Most betters and online gambling fans wont need an introduction to bet365. They are the worlds biggest online Sportsbook boasting over 40 million players around the globe. The online book is geared up and has hit the US and they have just launch in New Jersey. Of course, no good Sportsbook would be complete without a quality mobile app, and bet365 now provide New Jersey bettors with their own native apps for iPhone & iPad as well as a downloadable Android version.
Our bet365 app guide for NJ will not only talk you through the features and how to get the most from the app, we will also tell you about the bonuses available and also how to download the app, regardless of what make cell phone you use.
Please Note: As it stands the Google Play Store will not allow any type of real wagering or gambling apps to be in there in the US. This means you will have to download the bet365 NJ APK directly from the operators mobile site. This is perfectly normal and safe to do, as long as you get it from bet365 and not some dodgy download site. Google will hopefully allow the app in the store in the future, but for now, this is the correct and official way to get it on your device.
Like any regulated gambling app or website for New Jersey bettors, you will need to allow location services on your cell or tablet. This is so you can prove you are in state lines and legally able to bet. Your mobile will already have this software built in (Geo locating services) but if you are using a desktop or Laptop, you will need to download and use a browser plugin. bet365 use GeoComply, which you can download (for free) from the site at www.nj.bet365.com to show you are in state borders. You will also need to be aged 21 or over to wager real money too.
If the success of the bet365 app for Europe is anything to go by, then this could be the Sportsbook to rival the FanDual app (NJ’s #1 app) and take some customers away from them. There is a simple and quick sign up process that can be done via the app, mobile site and online. Just like any NJ Sportsbook app, anyone can download it and register but you will need to be in the State lines to place a bet. Details you will need when registering are:
- Cell number
- Last 4 social security digits
- Username (you pick)
- Password & Pin (you pick)
What do we know so far? Well we know bet365 are now live in New Jersey and that they have partnered up with the Hard Rock Atlantic City Casino. This is their entry point in to the US and they are hoping for a long and fruitful relationship. This is bet365’s first steps in to the US market and first impression look like the wait has been worth it. Other books have been operating in New Jersey for over 12 months now, and whilst bet365 seem late to the party, they have certainly come as one of the best dressed and memorable guests.
Is bet365 Legal in New Jersey? Yes they are a legal gambling operator in the state. They are a Division of Gaming Enforcement’s (DGE) listed operator and are fully regulated to providing gambling services to players in the state.
Will bet365 NJ have live streaming? Yes! They will be streaming around 140,000 live events every year including Soccer, Tennis, Basketball and several other sports.
The main website and app have just been launched, meaning they are able to take bets just in time for the 2019/2020 Football season to start. As one of the most reputable, trusted and used Sportsbooks in the world, we were expecting big things when they finally went live and so far, we have been totally impressed with what we have seen.
As well as apps that can be installed on to your iPhone or an Android mobile (Samsung, Huawei, Sony etc) there is also a mobile site from the operator. Currently, the app only supports the Sportsbook and there is no access to the Casino…….yet. We do know that there will be no online Poker from bet365 due to their agreement with the Hard Rock Casino.
bet365 already cover most of the popular US sports so offering up a wide choice of wagering options and markets, all with competitive lines was always going to be a no brainier. The current coverage of the NFL and the NBA is exceptional and if anything, this will only get better and better. It is not just popular US sports that the book covers well, they are well renowned for extensive markets on Soccer, Darts, Golf, Rugby and whole lot more.
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Sports available to wager on: Football, Australian Rules Rugby, Baseball, Basketball, Boxing & MMA, Cricket, Darts, Golf, Ice Hockey, Motor Sports (F1, Indy Car & Nascar), Rugby, Soccer, Speedway and Tennis
Now that is one extensive list! All the sports are available to New Jersey bettors online and on to the mobile app. One thing that makes bet365 so popular is their market choice. Whilst you will find all major leagues available, they also offer extensive coverage of the smaller leagues too. Soccer fans will be in for a real treat with what is available. The coverage of the MLS as well as the Premier League, La Liga, International tournaments like the Champions League and Confederations cup have always be top draw.
bet365 in the Garden State also support a great range of bet options, including: Single bet, money lines, spread, and totals for a start. There is also a range of multi-bet options, like parlays and teasers available too.
The overall design of the app is very similar in looks to its European siblings. Navigating your way around is really simple to do. The main menu is located to the top left of the screen, and in here, you can find a full A-Z, In Play wageringand Promos. The home page is well laid out and has quick links to all the popular sports as well as breakdowns of the days most popular sports and bets. Logging in to your account is easy and you can keep track of all your current bets in here, as well as full bet history. You can also change your password, update your details and use the cashier in here too, where you can add and withdraw funds. There is a big In Play option at the top, just highlighting how important in game wagering now is. This Sportsbook is cray about In Game and it shows in the many options provided to bettors.
New customers joining bet365 can get up to $100 in Bet Credits. To qualify, Sign up at www.nj.bet365.com deposit $10 or more to your account and bet365 will match your qualifying deposit in Bet Credits (up to $100) when you place qualifying bets to the same value and they are settled. The offer is only available to new customers only and T&Cs do apply (which you can read on the site)
There is a whole host of other, regular promos available with the online book too. Our pick of them are:
MLB Early Payout Offer – Get your bets paid out early if the team you back leads by 5 runs at any stage
NFL Early Payout Offer – Get your bets paid out early if the team you back gains a 17 point advantage
Multi Sport Parlay Bonus – Earn up to 50% more on your US and Canadian Sports parlays
Tennis Parlay Bonus – Earn up to 50% more on your Tennis parlays
Feature wise, the NJ version of bet365’s app is very similar to its European counterparts. As pioneers of a lot of standout features, we expected most of them to transition in to this app and we haven’t been disappointed. One thing we were sure of was that the Android & iOS version of the app would be identical in terms of looks and functionality, and we were right! Renowned for its ease of use, design and speed, we were hoping for a near clone for the US market – and it’s been delivered.
