Easiest Way To Bet The Super Bowl Online If You Live In New York City

Posted on January 27, 2020 - Last Updated on January 31, 2020

New York has multiple legal retail sportsbooks where you can bet on Super Bowl 54 live. You can’t, however, bet online with any of those sportsbooks yet.

But you can easily access online sports betting across the state border in New Jersey. You can also do all of the setup and prep work for betting on the anticipated Chiefs-49ers Super Bowl from your home in NY.

Then, all you need to do is drive or ride to the nearest state line and make your bets. You don’t have to stay in New Jersey to withdraw winnings from your bets, either. You can cash in your bet in NJ but take it out later at home.

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What you can do in New York once you download an NJ betting app:

  • Open your online betting account.
  • Deposit funds into your betting account.
  • Navigate all of your Super Bowl markets and options, including moneyline bets, spread bets, totals and props.
  • Fill in your bet slip to see odds on parlays, check potential winnings.
  • Withdraw winnings from your betting account.
  • Control all of your account settings.
  • Claim your welcome bonuses and promotions.

You need to be physically within New Jersey state borders to place your bet (or use the early cash-out option on a bet). But you do not have to be in a retail sportsbook. You can bet from the closest location to the border that will geolocate you in NJ.

How to download an online sports betting app in NY

You have two ways to access online sportsbooks in New Jersey from NY: desktop or mobile. Sports betting apps are a convenient and easy option to place a bet online.

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To place a Super Bowl bet, follow these simple, straightforward steps:

Download: Apps are available for both iPhone and Android devices. You shouldn’t have any issues downloading and installing the DraftKings, FanDuel or BetMGM apps from NY.

Register your account: Sign-up is easy. The sportsbook will ask for minimal information including name, email, address and the last four digits of your Social Security number. You must be 21 years or older to legally bet in New Jersey.

Deposit: Before you can place a bet, you’ll need to deposit funds. Credit cards will be accepted by all sportsbooks (Visa, Mastercard, Discover and, sometimes, AmEx). You can also use e-checks from a checking account, wire transfer, personal check, PayPal, PayNearMe (deposit at 7-Eleven convenience stores) or sportsbook-branded prepaid cards.

You can do all of your account set up and management from New York. Once you cross into NJ, you can bet on the Super Bowl.

The apps have quick and easy location verification that allows sportsbooks to see that you (and your device) are in New Jersey.

Geolocation technology is used by sportsbooks by combining IP and Wi-Fi data. If there is any doubt about your location, or you use a proxy/VPN, you will not be able to place any bets.

Getting from NYC to NJ

Once your account is up and funded, all you need to do is get to Jersey. Never been? Well, there’s no shortage of options. If you’re traveling via car, there are four primary ways to get from New York City to the Garden State:

Getting from NYC to NJ

Via bridge

  • George Washington Bridge from Harlem River Drive to Fort Lee, NJ.
  • Verrazano-Narrows Bridge from Brooklyn to Staten Island and then Goethals Bridge to Elizabeth/Newark, NJ

Note: While the Cuomo Bridge (formerly known as Tappan Zee) from White Plains, NY to Nyack, NY does not directly lead to New Jersey, towns such as Montvale and Pearl River are less than 10 miles away from the bridge.

Via tunnel

  • Holland Tunnel via the West Side Highway connects NYC to Jersey City and Hoboken.
  • Lincoln Tunnel, also on the West Side of NYC, crosses the river into Weehawken, NJ.

Mass Transit

New Jersey Transit offers departures from Penn Station and connects to the entire state of New Jersey. The first train stop in New Jersey is Secaucus. Check the train schedules as not every destination will stop at Secaucus.

PATH Trains (Port Authority Trans Hudson) depart from the following NYC locations:

  • 33rd St
  • 23rd St
  • 14th St
  • 9th St
  • Christopher St
  • World Trade Center

to NJ cities Newark, Hoboken, Harrison and Jersey City.

Taking the train to Jersey to bet on sports is getting so popular that Bloomberg wrote about train station hubs bettors prefer.

The Port Authority Bus Terminal at 42nd St. also offers a wide selection of transportation into New Jersey.

Live betting on Super Bowl from NYC

You can’t bet live on the Super Bowl from NY. But you can hit up local bars or sportsbooks in New Jersey to go watch the game and place bets. Or you can place live bets via cage or your phone while you’re in an NJ sportsbook itself.

