Betting on the New York Jets has been an in-state pastime since they were founded as the New York Titans in 1959. And with points spreads and prop bets, the Jets are still a highly popular option for New York bettors.

Say what you will about the Jets, but there’s something special about feeling good about every regular-season win. It’s nice to be able to afford seats to the game too. And adding some gambling excitement along the way doesn’t hurt either.

The Best Sportsbook Apps For New Yorkers In New Jersey Or Pennsylvania

New York State residents can legally bet online as long as they’re over 21 and physically located in the neighboring states of New Jersey or Pennsylvania. And these are the best sports betting apps for doing exactly that:

Sportsbook AppAvailabilityBonus Offer
Visit DraftKingsPA & NJ20% deposit match up to $1,000
FanDuelPA & NJ (as Betfair)Risk-free first bet up to $1,000 
BetRiversPA & NJ (as SugarHouse)100% first deposit match up to $250 (1x playthrough)

Two Ways For New Yorkers To Bet On The NY Jets

In-Person In Upstate New York

Unfortunately, New York City does not have any sportsbooks. All of the retail options are upstate, and the closest to the Big Apple is Resorts World Catskills.

Fortunately, fans of the New York Jets are located all across the state, and many are centered around the other major cities. Particularly big hubs include Buffalo, Syracuse, Albany, and Binghamton, all of which with close casinos that offer a sportsbook.

For example, the Buffalo area has the massive Seneca Niagara Casino Hotel. Central New Yorkers can head to the equally impressive Turning Stone Casino. And Rivers Casino Schenectady boasts the state’s first legal retail sportsbook.

Online In New Jersey Or Pennsylvania

New Jersey is a short train, ferry, or car ride from New York City. And in some parts of New York, Pennsylvania is even closer. In fact, you can legally bet on your phone while you’re at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

You can sign up, deposit, and withdraw winning at legal online sportsbooks in NJ or PA from NY. But you need to be physically inside one of these neighboring states to place a bet. That’s why so many New Yorkers hop over to Hoboken, place a bet, then head right back to Manhattan with ease.

The Best Way To Bet On The Super Bowl From New York State

The New York Jets haven’t won an NFL Championship since Super Bowl III in 1968. The last time they were in the playoffs was in 2010. And according to the sportsbooks, the Jets are the least likely team to win the 2020/21 Super Bowl.

Even still, Jets fans still enjoy betting on the game. In fact, Americans in general bet more on the Super Bowl than any other annual sporting event except for March Madness basketball.

Like regular-season NFL games, including those played by the Jets, New Yorkers can bet on the Super Bowl in the following ways:

  • Betting in-person at a retail sportsbook in Upstate New York.
  • Betting online in New Jersey or Pennsylvania.
  • Betting online in any state with legal online sports betting, such as Colorado, Nevada, Tennessee, and both Virginias.

All states with legal online sportsbooks accept out-of-state bettors as long as they’re at least 21 and within state lines. 

Comparing The Jets Odds

At the time of writing this guide, the hottest action on the Jets was whether they’d go 0-16 for the 2020/21 season. Here’s how the odds stack up at the best online sportsbooks:

  • DraftKings: Yes (+180) or No (-225)
  • BetRivers: Yes (+180) or No (-225)
  • FanDuel: Yes (+175) or No (-230)

That means a $100 “yes” bet at DraftKings or BetRivers would pay out $180 while the same bet at FanDuel would pay out $175.

However, DraftKings and BetRivers weren’t taking Super Bowl futures on the Jets winning the Super Bowl while FanDuel gave them +300,000. That means a $100 bet would pay out an absurd $300,000 if the Jets were to not only start winning but win the championship.

Super Bowl Betting In New York: Online Sportsbooks Versus Retail Sportsbooks

Being able to remotely compare odds at different sportsbooks is the biggest advantage to betting online versus in-person. You can also find specific bets that some sports betting apps are taking and others are not (like the Super Bowl futures at FanDuel).

But for most New York bettors, whichever sportsbook is closest is where they’ll place their Super Bowl bets. And retail sportsbooks know this. Instead of competing against several options on one device, their competition is geographic. 

For a place like Turning Stone Casino in Verona, NY, their geographic competition is pretty much nonexistent. However, the Buffalo area has a few options, so you have a decent chance of finding the best odds without the need to drive too far out of your way.

But at the end of the day, all retail and online sportsbooks take bets on all New York Jets games and the Super Bowl. The biggest differences will be the prop bets, futures, and the odds offered.

How NFL Betting Odds Work

How Odds Are Determined

Sportsbooks use the expertise of bookmakers to set the odds on all bets. Things that can affect the odds include team form, trades and injuries, matchup history, and a host of other factors. Even the weather forecast is taken into account. And the number of people placing bets can also make the odds move.

That’s another reason why betting online can be so advantageous. Odds can change dramatically in just a few hours, and placing a bet online locks in your bet in seconds.

What The Odds Mean

Sportsbooks in the US use American odds. Odds that are +100 or higher represent how much you’ll win if you place a $100 bet. Odds that are -101 or lower represent how much you need to bet to win $100.

For example, if you were to place a $110 bet on -110 odds (the standard for NFL points spread betting) and win, you’d receive $210 and net $100 in winnings. If you were to place $100 bet on +110 odds and win, you’d receive $210 and net $110 in winnings.

