Are You In A Football State Of Mind? NJ Sportsbooks Score Big With 2019 NFL Draft Betting

DraftKings Sportsbook at Resorts is hosting a pro football draft party. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg for NJ sportsbooks and the 2019 NFL Draft.

In case you hadn’t heard, DraftKings Sportsbook at Resorts is hosting a football party on Thursday, April 25.

And that date happens to be the opening round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

Besides waiting for the picks to be announced live from Nashville, there are of course NJ sports betting opportunities.

Wagering can be done via the DraftKings app or at the betting windows in Atlantic City. Or at any of the 13 sportsbooks apps available in New Jersey.

But who will the Arizona Cardinals select with the first overall pick? And what are some of the available bets?

Besides putting money down on the top overall pick, sportsbooks are taking action on the top overall selection at each position plus a few other options.

And just like March Madness betting, the NFL Draft calls for a party-like atmosphere.

So it is no wonder then that DraftKings Sportsbook is hosting an all-day happy hour with food and drink specials (including $1 off any food item). Guests can reserve VIP and bottle service, too.

But it’s the odds that are the key here to this event. Let’s take a closer look.

DraftKings odds on No. 1 pick

Just like the Super Bowl and NCAA Tournament, this is the first time NFL Draft betting is being offered.

“Draft experts” across the country have spent the last several months compiling their respective lists. Not just who will be the first overall pick, but the entire first round.

Kyler Murray, the junior quarterback from Oklahoma, seems to be consensus No. 1 pick. And it makes sense being that Cardinals are rumored to be shopping Josh Rosen.

But Arizona could trade the pick or go in a completely different direction. The scenario creates some betting intrigue on the top overall selection.

Here are the odds posted on the DraftKings app:

PlayerDraftKings Odds
Kyler Murray -590
Nick Bosa +450
Quinnen Williams +1000
Dwayne Haskins +3300
Josh Allen+4000
Ed Oliver +4000
Drew Lock +6600
Daniel Jones+6600
Devon White+8000
Rashan Gary+10000
Jawaan Taylor+10000

NFL Draft + team specials

All 32 NFL teams will head into Thursday night with a goal of filling voids at certain positions. And quarterback is a big one.

What team will draft Missouri senior Drew Lock?

How about Ohio State junior quarterback Dwayne Haskins?

And what about Murray?

The DraftKings app offers team odds for all three passers. Here are odds on potential landing spots for all three players:


  • Cardinals -500
  • Raiders +550
  • Giants +1100


  • Giants +275
  • Bengals +500
  • Raiders +500
  • Redskins +600


  • Broncos +275
  • Redskins +350
  • Bengals +500

DraftKings + Mr. Irrelevant

No matter who the last player selected in the 2019 NFL Draft is, he will be bestowed with the title of Mr. Irrelevant. And DraftKings is offering odds on the pick.

In this case, there is no need to waste time analyzing players.

This wager comes down t0 three choices. And based on the odds, offensive player is looking like the early favorite.

  • Offense -110
  • Defense +100
  • Special Teams +1400

FanDuel + Giants future QB

FanDuel Sportsbook is offering NFL Draft action, too.

And like DraftKings, NJ online sportsbook odds are posted for who the top overall pick will be. Murray is the heavy favorite at -1000.

Nick Bosa, the defensive end from Ohio State, is next at +500.

And those wondering what the Giants may be thinking, quarterback seems like a safe bet. The Eli Manning chapter is eventually going to close.

Based on the odds, Haskins could be his replacement. New York is the favorite to draft Haskins at +250. The Jaguars, who signed Nick Foles during the offseason, are second at +700.

PointsBet’s top 2019 NFL Draft picks

PointsBet NJ customers have the option of wagering on the top three picks. The posted odds are based on draft position.