These are the sportsbooks closest to NYC:

If you want to go all the way down to AC for the most options, here are eight additional Sportsbooks located in Atlantic City. These are some sports bars in AC to consider as well:

If Hoboken is more your speed, Mad Hatter in Hoboken is having a Super Bowl Party

Best Apps to bet on Super Bowl Online

1.  DraftKings Sportsbook – $25 free, Up to $1,000 bonus

DraftKings announced a partnership with Resorts Casino to offer sports betting back in 2018 and has been one of the top two books in New Jersey since launch.

DraftKings Super Bowl SquaresDraftKings offers point spread, moneyline and total points for the Super Bowl along with alternate point spread and alternative total points options. It’ll also post moneylines, point spreads and totals bets for each quarter/half plus live in-play betting as the game plays out.

A cool in-play option on DraftKings is the “FlashBet” feature that offers “drive-by-drive” betting on specific events, like the results of a team’s current drive as a TD, punt or turnover. There’s also props related to individual passing yards, rushing yards and touchdown scoring.

DraftKings also has a really nice stats portal that you can easily navigate from the game betting info to research relevant stats and betting trends for both the 49ers and Chiefs.

If you want to play for free, DraftKings also has the $54,000 Super Bowl Squares contest you can get a free ticket for with a $5 deposit.

2. FanDuel Sportsbook – $500 risk-free bet

FanDuel launched in September 2018 in NJ and has crushed ever since. The app is similar in appearance and feel to the DraftKings app, but it is also informed by the institutional knowledge of FanDuel’s parent company, Flutter (European sports betting titan, Paddy Power Betfair).

The FanDuel Sportsbook offers the core bets for the Big Game including point spread, moneyline and total points plus individual wagering by quarter and half. Also of note for Super Bowl 54:

Android sports betting apps

  • FanDuel offers its unique “Same Game Parlay.”
  • Bettors can combine game spreads, point totals, player props and other props into a single parlay ticket.
  • This is a great feature, as you typically can’t combine multiple outcomes from the same event into a single parlay.

If you like to play parlays, it’s worth checking out.

FanDuel offers live, in-play betting for Super Bowl LIV and you will not be disappointed in the number of props added/updated for the Super Bowl. Here are the leading candidates for game MVP via FanDuel

  • Patrick Mahomes: +110
  • Jimmy Garoppolo: +240
  • Raheem Mostert: +750
  • George Kittle: +1700
  • Tyreek Hill: +1700
  • Travis Kelce: +2000

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3. BetMGM Sportsbook – Up to $500 free bet

A mainstay of the casino and sports betting businesses in Nevada since the 1960s, MGM was the second app to launch in New Jersey in 2018. The parent company of legendary gambling brands including Bellagio and The Mirage, BetMGM has a full sports betting menu on their app and website.

As for Super Bowl Sunday, BetMGM has plenty of point spread and totals options to consider as well as individual team, game and player props. Consider such unique props as:

  • Which team will be the first to use a coach’s challenge?
  • Which team will call a timeout first?
  • How many yards will the shortest touchdown be?

Claim your free bet and bet Super Bowl 54 at BetMGM here

NJ sports betting – Freedom of choice

NJ sportsbook appsAfter the top three picks above, NJ has over a dozen more sportsbook apps available in the state. You can download as many as you want to register/deposit and take advantage of each of the respective sign-up or deposit bonuses.

Your app home screen on your phone may look like this (see image to right) …

…. which puts you in a great position to shop around for the best prices on your best Super Bowl bets and special odds boosts and promotions.

Super Bowl betting in NJ – Quick FAQ

Can a friend in NJ log in to my account and bet for me?

No, this is a violation of the terms and conditions of your sports betting account.

What time is the Super Bowl in New York this year?

The Super Bowl will be held in Miami with a kick-off time of 6:30 PM ET.

Who is the Super Bowl betting favorite?

The current favorite for Super Bowl 54 is the Kansas City Chiefs but the line is expected to move this week as money rolls in. Check the feed below to see the up-to-the-minute moneyline, spread and totals lines.

When did the Giants/Jets last win a Super Bowl?

The Giants have won a total of four Super Bowls, with the last one coming in 2012 when Big Blue defeated the Patriots 21-17. Game MVP and the recently retired Eli Manning completed 75% of his passes — becoming one of four quarterbacks in Super Bowl history to complete 75 percent of his passes or more.

The Jets have one Super Bowl trophy in their Florham Park trophy case, the historic Joe Namath “guarantee” win over the Baltimore (now Indianapolis) Colts 16-7 in 1970.

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