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PlayUp Sportsbook New Jersey used to run an offer of a $100 bonus bet following a qualifying $100 wager, but it has since ended this promotion as the sportsbook in general has closed.

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Sign-up bonus: No promo
Promo code: No code needed
Minimum deposit: $10
Last updated: May 2024

Sportsbook overview

Sportsbook: PlayUp
Legal in New Jersey: No
Partner in New Jersey: N/A
Payment methods:

Originally based in Australia, PlayUp Sportsbook started expanding into the United States market during the 2010s and made its way to New Jersey in 2021. PlayUp then cemented itself as one of the premier sportsbooks in NJ, but unfortunately it closed down in New Jersey in summer 2023.

In this PlayUp Sportsbook review, we’ll go through all the key information you needed to be aware of when you could sign up for PlayUp NJ, the numerous promotions they had to offer, and our expert opinion on the former operator. So without further ado, let’s get started.

Is PlayUp sportsbook live in New Jersey?

No, PlayUp Sportsbook is not live in New Jersey. It closed operations in summer 2023 after being legal and live for around 2 years in the state. The sportsbook initially obtained a sports betting license from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement in January 2021.

How you could sign up for PlayUp Sportsbook New Jersey

Screenshot of PlayUp New Jersey homepage

Signing up for PlayUp Sportsbook in New Jersey was a fairly easy process that didn't take users more than 10 minutes to complete. Grab your mobile device or laptop and you were ready to roll.

Here are all the steps you needed to take.

  1. You should have visited the PlayUp Sportsbook website or mobile app. You would click the green “Register” button in the upper right-hand corner of the screen to get started.
  2. Once you landed on the registration page, you were prompted to provide a username and suitable password for the account, along with your full legal name, street address, phone number, birth date, and the last four digits of your Social Security number.
  3. Then, you were asked to enter two security questions for the account. These will be used in the event you forget your password and have to change it.
  4. At the bottom of the pop-up menu, you were needed to confirm all the information you’ve provided is correct, and verify you are at least 21 years old, agree to the terms and conditions, and confirm that you are not an employee of PlayUp.
  5. After hitting the “Continue” button at the bottom of the screen, you were asked to review the information you’ve provided once again. If it all checked out, click or tap “Create My Account” and you were all set to start betting.

Promos that were offered by PlayUp Sportsbook New Jersey

Along with their sign-up bonus for new users, PlayUp Sportsbook New Jersey had a solid slate of additional promos for players to get in on.

Here were the most common offerings for New Jersey users.

  • Welcome Bonus: After signing up for PlayUp NJ and wagering at least $100, you received a bonus bet of $100. This bonus didn't have to be used all at once; it could be spread across multiple bets. It’s important to note that this bonus couldn't be used on special bet types, like parlays or teasers. The NJ betting promo should have been used within seven days of it being issued.
  • Parlay Boosts: PlayUp’s parlay boosts were similar to those found in other sportsbooks. If you put a parlay together and applied the parlay boost, you would have increased the winnings if the bet hit. The more legs you added, the higher the parlay boost would be.
  • Bad Beat Tuesdays: When creating a parlay of five legs or more on Tuesdays, you could utilize PlayUp’s Bad Beat Tuesdays promo. If one of the legs failed to deliver, you would have received a bonus bet of up to $20.

PlayUp Sportsbook betting app in New Jersey

Thanks to its intuitive design, placing wagers through PlayUp Sportsbook’s betting app was the easiest way to make wagers with the sportsbook.

PlayUp’s mobile could be downloaded on both Apple and Android devices. It held a 2.4 out of 5 rating in the Apple Store, along with a 4 out of 5 rating on the Google Play Store when it was live.

The PlayUp Sportsbook app was free to download.

How you could download the PlayUp Sportsbook app on Apple Devices

  1. You were asked to open up the App Store via your Apple device and search for “PlayUp Sportsbook” in the search bar.
  2. Once you found it, hit the “Install” button next to the app icon. Then, you should have waited for the app to successfully download.
  3. After the download was completed, you opened up the New Jersey betting app and made sure to turn on your location services so PlayUp could verify where you’re located while using their application.
  4. You headed towards the deposit menu to put money into the account. After depositing some funds, you were all set to start betting.

How you downloaded PlayUp Sportsbook on Android devices

  1. You logged in to the Google Play Store through your Android device and click on the search bar.
  2. Typed in “PlayUp Sportsbook” and hit “Search.”
  3. After searching for the app, you hit the “Download” button and waited for it to download to your device.
  4. Once the download was complete, you opened up the app and turn on your location services.
  5. Made a deposit into your account with a payment method of your choosing and then you were ready to begin your sports betting venture.

Former deposit and withdrawal methods on PlayUp Sportsbook

PlayUp Sportsbook had a fair amount of payment options for users. Here’s a look at all the deposit and withdrawal methods that were available for New Jersey players.

Deposit methods for PlayUp Sportsbook included:

  • Credit card/debit card
  • Skrill
  • E-check (ACH)
  • Play+ prepaid card
  • Paysafe card
  • VIP preferred

Withdrawal methods included:

  • Skrill
  • VIP preferred
  • Play+ prepaid card

How you made a deposit

To make a deposit through PlayUp Sportsbook NJ, you would log in to your account and click the green “Deposit” button in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.

