty of seating, plus:
- 50+ HD televisions
- Full bar
- Free parking
Monmouth Park and William Hill teamed up to accept New Jersey’s first sports bet July 14.
It had been preparing for sports betting well before it became legal. Bettors can enjoy:
- 16 main betting windows
- Six additional windows in the race and sports bar area
- Video and live feeds walls
Wait, what about Hard Rock AC?
While there is no firm date, the popularity of Super Bowl Sunday as both an entertainment and NJ sports betting high point is sure to be a motivator.