For the NFL points spread, the plus (+) and minus (-) symbols next to the points have nothing to do with the odds. Instead, they represent the underdog (+) and the favorite (+). The odds are the -110 (or whatever the sportsbook is listing for that event).

All The Ways You Can Bet On The New York Jets

NFL Points Spread

The most popular way to bet on the Jets is the points spread. The favorite team needs to “cover the spread,” or beat the underdog by the listed points or more. The underdog needs to either win or stop the favorite from covering the spread.

For example, let’s say the Jets play the Detroit Lions. The point spread might be:

  • NY Jets +3.5 (-110)
  • DET Lions -3.5 (-110)

If you bet the Jets and they only lose by 3 points, you win. If you bet the Lions and they only win by 3, you’d lose.

NFL Moneyline

The moneyline is simply betting who will win. If the team you choose wins the game even by one point, you win the wager.

NFL Totals (Over/Under)

You can guess whether the total number of points (both teams’ scores added together) will be over or under the sportsbook’s number.

Parlays

A parlay is wagering that more than one bet is going to win. The result is a higher overall win potential, but all the bets need to be correct. If even just one loses, the full parlay is lost.

Fantasy Points

At DraftKings Sportsbook (at del Lago Resort in Waterloo) and elsewhere, you can bet on player performance in relation to fantasy rating. 

NFL Futures

NFL Futures are placing bets on outcomes that will be decided at a future date. Futures odds can change significantly as the season progresses, as the projected champions of the AFC, NFC, and NFL adjust based on how the teams are performing.

Futures are separated into two distinct categories: team futures and player futures. The winner of the AFC or the Super Bowl champions are examples of team futures. MVP, Offensive Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, and Rookie of the Year are all examples of player futures.

The more likely an outcome, the lower the win potential. However, even the most likely futures bets can have massive win potential if the bet is placed far enough in advance.

NFL Prop Betting

Prop bets in the NFL are when you bet on a specific in-game outcome. Also known as exotics, examples of prop bets include who scores first, number of passing yards, number of sacks, number of field goals, and a host of other options.

Because the NFL is the most popular sport for regular season betting, American sportsbooks offer more prop bets for football than any other sport. You can also request specific bets that they don’t list to see if they’ll take the wager.

Prop bets can be placed before or during the game as well. In fact, prop bets are the most popular form of in-game betting.

Betting On The Jets FAQ

Is it legal to bet on the Jets in New York State?

Yes. You can legally bet on the New York Jets in New York State by visiting a retail sportsbook in Upstate New York. New Yorkers can also cross the border into New Jersey or Pennsylvania to bet on the Jets online using a variety of apps, including DraftKings, FanDuel, and BetRivers.

Is betting on the Jets popular in New York State?

Yes. The NFL is the most popular sport for betting aside from the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball championship tournament (March Madness). That means New York teams like the Jets, Bills, and the Giants are some of the most popular options for in-state NFL betting. However, of the three NY NFL teams, betting on the Jets is the least popular option.

Is there a sportsbook near MetLife Stadium?

Yes. MetLife Stadium, home of the Jets, is extremely close to the FanDuel Sportsbook at Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford. In fact, they share a parking lot, so you could easily walk from one entrance to the other. You can also bet on your phone while in MetLife Stadium at any New Jersey sports betting app.

Can New Yorkers bet on the New York Jets in New Jersey?

Yes. New Jersey’s sports betting laws state that anyone over 21 who’s not affiliated with the sports team can bet on the New York Jets as long as they’re physically located in the state. You could cross the New Jersey border, place a bet online, then step back over the border into New York State without breaking a single law.

How many sportsbooks are in Manhattan?

Zero. New York City does not have any sportsbooks. However, the New York metropolitan area does have sportsbooks, but they’re located in New Jersey. The closest is the FanDuel Sportsbook located inside Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford. You can also take the train or ferry from Manhattan to Hoboken and bet online.

Where are the New York State sportsbooks taking Super Bowl bets?

Upstate New York. The closest New York sportsbook to Manhattan is Resorts World Catskills. Another somewhat close outlet is Mohegan Sun Pocono in Pennsylvania. But the New Yorkers with the closest in-state sportsbooks live in and around Buffalo, Syracuse, Albany, and Binghamton. The two of the most popular casinos with sportsbooks are Rivers Casino Schenectady (Buffalo area) and Turning Stone Casino Resort (Syracuse area).

Is the DraftKings Sportsbook app and website legal in New York?

No. Online sports betting is not legal in New York State. New Yorkers can bet using the DraftKings Sportsbook app by visiting New Jersey or Pennsylvania. You also have the option of going to the retail DraftKings Sportsbook at del Lago Resort in Waterloo, NY.

Is the FanDuel Sportsbook app and website legal in New York?

No. The FanDuel Sportsbook app and website is only available in states with legal online sports betting, such as New Jersey and Pennsylvania. However, there is a retail FanDuel Sportsbook inside Tioga Downs Casino Resort in Nichols, NY. The Meadowlands Racetrack in New Jersey, which shares a parking lot with MetLife Stadium, also has a retail FanDuel Sportsbook.

About the Author

Mike Epifani

Mike Epifani (shown here at Caesar's Palace Las Vegas) is an experienced online gambling writer who specializes in online casinos and sports betting sites. From the nuances of bonus offers to winning strategies and beyond, his insights have helped countless remote bettors keep more of their money while having fun and staying safe.

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