NJ Online Sports Betting

Last Updated: Mar 23rd, 2020By: Chet Fussman
Sports gambling was legalized in New Jersey in 2018, and bettors have an increasing number of online betting sites to choose from. The Garden State, which spearheaded the battle to legalize sports betting outside of Nevada, has quickly evolved into a powerhouse U.S. betting state, with handle continuing to rise and companies rolling out improved online sports betting apps. Bookies.com utilizes an extensive rating system to determine the best New Jersey sports betting apps and can be your go-to source for the best legal sports betting sites.

Best NJ Sports Betting Sites

Below is our list of the best betting sites available in the state of New Jersey.

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How We Pick the Best NJ Sports Betting Sites

Bookies.com uses a variety of criteria to determine the most quality legal online betting sites in New Jersey. Among the factors we consider in each sportsbook review:

  • Bonus offers: Just about every New Jersey online sportsbook offers online bonuses and promotions, especially for new sign-ups. Examples of these promotions include welcome bonuses, a free bet or deposit match up to a specific amount – sometime as much as $500 or more.
  • Safety: Bookies.com only recommends New Jersey online sports betting sites that are licensed by the state’s Division of Gaming Enforcement. If you wager with a licensed New Jersey sportsbook, your account and balance are secure.
  • Ease of use, software: Sports bettors have more than a dozen New Jersey sports betting apps to choose from, but no two are the same. Each has its own software, layout and graphics. It’s best to check out multiple sites to determine which is most comfortable for you.
  • Payment flexibility: All licensed New Jersey sportsbooks want to make it as easy as possible to open and fund your account. Most offer a variety of funding options, including Play+, credit/debit cards; bank transfer/ACH (electronic check); PayPal; PayNearMe; or cash at the casino cage that is partnered with your online sportsbook. Withdrawal methods are generally similar, but vary by site.
  • Odds and wagering options: Odds fluctuate from site to site depending on betting action. Type-of-wager options also vary, with some sites offering a more robust selection of in-game (live betting) wagering opportunities and proposition bets.

Is Online Sports Betting Legal in New Jersey?

Yes, sports betting is legal in New Jersey, with Atlantic City casinos and the state’s racetracks licensed by the Division of Gaming Enforcement. Each operator licensee can have as many as three “skins” – online casino partners.

Benefits of Legal Online Sports Betting in NJ

There are numerous reasons to bet at legal online sportsbooks in New Jersey, and it starts with your safety and security. All legal sportsbooks in the state are licensed and regulated by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement. They all must undergo a rigorous application process and face fines if they violate the policies and safeguards outlined by the NJDGE.

That means that even though odds and promotions may vary from sportsbook to sportsbook, the NJDGE is monitoring them all to ensure each online sports betting site is legal, safe and secure. They also audit the sportsbooks to make sure your personal information and funds are safe and secure. If you are betting with a risky, illegal offshore site and can’t withdraw your funds, who can you turn to? No one. They are not regulated in the United States. Have an issue with an NJ sportsbook? Call the NJDGE.

In addition to your own personal stake in security, NJ online sportsbooks are incredibly convenient. You can bet from anywhere in the state – even if you are not a resident – thanks to geolocation technology. Bet from home, the office or on the go. NJ sportsbook apps are available in both iOS and Android formats. Just download after you’ve registered your account.

NJ Land-Based Sportsbooks & Locations

The New Jersey casinos and racetracks which offer land-based sportsbooks:

Casino/RacetrackSportsbookSports Betting Partner(s)Launch Date
Bally’s CasinoWild Wild West SportsbookScientific GamesJuly 30, 2018
Borgata Casino Moneyline Bar & BookIGTJune 14, 2018
Golden Nugget CasinoThe SportsbookSB TechAug. 15, 2018
Hard Rock CasinoHard Rock SportsbookGiGJan. 30, 2019
Harrah’s CasinoThe BookScientific GamesAug. 1, 2018
MeadowlandsFanDuel SportsbookBetfair / FanDuel / IGTJuly 14, 2018
Monmouth Park Monmouth Park Sports Book by William HillWilliam HillJune 14, 2018
Ocean Casino ResortWilliam Hill Sportsbook at Ocean Casino ResortWilliam HillJune 28, 2018
Resorts CasinoDraftKings Sportsbook at ResortsDraftKings / Kambi / SB TechAug. 15, 2018
Tropicana CasinoWilliam Hill Sportsbook at TropicanaWilliam HillOct. 25, 2018

The Importance of Skins

Skins are vital to online sports gambling in that they allow the licensee to partner with a sports wagering website and mobile application. Teaming up with an online operator (DraftKings, FanDuel, William Hill, etc.) allows New Jersey casinos and racetracks to offer a competitive online betting site, which is where the action is — more than 80 percent of the sports wagers in the state are placed online.

