Online Sports Betting Available Now in New Jersey

August 13, 2018

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The wait is finally over! New Jersey residents can now place sports bets online through Draftkings Sportsbook.

With the NFL season right around the corner and the MLB, and PGA tour playoffs coming up, it's a perfect time to start betting on games.

Now thanks to the legalization of sports betting in New Jersey, fans can get in on some of the most exciting action sports betting has to offer.

What is DraftKings Sportsbook?

DraftKings Sportsbook allows New Jersey residents to safely conduct their sports bets through the security of the DraftKings sports betting platform.

With realtime odds and scores, you get all the information you need to quickly and easily place bets on your favorite sports or athletes.

How do I start betting?

Head over to the Draftkings Sportsbook. website and signup or login. You'll be provided a downloadable file containing the Sportsbook app that you will need to install.

Once installed its as simple as picking what you want to bet on and entering the amount you'd like to bet.

What types of online bets can you make?

DraftKings Sportsbook allows you to bet on point spreads, money lines, totals, and futures.

If you're new to sports betting these terms might not make a lot of sense so let's break each one down:

Point Spreads

Point spreads are the most common bets, where you're betting on whether one team will beat another by a specific margin.

Bets are placed on whether the favorite will exceed the margin, or the underdog will lose by less than the margin. If the underdog is beat by less than the margin or if they win outright, it is known as "covering the spread".

Money Lines

Money lines can be a bit confusing at first glance. A positive and negative numbers is assigned to each team which determine the payout for the bet.

The underdog is listed with a positive number and the number is the amount paid on a $100 bet. So a winning bet on a team listed at +187 would be worth $187 for every $100 bet.

The team with the negative number is the favorite and the number is the amount you must pay to win $100. So, if a team is listed at -135, a winning bettor would receive $100 for every $135 bet.


Totals use the over/under statistic. Sportsbook will estimate the total number of runs, points, touchdowns, etc that both teams will score in a given contest. You then bet on if you believe the actual total will be higher or lower than the estimate.


Futures bets, like the name describes, looks at the outcome for an entire season rather than a single game or match. For example, who will win the Superbowl, World Series or Stanley Cup would all be considered future bets.

I'm a casual fan, can I make money betting on sports?

Of course! Sports betting is a great way to stay interested in the action and with DraftKings In-Play betting, you'll never be bored watching a game again.

Bettors can wager on each pitch in a baseball game, a single period of a hockey game or the result of every play in a given football drive.

Get expert sports betting advice!

The team at Dunn's Fantasy Lineups is obsessed with sports. We research each game and look for the games and bets with the best opportunity for success.

At DFL our goal is to help as many people as possible win money betting on sports.

With the legalization of online sports betting in New Jersey we're expanding our previous daily lineups services to include betting advice, so don't miss out on a chance to make money watching the sports and teams you love.

If you or someone you know has a gambling problem and wants help, call 1-800-GAMBLER.

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