Summary: New Jersey sports betting operator William Hill has now launched an iOS version of their mobile sports betting offering.
On September 1st, William Hill began offering sports betting in New Jersey, with a quiet launch of a land-based sports book at Monmouth Park. The first sports bet of the brand took place at the retail outlet and once online betting was launched, Will Hill would offer Android options but did not offer an iOS version. Owners of iPads and iPhones were unable to wager on sports games via William Hill, that is until this past week. The brand has now launched an iOS option so that owners of such devices can take their gaming on the go.
For most online gaming operators, mobile gaming is offered quickly as players like to be able to wager via mobile devices. For the most part, operators will launch options via Android and iOS to be able to provide access to everyone. For William Hill, the brand decided to launch via Android first, then move on to iOS. Just over 50% of mobile users choose Android devices over iPads and iPhones. Because of this, it seems the brand decided to go with the majority first, then launching via iOS.
Strong Mobile Options in New Jersey
In the state of New Jersey, mobile sports betting is quite common. Several operators are offering the option, more than not. Right now, playMGM and 888 Sport are the only remaining operators who offer sports betting that have yet to launch both an iOS and Android version of their mobile offerings.
DraftKings was the first to enter the market, offering a linked wallet that provided access to sports betting and daily fantasy sports. The brand just recently announced they have added the PayPal option as a way of deposit.
Competitor FanDuel also has launched sports betting services in New Jersey, offering a land-based sportsbook via the Meadowlands. Another option for players can be found via SugerHouse Sportsbook. Offering an online app, players can easily access sports betting on the go when using the SugarHouse format.
For gamers who wish to enjoy sportsbetting and casino in one place, Caesars is a great option. A single wallet is available for both, which helps players to have access to casino and sports betting gaming, all in one place. Players will also find that this app offers access to the Total Rewards Program which is linked to three casinos in Atlantic City.
Additional sports betting options can be accessed via BetStars, 888 Sport and playMGM. Players can easily find an option for sports betting in the state, be it onsite or online via mobile devices.
So far, there is no further apps or online sports betting options coming to New Jersey. It will be interesting to watch going forward how the industry fares as the year comes to an end.
While New Jersey sports betting is fully operational, another state is preparing to offer services. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board recently approved several gaming operators for sports betting in the state. So far, Harrah’s Philadelphia, Hollywood Casino, Parx Casino and SugarHouse Casino have all applied for a sports betting licensing. Approvals could happen as early as next month and hopefully Pennsylvania will be able to get started in the industry just as New Jersey has.