The best promo codes and deposit bonuses available at NJ sportsbooks.
Nevada might be the true OG when it comes to legal sports betting in the United States, but the expansion of this billion-dollar industry wouldn’t have come to pass without a years-long effort from the Garden State. Here's a look at the top sports betting bonuses available to New Jersey-based players.
If your first qualifying wager loses, Caesars will credit you a free bet equal to the value of your first wager up to $1,250, plus get 1,000 Tier Credits and 1,000 Reward Credits® win or lose. Your Free Bet is for one-time use within 14 days and cannot be divided across multiple wagers.
If your first qualifying bet loses and it is in an amount greater than $50, you will receive five (5) free bets back in equal denominations of 20% of the total amount of the qualifying bet up to $1,000. If your qualifying bet loses and it is less than $50, you will receive a single free bet back in a single denomination equaling the total amount of the qualifying bet. Example: If you place a $1,000 qualifying bet and your bet loses, you will receive five (5) $200 free bets. If you place a $49 bet and lose, you will receive one $49 free bet.
FanDuel regularly changes its welcome bonus, especially during peak sports seasons like the NFL. The latest offer from FanDuel is a "No Sweat First Bet" of $1,000. If your first bet loses, FanDuel will offer you a free bet credit in the equal amount of your first bet up to $1,000. If your first bet wins, you win.
At DraftKings, you will receive a $50 free bet with a minimum deposit of $5. If you don’t have the bankroll to make a more extensive first deposit, this is a humble offer. Still, far from generous considering, DK is a multi-billion dollar industry giant. The more significant offer DraftKings features is a 20% first deposit match up to $1,000. In this case, you must deposit $5,000 to be eligible to receive the maximum possible bonus amount of $1,000. This is not a reasonable offer for the casual bettor.
PointsBet offers new players a $100 risk-free bet on each of their first five days as an account holder. Their deal is of the "if you don't use it, you lose it" type, so to get the most out of this, you must be super active in your first week as a player. PointsBet used to be one of the most generous betting sites with their new player promos, but as the industry as a whole has cut back on promotions, so has PointsBet.
Barstool Sportsbook has an average sign-up bonus offering a $1,000 risk-free bet for new users in most regions. They try and word it differently sometimes calling it a “2 for 1” but it’s a standard risk-free new player bonus. With the risk-free bet, you only get money back if your first bet loses, and they match your first bet, not deposit, up to $1,000.
SuperBook offers new players a 100% First Bet Match of up to $1,000. It's important to know that the bonus is tied to your first bet, not your first deposit. So, if you deposit $1,000 but place a first bet of just $50, you'll only get a $50 bonus. You also need to place your first wager the same day that you make your deposit, or you may not qualify for the bonus. First wagers must be on sporting events with odds of -200 or worse.
The offer most players will find at WynnBET is a paltry $100 bet & get. The silver lining is the promo is pretty simple and accessible for casual players. Bet $100 with odds of -120 or greater and get a $100 free bet. Free bets will expire ten (10) days after being credited. Free bets are only valid on sporting events with odds of -150 or greater (for example, -100, +120). Free bets also aren't valid for live betting.
Tipico used to offer new players a $750 risk-free bet but has since dropped its welcome bonus to a $250 deposit match. While the monetary value is much lower, this is actually a preferred promo for most players as it gives you free money to play with, win or lose, whereas the risk-free bet only awards you for losing and gives you nothing for winning. There's a 2x rollover within 30 days at odds of -200 or worse on your deposit and bonus amount before you can make a withdrawal.
Borgata offers new customers $100 in free bets once they deposit and wager at least $20 on an event with -200 odds or better. You will receive (10) $10 bet credits instead of a singular $100 credit. However, there is no rollover requirement, so bettors can withdraw their winnings immediately from these bets, unlike at many other sportsbooks with stringent conditions.
One detriment to playing at PlayUp is their lack of bonuses and promotions. They presently only offer one sign-up per month, which seems to change monthly. In September 2022, the're offering a "$250 Free Bet by Depositing and Wagering $250" for users who create an account.
FOX Bet recently slashed its new user bonus and now offers one of the worst welcome bonuses in the industry with just a $50 risk-free bet.
BetRivers goes with a deposit match up to $250, which is nice as it gives you free money to play with instead of risk-free bets that only award you if your first bet is graded a loser. Unfortunately, $250 is low compared to the industry standard.
Per their website, below are examples of how the promotion works: "To get that up to $100 Sports Bet Match, just log in and place your first bet of $5 or more on any sports game with odds -250 or higher (i.e. -200, -110, +100, +150, +250). Win or lose, the Bet Match is yours - It's so easy."
