Known as one of the meccas for sports betting in Las Vegas, Caesars Sportsbook took its services out east and began accepting wagers from New Jersey residents in September of 2018. Its mobile app launched congruently with its retail sportsbook in the Atlantic City location. The Caesars Sportsbook at Wild Wild West is a venue one should definitely take a game or two in with its 15,000 square feet loaded with every bell and whistle a sports bettor could ever dream of. Unfortunately, the glitz and glam has seen it fall short of sticking with the competition.
Caesars Sportsbook got so tired of playing second fiddle to DFS upstarts that it went out and bought out London famed William Hill to expand its scope across the nation. That’s excellent news for sports bettors in the state of New Jersey – and everywhere else the company has opened shop in - with Caesar’s relaunching the company’s combined sports betting assets to give bettors even more odds and sports to wager upon.
In buying William Hill out for $3.7 billion, the company will undoubtedly shore up its deficiencies in the near future. It’s a win-win for all involved as the betting app and desktop site were severely lacking when comparing to the other big wigs in the space. Big money has already been spent with Caesars making it a point to ramp up its footprint in the US sports betting sector. It’ll get its name out there even more over the next 20 years with its name set to be attached to the Louisiana Superdome until 2041. And get ready for another in your face ad campaign with actor-comedian JB Smoove just inked to be the company’s spokesperson!
Big money bettors are welcome to play at Caesars evidenced by a couple of promotions for both new and current customers. The former will get a risk free bet of up to $5,000 credited to their account should the first wager placed not cash in after initially depositing. The “Welcome Deposit Offer” has a catch however. The payback ultimately depends on the odds of the bet. So if you back a -200 favorite for the max, only $2500 would be awarded in site credit. “The Big Bet Bonus” is a weekly perk for all Caesars Sportsbook customers. After opting in to the bonus, any wager of $500+ will earn $200 in free bets. There’s a catch to this one as well. The odds on the bet placed can’t be higher than -150. Whether the bet is won or lost, you’ll still receive $200 in site credit once the promotion ends. Both promos allow for a max of seven days before the free bets expire. If either of these options interests you, use our link to open an account at Caesars Sportsbook and be sure to enter PLAYBONUS in the promo code section of the sign-up page.
New Jersey was the founding father of legalized US based sports betting out east. It’s 100 percent legal for of age customers to legally place wagers via the app, desktop website and in person at the Wild Wild West location in Caesars Atlantic City. You however must be within the state’s borders at all-times for bets to go through via the app or website. If not, Caesars’ geolocators won’t allow for anything to go through. Also, no bets will be accepted on in-state colleges like Rutgers, Seton Hall, Princeton or Monmouth – BOO! Other than that, point spreads, moneylines totals and everything else you can think of are in play.
How to Sign Up
The sign-up process is streamlined to be quick and easy. By clicking this link, you’ll be directed over to the sign-up page where you’ll be asked to pony up some personal information like your first and last name, email, date of birth and a number you can be reached at. After that, you’ll need to give your social security number to establish proof of age and identity, and then establish a username/password to log into your account. Once your I’s are dotted and T’s crossed, you’ll be able to login to your account and make a deposit. Don’t forget to enter the promo code “PLAYBONUS” to take advantage of the attractive bonus offers! It shouldn’t take more than five minutes to go through the whole process.
App/Software Review and How to Download
Visit the store of your respective cell phone carrier to download the app. Caesars has apps readily available for both iOS and Android configurations. Once downloaded, login to your account by simply utilizing the username/password combination created at sign-up. Once the geolocation pinpoints your whereabouts, you’ll be able to login to your account and place wagers on the go; provided you’re within New Jersey’s borders. The desktop site can be found through Caesar’s website. Again, get into the account by utilizing your username/password combo. You’ll need to download the site’s geo-check software to confirm you are legally able to place wagers. Once every security check is passed, you will be able to legally wager on sports via the app and website.
Caesars took a less is more approach with the main page setup for both its app and website. Visually, it’s very reminiscent of everything else out there in the market; yet still different. All the sports offered are listed on the left-hand side of the page. Scrolling graphics are placed at the top in the middle. Below that is another “popular” section that has the most popular sporting events listed. That’s where it gets tricky and a bit tough to navigate; especially on the app. I’m not exactly sure why Caesars felt the need to have everything located right smack dab in the middle of the page along with all individual sports listed on the left. It could get confusing and force many an inexperienced customer to scroll for days before finding the game they want to place a bet on. You’re much better off just clicking the sport on the left-hand side to get to the matchup much quicker. Other than that, the sites themselves are visually appealing and fast enough to handle the most dedicated of live bettor’s action.
Betting Options at Caesars
Moneyline: When betting on teams to simply just win outright, you’re betting moneylines. In order to win this bet type, the team simply has to win the game.
