Review of bet365 New Jersey
The world leading sports betting company bet365 was founded in 2000, and since then the family owned business has grown into one of the true blue chip companies in the iGaming sector - currently serving more than twenty million hopefuls, and counting, in nearly two hundred countries.
When they now finally grace the US with their presence, they do so with the backing of Hard Rock Atlantic City, and to expect the entry of bet365 to be anything less than revolutionary to the US online betting scene would be foolish
Bet365 offers an almost unlimited amount of betting opportunities, with markets in every sport you can imagine, in leagues you have probably never heard of before, and at odds that few competitors can dream of. If bet365 is not taking bets on an event it is most likely not available anywhere else, and if something is available to bet on you can be sure that bet365 will offer very competitive odds, no matter sport or market.
To anyone looking to follow our tipsters, an account at bet365 is a must!
It is no coincidence that bet365 is the first choice of so many punters, they are simply second to none both in terms of scale and odds levels, and a rock solid choice for all types of sports bettors. They have won numerous prestigious awards for their industry-leading way of managing bets online and they are always at the forefront with new and exciting products
When did bet365 launch their NJ sportsbook?
Bet365 launched their NJ sportsbook on August 3, 2019. They became 16th in the order of New Jersey betting sites to accept wagers since the legalisation of online gambling in 2018.
Which land-based partner does bet365 have in New Jersey?
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City is the partner of bet365 NJ. Hard Rock AC also offer an online sportsbook under its own name, and the third online skin is allocated to Unibet NJ.
bet365 NJ - Overview
bet365 NJ Bonus for New Players
Access to more odds than anywhere else, and to better prices in most cases, are the main reasons for choosing to open an account with bet365 New Jersey, but one does not become a world leader without great betting bonuses.
The bet365 bonus to new Players might look modest in size ($100) but few NJ betting bonuses out there can compete with the terms and conditions applied; qualifying bets are set as generous as -500 and the bet credits you get rewarded with will be valid for a whopping 90 days! But let us explain real quick how it works in practical terms.
No bet365 promo code needed – simply place a qualifying bet and get rewarded
New players basically just have to make a deposit of $10 more and claim the offer (no promo code needed). After the bonus is claimed, 100% of every stake made (or bet slip) with at least one choice to odds -500 or greater that is settled within 30 days will be refunded as Bet Credits. Players will get bet credits up to an amount equal to their deposit, but there is also cap in place at $100. It does not matter if your qualifying bet wins or losses, credits will be rewarded either way.
The awarded bet credits will expire 90 days from being credited and it is worth noting that when they are used they will not pay back the stake. We have attached the main points of the full terms and conditions which apply below in case you want dig deeper into the details.
Significant Terms and Conditions
- Available to new customers only. Make a qualifying deposit of $10 or more and claim the offer within 30 days of registering your account to qualify for a 100% matched amount in Bet Credits, up to a maximum of $100. Once claimed, your Bet Credits will be held in your account balance and are non-withdrawable.
- To release your Bet Credits for use, you must place qualifying bets to the value of your qualifying deposit (capped at $100) and they must settle within 30 days of claiming the offer. Only qualifying bets settled after claiming the offer will count towards this requirement.
Bets placed must meet certain conditions to count towards the release of your Bet Credits:**
- Must contain at least one selection at odds of -500 or greater.
- In market/fixture combinations that only have two or three potential outcomes (for example Football Money Line), where you have placed bets on more than one potential outcome, either pre-match or In-Play, only the outcome with your highest cumulative risk will count.
- Where a bet has been partially Cashed Out, only the remaining active risk will count.
- Where a bet has been edited using our Edit Bet feature, only the new risk on the new bet will count.
- Fully Cashed Out, Gaming, In-Play bets which are settled as a push and bets deemed no action will not count.
Your Bet Credits are non-withdrawable and the Bet Credits risk is excluded from any returns. Any returns from Bet Credits placed will be added to your Withdrawable Balance. Bet Credits cannot be used on certain products, offers/promotions and bet types. See full Terms and Conditions for details.
Your Bet Credits will be forfeit and removed if your account is inactive for 90 consecutive days.
Matching bonus at bet365
bet365 NJ Odds
For the last decade, bet365 has had a comfortable lead in terms of both prices and available odds markets, and although the US betting climate differ significantly from the European, the NJ-branch of bet365 seems set to take on the new environment with plenty of US focused standing promotions and specials.
However, before we venture down the rabbit hole of bet365’s boosted odds and other recurring sports specific specials it should be made clear that their biggest strength still is soccer – and especially the European leagues.
Even without parlay boosts and other specials, bet365 will offer the best odds on all things soccer, but with the ‘Soccer Bet Builder’, allowing Players to create almost any kind of bet combination, which includes mixing in prop bets, there are infinite possibilities to boost payouts.
Knowing bet365, we are certain this feature will be available for US sports in a not too distant future. Thankfully, bet365 NJ are aware of this shortcoming and makes up for it with some standing US sports specials.
US Sports - Early Payout
There is a standing feature at bet365 called ‘Early Payout’, a straightforward deal were Players will get a full payout on their Money Line bets even before the game/match is over. If your team gains a big enough advantage, at any point in the game, your bet will settle as a win.
With this feature, Players are paid even if the opposing team makes a comeback, although unlikely under the circumstances. We have probably all been there, but with bet365 you never have to again!