Complete List of NJ Online Sportsbooks

SkinLicense PartnerTech Co.Date Launched
DraftKings Resorts CasinoKambi Aug. 6, 2018
BetMGMBorgata CasinoIGTAug. 22, 2018
PlaySugarHouseMonmouth Park KambiAug. 23, 2018
FanDuelMeadowlands IGTSept. 1, 2018
William HillOcean Casino ResortWilliam HillSept. 1, 2018
William HillTropicana William HillSept. 1, 2018
William HillMonmouth ParkWilliam HillSept. 1, 2018
CaesarsBally’s CasinoKambiSept. 6, 2018
888 SportNJBally’s CasinoKambiSept. 10, 2018
FOXBetResort’s CasinoFOXBetSept. 13, 2018
PointsBetMeadowlandsKambiDec. 11, 2018
Hard RockHard Rock GiGJan. 26, 2019
ResortsResorts CasinoSB TechJan. 31, 2019
BetAmericaGolden NuggetSB TechFeb. 7, 2019
Golden NuggetGolden Nugget SB Tech Feb. 19, 2019
Borgata Sports Borgata CasinoIGTMay 14, 2019
Bet 365 NJHard Rock GiGAug. 30, 2019
TheScoreMonmouth ParkBet.WorksSept. 3, 2019
UnibetHard RockKambiSept. 10, 2019

A Closer Look at Each NJ Sportsbook

Meadowlands and Monmouth are racetracks while the rest are all casino-based.

Meadowlands

The harness/thoroughbred racing facility in East Rutherford is the closest location to New York City and generates far more revenue than any other New Jersey sportsbook. The FanDuel Sportsbook, which opened on July 14, 2018, is 5,300 square feet with more than 50 TV screens and includes up to 20 sports betting stations plus self-service kiosks.

Meadowlands-licensed sportsbooks/skins

  • FanDuel Sportsbook (The Meadowlands) - opened July 14, 2018
  • FanDuel (skin) - opened Sept. 1, 2018
  • PointsBet (skin) - opened Jan. 17, 2019

Retail: FanDuel Sportsbook

Amenities: More than 50 HD TVs and 20-foot screens; live tellers (at least 30); self-betting kiosks (roughly 50); customer service and onsite staff; free parking on days the NFL’s Giants or Jets aren’t playing.

VIP programs/Membership info: Your FanDuel Players Club account is activated when you register with FanDuel. The rewards program has several different tiers based on points earned in the previous month. Rewards, including free bets, are available depending on the level you reach.

Owner: Jeffrey Gural; sportsbook operated by FanDuel.

Location, phone number: 1 Racetrack Drive, East Rutherford, NJ 07073 | (877) 689-0662

Hours of Operation

  • Monday-Thursday: 10 a.m.-1 a.m.
  • Friday: 10 a.m.-2 a.m.
  • Saturday: 7 a.m.-2 a.m.
  • Sunday: 8 a.m.-11:30 p.m.

Skins

FanDuel: The most popular online betting site in NJ can be accessed from the FanDuel website or downloaded on IOS or Android apps. Plenty of in-game bets.

PointsBet: Wide range of betting options includes innovative ‘PointsBetting’ wagers in which bettors are rewarded the more right they are (and punished the more wrong they are).

Monmouth Park

Jersey sports bettors owe a debt of gratitude to the top execs of this Oceanport-based thoroughbred racing track, a key player in the state’s years-long battle to expand sports gambling outside of Nevada. Gov. Phil Murphy placed the first two sports bets in New Jersey history at the Monmouth Park Sports Book by William Hill, which opened June 14, 2018. Players can bet on sports at ticket windows inside the track or at stations in the sportsbook.

Monmouth-licensed sportsbook/skins

  • Monmouth Park Sports Book by William Hill - opened June 14, 2018
  • William Hill (skin) - opened Sept. 2, 2018
  • PlaySugarHouse Sportsbook (skin) - opened August 2018 under Golden Nugget license, moved to Monmouth Park license in October 2018.
  • TheScore (skin) - opened Sept. 3, 2019

Retail: Monmouth Park Sports Book by William Hill

Amenities: About 100 HDTVs and a 75-foot video wall; live tellers (at least 22); minimum sports bet is $2 (other sportsbooks in New Jersey have higher minimums); vast sports bar located near sportsbook area; availability to bet on horse racing in season (it’s home to the Haskell Invitational).

VIP programs/Membership info: Membership into the William Hill Sports Rewards Club is free. You can earn points in the rewards program toward free bets. If you earn 1,000 sports points, it equals $1 in free bets. Different bets (straight, parlay/teaser and parlay card) have different point values.

Owner: New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority; sportsbook operated by William Hill.

Location, phone number: 175 Oceanport Avenue, Oceanport, NJ 07757 | (732) 222-5100

Hours of Operation

  • Monday-Thursday: 10 a.m.-1 a.m.
  • Friday: 10 a.m.-2 a.m.
  • Saturday: 8 a.m.-2 a.m.
  • Sunday: 8 a.m.-1 a.m.

Skins

William Hill: Sports betting industry global powerhouse uses its own technology. Runs smoothly on iOS and Android devices.

PlaySugarHouse: Extremely convenient, as SugarHouse's sportsbook and online casino share same account and e-wallet. Rebranded to BetRivers in Pennsylvania and will do the same in New Jersey.

TheScore: Online sportsbook named an official Sports Betting Operator of the NBA in early 2020.

Bally’s

With more than 15,000 square feet of betting space, Bally’s Wild Wild West is by far the largest sportsbook in Atlantic City. Opened on July 30, 2018, Wild Wild West doubles as the sportsbook for Bally’s and Caesars, adjacent Boardwalk properties which are connected through the south side of Wild Wild West.

Caesars-licensed sportsbooks/skins

  • Wild Wild West Sportsbook (Bally’s) - opened July 30, 2018
  • The Book (Harrah’s): opened Aug. 1, 2018 (see Harrah’s below)
  • Caesars (skin) - opened Sept. 6, 2018
  • 888sport NJ (skin) - opened Sept. 10, 2018

Retail: Wild Wild West Sportsbook

Amenities: An LED video wall that is 98-feet wide and 18-feet tall; large seating area in the sportsbook and five “Fan Caves,” private rooms for betting; live tellers; self-serve beer wall; reserved seating in the “Fan Caves” and main viewing area.

