Deposit Decisions: How To Fund Your NJ Online Sportsbook Account

At first glance, a customer probably rates a sportsbook by the odds it offers and whether the platform is user-friendly.

Customers often overlook one critical feature, though.

The ease of depositing money is the first real test a sportsbook must pass to earn a new customer. Furthermore, deposit and withdrawal options may affect a sportsbooks’ ability to keep that customer.

So how easy is it to deposit at one of New Jersey‘s eight online sportsbooks? Let’s take a look.

Currently, NJ sports betting is home to the following sportsbooks:

Below is a complete guide to depositing with New Jersey online sportsbooks.

Funding a New Jersey sportsbook account

Not every sportsbook offers every deposit option.

Caesars has the most deposit options, while DraftKings is the most limited. Expect DraftKings to expand its deposit options to be more in line with its competitors after it does its due diligence.

Here is a quick look at the deposit methods of each NJ online sportsbook:

Sportsbook PayPal Skrill Credit / Debit PayNearMe Prepaid Card E-check / ACH Cash
DraftKings Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Resorts AC
BetMGM No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Borgata AC
Caesars Online Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Caesars AC
SugarHouse Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Golden Nugget AC
FanDuel Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
PointsBet No Yes Yes No No No No
Unibet Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Resorts AC
FOX Bet Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Resorts AC
WynnBET Sports Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Resorts AC
888 Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes (ACH only) Caesars AC
BetAmerica Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Hard Rock Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Hard Rock AC
Golden Nugget No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Golden Nugget AC
Resorts Online Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Resorts AC
Borgata Sports No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes

New Jersey sports betting deposit options

PayPal and Neteller are popular deposit options at NJ gambling sites.

The e-wallets support online money transfers and serve as an electronic alternative to traditional paper methods such as cash, checks and money orders.

Customers fund the digital wallet by linking their bank accounts.

PayNearMe and prepaid cards

For players struggling to get money online, PayNearMe is an easy and often convenient option. It allows customers to fund their accounts with cash, e-checks, and credit cards at area 7-Elevens and CVS pharmacies.

Sportsbooks recognize making funds accessible is a critical feature, which is why several sportsbooks offer prepaid cards.

A customer funds the card with a credit or debit card or other payment methods. Once funded, money can be transferred back and forth between the card and the customer’s account.

The customer can also use the card to withdraw cash at ATMs and make purchases at retail outlets that accept Discover cards.

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E-checks and casino cages

Many sportsbooks accept E-checks which are the electronic version of a paper check. E-checks allow money to move between a customer’s checking account and into their sportsbook account.

Some online sportsbooks accept cold, hard cash at partner Atlantic City casinos cages. Customers should arrive with proper identification and their sportsbook account number.

And finally, every sportsbook accepts credit and debit cards. However, success rates for depositing are typically low.

The problem is many major card-issuing banks do not allow transactions related to legal online gambling or sports betting.

Also, banks often look at this kind of deposit as a cash advance. If successful at depositing with a major credit card, additional fees may apply.

Special deposit options at NJ online sportsbooks

Some sportsbooks have funding options that are unique to them.

For instance, DraftKings allows a customer to move money from a linked daily fantasy sports account into the sportsbook. Of course, the customer must be an active DFS player with money in their account.

BetStars, PokerStars’s online sportsbook, has years of experience of handling money across the globe.

To make funding an account easy, PokerStars has made its instant online banking available. It includes Rapid Transfer, which allows a customer to make a real-time bank transfer from their bank account.

SugarHouse and playMGM recommend customers use online bill pay. The companies have arrangements with many banks that allow direct transfers of funds.

Customers must have online banking enabled and a verified sportsbook account to use this method.

About the Author

Kim Yuhl

Kim Yuhl has been covering the US online gambling market since 2013. Her work is featured on various sites and covers sports betting, online casino gambling, and online poker. Kim is a full-time traveler and vlogger and is currently slow traveling to 60 countries. You can follow her travels at and on YouTube at kimandway.