Caesars is a good option for those interested in betting on moneyline and spread bets and playing casino games. New bettors or bettors seeking lots of props and exotic bets should consider other options.
Caesars is a legal U.S. sportsbook, currently available in New Jersey.
Top Takeaways for 2020
After spending six months testing thirty online sportsbooks, here are our top findings on Caesars:
- Caesars offers bettors great odds, transparent banking options, and an average selection of bets and sports.
- Caesars places a lot of emphasis on online slots, which can be annoying to users only interested in sports betting.
- Education needs to be improved, but aside from that, Caesars is a viable option for sports betting.
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Is Caesars Safe?
Caesars is considered low-risk, with an overall Trust Score of 93 of 99. Caesars is a legal online sportsbook available to anyone in New Jersey and Nevada state lines. Trust Score is determined by a number of factors, such as years in business, legal status, and global footprint, amongst others.
Overview - Caesars offers a decent selection of bets, but there are several other sportsbooks with a better variety. Where Caesars might offer 25 - 50 prop bets for an NBA or NFL game, other sportsbooks provide 75 - 100. Caesars offers almost no prop bets for some leagues, such as the NHL.
Cash Out Feature - Caesars offers the cash out feature, which allows you to take your original bet and lock in a profit or a loss by settling your bet (or a portion of your bet) early, without having to wait for the event to finish. This impressive feature is available at almost all other sportsbooks.
Banking Options and Fees
Bettors will have no issues banking as Caesars offers multiple methods of deposits and withdrawals.
Deposit Options - Caesars offers the following deposit methods: ACH (e-Check), debit/credit card (Master/Visa/Discover/American Express), PayPal, PayNearMe, Online Bank Transfer, prepaid card, and cash at the casino cage. A $10 minimum is imposed for specific methods of deposits. Most deposit methods do not have stated maximums.
Withdrawal Options - Withdrawals are available through ACH (e-check), prepaid card, NETELLER, PayPal, or cash at the Atlantic City casino cage. No fees are charged to withdraw money, and $10 minimums are imposed for all methods, aside from cash at the casino cage.
Caesars currently offers ten sports, including all of the most popular U.S. sports. Several international leagues are available for soccer games, but aside from that, Caesars doesn't doesn't have many international offerings.
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|Aussie Rules (AFL)||No|
The odds data below was gathered over the course of several months and contained over 10,000 data points. Data from 21 total sportsbooks were collected for NBA, Soccer, and NHL games, 17 for NFL games, 18 for NCAA games, and 16 for MLB games.
|NBA Spread||Average spread odds are -110 per side|
|NCAAF Spread||Average spread odds are -110 per side|
|NFL Spread||Average spread odds are -110 per side|
Live betting with Caesars is decent. The sportsbook has gotten a lot better since launching, adding a live match tracker, better score tracking, and new bets. Caesars does not offer instant bets such as "what will happen on the next Patriots drive?"
Match Tracker - A live match tracker is an animated graphic that updates in real-time as you are watching a game. A match tracker has a live clock, displays the score by quarter, and even shows which team is attacking. For NFL games, the match tracker also lists the last play, the total plays, and yards on the drive, and the down and distance.
Caesars currently offers 24/7 live chat support, as well as phone and email support. Response times and employee helpfulness/friendliness were noticeably worse than other U.S. regulated sportsbooks. The overall level of support is still decent, and most of my questions were answered successfully.
One thing I enjoy about customer support at Caesars is separate email addresses for different issues. Caesars has dedicated email addresses for general inquiries, complaints, and suggestions, and feedback. Separate emails help alleviate some of the struggles that come with trying to contact the right person.
Caesars Sportsbook App
The Caesars app, while decent, is definitely designed to push casino games. There is a button for blackjack right next to the bet slip button on the sports betting side of the app. As I mentioned earlier, Caesars makes the most sense for people who enjoy online casino games as much as sports betting. If you aren't interested in these casino games, having a blackjack button in the middle of your sports betting app is a nuisance.
Education - Caesars currently only offers users an FAQ section for education. While the FAQ section contains "article" on what certain bets are, the "article" are only one to two sentence definitions of the bets. First-time bettors will have to go elsewhere for education. Unfortunately, there are not any news articles, statistics, or research available at this point.
Promotions - Caesars consistently has several promotions, including first-time deposit matches, risk-free bets, and casino bonuses. Pictured are some of the promotions that offered in March of 2020.
Does Caesars offer poker?
No, Caesars does not offer online poker at this time.
Does Caesars offer online slots and casino games?
Yes, Caesars offers hundreds of online slots and casino games such as roulette, blackjack, and video poker.
Caesars is a simple sportsbook that offers great odds and a variety of online casino games. If you're looking for lots of exotic prop bets or other new betting types, there are better sportsbooks for you. If you enjoy casino games and simply enjoy betting on who will win the game, Caesars is a decent option.
About Caesars Sportsbook
Caesars Entertainment has been a staple in the gambling industry for decades, operating casinos all over the United States for decades. Caesars operates casinos under its name, as well as Harrah's and Bally's. Atlantic City Casino in New Jersey licensed Caesars to operate its sportsbook, both online and in person.
Where is Caesars legal?
Caesars is currently legal in New Jersey. The company is looking to expand as more states legalize sports betting.
For the BettingBuck.com annual best online sportsbooks review published in 2020, a total of 2,300 data points were collected over six months and used to score sportsbooks. Additionally, odds data was collected for each sportsbook on over 1,400 bets to give each sportsbook a comparative odds ranking.
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About the author: Joey Shadeck Joey Shadeck is a research analyst for BettingBuck.com. He has been a sports fan all his life, football and basketball being his two favorites to watch. Joey remembers betting his mom that the Green Bay Packers would beat the Detroit Lions as early as elementary school. He has 5 years of online betting experience with hundreds of bets placed during that time.