Golden Nugget offers a matched deposit bonus of up to $250 for new customers with odds of -200 or better. Once the bet settles, the user will receive their account's 100% deposit match. One of the ancillary benefits of Golden Nugget's offer is they only require a 1x rollover on bonuses, so users can withdraw their winnings much sooner than most competitors offer.
betPARX is offering their new customers a risk-free bet of up to $750. Your first bet with the mobile brand won’t be a loser. If you win that first bet (up to $750), congratulations – your first betPARX experience has been successful. If you lose that bet, fear not, betPARX will credit the full amount of that loss back to your account in the form of site credits.
|Caesars||$1,250 Free Bet + Credits||✅ No Code Required|
|BetMGM||$1,000 Risk-Free Bet||✅ No Code Required|
|FanDuel||$1,000 "No Sweat First Bet"||✅ No Code Required|
|DraftKings||20% Deposit Match up to $1,000||✅ No Code Required|
|PointsBet||5 Risk-free Bets up to $500||✅ No Code Required|
|Barstool||$1,000 Risk-free Bet||✅ No Code Required|
|SuperBook||$1,000 First Bet Match||✅ No Code Required|
|WynnBET||Bet $100, Get $100||✅ No Code Required|
|Tipico||$250 Deposit Match||✅ No Code Required|
|Borgata||$100 in Free Bets||✅ No Code Required|
|PlayUp||$250 Risk-free Bet||✅ No Code Required|
|FOX Bet||$50 Risk-free Bet||✅ No Code Required|
|BetRivers||100% Deposit Match up to $250||✅ No Code Required|
|Hard Rock||Up to $100 in Free Bets||✅ No Code Required|
|Golden Nugget||$250 Deposit Match||✅ No Code Required|
|BetPARX||$750 Risk-free Bet||✅ No Code Required|
It will come as no surprise to see a rather extensive list of major professional and amateur sports available to New Jersey bettors; here are the marquee sports on which New Jerseyans can wager:
The uniforms might say New York, but both of The Empire State's NFL franchises actually play their home games at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. And yet, we don't think New Jersey natives need the bonus of hosting a pair of teams to encourage them to spend millions on NFL wagering each year.
Looking to place a wager on a college football game you're attending in New Jersey? Sorry, that's not allowed. The state prohibits betting on NJ-based teams or games that take place within state borders – and it doesn't mess around, having already fined BetMGM $25,000 for violating that regulation.
New Jersey no longer hosts an NBA franchise – but the lack of league representation hasn't slowed down the state's rabid hardcourt betting interest. New Jersey generates one of the highest annual NBA handles in the United States, and should continue to do so for years to come.
The rule banning wagering on in-state games or teams is particularly disappointing for New Jerseyans hoping to bet on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, Seton Hall Pirates or any other of the state's eight Division I basketball programs. Any March Madness games held in NJ are also off the table.
Bettors face a more limited betting landscape in July and August, when the NFL, NBA and NHL are all dark. That moves Major League Baseball to the front of the queue – and New Jerseyans come out in full force over those hot summer months to deliver hundreds of millions of dollars in handle.
New Jersey NHL bettors: Did the Devils make you do it? The presence of the three-time Stanley Cup champions in The Garden State certainly provides a boost to NJ's overall hockey handle – and it doesn't hurt that most sportsbooks offer comprehensive NHL markets throughout the season.
Tee up those bets and walk away a winner! New Jersey residents and visitors have no shortage of betting options when it comes to golf, particularly around major championship time. Whether you prefer outright bets, Top-10 futures or matchup plays, NJ sportsbooks have whatever you need.
Another league, another "New York" team that plays its home games in Jersey. Major League Soccer's New York Red Bulls might not see the same volume of wagers as other NJ-based teams, but soccer is still a fairly hot ticket in the state – and that should only get better with the upcoming World Cup.
Like most states, New Jersey’s state gaming authority has put safeguards in place to ensure that bettors have a way out of any potential trouble spots.
The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement manages the state’s self-exclusion program, which allows players to impose a self-ban on all gambling activity with a specific sportsbook. Players can also set deposit and bet limits of their choosing.
Many sportsbooks will offer you a free bet or several free bets as a reward for choosing them ahead of the competition. However, you should not expect a free bet offer to come with no strings attached. You will generally have to deposit your own money to unlock the free bet and then place several bets at a specific minimum set of odds before you can make a withdrawal.
Betting bonuses are awarded to new players to encourage them to sign up or to existing players so they remain loyal. They include match deposit bonuses, reload bonuses, boosted odds bonuses, and much more. They vary from one sportsbook to the next, so you should always shop around for the most appealing free bets and sign up for multiple books to enjoy several free bet offers. Always check the terms and conditions attached to free bets before accepting them.
This refers to the number of bets you must place before you are permitted to make a withdrawal. It applies to sign-up free bet bonuses and reload free bet bonuses. A typical rollover requirement would be 6x, which means you must wager your credit six times (place at least six bets) at a certain minimum price before you can make a withdrawal. The rollover requirement generally applies to the cash you deposit as well as the free bets you receive.