  • No. 1 Overall Draft Pick: Murray -1000
  • No. 2 Overall Draft Pick: Bosa -400
  • No. 3 Overall Draft Pick: Josh Allen  +150

And for those wondering who will be the first running back off the board, Alabama junior Josh Jacobs leads the betting field at -400 on the PointsBet NJ app.

But Penn State junior Miles Sanders (+500) or Iowa State junior David Montgomery (+850) could go earlier.

And with the NFL Draft taking place over three days, another exciting NJ online sports betting weekend is right around the corner.

Are Sixers A Good Series Bet Following Game 2 Performance? That All Depends

The Philadelphia 76ers tied the series against the Brooklyn Nets in the NBA Playoffs. We check in with NJ sportsbooks on the odds of a Sixers series win.

It took about 15 minutes of playoff action before Philadelphia fans were booing their 76ers.

It’s somewhat understandable as the team that was expected to compete for a spot in the NBA Finals ended up losing to the Brooklyn Nets in their playoff opener at home.

However, the Sixers showed up in a big way in Game 2, rolling over the Nets by a score of 145-123.

Game 3 tips off on Thursday; DraftKings Sportsbook has Philadelphia favored by 3 points on the road.

But since the series is evened up, is now the right time to bet the 76ers to win the battle with the Nets?

Sixers still favorites to win series

The 76ers opened up in the neighborhood of -700 to win this series while the Nets were at +500.

However, after the split in Philadelphia where Brooklyn stole home-court advantage, the prices have changed quite a bit.

The 76ers are now -370 at Caesars Sportsbook while the Nets are at +300. The odds are similarly tight across New Jersey gambling sites. BetStars NJ and FanDuel Sportsbook have 76ers favored by -333 and -300, respectively.

And over at SugarHouse online sportsbook, the odds are close but still favor the Sixers. That is their hometown casino after all.

Game 3 will be critical. If the Nets win, we could see this series move into the neighborhood of a pick, although the 76ers are still likely to be favored by about -150 or -175.

If the 76ers win, they’ll move back into the -700 or even -800 neighborhood where they originally opened.

Here’s a closer look at the 76ers series odds against the Nets at NJ online sports betting sites:

Philadelphia 76ers vs. -335-333-330-370-335
Brooklyn Nets+240+260+250+300+240

Three things to consider when placing your bet

Game 2 may have ended on a happy note for Philadelphia, but not everything is as it seems when it comes to placing your Sixers bet in New Jersey.

Here are a few things to consider as we head into Game 3:

Embiid’s knee injury a concern

Bettors have to be concerned with the fact that 76ers star center Joel Embiid just isn’t fully healthy.

He’s played no more than 24 minutes in each game, which is well below his season average. We know he’s been laboring down the stretch of the season, playing in just 10 games since the All-Star break.

Furthermore, when you take a look at the schedule, there aren’t many breaks for Embiid. There are two days off between Game 2 and Game 3, and then there are two days off between Game 4 and Game 5. The rest of the time it’s just one-day breaks.

If his knee is, in fact, in rough shape, he could fade as the series progresses.

Bad game or bad quarter?

That’s what bettors need to figure out.

The 76ers led 64-63 at the half of Game 2, so they weren’t exactly in control. However, they exploded for 51 points in the third quarter en route to the win.

It’s worth noting that the 76ers were outscored 36-29 in the fourth quarter, so the Nets are left wondering if it was just a bad quarter or if it’s truly a turn in the series?

The importance of 3-point shooting

As the playoffs got underway this past weekend, one interesting stat came to light: Every team that won Game 1 of their series made more three-pointers than their opponent.

The Nets hit 15-of-36 threes in Game 2 compared to just nine-of-23 for the 76ers and have now outscored them 78-36 from beyond the arc.

If the Nets can continue to thrive from three, they’re going to be in this series for a while — and possibly win it.

Free player prop picks for Sixers-Nets Game 3

Caris LeVert Points Scored

Over/under 14.5 at FanDuel Sportsbook

I’ll be looking for Caris LeVert to have a better performance in Game 3.

