Bet365 Sportsbook struck an agreement with Hard Rock Atlantic City.
The online sportsbook meets the requirement to have a licensed, land-based sportsbook partner. The Bet365 New Jersey online sportsbook is expected to begin operations in 2019.
Will Bet365 NJ offer any promotions for new players?
The new sportsbook is yet to announce the details of its welcome bonus.
Punters can expect something similar to what is available on the global site, including a 100 percent match of players’ initial deposits in bet credits and a minimum $10 deposit.
The match should go up to a maximum of $30. In other words, a player who deposits $30 and a player who deposits $1,000 would both receive the same bonus.
Following registration, players will likely have up to 30 days to claim the bonus, and their largest deposit made in the week before claiming it should be the qualifying deposit.
The book will add the wagering credits to the player’s account after qualifying bets, up to the initial bet amount, are settled. There may be restrictions on wagers that are eligible toward the release of the bet credits.
Here are examples of such restrictions that may apply to Bet365’s upcoming new-player promotion:
- Each selection must have only two or three potential outcomes (e.g., Team A/Draw/Team B, not a multi-entry race).
- At least one selection must carry odds that are 1/5 or higher.
- Bets made with bet credits must be settled within 30 days of claiming the offer. Only the winnings from the wager(s) are credited to the player’s account.
Will the Bet365 sportsbook offer a loyalty program?
No, the new sportsbook is not expected to offer any loyalty program at this time.
Will any other promotions be available?
Bet365 New Jersey online sportsbook is expected to offer a variety of promotions, but these promotions are not likely to be universally available in the long term.
If the New Jersey sportsbook follows the global site’s lead, these promotions will be available to new and eligible players alike. Existing players should be able to check their eligibility for promos in the “Offers” section of the mobile site, or “Promotions” section of the desktop version.
Bet365 NJ may adjust its promotions to cater to American customers, as four of the nine promotions currently offered on the global site involve only soccer. In fact, European basketball, Australian rules football and rugby take up three of the other five.
The only US sports’ offer is a parlay bonus. That offer includes wagers on the NFL, college football, the CFL, the NBA, college basketball, Major League Baseball and the NHL.
The bonuses apply to spread/run line/puck line, over/under, first and second-half spreads, first and second-half over/under and moneyline wagers.
They range from a 5 percent bonus for two selection parlays to a 50 percent bonus for parlays involving 12 or more selections.
How will players be able to make deposits to and withdrawals from the new sportsbook?
The new sportsbook is expected to follow the example set by existing online casinos in New Jersey. If that is the case, players can expect the following deposit methods:
- ACH e-check
- Cash at the Hard Rock Atlantic City
- PayNearMe, at all 7-Eleven stores in New Jersey
- Visa and Mastercard; both debit and credit cards
The minimum deposit for all methods will probably be $10, while the maximum deposits will vary. For example, players will likely be unable to deposit more than $500 in a single transaction through PayNearMe. Most deposits should be available for play instantly.
Most withdrawal methods will likely take more time, except for cash withdrawals made in person at the Hard Rock casino. Players who use PayPal to make deposits should also be able to make withdrawals through the same method.
Other options include bank deposits, Skrill, Neteller, courier and check. Checks will likely take two business weeks for delivery.
Following money laundering laws, the sportsbook will likely require players to verify their identities before making their first withdrawal. The process typically calls for submission of a government-issued ID on the site or via email.
What types of mobile services will the new sportsbook offer?
Bet365 New Jersey sportsbook players using their mobile devices can expect to find all the same wagers also available on the desktop site.
The sportsbook’s app will likely also feature push notifications for offers, promotions and sports action. Both serious punters and casual fans alike should appreciate the live-streaming feature, which enables players to follow the action on-the-go as well as stream events that may not be available in their local television markets.
How can new players create accounts at the new sportsbook?
Following the global sites’ model, Bet365 NJ players will likely see a “Join Now” button in the upper -right portion of the page. Clicking on that link should trigger a pop-up form.
Players will likely be asked to complete the form with their personal information and click on “Join Bet365” at the bottom to submit the form. Next, users should receive an email with a link that, after its clicked, activates the account.
What types of wagers will players be able to make on the new sportsbook?
Bet365 New Jersey sportsbook is set to be a leader for players looking to bet on a wide range of sports, providing options as diverse as cricket and snooker.
The site even features a section for “Specials,” which, at the time of writing, includes the World Chess Championship and various election results. Wagers on American politics may be restricted or entirely unavailable due to US laws.
Betters looking beyond spread betting, totals and moneyline will find no shortage of options.
MLB games often have around 90 pre-game markets available. For soccer matches, that number can range from 18 to nearly 80, with even matches in lower divisions and unpopular leagues with dozens of options available.
What live betting options will be available at Bet365 NJ Sportsbook?
We expect the new sportsbook to offer live betting.
The number of options available will depend on the popularity of the event, with many soccer matches — including MLS — having more than 100 live markets available. MLB games tend to carry between 20 to 30 live markets.
Will multiple bet options be available at Bet365 NJ?
The new sportsbook is likely to follow the example of the global one in this regard, which means we expect it to offer not only parlays and teasers, but also banker bets, if bets and reverse-if bets.
Teasers should be available for American football and basketball. Parlays, teasers, if bets and reverse-if bets are familiar terms for punters, but the banker bet is less common.
Players concurrently betting multiple options can list some as banker bets — bets that must win before the other bets become active. These wagers cost more up front but enable players to win part of their bet if the banker bet wins, but some of the other bets lose.
Frequently asked questions
What is the minimum age requirement for players?
Bettors must be at least 21 years old.
Can non-New Jersey residents play while inside the state?
Yes, players who are not New Jersey residents can play while they are physically in the state. The site will employ geolocation technology to determine whether players are physically within the state line.
Can New Jersey residents play on Bet365 when they are not in the state?
No, bettors may only play when they are inside the state.