VIP programs/Membership info: Total Rewards program where points are earned at Caesars properties for any purchases. Rewards, including free bets, are available depending on points earned.

Owner: Caesars

Location, phone number: 1900 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City, NJ 08401 | (609) 340-2000

Hours of Operation

  • Monday-Thursday: 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 11 a.m.-midnight
  • Saturday: 10 a.m.-12 a.m.
  • Sunday: 10 a.m.-11:30 p.m.

Skins (Shares Caesars licensing with Harrah’s)

Caesars: Easy to navigate both on browser and mobile app. Partnered with Scientific Games and integrated with NJ online casino app.

888sport NJ: Popular site with high-end graphics can be accessed through browser, IOS or Android. Wagering is offered on more than 20 sports and scores of daily promotions.

Borgata

The Marina district casino offers two venues for sports bettors to choose from: the newer Moneyline Bar & Book (opened July 2019) and the original Race & Sports Book. The Moneyline Bar & Book features a 40-foot wide video wall to watch the sports action.

Borgata-licensed sportsbook/skins

  • Borgata Race & Sports Book - opened June 14, 2018
  • BetMGM (skin) - opened Aug. 22, 2018
  • Yahoo Sportsbook (skin) - opened Nov. 14, 2019

Retail: Borgata Race & Sports Book

Amenities: Two sportsbooks are available, the Borgata Race & Sportsbook (where you can also bet on horse racing) and The Moneyline Bar & Book. Moneyline has a 40-foot wide LED video wall; six betting windows; self-betting kiosks; center bar has 19 built-in video gaming terminals; and inexpensive self-parking.

VIP programs/Membership info: Has rewards program where points are earned based on the amount bet. There are bonuses available for signing up for bortgatasports.com. Rewards, including free bets, depend on points earned. M life Rewards Loyalty Program is also available for the Borgata and other MGM resorts.

Owner: MGM Resorts

Location, phone number: 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, NJ 08401 | (609) 317-7249

Cost to Build: $12 million for the Moneyline Bar & Book.

Hours of Operation

  • Monday-Friday: Opens at 11 a.m.
  • Saturday-Sunday: Opens at 9 a.m. (Closing hours and opening Sunday hours subject to change based on sports programming)

Skins

BetMGM Sports: Easy to navigate, it offers an early cash-out option that allows players to settle bets before a game ends, along with odds boosts and overtime insurance.

Borgata Sports: Seamless integration into Borgata’s online casino offerings. Promotions includes odds boosts on parlays.

Yahoo Sportsbook (through BetMGM Sports): Allows players to check out odds and information on Yahoo Sports and place wagers through BetMGM.

Golden Nugget

The Sportsbook at Golden Nugget, which opened on Aug. 15, 2018, is located off the casino’s main atrium and has five video walls with more than 50 TV screens. It now accepts most NBA bets after New Jersey lawmakers in September 2019 modified a law which did not allow casino owners to offer wagering on a sport in which they owned a team. Golden Nugget owner Tilman Fertitta owns the NBA’s Houston Rockets. The Marina-based casino can now accept wagers on all NBA games except contests involving the Rockets.

Golden Nugget-licensed sportsbook/skins

  • The Sportsbook at Golden Nugget - opened Aug. 15, 2018
  • BetAmerica NJ (skin) - opened Feb. 7, 2019
  • Golden Nugget Sportsbook (skin) - opened Feb. 19, 2019

Retail: The Sportsbook at Golden Nugget

Amenities: Live tellers (four); self-betting kiosks (nine); more than 80 TVs; free self-parking in garage; ample and creative seating options.

VIP programs/Membership info: 24 Karat Select program offers hotel and casino rewards and promotions. It does not offer sportsbook betting rewards.

Owner: Tilman Fertitta, owner of Fertitta Entertainment, which operates Landry's Inc. He also owns the NBA’s Houston Rockets.

Location, phone number: 600 Huron Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ 08401| (609) 441-2000

Hours of Operation

  • Tuesday-Wednesday: Noon-midnight
  • Thursday-Monday: 10 a.m.-midnight

Skins

Bet America: Launched by Churchill Downs Inc., the app is integrated with BetAmerica’s online casino. Big on promotions and features many international sports to choose from.

Golden Nugget: The NJ market leader in online casino gaming revenue got a later start in sports betting. Betting apps are quick, with easy, convenient withdrawal methods.

Hard Rock

Located at the north end of the boardwalk casino, the Hard Rock Sportsbook opened on April 1, 2019 replacing a temporary facility that opened on Jan. 30. The sportsbook has more than 40 TVs and six sports betting stations.

Hard Rock-licensed sportsbook/skins

  • Hard Rock Atlantic City Sportsbook - opened Jan. 30, 2019
  • Hard Rock Casino Sportsbook (skin) - opened Jan. 29, 2019
  • Bet365 (skin) - opened Aug. 22, 2019
  • Unibet (skin) - opened Sept. 10, 2019

Retail: Hard Rock Atlantic City Sportsbook

Amenities: More than 50 TVs; full-service bar in the sportsbook with video poker slots; live tellers (five); seating for 50; easy access from the boardwalk.

VIP programs/Membership info: The Hard Rock Wild Card program includes the sportsbook. Players can register for free in the Hard Rock online casino and receive a sign-up bonus. If you place bets in online sportsbook or casino you can receive additional bonus dollars.

