What to look for in a good New Jersey sportsbook app
Summer 2018 was an exciting period in the history of gambling in New Jersey. Prior to that date, online gambling was illegal in the state but a bill was passed which allowed online gambling by New Jersey residents over the age of 21.
This was restricted to computer servers which were located at licensed casinos in Atlantic City. In 2013, both casino and poker games were legal to play online in New Jersey in addition to online sports betting.
In June 2014, the first sports bets were placed in New Jersey and it did not take long for companies to emerge online. DraftKings was the first website to offer legal online sports betting and over two years later, we now have a competitive marketplace with over 10 different online sports betting websites. Not only that but these websites have developed sportsbook apps which users can download on their mobile device.
A good sportsbook app needs to have access to the biggest and best events. This includes the NFL, NHL, MLB, MLS, Premier League, Champions League, major tennis and golf tournaments and boxing matches. Live betting is also a key consideration and in-play betting is big business. Having the opportunity to place bets after an event has started has transformed online betting and all good New Jersey sportsbook apps should have this available.
Thankfully, there are three which do.
Residents of New Jersey can bet on sports away from their computer thanks to these apps and one of the most impressive is FanDuel. This New Jersey sportsbook app offers something a little different to standard sports betting which is great if you are looking for a varied challenge. Using the FanDuel app you can place standard sports bets on a range of competitions but also bet on daily fantasy games.
So, if you have had your fill of betting on the NFL moneylines or live Premier League odds, you could opt to enter a head-to-head NFL fantasy game. You can draft a team to win you money over the course of a game, a set number of games or the full season.
DraftKings is another New Jersey sportsbook app which follows a similar idea. You can play fantasy sports games on a daily basis or across a whole season based on several sports leagues. However, DraftKings is much more than a fantasy games website and you can bet on a huge variety of sports using the sportsbook app, with live betting also an option.
The 888Sport app for NJ is available to players in the Garden State and this is one of the biggest online sports betting websites in the world. 888Sport is used not only in New Jersey but also across Europe, so it has a big scope. You will not find any fantasy sports like DraftKings and FanDuel but you will find a dedicated sports betting app.
Football is the main sport on offer but you can also bet on horse racing, which is a big draw for some punters. So, if you are based in New Jersey and looking for a wide choice sports, live betting and fantasy sports, the three apps highlighted above are a good place to start.