Soccer betting in the US is taking off in the post-PASPA era with several states having passed laws to make it legal, including New Jersey of course – the Garden State opened for businesses in the fall of 2018 and, at the latest count, there are nine online sportsbooks queuing up for a share of your hard earned cash.
But what makes a good sportsbook for betting on Soccer? Good question as they all have their pros and cons and this is what we look for when deciding on where to place our bets.
That’s a pretty fair checklist for starters and now let’s pick out a few NJ sportsbooks that meet our standards.
We love our fantasy sports too and it’s great that we can link our DFS account to our much newer sportsbook account for fixed odds betting, by sharing the same wallet.
As regards getting our soccer bets on, this is a breeze with DraftKings and we’re not just talking MLS here – the latest site check sees Champions League qualifiers, English Premier League and all – and we mean ALL – the European leagues that you’d care to bet on.
Odds are highly competitive too and there’s also the option to build parlays and round robins on the bet slip. Live In-Game betting, Rewards, Pools, Casino access and the unique Flash Bet option, which allows for more instantaneous wagers between tennis points, are other reasons to make this sportsbook your number one choice.
Of their current promos, the one that caught our eye for soccer was ‘No Goals, No Problem‘, which applies to pre-game moneyline bets :
“For the entire English Premier League season, we will refund your bet if the game ends in a tie up to $25.”
Even better, you can sign up today for a risk-free bet up to $200 as well as a first deposit bonus up to $500 (21+. T&Cs Apply).
The DraftKings app is available to download for both iOS and Android, or you can go straight to the mobile site. Read our full DraftKings app review
Like DraftKings, FanDuel had a head start on competitors thanks to its existing fantasy sports platform and that awesomeness has transferred to its sportsbook – that it took over the position as NJ’s top-grossing sportsbook from DraftKings in February 2019 tells you they’re doing plenty right.
And if it’s soccer you want to bet on – our concern here – you won’t be disappointed as they’ve got all the major leagues covered and some! Available bet types include Moneylines, Proposition Wagers, Spread, Total Goals, Parlays, Futures and Round Robins.
Once a match kicks off, you can continue to bet – just click ‘Live‘ to launch this option – and they don’t hold back in pricing up matches. On the day we checked – a quiet weekday – they were covering 11 soccer matches, including the Ukrainian and Armenian leagues.
Having scanned their Promotions Page, we couldn’t help noticing their ‘Multi Sport Parlay Insurance NJ‘:
“Place a parlay of 4+ legs in any sport. If you hit all legs except 1, get up to $25 back.”
As a new customer there’s also the opportunity to bet ‘risk-free’ thanks to their welcome bonus – get up to a $500 refund in site credit if you lose (21+. T&Cs Apply).
The FanDuel app is available to download for both iOS and Android, or you can go straight to the mobile site. Read our full FanDuel app review
Both these sportsbooks rock in our opinion but in our quest for the best NJ soccer sportsbooks, it would be wrong not to mention a few others that have plenty to recommend them.
Americas fastest growing online bookmaker, so they claim. Rather than argue with that we’ll big up their soccer offering, which is better than most in terms of the sheer number of available markets – 93 for a midweek English Championship game is pretty impressive and a good indicator for all other competitions. But go look for yourself.
While you’re at it, do take advantage of their welcome bonus of a $1,000 (2 x $500) risk-free bet (21+. T&Cs Apply).
A Philadelphia-area casino doing sports betting via a website and app might not seem like a surefire route to success, but it works. We love it in fact and as regards soccer they don’t disappoint either, with all the major European leagues covered, as well as MLS of course.
No soccer specific soccer promos when we checked but their welcome bonus is among the best out there for NJ bettors – sign up for 100% first time deposit match bonus of up to $250 (21+. T&Cs Apply).
One of two books that have crossed the pond – the other being 888sport (also worth checking out) – to try their hand at sports betting in NJ. And they are making a fair job of it, with soccer being nicely covered, as you’d expect given their UK roots.
Their sign up offer is a little mean compared to the rest, although we’re not going to sniff at a free $50 bet when you deposit $50 (21+. T&Cs Apply).
Wow! We hardly recognize this sportsbook to the ‘raw’ version that was launched in the fall of 2018, with the latest updates bringing it right up to scratch and to rival that of competitors. Soccer bettors, while accommodated, might find the range of leagues and markets falls a little short when compared to the likes of DraftKings.
That said, they will love the welcome bonus on offer, that being the chance to get $100 cash back on their first bet of $25 or more (21+. T&Cs Apply).
Right as the first game of the 2018 NFL season kicked off, so did the online/mobile platform of this world renowned Las Vegas casino. Like SugarHouse, they integrated this into their existing Casino platform and nearly 12 months on – time flies – it’s right up there with the best. Soccer fans will be pleased to learn that all the European leagues are covered, along with MLS of course, albeit they are light on pre-game markets compared to most rivals.
But don’t just take our word for it. Go check it yourself and, just by joining with the bonus code BETFREE10, you can wrap a $10 free bet with no deposit required (21+. T&Cs Apply).
So, as you can see, the list of best NJ soccer sportsbooks is a long one and things are about to get even more crowded, with bet365 having just launching and just in time for soccer season kickoff. They claim to be the ‘world’s favorite bookmaker’ and revenues – £2.72bn for the year to March 2018 – back that up, so we’re excited to see them did their toe into the Garden State’s sports betting market. We don’t call it the beautiful game for nothing, we love to watch and have a wager on the match. If you are serious about Soccer betting, check out our dedicated Soccer betting guide.
And that’s not all as the impressive BetStars NJ Sportsbook is due a re-brand in the fall to FOX Bet, while theScore Bet Sportsbook, run by a Canada-based tech company, is due to soft launch around the same time. All of the books above operate online and also have apps dedicated for Android mobiles and also the iPhone & iPad range.
Remember, you can download any of the apps mentioned above anywhere across the states, but you do need to be inside New Jersey state borders to place your bet. You do not need to live or be a listed NJ resident to bet, just as long as you are in the state. You need to be over 21 to legally bet and you have peace of mind using any of the operators listed above. We only promote and work with operators who are regulated by the DGE. It should be noted too that NJ residents are also unable to bet on any soccer games, or any other sports that involves New Jersey teams or on also events taking place inside the State.
What leagues are available to bet on?
The books listed above will pretty much cover every soccer league around the globe. Not only this, they also cover all the major tournaments including the World Cup, African Cup Of Nations, Europa League, Champions League, Euro Tournaments, Super Cup and laods loads more!
Some popular leagues include:
What kind of markets are available to wager on?
There are loads of different markets available as well as In Game wagering available too. Some of the most popular are:
Is it legal to bet on Soccer in New Jersey?
Yes, it sure is! All of the operators and Sportbooks we list are all regulated by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement. All the operators carry valid licenses and are regularly audited and checked.
Is it safe to bet on Soccer online or via an app?
Yes, 100%. As long as you use a licensed sportsbook or casino, you can wager in confidence that your details are secure.
Soccer bettors in New Jersey have never had it so good!