The advantage required and sports available are the following (for the 19/20 seasons):
- Football (NFL): 17 points
- Basketball (NBA): 20 points
- Hockey (NHL): 3 goals
For the NBA and NHL the early payout offer is included on parlay slips as well, marking that individual choice as a winner if the above criteria are met.
Boosted winnings up to 50% on 2-Way Parlays
In addition to the above feature, bet365 offers a standing odds booster for parlay bets (two (2) or more bets on the same slip) on all major leagues, including Canadian ones. When Players place a bet with two or more selections, a win will automatically make them eligible for a win boost (credited as bonus bets). Included sports are:
There is a wide selection of qualifying markets to pick from for the booster, including, but not limited to, 2-Way pre-game markets like; Totals, Spreads and regular Money Line bets. The following structure is used to calculate the extra winnings:
- 2 Selections: 5% bonus
- 3 Selections: 7.5% bonus
- 4 Selections: 10% bonus
Every extra selection after this increase winnings by 5%, up to 50% at 12 selections. Extra winnings are capped at $100,000. Full terms and conditions apply, and can be found on site. The Parlay Boost is also available on Tennis games under an identical structure, but the bet slip has to consist exclusively of eligible Tennis games.
Bonuses & Live Streams 365 Days a Year
bet 365 Sportsbook Features
Besides packing a lot of punch in terms of available markets, recurring boosters and prices, there are plenty of other features that make bet365 a great choice for US betting fans.
- Live streamed events (with a funded account)
- Live alerts for followed events/active bets
- Instant withdrawals with the bet365 MasterCard
- Advanced ‘Cash Out’ function on most popular markets
- Bet editor that allows you to modify an unsettled bet slip
Placing a bet in the bet365 sportsbook is logical and fast, and there is an option to turn on one-click bets for fast moving markets. The simple design and fast search function handles the huge amount of odds markets perfectly and everything is logically and well thought out. Apple users are able to download an app for an even better mobile experience (download link above), while Android users for now will have to settle for the highly responsive web version, which works flawlessly.
‘Watch and Bet’ with bet365
With a funded account (or having made a real money bet within the last 24 hours) Players get access to thousands of live streamed events - from their phone, tablet or laptop/desktop computer. You will not be able to watch the Super Bowl, but many great matchups from the international tennis tours, and plenty of high-end soccer games from around the world are regularly on offer.
It is not a substitute for a cable package (or paid streaming service) but works well for some in-play betting. Approximately 140,000 events are available every year, which is twice what most competitors can claim.
Live-score and alerts
There is also a simpler kind of interface available to keep track on what is going on in close to any game, even the big leagues.
The bet365 live match feature shows scoring opportunities in real time, a myriad of live stats, and of course the current result. This feature is available for almost every major market.
If you are short on time and only interested in the highlights you can easily set alerts to get highly customisable notifications related to a current bet or just an event you are interested in.
Cash Out and Modified Bets with bet365
The bet engine employed at bet365 is one of the most advanced in the business. Not only is it possible to Cash Out bets early, Players can even swap out certain choices on their slip or increase exposure on individual bets.
The ability to edit a bet slip is part of the advanced Cash Out-function and prices will be based on current Cash Out rates, and costs are presented in a good clear cut way. Decreasing bet size and removing individual bets will in effect mean that you do a partial or full Cash Out, but allowing additional exposure to an existing choice or throwing in an additional one, making it a parlay, are uncommon at US betting sites.
Simply click an ongoing unsettled bet slip and you will be able to swap, increase or decrease exposure, or even add new bets to the slip as you desire.
Banking with bet365 New Jersey
Getting money in and out of your bet365 account does never incur any costs. The easiest way is probably through your online banking solution but bet365 also supports e-wallets like Skrill and PayPal. Visa credit and debit cards are of course supported, and Mastercards.
bet365 has their license through Hard Rock Hotel Casino, located on 1000 Boardwalk, and making a cash deposit in person is possible
There is also the possibility to apply for a bet365 Mastercard®, which will allow you to make purchases using your bet365 account balance. This is a convenient solution, but note that you can only withdraw $500 in cash at ATMs supporting prepaid cards, for purchases the limits are much higher ($25,000 at the time of writing, but consult the FAQ in case this information has changed since then). As with most credit cards some fees may apply, and unless you are an avid user of bet365 it might be easier to stick to your regular banking solutions.
Payments & Deposits at bet365 NJ
Online casino with bet365 NJ
Clicking the casino tab from the betting section will take you to the bet365 online casino. In case you are not logged onto the site, we can inform you that the login credentials are the same as for the sportsbook, and you will share the same wallet. In comparison to the sports betting product the online casino is extremely modest in its offering. Players will find somewhere in the ballpark of 100 online slots, mainly from Barcrest and NetEnt, and a couple of variants of blackjack and roulette.
There is a separate iOS app available for the casino but it does not offer anything special in terms of extra functionality, or a bigger game selection for that matter. The bet365 casino clearly lacks in most aspects that counts – no VIP or reward system, no live dealers and a weak game offering in general – but there is hope. The international online casino product from bet365 was, until only a year or so back, in a similar state as the current New Jersey product, but has seen huge improvements lately.
We assume that once they have settled in in the Garden State, they will pay some much needed attention to the online casino product and that the competence to do so is present within the company.