Spending Saturdays and Sundays at one of the nine retail sportsbooks in New Jersey is a great way to enjoy college football or NFL games. You place a moneyline, point spread, or parlay, and then sit back in the stadium-style seating to watch the Philadelphia Eagles, New York Giants, or your team of choice.
But if you place a bet at the window or the self-serve kiosks, you will not be able to take advantage of the sports betting bonus offers available via the mobile or web browser platforms. If you want to enjoy the best of both worlds, download your app of choice — DraftKings Sportsbook, FanDuel Sportsbook or BetStars NJ — sign up for an account and make your bets while watching the games on the giant video walls. As an added bonus, you could get rewarded with free bets, odds boosts and other bonuses that are not being offered at the retail window.
What is a sports betting bonus?
A bonus, something called a promo, is like are like a supermarket coupon for gamblers. Whether it’s a free bet, odds boost or bonus money, sportsbooks are using them to draw customers to the mobile/online product.
What are some of the top current bonus offers?
Earn $25 in free bets — no deposit required. If you have yet to sign up for a DraftKings Sportsbook account, now is the time to do it. After signing up for an account (deposit is optional), you will notice your free bets appear in your account within minutes. If you decide to make a deposit, you will also be eligible for the ongoing first deposit bonus of up to $500.
BetStars offers a welcome bonus up to $500 (ongoing): BetStars currently has one of the more enticing potential bonus offers available to new gamblers. This multi-tiered offer requires bettors to wager $1,350 to enjoy the full value of this promotion. After registering for an account and placing a bet, BetStars will give you a matched free bet up to $50. Every $150 wagered equates to an additional $50 free bet up to $450.
Risk-free bet up to $500 (ongoing): First-time users of the FanDuel platforms are eligible for this second chance welcome bonus that applies only to your first real money bet. If you come out on the losing end of that first wager, you will be given a refund of up to $500 in site credit within 72 hours.
Click here to see a list of current promos being offered by FanDuel.
Why do sportsbooks offer a bonus?
Just like match play or free slot play offers that serve as incentive to play blackjack or slots at the casino, mobile/online bookmakers are using promos as a marketing tool to get customers to sign up for an account and place sports bets.
Why sports bettors should take advantage of a bonus
While you likely don’t need an incentive to enjoy sports betting in the Garden State, free bets, bonuses and odds boosts add a rewarding wrinkle to the daily/weekly sports betting experience.
How many NJ sportsbooks offer a bonus?
Besides the aforementioned BetStars, DraftKings and FanDuel, New Jersey mobile/online sports betting promos are currently available via SugarHouse, 888sport, and William Hill.
Do I need to be in New Jersey to take advantage of these offers?
Yes. While you may be able to deposit funds and view betting odds from other states, bets are only being accepted in the Garden State.