William Hill Sportsbook in New Jersey offers New York residents a great option for betting on sports remotely. You can create and fund your account while in New York, and the only time you need to go to New Jersey is when you are placing your bets.
William Hill is one of the top sportsbooks in the world, and it was at William Hill’s retail sportsbook in New Jersey where the state’s first legal sports bets were placed in 2018.
In this William Hill review, we explain everything you should know about having an online account with a New Jersey sportsbook while living in New York, including details on the risk-free bet of up to $500 when you create a new account with William Hill.
When you register a new account with William Hill, you will be eligible for a $500 risk free bet just by using the promo code LEGALRF during registration.
While a $500 free bet is great, the best part is that you could end up winning a whole lot more than that if you are successful with your free bet wager. And if your free bet loses, William Hill will refund the entire amount in the form of bet credits.
|Online Sportsbook||William Hill Sportsbook|
|Risk-Free Bet||Up to $500|
|Online since||2018 in New Jersey|
|Last updated||May 2021|
The William Hill welcome offer is pretty straight forward. Simply sign up using our links and promo code LEGALRF. Make your first deposit, and when you’re ready. make your first wager. The wager can be for any amount between $10 and $500.
If you win the bet, you will receive your winnings as per usual. But if you are not successful with your first wager, William Hill will refund the entire amount with an equivalent bet credit.
Here are a couple key details:
William Hill has plenty of promotions throughout the year, and what makes them fun, unique and profitable is that many are tied to the performance of the team and players you wager on.
For example, when the 2020-21 NBA season tipped off, William Hill ran a promotion where users received free bets based on how many points Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard or LeBron James scored. It worked like this:
A lot of the William Hill promotions are similar to this one. There is a required entry fee, and if the team you wager on wins, you end up receiving a free bet based on how the team as a whole or certain players performed in the game.
The negative of promos like this is that if your team loses or doesn’t put up impressive numbers, you can end up with nothing. But, on the flip side, if your team does really well, you can up with substantial free bets.
Just make sure you’re paying attention because a lot of the William Hill Sportsbook promos are announced only a day or two ahead of time, so if you’re not on top of things, you could miss them.
Yes, despite the fact that New York currently does not allow online sports betting, it is perfectly legal to download the William Hill sports betting app in NY.
You’re able to download the William Hill app for iOS or Android, and you can do everything with your account other than place bets while you are in the Empire State. You even can put wagers into your betting slip so they’re all ready to go once you are in New Jersey.
There are just a couple of things to keep in mind when you’re ready to make your bets. First, all users must be 21 or older to bet on sports in New Jersey. And since you need to be in NJ when making bets, you must have geolocation software enabled on your mobile device to verify you are in New Jersey.
It also is good to know that while you can bet on New York college teams, New Jersey does not allow betting on colleges from the Garden State or on any NCAA events being played there.
And one final note: While we assume most of you will be doing your betting from New Jersey, you also can bet with William Hill in other states where it has launched online sports betting. Those states are Colorado, Illinois, West Virginia, Iowa, Indiana and Nevada. Michigan, Tennessee and Virginia should be going live soon too.
To create your William Hill Sportsbook account, you can use the app or the website. If you don’t have the app on your Android or Apple phone, you can get it by following our links. You will need to grant permission in order to download and install it on your mobile device. Once that’s done, follow these steps to register with William Hill NJ.
Registering should take only a few minutes, and remember you can do it all online.
The William Hill app is free for iPhones, iPads and Android tablets and phones. If you do not have it yet, you can get it by following our link.
One of the best parts about the William Hill mobile experience is that if you ever transition between the app and the website, you will hardly notice any difference between the products.
As we’ve discussed, when you’re in New York, you can do everything with William Hill except place bets. To do that, you will need to be physically in New Jersey. And you must have geolocation enabled on the device you’re using to confirm you are within state lines.
As for actually placing bets, all you need to do is find the bet you want to make, select it and see it added to your bet slip. At that time you either can add more wagers to create a round robin or parlay, or simply place a straight bet.
When you’re ready to bet, open your bet slip, add how much you want to wager and then select “Place bet.”
One of the most useful areas of the William Hill app is your account, which you can access by selecting “my account” in the right upper corner.
From there you can deposit and withdraw money. You also can check your betting history, change account settings or the way bet odds are displayed, contact customer support or log out of your account.
