Unibet Sportsbook app NJ
Online gambling giants Unibet have finally launched their online sportsbook for new Jersey. Bettors looking to place a wager with Unibet can do it online and of course on a range of apps for Android & iOS as well as a mobile browser version. Made available to bettors early on in September 2019, in what is becoming a crowded market, it’s important to at least match what competitors are offering, and ideally offer something a little different to stand out.
Have they achieved that? Well, that’s what we’re hoping to determine with our full guide to the Unibet NJ app, which will include info on how to download it, what features are on offer, banking options and any promotions worth knowing about.
Who can download the app?
Well, if you’re aged 21 or older you can download it from anywhere in the US and create an account. However, to place any real-money bets you need to have two feet inside the state of New Jersey.
How that works is that the Sportsbook uses geo-locating software which is best described as a clever use of WiFi or mobile data and IP address data to determine your exact location. So even non-residents can bet as long they are physically inside state borders. If that sounds a bit too techy, the good news is that your mobile device already has the software installed. The app itself is free to download on either on both iOS and Android.
Okay, so before you can place any wagers, you will need to create an account. That’s a hassle-free process so long as you have a few details to hand, and we’ll take you through the steps:
- Create your account by pressing the yellow Join Now button.
- Set your login details on the next screen – these will be your email address and a password of your choice.
- Once you’ve confirmed your logins, input your personal details – name, gender and date of birth.
- Enter a few more details on the next screen, including address, cell phone number and some digits from your SSN.
- Then create some security questions and answers for extra security.
- Check the boxes to confirm you’ve read the terms and conditions, your details are accurate and only you will use the account, before pressing ‘Join‘ to finish the process.
Now you’re good to download the app, fund your account and start playing for real money.
But remember, you must be physically located in New Jersey at the time of your bet to wager real money online.
Unibet NJ Mobile
The good thing about the operator is that they offer a mobile platform that can be used in browser to place your wagers, as well as dedicated apps for Android & iPhone. The choice of sports to wager on is identical on the mobile platform as it is on the app. Should you download the app? Well if you are a serious bettor and plan to use the operator several times a week, it is a lot easier to open your cell and tap an app over having to go to your browser, enter the address and then place your bet. So yes, it is easier to use a dedicated app. Casual bettors who only wager a few times a month may feel better just using the mobile site and not losing any space on their cell. Either way, you get the same great experience.
The appearance of Unibet sportsbook is identical across all platforms too. Design wise, there really isn’t anything not to like. It is well laid out and simple to use. Unibets famous green dominates the header of the app and there is a distinctive feel to the design. A main menu to the left lets you select from Sports, Casino, Promos, Getting Started, Supports and apps. If you are wanting to get the low down on the casino, you can check out our dedicated Unibet casino app review for more info. There is a search feature at the top of the screen where you can find your sport of choice, or even market by tapping in your selections. Adding bets to the betslip is easy, just tap on the odds and the betslip will open up. Enter your stake and press place bet. You can see your potential payout and return when you add in the steak. Keep track of your bets in the account section on the app when you are logged in.
You can see visuals on most sports and games on both the mobile site and app. These are a great feature and give you a much better understanding on what is happening during a match, helping you to make a better wager. We will cover more dedicated features found on the app further on in our review.
What sports are available to wager on with Unibet in New Jersey? Well quite a lot in fact, including:
- Australian Rules
- Rugby Union
You won’t struggle for sports to bet on as there’s an impressive list, all located in the left-hand column of the homepage. As you’d expect, the more popular sports have the most betting options/wagers available and around 4,000 were showing in the left-hand menu for Football (NFL, NCAAF and CFL) when we did our Saturday afternoon check. Soccer had 46,000 plus markets available and just about every league under the son was being covered.
For each NFL game there were 157 different wagers available and that’s pretty decent, although that fell some way below what you’d get at the likes of FanDuel and bet365. Both of those books have far more game/player props available for sure.
That said, what the Unibet NJ app has to offer is going to satisfy most casual bettors around 98% of the time, and the site is well structured enough to allow you to find your bet quickly, upload it to the bet slip and get on. Just click on the odds to add to the bet slip, which pops up from the bottom of the screen, and then either hide or pin it so that it stays visible while you’re building a parlay, round robins or more.
As for the lines on offer, they are competitive enough and comparable to the more popular apps in the Garden State, FanDuel and Drafkings, but they don’t exact go out on a limb either.
New Player Offer
Unibet is a relative latecomer to the NJ online betting market and is therefore playing catch up, which might explain why their welcome offer for new customers is a good one.
Essentially, once you’re signed up you will receive 2 x $10 bets AND a $250 Risk Free Bet.
Sounds too good to be true? Not at all and we had no trouble qualifying for both these offers, here’s how to get yours:
2 X $10 FREE BETS
- No deposit required to receive this bonus.
- After registering as a new user, you will immediately be receiving 2 x $10 bets in your bet-slip.
- Simply add any sports market to your bet-slip, and your free bets will be available to use
$250 RISK FREE BET
- Make your first cash bet on any event.
- If your bet loses, you will receive a refund to your account equal to the amount of your losing wager (up to $250).
- You will receive the refund within 72 hours.
Just a couple of promos displaying on the app at the time of compiling this guide and frankly we’ve seen far more elsewhere, but they’re still worth flagging up here.
Weekly Parlay Boost
Boost your successful parlay returns by 10% (3-way), 20% (4-way) and 30% (5-way).
