Placing Your First Bet

Sportsbooks constantly rotate a massive selection of sports betting markets 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so once you deposit funds into your account and verify your documents, you are ready to place your first bet.

Place your first bet at Fanduel

Placing a Bet Online

To place a bet online first select the market and then the outcome you would like to place a wager on. Next, click on the odds displayed.

You can easily change the format of the odds with most sportsbooks giving you the option of changing between American, Decimal, and Fractional odds.

After clicking the price, you'll see that your bet now appears in your bet slip which can usually be found on the top right of your screen.

Type in the amount you wish to wager. The maximum and minimum stake amount varies among the sportsbooks.

Once you have entered your stake the bet slip will display your potential winnings. Once you are happy with your bet simply click the bet now tab and your bet will be accepted.

If your bet wins you can retrieve your winnings instantly from your sportsbook account.

To add more selections simply repeat the process.

Popular Bet Types

For a more comprehensive list of popular bet types visit our online betting tutorial.

Best NJ Sportsbooks for beginners

  1. DraftKings
  2. Fanduel
  3. PointsBet
  4. Unibet
  5. William Hill

For an in-depth view of online sportsbooks in New Jersey and free bets for new customers betting from the state visit our home page.

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Betting Tips for Beginners

Before you hit the place bet tab don't forget to set yourself up to succeed!

Before placing a bet with any sportsbook you should always make sure you are getting the best odds for the bet that you want to place.

Compare NFL OddsFind a good sports odds comparison service. We recommend OddsBoom which is a free service that scans sportsbook odds constantly in all legal states including NJ, to find the best available odds.

Check out promotional offers at the sportsbooks, too. Cashback, free bets, winnings boost, prizes, and other types of promos really can make a difference to your bankroll. Just be aware that offers come with a set of terms and conditions, which must be followed. 

Research! Study form guides, official rankings, past tournament results, injury news, home advantage, and the latest news before placing your bet.

Start with small stakes and only bet with money you can afford to lose. Seriously!