He had 23 points in Game 1 but fell back 13 in Game 2. He had 13 points in just 20 minutes in Game 2. So if he sees more action in Game 3, he’ll likely get over the 14.5-point total.

The other factor here is that LeVert played better at home than on the road during the regular season. He averaged 15.7 points while shooting 44.9% from the field and 39.2% from three at home compared to 12.2 points on the road with 41.3% from the field and 23.7% from three.

Bottom line: Bet the over 14.5

Embiid Points Scored

Over/under 26.5 at FanDuel Sportsbook

This line seems a bit off. Embiid is banged up and played just 24 minutes in Game 1 and 21 minutes in Game 2.

That’s well below his norm as he’s typically up in the 33-minute range. We know he has a knee injury, which is why he was doubtful for Game 1. He scored 23 points in Game 2 and 22 in Game 1, so he’s well below the 27.5 he averaged in the regular season.

The Nets’ Ed Davis limited Embiid in Game 1 but got in foul trouble in Game 2, only playing six minutes. If he stays out of foul trouble and Embiid is still banged up, which I expect him to be, under looks good.

Bottom line: Bet the under 26.5.

How To Bet On The 2019 Masters At DraftKings Sportsbook App In New Jersey

The Masters tees off Thursday, and since you can bet on it in NJ for the first time, DraftKings Sportsbook has posted a variety of 2019 Masters lines.

Betting on golf’s biggest major is as easy as clicking a few buttons at New Jersey’s top-grossing online and mobile sports betting operation.

That’s right; the Masters tees off this Thursday. And since you can now legally bet on golf in NJ for the first time, the DraftKings Sportsbook app has posted a variety of Masters’ lines.

It’ll most likely take you longer to decide who you think will wear the green jacket this year than it will to lay down a bet on it at DraftKings Sportsbook.

The process starts with signing up for an account with the state’s top sportsbook.

Signing up with DraftKings Sportsbook

Just click on this exclusive DraftKings Sportsbook link to get started. Then follow these four simple steps, and you’ll be done in a matter of minutes:

  • Click on the “Already have a DraftKings account?” tab and follow the instructions if you have a DraftKings DFS account. Otherwise, click “Sign Me Up.”
  • Enter a few details on the sign-up page, including new login info, your address and the last four digits of your Social Security number.
  • Check the box agreeing to the DraftKings Sportsbook terms of use and privacy policy.
  • Click the “Sign Up” button.

Then it’s just a matter of downloading the DraftKings Sportsbook app to your mobile device or going to the homepage on your computer and logging in using the details you provided.

Once you’re in, you can fund your account in a variety of different ways and browse around the different 2019 Masters lines on DraftKings Sportsbook.

Plus, as long as you used our exclusive link to sign up, DraftKings Sportsbook will give you $25 in free bets just for signing up and match your first deposit up to $500.

Betting on the 2019 Masters in NJ

Perhaps the easiest way to bet on the 2019 Masters on DraftKings Sportsbook is simply picking who you think will win it all.

Here’s a look at the odds on the Top 12 golfers on DraftKings Sportsbook as of April 9:

GolferOdds to Win
Rory McIlroy+700
Dustin Johnson+900
Justin Rose+1200
Tiger Woods+1400
John Rahm+1400
Jordan Spieth+2200
Justin Thomas+1600
Rickie Fowler+1600
Brooks Koepka+2500
Bryson DeChambeau+3300
Jason Day+2000
Phil Mickelson+5000

Lay down a bet on any golfer before the start of Thursday’s tournament, and you’re sure to get some pretty decent odds.

Of course, DraftKings Sportsbook will adjust the odds as the Masters progresses. So, don’t be surprised to see the numbers go down for the leaders after the first three rounds.

You can also bet on a wide variety of other tournament and golfer specific Masters’ odds on DraftKings Sportsbook.

