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New Jersey Sports Betting – Bet On Sports Legally In NJ

New JerseyNew Jersey is a state with sports betting as legalized through enacted legislation after PASPA's removal. This state has become a leader in domestic sports gambling reform. The Garden State now has brick and mortar betting options, as well as, state-licensed mobile and online betting service options.

Residents can now walk into a licensed brick-and-mortar establishment in Atlantic City and place legal sports bets. Online sportsbooks legally operating offshore also accept New Jersey bettors, providing expanded betting lines and wagering options.

Is Sports Betting Legal In New Jersey?

Yes, the state legalized domestic sports gambling options right after the Supreme Court ruled an American federal gambling law unconstitutional. This ruling allowed US states to consider legalizing domestic sports wagering opportunities. No other federal law prohibits states from offering sports gambling options.

In addition, no federal or state laws prohibit Americans from wagering on sports through offshore online sportsbooks. This means New Jersey players can wager on sports through domestic options and offshore sportsbooks.

New Jersey Sports Betting Laws

New Jersey enacted laws to allow sports betting at the Atlantic City casinos in 2014 which was the reason they were sued by the US sporting leagues. Then Governor Chris Christie and NJ lost their case in a lower court system before asking the Supreme Court to review the case. The Supreme Court ruled in their favor on May 14th, 2018. Today, NJ State assembly law A4111 allows NJ resident over the age of 21 to wager on sports at state-licensed sportsbooks operating over the internet, at the racetracks, and at the casinos.

New Jersey Sports Betting Bills

There are several pending sports gambling bills still active in NJ's 2019 legislative session that would adjust or amend existing laws relevant to sports betting. To learn more information about these bills, their sponsors, and status you can visit our US betting bill tracker.

Top Online Sportsbooks For New Jersey Residents

The table below is comprised of sportsbooks legally accepting NJ bettors. These brands have been vetted by our team and determined to possess the necessary components to meet our requirements for inclusion in this guide. These operators built up solid reputations over years in the business.

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Sportsbooks Operating In New Jersey

New Jersey has multiple domsetic sports betting options available through either online, mobile, or brick and mortar means. These are three of the most popular brick and mortar casinos that also offer sportsbook capabilities found in Atlantic City.

  • The Borgata Hotel, Casino and Spa
  • Golden Nugget Casino
  • Resorts Casino

NJ Sports Betting Details

Below you can find a brief summary on New Jersey's sports betting market. The below information includes domestic sports wagering information and information for offshore sports betting. If the state were to adopt a new sports gambling bill, the information below would reflect these updates.

  • Legal Sports Betting: Yes, In-state; Offshore
  • Launch Date: June 14, 2018
  • New Jersey Minimum Sports Betting Age: 21 years old
  • Land-Based Sportsbooks: Atlantic City and Racetracks
  • Online Sportsbook: Legal; Offshore
  • Mobile Betting App: Legal; Offshore
  • In-Play/Live Betting: Land-based locations, Mobile, and Online; Offshore
  • Estimated Revenue:$1.8 million/month
  • Eligible Operators: Atlantic City operators, Draftkings, Fanduel, Meadowlands, Monmouth Park.
  • Commission: New Jersey Casino Contol Commission
  • Licensing Fee: $100,000
  • Tax Rate: 8.5% land-based betting, 13% casino-based online betting, 14.25% racetrack-based online betting
  • Tax-Funded: TBD

What You Can Bet On In New Jersey:

  • In-state: All bet types on out of state professional and college sports are allowed
  • Offshore: All betting lines, odds, and props for all games, teams, and players across all college and professional sports

What You Can't Bet On In New Jersey: 

  • In-state: No bets are allowed on teams from the state of New Jersey or events occurring in NJ
  • Offshore: No restrictions

Where Can I Bet On Sports In New Jersey?

In NJ, casinos within Atlantic City are permitted to offer domestic sports gambling services.  There are also two racetracks authorized to offer domestic betting services. In addition, NJ has several mobile sports wagering apps which players can use to bet on wherever they are located in the state.

Biggest Sports Betting Cities In New Jersey


Newark is home to the New Jersey Devils, the state’s NHL representation. The Devils are not exactly the strongest team in the Metropolitan Division, but they have a loyal and dedicated fan base. The Devils will have an uphill battle as the season begins, but everyone loves an underdog story.

NJ residents can find betting lines through any of the licensed sportsbooks listed above.

Atlantic City

Atlantic City is the betting mecca of New Jersey. The coastal town is littered with mega casinos that offer all sorts of entertainment and other tourist attractions. While there are no professional sporting teams from Atlantic City, the casinos are now home for domestic New Jersey sports betting.

East Rutherford

East Rutherford, NJ is home to both the New York Giants and the New York Jets professional football teams with both sharing MetLife Stadium since 2010.

The Giants franchise is one of the oldest in the NFL, dating back to 1925 and currently competes in the NFC East. The franchise is considered one of the most successful in the NFL and since 1925, have won 16 division titles, four pre-Super Bowl era NFL Championships and 4 Supers Bowls.

The Jets played their first season of professional football in 1960 and currently compete in the AFC East. Since becoming an NFL franchise, the team has won four division titles and one Super Bowl in 1968(III).

Frequently Asked Questions About New Jersey Sports Betting

Will I get Arrested for Betting on Sports in New Jersey?

If a player from New Jersey is using licensed and regulated domestic sportsbooks, there should be no reason for the individual to be arrested. Offshore sportsbooks are perfectly acceptable for these players to use as well. However, unlicensed and unregulated betting services based in NJ would classify as a chargeable offense for both the player caught wagering on sports through them and the operator.

Are Mobile Sports Betting Apps Legal in New Jersey?

Yes, New Jersey has launched several state-licensed mobile sports wagering apps. These apps use geotargeting technology to ensure players are located within the state's borders. Offshore sportsbooks also offer mobile sports wagering capabilities.

What Teams Can I Bet on in New Jersey?

New Jersey's domestic sports gambling market does not authorize betting on any New Jersey-based sports teams or any events occurring within the state. However, offshore sportsbooks have no restrictions on which teams (local, out of state, in-state) a NJ player may bet on.

Are There Any Local Sportsbooks in New Jersey?

Yes, there are numerous available sportsbooks in New Jersey's Atlantic City. Sportsbooks located outside of this city are not authorized by the state to operate. We list top available sportsbooks above our NJ sports betting details section.

What is the Legal Minimum Sports Betting Age in New Jersey?

New Jersey's minimum sports gambling age for domestic betting options is 21. This restricted age is followed by NJ's domestic brick and mortar sportsbooks and online/mobile betting services. Offshore sportsbooks accept NJ players as young as 18.

New Jersey Legislative Resources

NJ residents interested in expressing their support for sports gambling or have a concern they would like heard can contact their local political representatives by using the following resources. Find bill sponsors, contact information, and additional services through these tools.

New Jersey Gambling Resources

We highly recommend players gamble responsibly. However, we also understand that some individuals can develop gambling habits. For this reason, we have included a resource to New Jersey Casino Gambling Self-Exclusion Program which will assist problem gamblers in reducing their access to gaming.

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