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.

Get Inside The NBA Playoffs With In-Game Betting At BetStars NJ Sportsbook

The NBA Playoffs tipped off this past weekend and for the first time ever you can bet on it in New Jersey, including live in-game betting at BetStars NJ.

The NBA Playoffs tipped off this past weekend and for the first time ever you can bet on the outcome of the different games, series, and the entire playoffs right here in New Jersey.

Plus, NJ online sportsbooks like BetStars NJ also offer live in-game betting options that allow you to watch games from the privacy of your own home and simultaneously bet on any mobile device or desktop computer on odds that are adjusted as the action continues.

Signing up for a Stars Account

The first step in taking advantage of the live in-game betting options for the NBA Playoffs on BetStars NJ is signing up for an account.

Just click this exclusive BetStars NJ link to get the process started, then follow these four simple steps:

  • Click on the tab labeled “Join.”
  • If you already have a Stars Account from playing online poker or casino games with PokerStars NJ, click on the tab labeled “Login” and do just that.
  • If not, create a new Stars Account by entering your country of residence, email address, new Stars ID and password. Then click the tab labeled “Continue.”
  • Check the boxes signifying you accept the license agreement and privacy policy. Then, choose whether you’d like to receive special offers and updates. Finally, click the tab labeled “Create Account.”

It’s that easy and provided you signed up through our exclusive BetStars NJ link, you’ll be eligible for a sign-up bonus that includes a refund of up to $500 if you lose your first bet.

That’s a risk-free bet you can make on the NBA Playoffs.

Finding BetStars NJ’s NBA Playoffs live in-game betting

Finding the live in-game betting options for the NBA Playoffs on BetStars NJ is even easier.

Anytime there’s an NBA Playoff game on, just log in to your BetStars NJ account and click the tab labeled “In-Game” at the top of the screen under the BetStars logo.

It’s the one directly on the right of the “Home” tab and there’s a clock on it.

Then, just make sure the “Basketball” tab underneath it is selected and you should see all the available games. Underneath each game, you’ll find the number of live in-game markets available. Click on that to view the odds on all the different in-game bets.

You should be able to bet on markets that include:

  • Moneyline
  • Point spread
  • Total points (aka over/under)
  • Alternative moneylines, point spreads, and total points
  • Individual quarter and half moneylines, point spreads, and total points
  • Individual team scoring totals

The odds will change as the game continues allowing you to bet on what you expect to happen next.

In-game betting options can add a little excitement to any NBA Playoff game. These lines can keep you interested even late in the fourth quarter of a first-round blowout.

Plus, in-game betting gives you the chance to hedge your bets a little. That way you can make up for a traditional NBA Playoffs bet placed prior to tip-off you suddenly wish you could take back.

BetStars NJ is an Authorized Gaming Operator of the NBA thanks to a deal made in October 2018. That makes it a great place to try it out.

Tiger Woods Roars At The Masters And FanDuel NJ Sportsbook Pays Out Millions

FanDuel Sportsbook paid out more than $3 million over the weekend. And it has a lot to do with that green jacket Tiger Woods won at The Masters.

Tiger Woods is not the only person to earn a big payday from The Masters over the weekend.

FanDuel Sportsbook app customers made out very well, too. Add in winnings from daily fantasy sports and the total payout eclipsed $3 million.

Let’s call it the Tiger effect. 

Tiger Woods wins, bettors win, and FanDuel pays

Here’s the lowdown from FanDuel on what happened when Woods won his fifth Masters:

  • Woods began the week netting only 10% of all bets to win The Masters outright.
  • FanDuel said it was offering the best prices in New Jersey at +1800.
  • By the end of the tournament, about 21% of golf bets were on Woods.
  • Altogether, it equates to more than $1 million in liability.

Mike Raffensperger, chief marketing officer for FanDuel, explained how “the Tiger effect is real.”

“Tiger’s historic win today has cemented him as one of the most iconic figures in sports and we congratulate him on his tremendous achievement.”

Woods’ win ends a drought that dates back to 2005 — the last year Woods won a green jacket. But for NJ online sports betting fans who gambled that it would be Woods’ year, at last, there were plenty of reasons to celebrate.

FanDuel DFS customers win, too

FanDuel’s $1 million Mega Eagle DFS contest also enjoyed its moment in the spotlight.

And the company notes this is their biggest fantasy golf contest ever.

But success comes with its share of liabilities.

The grand total amounts to more than $2 million for FanDuel NJ. This includes a combination of prize payouts and promotional refunds.

The news wasn’t exactly a surprise. The Big Cat Cash Back Promo was announced last week. And if Woods won, every contestant would have the $15 entry fee returned.

And if Tiger wasn’t in the lineup, it didn’t matter.

The site credits appeared in customer accounts as of this morning.

FanDuel + Masters betting

However, Woods was not considered the favorite to win The Masters.

On April 8, FanDuel listed Rory McIlroy at +650. And he was getting 8.5 percent of the outright winner betting action.

Tommy Fleetwood (+3000) was receiving 7 percent of wagers to win it all.

The odds for Woods, however, changed rapidly over the course of the tournament:

The first round at Augusta National did not begin until Thursday morning, but by the end, Woods wasn’t the only surprise.

Xander Schauffele, who wasn’t even listed among the betting leaders, tied for second. He finished one stroke back with Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka.

FanDuel golf futures for Tiger Woods

But the PGA Tour season is just beginning. This means there are plenty of other prime betting opportunities to come.

And it also means the Tiger effect on NJ sports betting may be far from finished. The FanDuel app now includes a Tiger drop-down box.

online sportsbooks nj masters

There are still three golf majors left on the 2019 calendar.

Up next is the PGA Championship taking place May 16-19.