This includes bets on who will lead after the first round that comes with a Birdie Boost attached. That means a winning wager of at least $25 on the first-round leader will get you an additional $2 bonus for every birdie that player makes.

Betting on Tiger Woods at DraftKings

There’s no more popular golfer in the world than four-time Masters’ champion Tiger Woods and DraftKings Sportsbook knows it. In fact, betting data from DraftKings indicates Woods is the most popular bet to win the 2019 Masters.

That’s why you’ll also find a variety of Woods’ Masters’ lines on the site.

You can bet on Woods playing in Sunday’s final grouping at +800. Plus, get an odds boost on Woods winning it all, moving the line from +1400 to +2000.

Many other Woods bets available include:

  • Making a triple bogey or worse at +500
  • Shooting -10 or better at +500
  • Making a hole in one at +6600
  • Shooting an eagle on the 13th at +220
  • 15.5 birdie over/under
  • 12.5 bogey over/under

Finally, whether you like Woods or anyone else, DraftKings Sportsbook is offering a little insurance against a close call.

Place a bet on any player to win the 2019 Masters. Then, if they miss by finishing second or third, you’ll get your money back.

DraftKings Sportsbook Swings Into Action With New MLB And Masters Betting Features

DraftKings Sportsbook app is thinking outside the NJ online sports betting box with new integrated features centered around MLB games and the 2019 Masters.

When it comes to the casual sports fan, DraftKings Sportsbook app is continually upping the ante. The NJ sports betting experience is front and center, of course, but the integrated features are constantly changing.

And two of the newest offerings are expected to launch this week.

Baseball market customers now have access to live game visuals available for every Major League Baseball game. The initial rollout was anticipated on April 4, but DraftKings confirmed an “early next week” launch.

And thanks to an ongoing relationship with Australia-based iSport Genius, DraftKings is adding a new wrinkle to the golf betting experience. As of this week, the app now includes statistical pages for every tournament.

And what luck; the Masters, one of four majors on the PGA Tour, begins on Thursday, April 11.

DraftKings + Masters betting

Sports betting odds remain the central focus of the DraftKings’ platform. But is Rory McIlroy at +700 to win it a good bet?

How about Tiger Woods at +1400?

Before placing those Masters’ bets this week, DraftKings’ users can now review the page of golf stats from iSport Genius. The company bills itself as a provider of “unprecedented sporting insights.”

And it’s quite a comprehensive list:

  • Course info
  • Number of times a golfer has gone for par
  • Recent performances by individual golfers
  • Masters Tournament history
  • Golfer comparisons

While the concept is fresh for golf betting, those familiar with the app likely have noticed similar statistical offerings with other sports. The collaboration dates back to early last year, prior to the mobile sportsbook launch.

Dan Hannigan-Daley, director of sportsbook product at DraftKings, said what makes the partnership work is the companies think along the same lines.

“We pick vendors that have a similar mindset and work outside the box. We are bridging the gap where all the info can be found.”

Live baseball on DraftKings Sportsbook

Watching a Phillies game unfold on an iOS or Android device may not sound as exciting as watching live at Citizens Bank Park.

But betting using the DraftKings’ app and then watching Bryce Harper works, too.

But for those bettors who can’t make it to the ballpark, the live baseball visuals are not a bad Plan B. The product at DraftKings is from SportsRadar based out of Switzerland.

The embedded widget is integrated into the DraftKings’ browser platform only for now.

draftkings online sportsbook

“We are rounding out the experience,” said Hannigan-Daley. “It’s nice to see what’s going on with the game you bet on.”

Customers will notice a similar look to what they would see via the MLB or ESPN websites.

Users will be able to watch the game unfold pitch by pitch. Not exactly a new concept, but it’s one that gives customers a reason to stay on the app for nine innings.

And what about baseball betting stats?