We also recommend checking the William Hill promos each time you log in to see what offers are available. You can do so by selecting “promos” along the bottom of the page.
Here is a look at three of our favorite features that offer the most benefit to William Hill users.
William Hill, while a great online sportsbook, still comes up a little short in a few areas. Here’s a look at where it could be doing better.
For those of you new to sports betting, here’s a rundown of all the types of sports bets you can make on William Hill.
You can bet on all the major professional and college leagues in the US and most of the top international ones on William Hill.
That means you can bet on all the contests for the NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, WNBA, UFC, PGA Tour, MLS, and NASCAR, as well as place bets on college football and basketball.
Internationally, you’ll find betting markets for the Championship and English Premier soccer leagues, as well as for KHL hockey action and for women’s and men’s tennis. William Hill also has betting options for smaller sports like rugby and table tennis.
In New York we have a slew of college and pro sports teams that we can bet on using the William Hill app in New Jersey. Here’s a quick look at all of those teams.
William Hill has plenty of futures markets and could be a great way for New Yorkers to bet using the online sportsbook.
We understand that for some of you, going to New Jersey on a daily or even weekly basis might be difficult. But with futures betting you can just go a few times a year to place bets on the local teams and then hopefully watch your bets play out over the course of the season.
Maybe you want to bet on the NHL’s New York Rangers to win the Stanley Cup or on the New York Mets to win the National League East. You also could bet on the New York Giants or Jets to win the Super Bowl, but personally we like the odds of the Buffalo Bills taking home the Vince Lombardi Trophy a whole lot more.
You also could bet on player futures. Maybe that means betting on Kevin Durant of the Brooklyn Nets or the New York Yankees’ Aaron Judge to win their leagues’ MVP awards.
You will see there are quite a few ways to both deposit and make withdrawals on William Hill, most of which you can do remotely from NY. Here are all the choices you have for putting money into your William Hill Sportsbook account:
And here are the ways you can withdraw money from William Hill NJ:
Obviously there are not as many ways to take your money out, but what is available should be sufficient.
You can reach out to William Hill’s support staff by emailing [email protected], calling 855-754-1200, texting 719-417-5179 or having a live chat, which you can do on either the William Hill app or website.
The William Hill customer support department is open seven days a week. And there also is a help page where you can try to troubleshoot your problem on your own.
William Hill gives its users the ability to set limits for the amount of money they can deposit and/or bet at any one time, and on the number of hours they can spend on the site. Players also can choose to ban themselves entirely from William Hill if that is in their best interest.
You can find information for help determining if you have a problem with gambling on the sportsbook’s website and whom to contact for help.
While you do not ever need to go to a William Hill retail sportsbook location, there are five in New Jersey that you can pick from.
It definitely is one of the best options out there for New Yorkers who want to bet on sports but don’t want to always have to go to retail sportsbooks.
Both DraftKings and FanDuel also are in the running when trying to figure out which online sportsbook is the best for New Yorkers. At this point, when it comes to those three, we really think it’s more about personal preference than anything else.
One of the biggest things you should ask yourself is which promotions do you prefer? Ones that are easier to win, but with set limits to how much you can win, which is what FanDuel and DraftKings offer more of. Or rewards that can vary more and require you to pick correctly, but can end up having a bigger payoff, which is what William Hill offers.
Because William Hill is not only a trusted name in sports betting, but it also is regulated and licensed in New Jersey. Offshores sportsbooks have no such protections. You run the risk of losing your money or having your private data stolen when you do business with offshore sites. We do not endorse doing so.
Yes, you can wager on college teams, including New York college teams, using the William Hill app. However, if you are betting in New Jersey, you cannot bet on any NCAA teams from NJ or on any college contests taking place in the Garden State.
You need to be at least 21 years old to bet on sports in New Jersey. You also have to be physically in the state at the time you place your bets. Because of that, you must have geolocation activated on your mobile device or computer in order to place any bets.
No, you can do all your betting using William Hill’s website. If you have an iOS or Android device, though, we recommend getting the app. It’s free and makes betting and managing your account a breeze.
Definitely. William Hill is one of the top oddsmakers in the world and has a great app for New Yorkers looking to bet remotely. Just keep in mind that you need to be in New Jersey, or another state where William Hill is legal, to actually place bets.