Sportsbook Promo Codes in New Jersey & Nevada
Legal Sports Betting in New Jersey
For many years, Nevada was the only US state allow to conduct sports betting. A 1992 law grandfathered in the Silver State, but banned full sports betting in the 49 other states (some states were allowed to keep limited sports pool betting).
This all changed in May of 2018. For several years New Jersey had pursued a Supreme Court case to overturn the 1992 law, believing it was unconstitutional for the federal government to allow some states to legalize an activity, and disallow it for other states.
The Supreme Court agreed, and the federal restriction on other states choosing to legalize sports betting was eliminated. New Jersey was the first state to open up shop outside of Nevada, with land-based and online sportsbook opening up through the summer of 2018.
There are, however, some restrictions on sports betting in New Jersey. The first one is that bettors must be physically present in New Jersey when they make bets. This means out of state residents can open accounts, but in order to place a bet in person or via an online sportsbook app, they must be physically in the state at the time of the bet.
The New Jersey Casino Control Commission wants to ensure sportsbooks do not tolerate violations of the physical presence laws. Sportsbook face loss of their sportsbook license if they let violators slip through the cracks.
Because of these risks, New Jersey sportsbooks use advanced location tracking software to ensure out of state players are not making bets, so it is not possible to work around the restrictions.
Players must be 21 years of age or older to open an account and begin placing wagers at a New Jersey online sportsbook.
Legal Sports Betting in Nevada
Nevada has historically been the most liberal state with regards to gaming law. Since the state legalized gambling in 1931, sports betting was a fully legal and legitimate activity.
Sportsbooks in Nevada started off as independent operations outside of casinos, but by the 1970s, Las Vegas casino resorts began offering sports betting, leading to the creation of the stadium-esque sportsbooks we see today.
Nevada has continued to pave the way for sports betting innovation in the United States. In the early 2010s, mobile sports betting became allowed in Nevada. Like in New Jersey, anyone can open an account, but they must be physically present in the state of Nevada to open an account/make a bet.
The Nevada Gaming Control board heavily regulates online gaming, and threatens sports book operator loss of their license if they do not comply with the location tracking requirements. Because of this tight control, mobile sportsbook operators take extra steps using advanced location tracking software to ensure out of state users are not placing bets outside Nevada.
You must be 21 or older to open an account, make a deposit, or place a wager using a Nevada online sports betting app.
New Jersey Online Sportsbook Promo Offers
In order to bring in new players, New Jersey online sportsbooks are offering promos for players who open an account and make their first deposit.
Three of the most popular online sportsbooks operating in New Jersey are FanDuel online sportsbook, DraftKings online sportsbook, and the Sugarhouse Online Casino sportsbook.
Here are a few of the latest new player promo offers current available from these New Jersey online sportsbooks:
DraftKings Sportsbook Promo Offer
DraftKings sports book is current offering a 100% match up to $200 on your first deposit. DraftKings is also offering a $25 free betting credit for new accounts (new deposit required).
DraftKings sportsbook will not let you place wagers with your bonus money until you have played through your deposit. For example, if you deposit $100, and receive a $100 bonus, you will not be able to use the bonus funds until you have played through the initial $100.
DraftKings also has the following promotions currently running:
Profit Boost: Profit boosts are tokens that allow you to increase the potential winnings of a wager. For example, if you bet the New York Jets on the moneyline at +100, adding a profit boost (say, for 25%), will boost this up to +125, meaning a $100 moneyline bet would return $225 instead of $200 if you win.
Money Back Specials: Around certain sporting events (Super Bowl, for example), DraftKings offers money back specials, meaning you will receive a betting credit equal to the best you lost (up to $100) if you bet on a particular team or event and lose.
Free Bets: DraftKings sportsbook frequently has promotions in which free bets (typically for ~$10) are given to players.
FanDuel Sportsbook Promo Offer
The FanDuel sportsbook is currently offering a 100% match on your first deposit (up to $100).
In order to withdrawal the bonus, players must make aggregated wagers totaling both their deposit and the match bonus. For example, if you deposit $100, and receive a $100 match on your deposit, you must bet at least $200 in total wagers with FanDuel sportsbook before you can withdrawal the bonus.
Here an an additional promotion currently being offered by FanDuel online sportsbook:
Local Locks is another promotion currently being ran by FanDuel online sportsbook. If you place a moneyline wager on a New York (Giants, Jets) or Philadelphia (Eagles) football team, and lose the bet, FanDuel will provide you with a betting credit equal to the size of the bet (up to $100).
Sugarhouse Casino Sportsbook Promo Offer
The Sugarhouse Casino sportsbook is currently offering a 100% first deposit match up to $250.
In order to withdrawal your bonus wager, you must make a total dollar value of bets equal to the bonus. For example, if you deposit $100 and receive a $100 bonus, you must make $100 in wagers before you can withdrawal the bonus.
iRush Rewards is the Sugarhouse’s player loyalty program. Your level of play will allow you to accumulate rewards points, redeemable for various products and services.