Owner: Hard Rock International

Location, phone number: 1000 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401| (609) 449-1000

Hours of Operation

  • Monday-Thursday: 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
  • Friday: 11 a.m.-midnight
  • Saturday-Sunday: 10 a.m.-midnight

Skins

Hard Rock: Because the sportsbook app is tied to the company’s online casino app, you have to click on the sports tab at the bottom to wager on sports. But they offer several crossover promotions and the app runs smoothly.

Bet365 NJ: British online gambling stalwart offers a wide range of early payout offers, parlay bonuses and sports markets.

Unibet: Overseas sportsbook operator’s NJ app is functional and colorful, and features a range of betting options.

Harrah’s

The Marina district casino opened its permanent sportsbook in May 2019. It spans 3,800 square feet and includes two “fan caves” for up to 10 guests that must be reserved. Shares Caesars licensing with Bally’s.

Caesars-licensed sportsbooks/skins

  • The Book (Harrah’s): opened Aug. 1, 2018
  • Wild Wild West Sportsbook (Bally’s) - opened July 30, 2018 (see Bally’s above)
  • Caesars (skin) - opened Sept. 6, 2018
  • 888sport NJ (skin) - opened Sept. 10, 2018

Retail: The Book

Amenities: Live tellers (four); two private “Fan Caves”; seating for at least 100, including some theater-style seating; able to combine rewards points from Caesars properties; food service by AC Burger Co.

VIP programs/Membership info: Total Rewards program where points are earned at Caesars properties for any purchases. Rewards, including free bets, are available depending on points earned.

Owner: Caesars

Location, phone number: 777 Harrah’s Blvd., Atlantic City, NJ 08401 | (609) 441-5800

Hours of Operation

  • Monday-Thursday: 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 11 a.m.-midnight
  • Saturday: 10 a.m.-midnight
  • Sunday: 10 a.m.-11:30 p.m.

Skins (Shares Caesars licensing with Bally’s)

Caesars: Easy to navigate both on browser and mobile app. Partnered with Scientific Games and integrated with NJ online casino app.

888sport NJ: Popular site with high-end graphics can be accessed through browser, IOS or Android. Wagering is offered on more than 20 sports and scores of daily promotions.

Ocean Casino Resort

The oft-sold boardwalk casino may have finally found its footing and opened its William Hill Sportsbook at Ocean Casino on Sept. 6, 2018, replacing a temporary space. The 7,500-square foot sportsbook, located in the middle of the casino floor, features 360-degree video walls.

Ocean Casino Resorts-licensed sportsbook/skins

  • William Hill Sportsbook at Ocean Resort - opened June 28, 2018
  • William Hill (skin) - opened Sept. 1, 2018

Retail: William Hill Sportsbook at Ocean Resort

Amenities: Live tellers (eight); low minimum sports bet ($2); at least 32 TVs; ample seating; reserved skybox suites (for up to 10 guests)

VIP programs/Membership info: William Hill Sports Rewards Club. You can earn points in the rewards program toward free bets. If you earn 1,000 sports points, it equals $1 in free bets. Different bets (straight, parlay/teaser and parlay card) have different point values.

Owner: Luxor Capital Group; sportsbook operated by William Hill.

Location, phone number: 500 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401 | (866) 506-2326

Hours of Operation

  • Sunday-Thursday: 10 a.m.-midnight
  • Friday-Saturday: 10 a.m.-1 a.m.

Skins

William Hill: Global sports betting juggernaut with huge US presence also handles land-based sportsbooks at Monmouth Park and Tropicana. Easy to navigate sportsbook app.

Resorts

Resorts-licensed sportsbook/skins

  • DraftKings Sportsbook at Resorts - opened Aug. 15, 2018
  • DraftKings (skin) - opened Aug. 6, 2018
  • FOXBet NJ (skin) - opened Sept. 13, 2018
  • Resorts Casino Sports (skin) - opened Jan. 31, 2019

Retail: DraftKings Sportsbook at Resorts

DraftKings Sportsbook at Resorts opened on Nov. 20, 2018. It’s a 5,000-square foot facility with LED video walls and nearly two dozen betting kiosks and windows. If you need a tutorial, the boardwalk casino’s sportsbook offers a free sports betting class on Friday nights.

Amenities: Affiliated with DraftKings; live tellers (five); self-betting kiosks (18); seating options (five different options, including VIP reserved seating); strong customer service support.

VIP programs/Membership info: The DraftKings Sportsbook Loyalty Program offers rewards based on points earned through your bets. The more you bet, the more rewards you can earn.

Owner: DGMB Casinos; sportsbook operated by DraftKings.

Location, phone number: 1133 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401| (800) 334-6378

Hours of Operation

  • Monday-Friday: 10 a.m.-1 a.m.
  • Saturday-Sunday: 9 a.m.-1 a.m.

Skins

DraftKings: Daily fantasy sports leader was first to launch a mobile sports betting app in New Jersey. Popular betting site and app because of its speed, bonuses and overall design.

FOXBet NJ: Created by partnership between media company FOX and The Stars Group (parent of PokerStars). Odds boosts promotions often determined by a Fox Sports personality, which is unique.

Resorts: Convenient in that it shares a wallet with Resorts online casino platform. Long list of sports and betting options to choose from, and it offers both welcome bonuses for new players as well as reload bonuses for existing players.