And speaking of baseball, bettors will find the statistical info just as useful. Unlike golf, this feature is not new for the 2019 season.

But doing some pre-betting analysis never gets old.

The iSport Genius page is embedded within each game. The specific info varies based on the contest.

But here are a couple of fun facts from a recent game between the Rangers and Angels:

  • Each of the Angels’ last seven night games after playing the previous day have gone under the total runs line.
  • The Rangers have won five of their last six games as underdogs.

And if that is not enough info, DraftKings’ app users will find recent head-to-head games, scores and run lines included.

With the Rangers being a 1.5-point underdog and the total run line at 8.5, the Rangers and the under could make for an intriguing parlay.

Thinking outside the box

But whether it’s baseball, golf, or the NBA and NHL playoffs, DraftKings is literally taking its product outside the lines.

In November 2018, the sportsbook app introduced Sportsbook Pools. In the leadup to the 2019 Super Bowl, DraftKings opened up Big Game Squares available to anyone in the US. The ultimate goal of those additions was to get the casual bettor a bit more involved.

Now, bettors of all stripes get a bit more out of their time on the DraftKings Sportsbook app.

For Hannigan-Daley and the rest of the team, it’s all about taking in ideas, collaborating and bringing them to life.

And the collaborations with iSportGenius and SportsRadar are just two examples of thinking outside the New Jersey online sports betting box.

“I think we will see some positive reaction. Hopefully, customers are using it to bet a little more wisely,” Hannigan-Daley said.

Virginia Opens As Small Favorite Over Texas Tech In NCAA Tournament Title Game

What are the odds for Virginia vs. Texas Tech at NJ online sportsbooks? Get the current odds for the 2019 NCAA final from DraftKings, BetStars and FanDuel.

The No. 1 Virginia Cavaliers barely survived the No. 5 Auburn Tigers on Saturday night while the No. 3 Texas Tech Red Raiders won easily over the No. 2 Michigan State Spartans.

Even so, it’s the Cavaliers who have opened as a small favorite in the championship game at NJ online sportsbooks.

Virginia opened as a 1.5-point favorite at FanDuel Sportsbook app.

But Texas Tech has been paying off as an underdog, so it’s not surprising to see that the action has been coming in on them.

NCAA National Championship odds 2019

Here’s a look at the current odds for college basketball’s national championship at New Jersey’s top online sports betting sites:

Virginia vs. Texas Tech current odds

SpreadVirginia -1.5Virginia -1.5Virginia -1.5
MoneylineVirginia -122, Texas Tech +107Virginia -125, Texas Tech +105Virginia -125, Texas Tech +105

Red Raiders have been money as the dog

Even as the No. 3 seed in the NCAA Tournament, the Red Raiders have been overlooked by the oddsmakers consistently.

They have found themselves as the dog in three straight games and haven’t been favored since the opening weekend.

They cashed as a +145 underdog against No. 2 Michigan State, +215 versus No. 1 Gonzaga and +115 vs No. 2 Michigan on FanDuel Sportsbook app.

The Red Raiders have looked really dominant in the NCAA Tournament, winning four of their five games by double-digits. They really haven’t had to sweat much.

Their defense, which ranked first in the nation in the KenPom Adjust Defensive Efficiency rating, is holding opponents to just 55.8 points per outing.

Cavaliers lucky to survive?

The Cavaliers needed a miracle last-second basket to force overtime versus No. 3 Purdue in the Elite Eight. They got it, pushed the game to overtime, and survived.

In the Final Four, they were down by two points with less than 10 seconds remaining when the referees missed a double-dribble, which would have given No. 5 Auburn the ball and likely the win.

Instead, Virginia’s Kyle Guy was fouled on a three-point attempt and then he calmly hit all three free throws with 0.6 seconds remaining to give Virginia the win.

There’s no question that this is a good Virginia team — especially on defense, where they rank fifth in that same KenPom defensive category that Texas Tech leads — but they have survived their last two games by the narrowest of margins.