The US Open follows from June 13-16. And the Open Championship takes place July 18-21.

For his part, Woods is chasing history. He has won 15 career majors. The all-time leader is Jack Nicklaus with 18.

So it’s no surprise that FanDuel released futures on Sunday. Here are some of the available bets:

  • Tiger to tie the Nicklaus record +500
  • Tiger to break the Nicklaus record +1000

And for those thinking Woods is just getting started, the market is open on how many more majors he will win in 2019:

  • Two or more +140
  • Three or more +700
  • Grand Slam +3500

And speaking of the PGA Championship, FanDuel has Woods as the early favorite (+850).

NJ Sports Betting Hits $372 Million In March With Record $31.7 Million In Revenue

New Jersey online and retail sports betting had a good month in March, taking $372,451,342 million in bets and retaining $31,669,387 million in revenue.

Now that the 2019 NCAA Tournament has come to a close, it’s time to look at the bigger NJ sports betting picture.

New Jersey got its first taste of the excitement that comes with March Madness betting last month. And based on the numbers released today by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE), it will go down as a month to remember.

March revenue results are in, and it shows an overall handle of $372,451,342.

The monthly take includes March Madness wagers. Keep in mind these numbers do not include the Final Four or National Championship games.

It marks a significant increase from February which had a  handle of $320,368,087. That month included Super Bowl betting and Oscars betting, also firsts for NJ sportsbooks.

But the other big number included in the report is the $31.7 million in combined revenue from the 10 retail sportsbooks and 13 online sports betting platforms in NJ. That equals an 8.5% hold for the books.

The impact of March Madness betting drew standing-room-only crowds to retail sportsbooks around the Garden State.

But mobile sports betting enjoyed another strong month, accounting for $298,282,154 of the overall handle. Call it a win-win.

But it was FanDuel Sportsbook and The Meadowlands that came out on top, posting more than $17 million in total revenue in March.

NJ sports betting revenue breakdown

Here is a revenue breakdown of the 10 retail sportsbooks and their online partners:

Property (Online)Online RevenueRetail RevenueMarch Total
Bally's (Caesars, 888)$336,866$233,991$570,857
Borgata (playMGM)$100,886$752,407$853,293
Golden Nugget (BetAmerica, GN Online)$98,120$93,755$191,875
Hard Rock (Hard Rock online)$16,954$65,300$82,254
Meadowlands (FanDuel, PointsBet)$13,322,133$4,271,840$17,593,973
Monmouth (William Hill, SugarHouse)$1,669,750$986,251$2,656,001
Ocean Resort (William Hill)$1,416,004$541,776$1,957,780
Resorts (DraftKings, BetStars, Resorts Online)$7,278,126$85,105$7,363,321
Tropicana (William Hill)$21,310$251,169$272,479

FanDuel dominates again

Eight of the 10 NJ retail sportsbooks call Atlantic City home, but the one located just outside of New York City is making all the headlines.

FanDuel NJ reported retail revenue of $4,271,840, putting them well ahead of the pack.

By comparison, the William Hill NJ-branded sportsbook at Monmouth Park was a distant second with $986,251.

Not having legal sports betting in the Big Apple makes the Garden State a huge draw.

FanDuel also played a big hand in the Meadowlands claiming the top mobile sports betting spot. The North Jersey-based racetrack earned $13,322,133 in online revenue, which includes PointsBet NJ.

The combination puts the grand total at $17,593,973.

Put it all together and FanDuel just reported its best month to date. The company shared a statement:

“The FanDuel Sportsbook continues to be the top operator in the New Jersey market both in mobile and retail.

“There was incredible excitement for March Madness, noted by record-breaking revenue numbers for the FanDuel Sportsbook, which had the biggest revenue month for any operator since the launch of legalized sports betting in New Jersey last June.”

DraftKings + Resorts Digital

DraftKings Sportsbook at Resorts drew a crowd on the first day of the NCAA Tournament.

While Villanova and Duke seemed to be a couple of the more popular picks, the retail revenue only came in at just $85,105.

But NJ online sports betting continues to be the story here.

Resorts Digital — the online arm of New Jersey’s oldest casino — reported monthly revenue of $7,278,126. This number includes DraftKings, likely making up the majority of it, BetStars NJ and the Resorts sportsbook apps.

And Resorts Digital has plenty to smile about this month.

Resorts reported $8,472,091 just from internet casino winnings. This includes the DraftKings Casino platform which is integrated with the first-to-market sportsbook app.

The company’s combined NJ online gambling and sports betting revenue came in at $15,750,217. This is a mind-blowing 271.1 percent improvement over the same period last year.

William Hill grows by one

Before March Madness betting in NJ got underway, Tropicana AC opened its permanent 5,000-square-foot sportsbook.

The William Hill-branded space is the second in AC and third in NJ for the well-known sportsbook operator. The others are at Ocean Casino and Monmouth Park.

The three retail sportsbooks combined for more than $1.7 million in revenue. Online revenue, however, was double the retail for William Hill at just over $3 million.

Hard Rock rolls out phase two

But the Trop was not the only new sports betting game in town.

The construction walls surrounding Hard Rock Atlantic City’s 3,800-square-foot permanent sportsbook finally came down in late March.

The official grand-opening announcement came April 1. But it did not include a ceremonial first bet.

After all, the betting windows have been open since late January.

But in terms of overall NJ sports betting revenue, the property finished last across the board.

Retail sports betting (minus the seats) came in at $65,300. The property generated just $16,954 from mobile online wagers.

And New Jersey’s online sports betting picture is expected to continue growing.

Hard Rock has land-based partnerships in place with Unibet NJ and Bet365, both of which are expected to launch this year.

Unlike the NBA playoffs, NJ sports betting is not about to take a time out.

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.