Tropicana

The William Hill Sports Book at Tropicana opened on March 8, 2019. The 5,000-square foot facility, located on the boardwalk casino’s North Tower casino floor, features 180 seats and a 250-square foot odds board.

  • William Hill Sports Book at Tropicana - opened Oct. 25, 2018
  • William Hill (skin) - opened Sept. 1, 2018

Retail: William Hill Sportsbook at Tropicana

Amenities: Seating for 180; live tellers (eight); self-betting kiosks (four); a 1,654-square-foot video display wall; constantly updated betting odds board.

VIP programs/Membership info: William Hill Sports Rewards Club. You can earn points in the rewards program toward free bets. If you earn 1,000 sports points, it equals $1 in free bets. Different bets (straight, parlay/teaser and parlay card) have different point values.

Owner: Eldorado Resorts Inc.; sportsbook operated by William Hill.

Location, phone number: 2831 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401 | (702) 786-1335

Cost to Build:

Hours of Operation

  • Monday-Thursday: 10 a.m.-midnight
  • Friday: 10 a.m.-1 a.m.
  • Saturday: 9 a.m.-1 a.m.
  • Sunday: 9 a.m.-midnight

Skins

William Hill: Online and retail sportsbook giant offers functional mobile app and large selection of promotions and prop bets.

Sports Betting Apps in New Jersey

All of the sports betting apps listed here are available both for iOS and Android phones. After registering on the sportsbook site, either download the native app or go to Google Play or the App Store.

Additionally, these sportsbooks provide for a variety of payment methods, including Play+; ACH; e-wallets such as PayPal and Neteller; PayNearMe; wire transfers; prepaid cards; and credit, and debit cards. The specific offering vary by sportsbook and you will be shown the options when you go to fund your account.

FanDuel
FanDuel: One of New Jersey’s most popular sports betting apps, the FanDuel app can be accessed from the FanDuel website or downloaded on IOS or Android apps. Easy to use and navigate, plenty of in-play wagering options and lots of different promotions, such as parlay insurance and goal bonuses in NHL games. You can also toggle over to their daily fantasy sports side if you so desire.
DraftKings Sport
DraftKings: The first New Jersey online sports betting site to launch remains one of the most popular because of its speed, design and bonus offers. Offers a wide variety of betting options. Sign up on a browser or app and receive a risk-free bet up to $200.
William Hill Sport
William Hill: Known for its land-based sports betting business around the globe, William Hill continues to gain in the online gambling world. The company is a partner with the NHL’s New Jersey Devils and offers some creative promotions, such as Hail Mary Parlays on college football games. Fewer withdrawal options than other NJ mobile apps.
BetMGM Sport
BetMGM: The mobile app is easy to use and navigate. Features include an early cash-out option which allows players to settle bets before a game ends, along with odds boosts and overtime insurance. Recently partnered with Verizon to launch Yahoo Sportsbook.
888sports Sport
888sports: Popular site with high-end graphics can be accessed through browser, IOS or Android. Gambling is offered on more than 20 sports. Lots of soccer choices, in-play betting and proposition bets.
PointsBet Sport
PointsBet: In addition to traditional pro and college sports, PointsBet has a large selection of international sports to choose from, including soccer and rugby. Also offers a ‘’Points Betting’’ option, in which bettors are rewarded the more accurate their prediction.
FOX Bet Sport
FOX Bet: FOX Sports entered the sports betting market with a 5 percent purchase of The Stars Group, the owner of PokerStars. Account holders can transfer their money between sports betting and poker. Promotions include cash-out option and odds boosts on games designated by Fox Sports personalities.
PlaySugarHouse Sport
PlaySugarHouse: Offers all the major sports and a large number of international ones. In-game betting options and in-play proposition bets on just about every game. Interface is easy to navigate. Offers a lottery-type jackpot parlay for bettors who select the winners of eight bets.
Golden Nugget Sport
Golden Nugget: A popular online casino and sports betting option. Huge number of betting opportunities, even spring training lines. Easy withdrawals - the platform explains how to use each method most effectively and estimates the time it takes to receive funds.
Caesars Sport
Caesars: Easy to navigate both on browser and mobile app, which loads quickly. Plenty of promotions, but fewer in-game betting options than most other NJ sports betting apps.
Borgata Sports
Borgata Sports: Available on IOS, Android or the Borgata web site, the site usually offers a risk-free bet for new sign-ups and boosted odds. A large wagering menu features plenty of prop bets.
Resorts Sport
Resorts: Organized and straightforward sports betting app with a long list of sports and betting options to choose from. Promotions include up to 60 percent bonus on large parlays.
BetAmerica Sport
BetAmerica: Launched by Churchill Downs Inc., this app is big on promotions, including a 100 percent match of up to $500 for first-time users. Allows bettors to buy or sell points for many games and offers free statistical interface.
Unibet Sport
Unibet: Experienced overseas sportsbook operator has created a NJ app that is functional and colorful. Multiple range of betting options, especially for soccer fans.

To see partnerships, here is a breakdown of New Jersey online/mobile sportsbooks, their licensing partners, and the date each online sportsbook launched. Each land-based casino is entitled to three skins.

