With sports betting out in the open, the volume of wagering reached some impressive heights last year. Since the Super Bowl LIII is approaching, here is a handy guide for people in and around New Jersey to help them find the best options for NJ betting on the game.
The NFL‘s championship game, the Super Bowl, is the biggest day of the year for sports betting. Even in previous years, no other event draws the level of action the “big game” enjoys.
Physical locations for betting in New Jersey
There are nine brick-and-mortar sportsbooks active in New Jersey at this time. All nine of the venues are in one of two places.
The first location in New Jersey to find a sportsbook is Atlantic City. Within America’s playground, there are seven sportsbooks actively accepting wagers.
- Bally’s Sportsbook (Boardwalk)
- Borgata Race & Sports Bar (Marina)
- The Sportsbook at Golden Nugget (Marina)
- Harrah’s Sportsbook (Marina)
- Ocean’s Sportsbook at Ocean Resort (Boardwalk)
- DraftKings Sportsbook at Resorts Casino (Boardwalk)
- Tropicana Sportsbook at Tropicana (Boardwalk)
The other locations in New Jersey for sports betting are at two of the three racetracks. Both of these are in northern New Jersey.
- The FanDuel Sportsbook at the Meadowlands (East Rutherford)
- FOX Bet Sports Bar at Monmouth Park (Oceanport)
Online sportsbooks in New Jersey
Since physical sportsbooks in New Jersey are mostly located in two locations, it’s not convenient or feasible for everyone to make use of those facilities. Thankfully, New Jersey also has another option for sports bettors: online sportsbooks.
In fact, there are nine different online sportsbooks available for wagering in New Jersey. They are:
- 888 Sport NJ
- FOX Bet
- Caesars Sportsbook
- DraftKings Sportsbook
- FanDuel Sportsbook
- playMGM Sportsbook
- SugarHouse Sportsbook
How do online sportsbooks compare with live ones?
Almost every online sportsbook in New Jersey offers all the betting options that the live books provide. In fact, there are options online that go beyond the standard offerings.
One notable example of a wager type unique to online sportsbooks is the live ticket system. Several sportsbooks offer the option to cash out a wager before the game ends.
So, a player can use this function to guard against last-second defeats. A parlay wagerer can get a payout if he or she is concerned about the final leg of the bet.
In many cases, online sportsbooks don’t have wagering limits as high as their live counterparts. So, there can be several advantages of accessing a sports betting website versus a live one.
That said, online sportsbooks, don’t offer the same complete experience of sitting in a physical sportsbook and observing the match with other bettors. The camaraderie and atmosphere advantage will always be with the brick-and-mortar locations. So, for wagering on the Super Bowl, it will really boil down to each player’s preferences and availability.