After being down over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, PointsBet is back up and running for sports betting in the Garden State.
Last Friday afternoon, PointsBet posted on Twitter that its mobile sportsbook app in the state would be unavailable until Monday. However, it came back online much earlier than that for New Jersey bettors to access the app and make their wagers.
“I can confirm that we were down for less than 48 hours in New Jersey over the weekend. We were back ahead of Game 7 of the NBA Eastern Conference finals,” said Jeffrey Altstadter, director of publicity for PointsBet, in an email to the TopNJCasinos.com on Tuesday afternoon.
“Delivering the best-in-class sports betting experience to our customers is our top priority, and in order to do just that, we had to perform system maintenance. As soon as our services were restored, we notified our customers and issued free bets for the inconvenience.”
The Boston Celtics defeated the Miami Heat, 100-96, on Sunday (first tipoff a little after 8 p.m. ET) to advance to the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors. That series starts Thursday at Chase Center in San Francisco (ABC, 9 p.m. ET).
BetMGM Sportsbook lists the Warriors as a -160 favorite to win the NBA championship.
“An issue was spotted during a routine systems check, and out of an abundance of caution, we made the tough decision to go offline,” added Altstadter.
No other states in which PointsBet operates were affected.
Currently, PointsBet, which is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, is live and operational in 10 states and Ontario, Canada.
PointsBet Launched Live Gaming in New Jersey
PointsBet brought live casino gaming to the Garden State in the first week of 2022.
Through its partnership with Evolution, PointsBet made gaming available for New Jersey customers on its online casino and desktop site.
Customers now can have access to a live dealer experience in broadcast streams from Evolution’s studios in Atlantic City.
Following Michigan, New Jersey is the second state in which PointsBet has launched live gaming on the company's proprietary iGaming platform.
New Jersey is one of only a few states with real money online casinos.
The state is joined by Pennsylvania, Connecticut, West Virginia, Michigan and Delaware. Those states, as well as Nevada, also have online poker.
PointsBet, through its relationship with the Bally's Corporation and Bally's Atlantic City Hotel & Casino, launched its online casino product in New Jersey in July 2021.
PointsBet kicked off sports betting within the state in January 2019.