Licensing PartnerAppDate Launched
Bally’sCaesarsSept. 6, 2018
Bally’s 888 SportNJSept. 10, 2018
BorgataBetMGMAug. 22, 2018
Borgata Borgata SportsMay 14, 2019
Golden Nugget BetAmericaFeb. 7, 2019
Golden Nugget Golden Nugget Feb. 19, 2019
Hard Rock Hard RockJan. 26, 2019
Hard RockBet 365 NJ Aug. 30, 2019
Hard RockUnibet Sept. 10, 2019
MeadowlandsFanDuel Sept. 1, 2018
Meadowlands PointsBet Dec. 11, 2018
Monmouth ParkWilliam Hill Sept. 2, 2018
Monmouth ParkPlaySugarHouseAug. 23, 2018
Monmouth ParkTheScore Sept. 3, 2019
Ocean Casino ResortWilliam HillSept. 1, 2018
Resorts DraftKings Aug. 6, 2018
Resorts FoxBetSept. 13, 2018
Resorts ResortsJan. 31, 2019
TropicanaWilliam HillSept. 1, 2018

Types of Bonus & Promotions Offered at NJ Sports Betting Sites

With so many New Jersey online sports betting apps out there, there is plenty of competition for your sports betting business. Nearly all NJ online sportsbooks offer some form of bonus or promotion, especially to first-time customers. Below are the most common types of bonuses being offered. Some are for a limited time, others can change daily.

  • First-time deposit offer: When you sign up for an account and make your first deposit, the sportsbook operator will match the full or partial amount of your deposit. Often, the bonus amount must be wagered within a certain timeframe. Some NJ sportsbooks may also offer reload bonuses for existing accounts, though not at 100 percent.
  • Risk-free bet: After signing up, make your first bet and the sportsbook will match the amount of the wager in your account if you lose.
  • Free bet: A cash bonus to bet as you choose, often with a requirement that you must wager a certain amount to redeem the bonus or place the bet within a certain timeframe.
  • Odds boost: Offered on selected games by a variety of books. If the New Jersey Devils are listed at +200 odds in a game against the New York Islanders, the sportsbook may boost the odds to +250 for Devils bettors.
  • Parlay insurance: An increasingly popular offering in which your parlay wager is refunded if all of your teams win except one. Usually requires a parlay of at least four selections and generally teams that are big favorites (-200 or more) are excluded.
  • Loyalty programs: Most online sportsbooks offer some kind of rewards program. Generally, the more you wager, the greater the rewards in the form of cash, points, hotel stays or other prizes.

Sports Betting Types Offered in New Jersey

  • Moneyline: A wager on a team to win a game based on moneyline odds set by the sportsbook. No point spreads. If the Philadelphia 76ers are -150 to beat the New York Knicks (+130), a bettor must wager $150 to win $100 on the favored Sixers, or $100 to win $130 on the underdog Knicks.
  • Parlay: Instead of betting on one game, a parlay is a wager on two games or more. All selections must win for the parlay to cash. The more teams in the parlay, the higher the odds and payoff.
  • Spread: Teams are favored to win by a certain a number of points or goals. Bettors can choose the favorite or underdog with their respective odds.
  • Futures: A wager on a team or player, with the results to be determined at a later date. Examples of futures bets are wagering on a team to win the Super Bowl before or during the NFL season, or a golfer to win the Masters before the tournament starts.
  • Teasers: Teaser wagers allow the bettor to adjust the point spread in a given game in exchange for reduced odds. The bet is usually made in a parlay format. For example, the Philadelphia Eagles are 7-point favorites over the New York Giants. In a 6-point teaser, the bettor could select the Eagles -1 or the Giants +13. The same six-point adjustment is applied to all other games in the parlay. The reduced payout depends on how many points are teased.
  • Over/Unders: A wager that the final score will be over or under the combined points/goals of both teams in a particular game.
  • Round Robin: A less risky wager than a parlay because all of your selections don’t have to win. In a round robin, you construct three different two-team parlays and cash if one of the parlays wins. The round robin offers less risk and less reward than traditional parlays.
  • In-game: Wagers placed after a game has started. A wide range of betting options may be offered, from adjusted point spreads to real-time proposition bets, such as how many runs will be scored in a particular inning of an MLB game. Online sportsbooks use computer algorithms to set in-game wagering odds and the action moves quickly.

What Sports Leagues Can I Bet on in New Jersey?

Pretty much all leagues that you can imagine, including:

  • Football (NFL, CFL, NCAA)
  • Baseball (MLB)
  • Basketball (NBA, WNBA, NCAA, EuroLeague)
  • Hockey (NHL)
  • Soccer (MLS, English Premier League, English Championship League, others)
  • Golf (PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, others)
  • Tennis (ATP, WTA)
  • Auto Racing (NASCAR, Formula 1, others)
  • Boxing
  • Mixed Martial Arts (UFC)
  • In 2019, New Jersey became the first state to accept wagers on the Academy Awards.

Sports Leagues & NJ Sportsbook Partnerships

Despite initially balking at legal sports betting in New Jersey and other states outside of New Jersey, sports league – and teams – have now embraced the relationship and inked partnership deals.

The New York Jets, for instance, became the first NFL team to re-up its deal when it signed on to a second season with 888casino in the fall of 2019. The Jets also have a partnership with MGM Resorts.

Among the other partnerships involving leagues and teams with sports betting:

NJ Devils: William Hill, Caesars, FanDuel, Unibet

NBA: MGM Resorts, FOXBet, FanDuel, DraftKings, William Hill

NHL: MGM Resorts, FanDuel, William Hill

MLB: MGM Resorts, DraftKings, FanDuel, FOXBet

NFL: Caesars (casino only)

How to Sign Up for NJ Online Sportsbook

Creating an account is a simple process. First, select the NJ online sportsbook of your choice and download the app for mobile betting.