Pro tip: Bet Texas Tech at the half

The Red Raiders have been an incredible bet at the half under current head coach Chris Beard.

They’ve now played nine NCAA Tournament games with him on the sidelines, and they’ve covered the spread every single time.

His impressive halftime adjustments haven’t been restricted to March Madness, though. The Red Raiders have covered the second half spread in 24 of their last 28 games on the road (or at a neutral site) and are 33-8-1 ATS in second halves versus non-conference opponents.

Title game could set a record for lowest over/under

The Virginia-Texas Tech over/under opened at 119 or 119.5, depending on which sportsbook you looked at. But it has since gone down to 118 at FanDuel and BetStars NJ.

However, with two stellar defensive teams playing for the championship, that number has dropped to 117.5 at DraftKings Sportsbook app.

If it were to hold, that would be the lowest total that we’ve seen since 2005 (123.5).

Most bettors will be expecting an under — even with a record-low of a total — not only because both defenses are strong but because both teams like to play at a very slow pace.

A free March Madness bet in NJ? You bet

The 2019 NCAA Tournament is down to just one game, and it’s expected to be a very close, competitive contest.

While it might be tough to predict who wins, you can take advantage of some great sportsbook promotions in New Jersey to have a free bet for the championship contests.

If you’re a first-time customer in the state of New Jersey and are looking for a safe, legal place to bet on the game, downloading one of the NJ sportsbook apps can get you a free bet to play with.

For example, if you sign up with FanDuel Sportsbook, they’ll hook you up with a free bet of up to $500. That’ll be nice to have to bet on either Texas Tech or Virginia (or the over/under). And if it happens to lose, you’ll get your money back.

Another option is to bet at BetStars sportsbook app in NJ, one of the most reputable brands in New Jersey. They’ll also hook you up with a similar offer, giving you a $500 match bet.

And special for the final weekend of March Madness, BetStars is giving new players $20 free for a limited time.

Lastly, if you’re looking for another promo, DraftKings NJ app offers up a $25 free bet for first-time customers. It comes to you in five $5 bets, which gives you five bets to use for the title game or anything else.

It’s good to open up accounts at multiple sportsbooks so that you can get the best price for each line, so consider taking advantage of each promo.

And most importantly, tune into the NCAA 2019 National Championship game on Monday night when the Virginia Cavaliers take on the Texas Tech Red Raiders.

For NJ Sportsbooks, Betting Kiosks Add Another Layer Of Convenience For Customers

March Madness betting and the opening month of MLB season creates consumer demand. FanDuel and DraftKings customers are stepping up to the kiosk.

Sports betting kiosks are slowly popping up inside New Jersey retail sportsbooks.

And the combination of March Madness betting, more specifically the Final Four, and opening month of MLB season creates consumer demand.

And those consumers are looking for convenient ways to bet.

The FanDuel Sportsbook at the Meadowlands Racetrack is the latest NJ location to introduce them. The 14 betting terminals are brand new, unveiled weeks before the start of the NCAA Tournament.

More specifically, they are IGT PlayDigital’s PlayShot QuickBet kiosks.

Enrico Drago, senior vice IGT PlayDigital, commented via a press release:

“The self-service kiosks deliver the same high-quality user experience as the FanDuel website and mobile apps, and feature real-time pricing updates for a full range of markets to give players at The New Meadowlands Racetrack the best possible betting experience.”

With NJ sports betting closing in on its one-year anniversary, the current market is packed with 13 sportsbook apps. And yes, they have the edge when it comes to convenience.

But retail sportsbooks in the Garden State see self-service betting kiosks as a way to stay in the game.

FanDuel: Kiosks are a game changer

It’s no secret FanDuel’s NJ location is No. 1 when it comes to both popularity and sports betting revenue.

Opening weekend action of the NCAA Tournament produced standing-room-only crowds. This equals long lines at the betting windows.