Point spread: This is the most popular of all wager types. Point spreads incorporate a handicap that forces a team to beat another by a market-driven determined amount of points. If the Jets are favored by 6-points against the Giants, they’d have to win the game by seven to cash in. If the end result is a five point win, the Giants would bring home the bacon. If it lands six, it’s a push and all monies wagered are refunded.
Totals: Otherwise coined the over/under, this wager type accounts for the total amount of points scored in a game, half, quarter, period, etc. if the total is 46 and 47 points are scored, the over cashes in. If only 45 points hit the board, under bettors get to do a victory lap. If it lands directly on 46, it’s a push and all monies wagered are refunded.
Parlays: While parlays offer up big paydays, these types of bets are a bookies best friend. It’s hard enough to win one bet let alone two, three, four or whatever amount of legs you tie into one single bet. Each and every one of them must come in to get paid out. But if they do, it’s surf and turf for everyone!!
Teaser: This wager type is set up exactly like a parlay in that you group a number of bets into one ticket and all legs need to cash to come out a winner. However, they payout at a substantially lower margin due to being able to manipulate the pointspread 6-7 points in your favor. It might sound like it’s easy to cash in, but it’s not; hence the name of the bet – TEASER.
Live betting: Also described as in-game betting, this wager type allows sports bettors to bet on a game as it plays out. All point spread, totals and moneylines are adjusted on the fly after the game begins. It’s an exciting form of betting that’s taken the industry by storm!
Props: These wager types deal solely with how players perform in a predetermined matchup. Examples include the number of rushing yards Saquon Barkley gains in a game or if Pete Alonso hits another moonshot into the cheap seats.
Futures: These types of bets are determined over a predetermined amount of time. These types of bets are attractive due to big payouts, but just know the book isn’t offering up true odds as its hold is absolutely ridiculous. Regardless, who doesn’t want to throw some beer money down on their favorite teams to win the title every year?!
What Sports are Available at Caesars?
Here’s the current list of sports available for wagering at Caesars:
- Australian rules football
- Baseball (MLB/KBO/Olympic)
- Basketball (NBA/NCAA/WNBA/Olympic)
- Beach Volleyball
- Field Hockey
- Football (NFL/NCAA/CFL)
- Hockey (NHL/Olympic)
- MMA (UFC/Bellator/PFL)
- Motorsports (F1/NASCAR)
- Rugby League
- Rugby Union
- Table Tennis
- Tennis (ATP/WTA/Olympic)
Promotions and Contests
Along with the two big money promos discussed earlier, Caesars takes care of its customer base with a number of attractive weekly/daily boosts that both new and current accounts can take advantage of. “It treats every player like an emperor, because that’s why you deserve!” That’s the tagline for the company’s rewards program that offers up credits on every single bet placed – win or lose.
PROFITS FOR THE PEOPLE
A 50% profit boost can be added to any bet with a betting line of -200 or less. The max wager size is $50 and the boost can be used on straight bets or parlays only.
Bet $50 on any baseball team and earn a $25 free bet for every home run your team launches into the cheap seats in the game.
The more you bet, the more points you’ll accrue with the Caesar’s Customer Rewards program. Cash those points in for free plays, sports tickets, dining, getaways and experiences.
Deposit and Withdrawal Options
Caesars accepts deposits using the following banking methods:
- ACH e-check
- Caesars prepaid cardCredit or debit card
- Online bank transfer
- Cash at Cage
Note that your credit card bank may handle your deposit as a cash advance and charge you a fee. Check with your financial institution beforehand for details.
- ACH e-check
- Caesars prepaid card
- Cash at Cage
Should there be a need to get in touch with Caesars Sportsbook; these are your four options:
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Twitter @CaesarsSports
- Live Chat
- Online Help
Caesars Sportsbook History
One of the more recognized brands in the sportsbetting landscape, Caesars Sportsbook is no longer a destination for those invading Sin City looking to make a buck. The company has already expanded into eight other states with New Jersey being its first location to set up shop outside of Las Vegas in September of 2018. With its recent migration with William Hill, Caesars Sportsbook now has the technology and overall reach to become one of the major players in the US based sportsbook industry. Its recent upgrades to both the app and website let it be known that the company isn’t fooling around in its attempt to become the go to destination for everyone interested in placing wagers across the United States.
I don’t know about you, but the sportsbook at Caesars Palace was always a destination I looked forward to visiting whenever stepping foot on the Strip in Las Vegas. The betting options were numerous and competitive. The customer service was top notch. The perks were endless. The same goes for any Caesars Sportsbook located outside the state of Nevada. Already one of the lone books offering a retail location, Caesars Sportsbook in Atlantic City is a must add to your betting portfolio regardless of whether you even want to step into the brick-and-mortar location. While the app and website are a bit wonky to navigate, the technology behind both options is state of the art. The bonuses and boosts are certain to wet your whistle as well!