Live Streaming is available with the bookmaker across most countries currently, and whilst this is a feature we weren’t sure we would see here in New Jersey, it is now available! bet365 did live stream several US sports already, so they have added to this as well as lots of other European sports action too.
Some main features currently available on the Android & iOS versions are push notifications, In Play betting, Cash Out & Partial Cash out and Match Live. We will cover these in more detail below.
In Game or In Play betting is now a must have for any reputable Sportsbook. If we check the European version, they currently offer around 30 live in play markets for Basketball and this number is very similar over here in the US. Soccer has always been a big feature with bet365 and this is also very well represented on the US site and apps too. When the Football season is in full swing, we will know for sure the extent of In Game betting but if any of the coverage on other sports is to go by, it will offer the best In Play wagering of any NJ book.
bet365 do support a Casino for mobile in Europe, it is available on the Android & iOS apps and we are hoping that this makes it to a later version of the NJ app. Hopefully, we wont have too long to wait. If you are keen to start playing online casino games now on your mobile, you can do so with one of the other regulated NJ casino apps that are available now.
There are some really amazing, standout features available with the bet365 New Jersey app that literally blow the competition out of the water. The Bet Builder feature allows bettors to create their own personalized bet on any Soccer game, and the good news is that it can now be included as a selection in a parlay bet. You can select from the most popular markets and, once you have added them to your bet, you can calculate your odds. For example, you can choose the First Goalscorer, have Both Teams to Score and choose the number of corners to create one straight bet with the price for the combined selections.
Like any good book, Cash Out is also a feature available at bet365. If you don’t know what this is, where have you been? Well a quick breakdown is that with the Cash Out feature, you don’t have to wait for your bet to finish, you have the opportunity to track your selections and Cash Out at a point of your choice. Essentially, end your bet early if you don’t think it will come in for a reduced return. The option is available on selected events, fixtures and markets both pre-match and In-Play. You can use it on straight and parlay bets as well as for a variety of sports including Soccer, Cricket Tennis and Basketball……..no Football just yet.
Have you ever placed a bet and then wanted to swap your selections? Well now you can………There is an Edit Bet feature available on the mobile apps and website. It gives you the option to add, swap or remove selections and increase the risk on unsettled bets both pre-match and In-Play. You can also use the edit bet feature to change your bet type to any applicable parlay option. Game changer.
One feature we love is the notifications on the app. You can get personalized notifications on your mobile via the app, which you can set tailor events chosen just for you. Keep up-to-date with your selected Basketball, Soccer and Tennis action via a small notification on your iPhone or Android device. Not yet available on the mobile site, its only available on the apps.
One area we have always thought needs improving on other NJ Sportsbooks apps is live visuals. Well, that is where this book will really knock it out of the park. They will use their Match Live feature which gives you real time updates to follow on a range of sports as the action unfolds. See where the ball is, who is in attack and loads more in a visual way. If you can’t be at the game or watch it on the box, this is the next best thing. Its available on a range of sports, and for Football fans, you can now track every touchdown, field goal, and more in the NFL and NCAAF. It is also available across Cricket, Darts, Golf, Handball, Hockey, Rugby Union, Volleyball, Water Polo, Australian Rules, Soccer, Tennis, Baseball and Basketball. This was one feature we have been hoping and praying made it to the US app and luckily for us, it has.
The one feature we have been crying out for in the regulated US gambling app arena, is a Live Streaming facility. Well, not anymore! The good folks at bet365 will be streaming over 140,000 live events straight to our cell, tablet, laptop or desktop. You will now be able to view loads of games and matches, across some of Europe’s top domestic Soccer leagues, Grand Slam Tennis tournaments, Basketball championships, and many more. Whats the catch? Well there isn’t one as such, just make sure you have a funded account or that you have placed a bet in the last 24 hours to watch the action.
What could be improved on the app?
In the same way that not all Football players are created equally, not all Sportsbooks are either. They all have good and bad points, some more than others. We are a tad appointed that there is no VIP or a loyalty program available with the book. This is not available with bet365 anywhere in the world, but it doesn’t stop bettors from having a wager over in Europe so we are pretty confident it wont make any difference here too. Other than that, it is a pretty seamless sportsbook. Maybe with more testing and use over the next few weeks we will pick up on a few snags and issues butt at the minute, there is non to report.
As one of the best Sportsbooks in the world, certainly the most popular, customer support has to be on point. bet365 currently support Live Chat, Telephone Support, Email contact and also a helpful FAQ on the website. All of these options should be available to NJ punters too.
We aren’t expecting to be blown away here by any new types of banking methods (Bitcoin??), but we are glad to see bet365 NJ support industry standard options, including all these below. They offer far more options than some other NJ Sportsbooks as they include PayPal and Skrill as options which are real handy to have. Minimum deposits start from $1 (depending on method) up to $10,000 maximum.
- Online bank / Wire transfer
- bet365 MasterCard
- Cash at Hard Rock Hotel Casino
- Visa and MasterCard
- Paysafe Card
So what now? Well it is just a matter of site tight and wait, we hope we aren’t waiting too long as Football season is just around the corner.