Not exactly convenient for getting in a four-leg parlay. But those 14 new betting kiosks help with speeding up the betting process.

In a statement provided to NJ Gambling Sites, the FanDuel team called the kiosks “a game changer.”

“The ability to put more than 40 IGT kiosks throughout the Meadowlands Racetrack has eased the congestion at our betting windows and made the sports betting experience more enjoyable.

“The kiosks are extremely intuitive, customer friendly and feature our full range of events and markets giving us an edge on our competitors.”

IGT and FanDuel have what can be described as a “productive business relationship.” And it’s one that extends beyond New Jersey.

IGT in New Jersey and Pennsylvania

The FanDuel-branded sportsbook at Valley Forge Casino Resort opened last month. And there is another at the Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia.

Like the sportsbook operator, IGT is focused on “exceeding patron expectations.”

The PlayShot kiosks are just the latest example of this. Charles CohenIGT PlayDigital vice president for sports betting, explained that the ultimate goal was to go beyond simple convenience.

“IGT and FanDuel collaborated to ensure that the kiosks deliver a reliable, intuitive experience that reflects the quality and familiarity of the FanDuel brand.”

DraftKings + Kambi + Resorts

The betting kiosks inside the DraftKings Sportsbook at Resorts were getting plenty of use during the opening weekend of the NCAA Tournament.

The kiosks, like the DraftKings mobile app, are powered by Kambi.

There are 18 0n property, including 16 in and around the sportsbook. Two others are located on the casino floor.

Too many kiosks? Neither DraftKings or Resorts thinks so.

Hal Tendler, DraftKings Sportsbook manager, said the emphasis has always been what is best for the customer. Kiosks just fit the bill.

“The actual bet is a smaller dollar amount, but there are probably more tickets printed at the kiosks than over the counter.”

Betting kiosks and a growing list for Kambi

The DraftKings name is plastered on the walls, but Kambi helps keep the betting process moving. The European-based company provides technology support to keep the bets moving.

And every client has specific requests for configuring their brand-specific kiosk.

Max Bichsel, Kambi US director, said the company’s focus is trying to create the “best in class product.”

But whether the customer is betting via the DraftKings kiosk or the mobile app, the platform is essentially the same. And just like the mobile app, customers build a bet slip. Wagers can be deleted prior to completing the transaction.

In fact, Kambi customers are taking advantage of this additional betting option.

Bichsel said in general, more than half of the retail bets come in through the kiosks. ParxSugarHouse, and Rivers casinos in Pennsylvania all have Kambi betting kiosks inside their respective sportsbooks.

And much like with NJ sportsbooks, those betting machines are getting a lot of action.

A March Madness betting test

Whether in Atlantic City or Pennsylvania, the machines have been putting in overtime with customers this month.

The opening weekend of March Madness betting — the first ever — will do that. Games started around noon and went until midnight.

Bichsel was happy to report the kiosks were up to the challenge.

“They definitely had a stress test in terms of the volume coming in,” he said. “Very proud how the kiosks held up in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania.”

More kiosks coming to NJ? You bet

In terms of other AC casinos, the Sportsbook at the Golden Nugget is equipped with nine self-service kiosks powered by SBTech.

Borgata currently does not have any betting kiosks since the Race and Sports Book is a temporary setup.

Special for March Madness betting, the MGM-owned property set up a special temporary space as part of its Brackets at Borgata promotion. Four additional betting windows are now open at the Central Conference Center.

But betting kiosks are coming this summer.

Borgata AC is building an $11 million permanent sportsbook slated for a summer opening. Betting kiosks (exact number to be announced) will be included.

Tom Gable, director of the Race & Sports Book at the Borgata, said he thinks they will be a great addition.

“It enables the customers to take as much time as they want. They don’t have to worry about someone standing behind them in line.”

And with Final Four betting front and center this weekend, customers will be lining up once again.