PlayNJ’s Battle Of The Books Tournament Kicks-Off With A Shocker!

Dave Bontempo Updated on March 18, 2020
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AHA!

The first Battle of the Books produced the first upset, by a mile.

TheScoreBet, seeded eighth in the first round of competition, nailed 70% of the votes and defeated DraftKings according to Twitter followers on PlayNJCom and NJBetting.com.

The rousing result got the Battle of the Books off to a sizzling start. Round two unfurled Tuesday, with 888 Sports taking on Caesars.


Fans decide their top sportsbook among the 16 New Jersey heavyweights entered.

Did sports-betting pioneer DraftKings look past the group that was launched in Canada? Did the Score’s previous reputation as a Canadian network resonate with voters?

For DraftKings, a stunning tweet defeat.

The performance had fans recalling March Madness upsets. Yeah, Villanova was an 8th seed and won it all by beating Georgetown. Maybe the Score book is for real.

What message does the DraftKings loss send d to FanDuel, another industry pioneer going against BetAmerica on Friday.? All bets are on

Another interesting matchup unfolds Thursday, with Golden Nugget and odds-optimizing PointsBet looking to establish position.

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Looking ahead:

Wednesday features Bet MGM versus Resorts.

First-round matches run until March 23.

That will cut the field to eight. Second-round contests bring the field to four. Semifinals and the finals follow.

How To Enter:

Anyone who participates in the voting on Twitter will be entered into prize drawings for a chance to win free bets from several of the top NJ online sports betting apps. 

  1. Visittwitter.com/playnjcom and follow us
  2. Check out the latest #BattleOfTheBooks poll on our feed
  3. Vote for the sportsbook you want to see move on to the next round
  4. LIKE the post. (If you don’t like the post, we won’t know you voted)
  5. And that’s it. You’re entered to win the prize in that specific voting matchup.

Place your votes at @PlayNJcom 

How To Win:

  1. At the conclusion of each matchup, we will randomly select winners from the pool of voters for that round. 
  2. Each winner will then receive a DM from us with how to claim their FREE BET
  3. You can vote on every match in every round, for the maximum chances to win.
    • So make sure you follow our PlayNJ twitter page
    • And turn on the notifications for our page so you’ll be notified each time we start a new poll.

DraftKings vs TheScore

Monday, March 16
11AM (EST)

Monday, March 16
11PM (EST)

888Sport vs Caesars

Tuesday, March 17
11AM (EST)

Tuesday, March 17
11PM (EST)

BetMGM vs Resorts

Wednesday, March 18
11AM (EST)

Wednesday, March 18
11PM (EST)

Golden Nugget vs PointsBet

Thursday, March 19
11AM (EST)

Thursday, March 19
11PM (EST)

FanDuel vs BetAmerica

Friday, March 20
11AM (EST)

Friday, March 20
11PM (EST)

UniBet vs FOX Bet

Saturday, March 21
11AM (EST)

Saturday, March 21
11PM (EST)

William Hill vs bet365

Sunday, March 22
11AM (EST)

Sunday, March 22
11PM (EST)

Borgata vs SugarHouse

Monday, March 23
11AM (EST)

Monday, March 23
11PM (EST)

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