You then were required to select which banking method you wanted to use, along with the amount you liked to deposit. Once you entered the payment information and the amount of money you wished to deposit, you clicked the green “Deposit” button next to the deposit amount.

How you could make a withdrawal

Withdrawing your winnings from PlayUp Sportsbook resembled the depositing method, but there were a few differences to keep in mind.

You clicked the green “Deposit” button at the top of the screen, and once the pop-up menu appeared, you navigated to the “Wallet” option. There, you were able to select whether you wanted to deposit or withdraw money; select “Withdraw.”

You then were prompted to choose which payment method you’d like to utilize, along with the amount of funds you’d like to take out. Once completed, you hit the green “Withdraw” button next to the amount and your winnings reached your bank account in five business days or less.

Sports you could bet on with PlayUp Sportsbook New Jersey

Screenshot of PlayUp New Jersey Sport section

PlayUp offered one of the widest selections of betting markets in the industry, boasting over 25 sports for users to wager on. Here’s a look at the top options they offered for New Jersey.

  • Football: Football dominates the sports betting world; it’s no different in New Jersey. The New York Giants and New York Jets share a home stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, regardless of their New York titles.
  • Basketball: Although NJ doesn’t have any NBA teams within state borders, there’s still a devout Brooklyn Nets following in the Garden State. The Nets played in New Jersey as the New Jersey Nets from 1977-2012.
  • Hockey: Ever since coming to New Jersey in 1982, the New Jersey Devils have had a strong foothold on the NHL fandom in NJ. The Devils have played in five Stanley Cup Finals, winning the title in 1995, 2000, and 2003.
  • Baseball: Like the NFL, most of New Jersey’s MLB fandom lies with the New York teams, the Yankees and Mets. Both squads have had success throughout the years, but no professional sports team in the United States has accomplished more than the Yankees, boasting 27 World Series titles.

Did PlayUp Sportsbook have a retail location in New Jersey?

No, PlayUp Sportsbook did not have a retail location in New Jersey. However, they were partnered with Parx Casino, which has its own sportsbook in NJ and a land-based casino in Pennsylvania.

Our expert opinion on PlayUp Sportsbook New Jersey

Although PlayUp Sportsbook still had a ways to go before they truly competed with the likes of DraftKings or FanDuel in New Jersey, they still offered a breath of fresh air for those who looked to expand their New Jersey sports betting horizons. The intuitive, sleek design of their mobile app and website, along with their unique selection of promotions appeased bettors from all walks of life.

We particularly enjoyed their unique promo offers, like the Bad Beats Tuesday and Reload Mondays. They gave the user a reason to always come back for more, even if they were on a bit of a cold streak with their wagers. The bonus bets and boosts they provided are well worth the time.

While we didn’t run into any technical issues with the PlayUp mobile app, it appeared to be a real issue for some users; based on several reviews players left in the Apple Store and Google Play Store. It could be a little tricky to navigate for new users, with certain things like bet slips being abnormally hard to find at times.

Nevertheless, PlayUp was certainly worth your time, especially if you were looking for a unique set of promos or a wide range of betting markets.

Our rating of PlayUp Sportsbook New Jersey

(4)

Welcome bonus
(4)
Payment options
(4)
Sportsbook app
(4)
Variety & features
(5)
Customer support
(5)

Betting NJ has given PlayUp Sportsbook New Jersey an overall rating of 4 out of 5. This rating is based on the following criteria.

  • Welcome Bonus: Rating 4/5. While the overall value of PlayUp’s welcome bonus is a bit lacking, allowing users to utilize their rewarded bonus bet across several different wagers is a huge plus.
  • Payment Options: Rating 4/5. PlayUp Sportsbook offers all the traditional payment methods we’ve come to expect out of betting operators. However, they only provide three withdrawal methods, which adds unwanted limitations for some users.
  • Sportsbook App: Rating 4/5. The sleek design of PlayUp’s mobile app really stands out as a positive, but underlying technical issues have plagued bettors since its inception. Clean up the crashes and lag, and this is one of the most impressive betting apps on the market.
  • Variety and Features: Rating 5/5. With several promotions to cash in on every week, along with 25 betting markets to take advantage of, there’s something for everyone with PlayUp NJ.
  • Customer Support: Rating 5/5. PlayUp offers a large FAQ section, along with multiple points of contact for customer support. If you ever run into any issues with the operator, you shouldn’t have any problems getting them resolved.

FAQ

Could I bet on college sports with PlayUp Sportsbook New Jersey?

Yes, you could bet on college sports with PlayUp Sportsbook New Jersey. However, you were not be able to bet on NCAA games featuring teams from New Jersey or on any college sporting events taking place in NJ.

How old did you have to be to use PlayUp Sportsbook New Jersey?

You had to be 21 to use PlayUp Sportsbook New Jersey.

Where could I find the latest PlayUp Sportsbook New Jersey promotions?

You could find the latest promotions offered by PlayUp Sportsbook NJ by opening up the “Promotions” menu on their website or mobile application.

Fact checked by: Gary Garry