This is better than it looks as you can use it three times each week, albeit the maximum stake for each parlay is capped at $25
$100k Pigskin Parlay
Place a $10, 6-team parlay on pro football spreads for the current week (Tuesday-Monday) and have a chance to win $100,000.
To hit the jackpot all six teams need to cover the spread by a margin of an additional 9.5 points each, with multiple winners sharing the the $100k equally – as well as picking up the standard payout on their parlay.
So what are you going to do with those free bets? They’re worthless if you can’t convert them into some real money by landing on a winner or two. We can’t guarantee those, unfortunately, although our Free Picks & Tips section might help.
As a well established book, you can bet Unibet know a thing or two about offering bettors tools to help them place bets easier. Very similar to the Unibet app found over in Europe, a lot of features have made their way on to the New Jersey version, these include:
This is perhaps where the Unibet NJ app excels as the section devoted to in-play betting – hit the ‘Live Right Now‘ button to launch it – is well organised and responsive, which is exactly what you need when betting live as the action unfolds.
One of the quickest and most dynamic ways to bet, with just seconds between the bet being placed and the outcome being decided. Unibet Sportsbook offer Action Betting on odds such as next basket, next point, next occurrence, and many more, covering a wide range of nearly all live sports from the book.
There’s a good amount of markets too and certainly not just the standard moneylines and spreads – we counted 22 wagers on offer for Auburn @ Texas A&M. And what’s really neat is that when you click on any game it shows a graphic showing live updates and statistics from the game in question.
Also useful is their ‘Starting Soon’ section which, as it sounds, displays games/events that are about to start, hence saving you having to trawl through the left-hand menu. You can build a parlay from here and get your bet on nice and quick.
A standard feature now for all online books and, in case you’re wondering, it allows you to settle on (end) an open bet before the final outcome is known. The amount of money you get back is determined by the operator and depends on the current likelihood of your bet winning.
It’s a reassuring feature to have of course and you can ‘Cash Out‘ on the Unibet NJ bet slip, but from our experience it heavily favors the book and is rank bad value.
What could be approved on the app?
The Unibet NJ Android & iPhone app does a lot of things right and it’s hard to pick fault with what it does currently. It’s a fully functioning sports betting app with a good selection of sports and markets and a decent live in-play offering – enough to keep most casual bettors happy for sure.
But it’s a much of a muchness in our opinion as it fails to really stand out from its competitors, which is problematic in what is a competitive market and it’ll have to evolve if it wants to stick around.
We are picky when it comes to choosing our apps, admittedly, but we struggled to find something that lifts this app above the rest, even just an inch, and we doubt we’re alone in saying the green and white design is on the bland side. You can see more NJ Sportsbook apps over on our dedicated review and guide page.
Like all good online sportsbooks, transferring your money in and out of your account is easy with Unibet NJ, thanks to several mainstream options. Here’s a full list:
- Unibet Prepaid Plus Card
- Online Bank Transfer
- Cash at Casino Cage (Hard Rock, Atlantic City)
*minimum is $10
- Online Bank Transfer
- Cash at Casino Cage
On testing, we found that no issues with either depositing or taking our money out and the longest we had to wait for a payout was five business days. PayPal is nearly instantaneous and that’s easily our withdrawal method of choice.
In accordance with regulations issued by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, Unibet NJ allows users to set deposit, spend and session time limits, as well as adjusting these limits at any time through the Responsible Gaming page accessible via the ‘My Account‘ menu.
We recommend that every user sets realistic limits after creating their account as there is then less chance of you chasing losses when things aren’t going your way – it’s more fun this way too.
We hope you won’t need it but there will always be a time when some customer support is required, and that’s not lacking on the Unibet NJ app.
But before you hit them up on via any of the three ways shown below, it’s worth checking out their Help Center (click the ‘Help’ button at the bottom of the page/screen) as this includes a decent list of FAQs for several categories
- Live Chat – Click the Chat icon (bottom right) to start chatting, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Phone – Call them toll free 24/7: 1-855-655-6310
- Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Our final thoughts
It’s hard to believe there are now a whopping 17 online sportsbooks operating in the Garden State when you think it’s only 16 months since sports betting was legalized. Room for one more? Why the hell not and competition is never a bad thing in the industry as it usually translates to better lines and more exciting promotions for bettors as books compete for your cash.
So go ahead, download the the Unibet NJ Sportsbook app – if only to grab the generous free bets on offer to new customers. Just don’t expect it to blow you away and, in all truth, we much prefer the look and feel of the Unibet Casino app.
Unibet background info
Founded in 1997 by Anders Strom, who originally directed operations from his home address in Earl’s Court, London, taking bets on the phone, the company then relocated to Malta, where it was granted an international gambling license.
We’ll spare you the rest and jump to the modern day, which now sees them providing an online platform for sports, casinos, poker and bingo to over 11 million customers from over 100 countries – yes, we grabbed that bit from Wiki.
The company that owns the Unibet brand has also undergone a name change to the Kindred Group, which now houses 11 brands, including 32Red, Maria Casino and Unibet Sportsbook NJ – their first entry into the regulated US sports betting market.
This has been made possible through a deal with Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, one of several properties in the Garden State licensed for sports betting. Each property can partner up with up to three operators or ‘skins‘.
All that means the Unibet NJ is fully regulated and that gives you the peace of mind your personal information, should you decide to create an account, is secure, as are any transactions between you and the sportsbook.
That’s a far cry from the days when using shady offshore books was the only option if we wanted to get a bet on.