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William Hill — one of the largest sportsbook operators in the United Kingdom — is now available within New Jersey’s boundaries.
William Hill has already opened physical sportsbook locations at Monmouth Park racecourse and the new Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City. And just like William Hill’s operations in Europe and Nevada, that physical presence will is enhanced by an online sportsbook.
Here is a closer look at William Hill NJ sports betting online:
Because of William Hill’s extensive experience in Europe, the company has ironed out its online signup process. The first thing you need to do is go to the Will Hill site and sign up, or download the app (the App Store for iPhones and direct download for Android).
Online, the homepage features a click-through to a simple signup form that explains the ways in which new enrollees can verify their age and identity. In New Jersey, this involves a government-issued ID as well as the last four digits of one’s social security number.
Signing up through the mobile app is just as straightforward. You simply download the app, fill out the online form, then use the app to scan both sides of their driver’s license or other photo identification.
Once the player’s identity is confirmed and they’ve made a deposit, the account should be ready for use.
A large online presence in 2018 also means a robust mobile presence, and William Hill is no exception. Just like customers in Europe and Nevada, New Jersey players get a fully functional mobile app coming to both iOS and Android devices.
As with the Nevada app, New Jersey players will only be able to use the application to place wagers while within the state of New Jersey. While you can download the app from elsewhere, you will not be able to bet while in another state.
The options for deposit are fairly limited at launch:
Withdrawals are even more limited — either cash at a sportsbook or a prepaid Will Hill card.
It’s likely these options will improve soon as William Hill works out more deals with payment processors.
Straight bets are the bread and butter of sports wagering, and they are likely to remain so at William Hill New Jersey. Those include spreads, moneylines, totals and futures.
As with the company’s current brick-and-mortar sportsbooks in the Garden State, bettors are allowed to play:
The popularity of futures bets means that New Jersey players can also expect to see a full complement of them. This naturally includes the most anticipated date on the American sports calendar – the Super Bowl.
Due to its worldwide popularity, in-play wagering – or bets that take place after an event has started – has become a standard online offering.
William Hill’s online sportsbook in New Jersey provides a daily list of games that feature in-play wagering. There’s no reason to think the same system won’t come to New Jersey.
Are there age requirements?
Yes. You must be at least 21 years old to create a William Hill account or place a bet through its website or app.
Are there residency requirements?
No. You do not need to be a resident of New Jersey. Any player of legal age located inside the Garden State may play.
William Hill acquired American Wagering Inc. in 2011. That was its first entry into the US gaming market.
William Hill offers more betting shops than any other Nevada company. There are more than 100 William Hill betting shops and kiosks in the state.
William Hill uses a proprietary mobile app. It is licensed to South Point and its affiliated books. The two platforms are independent in terms of odds and banking.
William Hill’s mobile betting apps offers most of the same bets that are available in its land-based shops. The favorite among serious bettors are straights. This is a wager on a single event or outcome. Point spreads, money lines and totals are the most common straight wagers.
William Hill offers many of its parlay and teaser cards on the app. Players may make parlays and teasers off the board. All prop and futures wagers are also spread on the mobile app.
William Hill’s in-play wagering is a perfect fit for the mobile app. This form of betting involves games already in action. Players watching the game from a sports book may still want to make in-play wagers through the mobile app to avoid quick price changes and queues at the betting window. William Hill offers more in-play wagers than any other sportsbook in Nevada.
William Hill offers new players a 10% up to $50 first deposit bonus.
The bonus is awarded in the form of a free bet. The player only wins the amount of the free bet. The bonus may not be withdrawn. It is lost, even if the free bet is a winner.
All players qualify for an ongoing cash back program. William Hill pays all players 0.1 percent of the amount wagered in the form of cash on straight bets.
This is doubled on horseracing, parlays, and teasers. Players must opt into this promotion through the William Hill website or by calling customer support.
There are three ways to make a deposit into a William Hill mobile account.
Cash is accepted at all William Hill sports books in Nevada. A courier will drive to any Nevada home or office to process a cash deposit of at least $500. William Hill has kiosks in dozens of Nevada taverns that accept cash.
Players may use a rewards card from the bar’s video poker machines or manually punch in the account number to make the deposit on a kiosk. PT’s and taverns that use Golden Gaming as its slot vendor host these mobile deposit centers.
These kiosks once accepted sports bets directly. This was outlawed by the Nevada Legislature in 2013. Full-service casinos may still use William Hill’s kiosks.
Gold Strike in Jean, also referred to as Terrible’s Roadhouse, is an example of an unrestricted casino licensee without a betting window that still uses kiosks to accept bets.
The only way to withdraw from the William Hill mobile app is by cash at a betting shop.
The only exception to this is at the handful of full-service casinos that have kiosks instead of a live betting window. Mobile app customers can make withdrawals at the casino cage at these establishments.
The William Hill mobile app account number and a valid photo ID are required to make a withdrawal.
Players were once able to withdraw up to $500 at PT’s Pubs. The 2013 law that banned sports betting kiosks also put an end to this cashout option.
William Hill has more betting shops than any other Nevada sports betting company. There are more than 70 casinos with William Hill affiliation.
It is also the operator of books in nearly every other gaming jurisdiction in Nevada, including Primm, Jean, Tahoe, Mesquite, West Wendover, Reno, Carson City and Pahrump.
The biggest advantage to using the William Hill sports betting app is its number of deposit locations. Most Nevadans live within a few miles of a William Hill sportsbook or mobile deposit kiosk.
This includes taverns with deposit kiosks throughout the west side of the Las Vegas Valley that is mostly void of casinos and betting shops.
The William Hill app is reliable with a wide menu of betting options. William Hill’s in-play betting offers action on all NFL games and nearly any other professional and college event.
The house edge on its futures bets is among the lowest in Nevada. William Hill’s prop betting house edge is also on the lower side of average.
William Hill’s app offers a major advantage over the Miomni one that is used by Boyd Gaming, Aliante Casino, Westgate, and Wynn. The William Hill app works over wireless internet. It does not require bettors to turn off the wireless card to make a wager. This can be annoying for bettors looking to make a quick wager.
The $2 minimum bet is the lowest available on any Nevada app. This includes straight bets and exotics. The 10% up to $50 deposit bonus is another great feature offered by William Hill.
The only way to withdraw from the William Hill app is to visit one of the company’s betting shops. This is not a problem for most Nevadans since William Hill operates dozens of sports books in the state.
Residents on the west side of Las Vegas are most inconvenienced by this due to the lack of William Hill sports books in that half of the metro area.
William Hill’s app is not compatible with Cricket customers. It is impossible for these mobile users to make a wager at William Hill. Those players may still see the betting line.