The next step is registration. You will be asked to provide name, date of birth, address, email, phone number and last four digits of Social Security number, which is required to verify that you are at least 21, the minimum age to wager in New Jersey. All NJ online sportsbooks use geolocation technology to determine where you are betting from. There is no residency requirement, but all bettors must be within the state of New Jersey to place a wager.

Once you’ve created an account, choose a funding option. Once funds are deposited, you are ready for action.

If you experience any sign-up issues or have questions, NJ online sportsbooks offer customer support information on their apps in the form of toll-free numbers, email or chats.

Online Payment Options for NJ Sports Betting

Play+
Play+: A virtual prepaid card that can be funded online to make instant deposits. It was created for just this function and provides an efficient way to deposit and cash out while playing online. Most NJ online sportsbooks allow you to apply on your account page. Among the ways you can fund Play+ is via credit card or a bank account.
PayPal
PayPal: The most popular e-wallet allows you to transfer funds from your PayPal account to your online sportsbook account. Setting up a PayPal account is simple and can be funded with a credit/debit card.
Mastercard
Debit/credit cards: Nearly all New Jersey online sportsbooks say they accept debit and credit cards to fund an account, though this has been a cause of frustration for many who want to add funds as the success rate is still poor through this method. Some banks and financial institutions are incorrectly flagging these payments. When they do work, debit cards transfer funds immediately from bank account to sportsbook. Credit cards also transfer funds instantly and require payment at a later date, but often with fees, as many credit companies treat this transaction as a cash advance.
Cash
Cash: If you prefer to fund your account with cash, simply visit the cashier cage at the land-based casino that is partnered with your NJ online site. You can also fund your account at the casino cage with a credit/debit card or personal check with proper ID.
Bank Transfer
Bank transfer/ACH: The equivalent of instant e-check. This allows the NJ online sportsbook to establish a direct connection with a player’s checking account. Widely accepted and makes it easy to reload your account if necessary.
E-wallets
E-wallets: Online accounts that secure bank or credit card information, allowing easy deposits at NJ online sportsbooks. Several e-wallet options are available, with PayPal the most popular.
PayNearMe
PayNearMe: A deposit action with no bank account needed. Players can fund their account with cash or credit card at New Jersey 7-Elevens, CVS pharmacies and Family Dollar stores.
Casino Prepaid Card
Casino prepaid card: Most NJ online sportsbooks have their own prepaid cards which can be funded with credit cards or checking accounts. Successful prepaid card transactions process instantly, so you don’t have to wait for a physical card to begin wagering.
Neteller
Neteller: Another e-wallet option. Simply set up a Neteller account and fund it with a credit card.

How to Deposit and Withdraw at Online Sportsbooks in New Jersey

New Jersey online sportsbooks want to make it as easy as possible to deposit and withdraw from your account, but not all share the same options. In terms of deposits, almost every NJ online site accepts Play+, credit/debit cards, other prepaid cards, e-check and casino cage payments. E-wallets such as PayPal and Neteller are often accepted and a potential way to avoid bank fees.

Withdrawals are available in a variety of methods, depending on how quickly you want your funds. The quickest withdrawal methods are casino cage cash, casino prepaid cards and PayPal, which make funds available almost immediately. ACH/e-check withdrawals may take 1-5 days or more. If you’re in no hurry to receive funds, many NJ online sportsbooks will mail you a check if you request it.

Some NJ online sportsbooks may require verification (such as a driver’s license) before processing withdrawal requests. Some will not process withdrawals back to credit/debit cards. Whichever withdrawal method you choose, your NJ online sportsbook funds are secure as long as you are wagering with a site that is licensed by the state’s Division of Gaming Enforcement.

NJ Sports Betting History

1870: Monmouth Park opens a racetrack, allowing for parimutel betting.

1897: New Jersey outlaws all gambling in the state.

1939: After a four-decade-plus ban, parimutel betting is again legal at state racetracks.

1953: A voter-back referendum legalizes raffles and charity bingo.

1970: Major referendum creates state lottery.

1976: New Jersey becomes first state outside of Nevada to approve legal casino gaming when a referendum passes to allow casinos, but only in Atlantic City.

2012: Governor Chris Christie signs a bill allowing sports betting at casinos and racetracks that is superseded by the federal ban under the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 that bans sports betting outside of Nevada, initiating what would become a six-year legal fight.

2013: New Jersey legalizes online casino gaming, the first state in the nation to do so.

2018:New Jersey joins with Nevada and Delaware to form an online poker pool of players, and the state also officially legalizes daily fantasy sports.

2018:The US Supreme Court overturns PASPA, allowing New Jersey to implement its bill and paving the way for other states to follow suit. The decision was announced in May and by June the state took its first legal sports bet.

2020: New Jersey sports betting revenue jumped 54.5% in February 2020 over February 2019, continue its dramatic growth since 2018. Mobile continued to drive the numbers.

Latest New Jersey Sports Betting Numbers

NEW JERSEY SPORTS BETTING REVENUE, FEB. vs. JAN.

Feb. ‘20 Jan. ‘20Change
Net Revenue$17.001M>$53.561M-68.3%
Total Handle$494.814M$540.113M-8.4 %
Online Handle$436.492M$471.149M-7.4%

NEW JERSEY SPORTS BETTING REVENUE, FEB. 2020 vs. FEB. 2019

Feb. ‘20Feb. ‘19Change
Net Revenue>$17.001M$12.733M+33.5%
Total Handle>$494.814M$320.368M+54.5%
Online Handle>$436.492M$258.871M+68.6%

LATEST NEWS: New Jersey February Sports Betting Handle Up 54.5% vs 2019


New Jersey Sports Betting FAQ

What are the age requirements to bet on sports in NJ?

