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There is another new online sportsbook now available to residents in New Jersey: BetAmerica Sportsbook.
BetAmerica Sportsbook is affiliated with the Golden Nugget Casino in Atlantic City. The sportsbook is powered by SBTech and is only available to download on Android devices at this time.
BetAmerica Sportsbook bonus offer
BetAmerica provides a quality welcome offer for new customers. It’s offering a full match of up to $500 on your first deposit.
To claim the bonus, you do not need to enter a BetAmerica bonus code, just make your initial deposit. The funds will be available to wager immediately and shown as bonus funds within the player’s wallet.
How to download the BetAmerica Sportsbook app
BetAmerica Sportsbook can be accessed online through a browser, or the app can be downloaded to your mobile device if you’re an Android user.
Apple customers can only download the BetAmerica Extra app from the iTunes Store. This app is not the sportsbook. It does, however, create a shortcut for you to get to the BetAmerica website where you are able to bet on your mobile device.
When opening up the BetAmerica Extra app, you will see a selection that says, “Bet Now!” From there, you must choose if you’re looking for horse racing or sports betting. After selecting sportsbook, the app will bring you to the online sportsbook site on your mobile browser.
BetAmerica is working toward releasing an app for iOS devices soon.
Why BetAmerica Sportsbook is great
There is a lot to like about BetAmerica Sportsbook. One of its best features is the large number of options it provides.
Just about every sport imaginable is available to wager on through a bunch of different bet types. The online sportsbook is exceptionally organized and very easy to use. You’re able to navigate through the different sport offerings and pages with no problem at all.
BetAmerica’s homepage is also very helpful. It shows all the promotions that are currently running along with the live games already underway that you can place an in-game wager on. It also has a tab to show which events are upcoming.
Another benefit is the search bar. Here, you’re able to physically type in specifics about the event you want to bet.
Let’s say you already know you want to bet on the Chicago Blackhawks game. Instead of scrolling down to click on “Hockey” and then “NHL Selections,” you can simply just type “Blackhawks” into the search bar, and the next game will automatically pop up. Once you click on that selection, the page will populate with every offering for that game.
Lastly, there is a “Results” tab that features all of the day’s biggest sporting events with the results from each game. You might be able to see that your bet won or lost on other sportsbooks, but with BetAmerica Sportsbook, you’re able to view the actual score and result of any game in any league without leaving the sportsbook.
What’s not so great
The worst part of BetAmerica Sportsbook is the fact that there isn’t an app for Apple customers. The browser-based webpage is designed well and does its job; however, being able to access the sportsbook with one click of an app would make things easier.
BetAmerica also is not allowed to offer NBA games to bet on, which is a significant issue since the NBA is a popular sport to bet, especially once football season has ended.
Golden Nugget’s owner, Tilman Fertitta, is also the owner of the NBA’s Houston Rockets. Since there could be a potential conflict of interest, the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement has currently prohibited all sportsbooks affiliated with Golden Nugget AC from taking bets on the NBA.
The casino’s executives are working on getting this ruling changed, though. The Golden Nugget sportsbook in Las Vegas is permitted to accept bets on the NBA, just not games involving the Rockets.
Sports selection at BetAmerica Sportsbook
There are plenty of sports to choose from when placing a bet. They include:
- Aussie rules
- Mixed martial arts
- Motor racing
- Rugby Union
Some of the most popular leagues to bet on within these sports are NFL and college football, college basketball, NHL, MLS, English Premier League, Champions League, MLB and UFC.
Bet selections at BetAmerica Sportsbook
There are many different betting types available. These include:
- Live, in-game
- Point spread
- System/Round robin
- Totals – Over/Under
BetAmerica Sportsbook promotions
BetAmerica offers several other promotions, besides the welcome bonus, when signing up. If you wager $5 on sports bets, BetAmerica will give you a bonus of $20 in free horse betting bonuses.
Another promo will give you free $20 when you make your first mobile wager of at least $20.
It also has a similar promotion regarding live, in-game betting. If you bet at least $20 on your first live bet, BetAmerica Sportsbook will fund your account a free $20 as well.
To be eligible for every promo listed, you must first opt-in to claim it prior to making your bets. This can be done by clicking on the individual promotion.
BetAmerica Sportsbook loyalty program
Currently, there is no loyalty program in place for BetAmerica Sportsbook. The marketing department at BetAmerica is working on bringing one to the site in the near future.
Banking at BetAmerica Sportsbook
There are several different ways to deposit funds into your BetAmerica account. They include:
- Online banking transfer
You can withdraw your winnings in the following ways:
- Cash from the Golden Nugget cage
- Online banking transfer
BetAmerica Sportsbook’s software
BetAmerica Sportsbook is powered by the sports-betting solution operator SBTech. The two announced their partnership in July 2018 to provide NJ sports gambling for both online and land-based channels.
If you need assistance for anything, you can reach out to BetAmerica’s Player Services support team. Email support is available 24/7 by reaching out to [email protected]. Player Services is also available by phone at 1-866-607-7929, from 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. EST.
Additionally, BetAmerica provides live chat where you can message a support agent who will respond immediately.
The “Strong Authentication” is an option you can enable to make your account even more secure. When activated, BetAmerica will send a six-digit code to your email that you must enter in addition to providing your username and password to log in.
BetAmerica provides ways for its customers to practice responsible gaming. You can use the “Limitations” tool to control your spending and time spent on the app. You’re able to set deposit limits, spend limits as well as session time limits.
BetAmerica Sportsbook FAQ
Is there an age requirement?
Yes, you must be at least 21 years old to wager in the state of New Jersey.
Do you need to be a resident of the state?
No, but you must be physically located in New Jersey at the time of placing a bet.
Which devices can you use to access the BetAmerica Sportsbook app?
Currently, only Android devices can download the mobile app. Apple customers must use the BetAmerica website to bet on sports.
Where do I view my account balance and transactions?
All of your account information, including current balance and transaction history, can be found by clicking “My Account,” which is under your name in the upper-right-hand corner of the page.
Can you bet an event that has already started?
Yes. Live, in-game betting is available for most sports.