The #BattleOfTheBooks Final 4 Match-Ups Are Set & Voting Is LIVE!

Posted on April 1, 2020 - Last Updated on April 2, 2020

Routs. Upsets. Nail Biters. And…overtime. NJ sportsbooks and bettors everywhere can’t look away.

We’ve had it all in the Battle of the Books, which has crowned its entrants to the Final Four in the Twitter equivalent of March Madness.

“People’s Champ” of NJ Sportsbooks?

Twitter voters at PlayNJ.com have reduced the field of 16 championship books down to an illustrious quartet. 

PointsBet meets TheScore in one semifinal, while SugarHouse opposes FanDuel in the other. Winners advance to the championship.

Twitter users can vote in every game and qualify for prizes.


Let’s examine who basks in the tweet heat

Congratulations to defending champion PointsBet Spoortsbook, which obliterated its first two opponents, clearing more than 80% polling in its second-round victory and 76% in the opener.

Not resting on its laurels, this team looks even more seasoned than last year.


The champs will meet upstart TheScore, which has delivered two resounding triumphs.

  1. Its upset of industry pioneer DraftKings set a tone for underdogs in this tournament.
  2. And then TheScore deep-sixed the 888 squad, garnering more than 83% of votes cast.

These are the two most impressive NJ Sportsbooks teams thus far. Some believe PointsBet and TheScore is the real championship final.


In the other bracket, a tip of the hat to FanDuel, which survived a tough first-round contest and pulled away in its second.

Is this team peaking at the right time?

And how about the SugarHouse Shuffle? PlaySugarHouse Sportsbook obtained a taut victory over Borgata and then secured the first overtime win of the tourney against Bet 365.

That’s right. OT Baby. SugarHouse notched a buzzer-beating tweet to force the extra session, overcame a slow start in overtime and finally triumphed going away. This team has lived dangerously – twice – and prevailed.

UPDATE:

FanDuel moves on to the final round with 62% of the vote over PlaySugarHouse


Second Final-Four Match is LIVE

 


Four teams. Two have never broken a sweat. Two others have not known a moment of peace.

3 top-seeded teams and 1 cinderella.

But they all got here. And you decide who wins.


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 sportsbooks and 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.

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Dave Bontempo, a national multi-award-winning writer, and broadcaster, writes extensively on the evolving legalized sports-wagering world. Over the past four decades, he has called fights for all major networks, authored columns for the Associated Press, Atlantic City Press, and iGaming Player. He is in the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame, the Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame and a Sam Taub Award for broadcast excellence, given by the Boxing Writers Association of America.

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