All players must be 21 years of age or older to wager on sports in New Jersey.

Which NJ sports teams can I bet on in NJ?

The NHL’s New Jersey Devils and the NFL’s New York Giants and New York Jets, both of whom play in New Jersey.

Is sports betting legal in all states?

No, sports betting is not legal in all states, but the number is growing steadily as new states consider legislation, and as of spring 2020 about 20 states and the District of Columbia had legalized sports betting. In addition to New Jersey, other notable states include Pennsylvania, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Nevada, Delaware, West Virginia, Mississippi, New Mexico, Arkansas, New York, Rhode Island, Colorado, Tennessee, Michigan, Oregon, Virginia, New Hampshire and Montana.

Who can get a sports betting license in New Jersey?

All Atlantic City casinos plus the three active New Jersey racetrack and two defunct racetracks are eligible to apply for a sports betting license as all online sportsbooks must be tethered to a brick-and-mortar location. Each casino and racetrack can receive up to three “skins” or betting licenses, making the total possible skins in the state 42.

How many online sportsbooks are in New Jersey?

As of March 2020, there were 14 online/mobile sports licensed for use in New Jersey.

Which NJ sports teams can I bet on in NJ?

You can bet on the New Jersey Devils as well as the New York Jets and New York Giants, both of whom play in New Jersey. You cannot bet on any event involving New Jersey-based college teams or college events taking place in New Jersey.

How is sports betting regulated in New Jersey?

The NJ Division of Gaming Enforcement is responsible for regulating sports betting and the casino gaming industry in the state.

Why should I bet on legal NJ sports betting sites over offshore?

The main reasons to bet on legal NJ sports betting sites over offshore sites are security and safety. Legal NJ sportsbooks are licensed and regulated by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, meaning they have to protect your funds and your information and ensure all gaming and markets are fair. If you are betting with a risky, illegal offshore site and can’t withdraw your money or it goes out of business, you have no legal recourse.

What sports can you bet on in NJ?

Betting is allowed on all major U.S. pro sports; all major NCAA sports not involving New Jersey teams; a large number of international sports and events; non-team sports such golf, tennis, auto racing, boxing and mixed martial arts; and some esports events, provided all competitors are at least 18 years old.

What sports can’t I bet on in NJ?

Sports betting is prohibited on any New Jersey college sports team or any college sporting event played in New Jersey. That prohibits wagering on Rutgers football and basketball and other New Jersey-based basketball teams such as Seton Hall, Fairleigh Dickinson and Monmouth. New Jersey does not allow wagering on high school sports.

Are there any other betting restrictions in NJ?

In addition to the age requirement (21 and older) and the ban on betting on New Jersey colleges and college events in New Jersey, the state bans owners and other key members of professional sports teams or leagues from taking bets on the teams they are involved in. So, because Golden Nugget owner Tilman Fertitta also owns the NBA’s Houston Rockets, Golden Nugget’s NJ sportsbook cannot offer Rockets bets. Additionally, you can’t bet on high school sports.

Is daily fantasy sports betting allowed in New Jersey?

Yes, daily fantasy sports betting is allowed in New Jersey, and the state made it “officially” legal in 2018 despite allowing it unofficially for years.

Is eSports betting live in NJ?

Yes, you can bet on eSports in New Jersey, though participants in the event need to by 18 or older and sportsbooks have to ask permission from the state Division of Gaming Enforcement. Through spring 2020, that has only been granted once, for the League of Legends World Championship Final.

Where can I bet on sports in NJ?

At any of the state’s land-based casinos in Atlantic City; Meadowlands and Monmouth Park racetracks; and through any of the state’s online sportsbooks, which accept both online and mobile wagering.

What are the tax rates on NJ sports bets?

Under New Jersey law, an 8.5 percent tax on sports betting revenue is assessed at land-based casinos, 13 percent for casino-based online revenue, and 14.25 percent for racetrack-based online sports revenue. The New Jersey tax on land-based casinos is slightly higher than Nevada (6.75 percent), but far lower than neighboring Pennsylvania (36 percent).

What help is available for those with sports betting addiction in NJ?

If you believe you need help for sports betting addiction, you can contact the Council of Compulsive Gambling of NJ (800-gambler.org, also the phone number); Gamblers Anonymous NJ (gamblersanonymous.org); or National Council on Problem Gambling (ncpgambling.org). All NJ online sportsbook sites have a link that will allow a player to self-exclude or set time/loss limits. You can also reach out to the state’s Department of Gaming Enforcement and ask them to instruct all state-regulated sportsbooks and casinos to bar you from playing for a period of time ranging from days to years, depending on your request.

References

  1. Division of Gaming Enforcement
  2. New Jersey Vendor List
  3. US Department of Justice
  4. American Gaming Association
  5. National Council on Problem Gambling
  6. International Association of Gaming Regulators

About the Author

Chet Fussman for Bookies.com
Chet Fussman

Chet Fussman is a freelance writer for Bookies.com. Fussman is a former horse racing writer and longtime sports editor of the Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville. He's a poker and blackjack player and frequent sports bettor, who plans to send the U.S. Supreme Court a thank-you card for clearing the way for states to adopt sports wagering. Fussman's philosophy: Don't let the bad beats overshadow your winning ones.