Placing a bet on your favorite sports teams often comes with plenty of drama and excitement. The potential of a win could come as fast as a Hail Mary spiral into the end zone, a surprise uppercut in the ring, or a soccer goal from outside the box that flies into the top corner. No surprise, then, that sports betting is growing in popularity in the United States: more Americans than ever are in favor of sports wagering these days. And while the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 effectively outlawed sports betting, in 2017, New Jersey led the way to the Supreme Court to contest this act.
The gambit worked. PASPA was struck down in 2018 — ruled unconstitutional, of all things, against the Tenth Amendment. (You can look up the sordid details here). Since then, over $20 billion has been bet with sportsbooks across the 18 states in America that have legalized sports betting.
Now that everything is online, there’s never been a better time to enjoy sports betting through the internet. And from across the pond, the most successful sportsbook companies are now making inroads to America, leveraging our expertise on our favorite pro teams, and giving Americans the chance to wager on sports from the other side of the pond (cricket, anyone?).
What is bet365?
One of the foremost online sports gambling companies to make inroads to the States began in 2000 with just a dozen employees, a unique sportsbook platform, and an evolving family business — all from a small city in the middle of England, where sports betting has been legal since 1960. In 2001, bet365 rolled out its first sports website, and in short time the company started to expand across the world.
Taking advantage of programming talent and modern tech, bet365 launched Live Streaming in 2006, and it became the first site to broadcast live odds on television commercials all while expanding its industry-leading In-Play betting platform.
Last year, the company opened its first offices in America, allowing Americans the chance to bet on events such as pro and college sports as well as European league soccer, boxing and MMA, e-Sports, motorsports — even cricket and handball! There are lots of enhancing options for your sports betting too: you can automatically Cash Out bets, partially Cash Out or even use the Edit Bet feature to add, swap or remove selections.
That’s not all though, they also offer a range of games in the Casino for those wishing to try their luck on the tables and slots.
All of that, and then there are the bonuses...
What are Bet Credits?
You may have noticed the sportsbooks throughout NJ with a variety of offers for new customers – often called risk-free bets or joining bonuses accompanied by “terms and conditions apply.” But what does that actually mean for the customer? These offers may have calculated hurdles like ‘play through’ requirements and once you’ve received your bonus there is limited flexibility on how the bonus is used; it could be a one-time bet or you may not even get to keep the winnings.
bet365’s Bet Credits offer flexibility. Bet Credits are additional funds added to your account once you’ve deposited at least $10, matched up to $100, to be used to place bets with no risk to your own cash, and flexibility to use them as you’d like. And, even better, the result of your Bet Credits activity is yours to keep! Sounds like a winner, doesn’t it?
A trusted name in sports betting
After twenty years, numerous awards, and 53 million customers around the world, bet365 is now a global success.
And now, New Jersey, where gaming institutions like Atlantic City and its famed racetracks still hold a certain allure. It’s a thriving market for sportsbook betting, and an international powerhouse in bet365 is making itself known as a compelling choice in the Garden State, before expanding to other states across this fine country.
If we can’t watch live and in person, we might as well introduce some stakes on the teams we love, and who knows — with offers like Bet Credits, there might be something in it for us.