List of Legal and Active NJ Sports Betting Sites

SugarHouse

BetStars Sportsbook

William Hill

FanDuel Sportsbook

playMGM

DraftKings Sportsbook

Caesars

888 Sportsbook

How did online sports betting in NJ start

In May 2018,Supreme court voted unconstitutional to prohibit sports betting on a federal level allowing states to decide on their own betting policies. NJ was one of the first states that legalized and regulated sports betting industry. Throughout the summer 2018, many companies have entered the online market allowing folks to bet safely and conveniently within the comfort of their home. Currently, individuals can bet offline, online and even using their phones. August turned out to be the busiest month of the years so far with 5 companies joining online betting market.

Draftkings Sportsbook was the first one to start on August 1st. playMGM launched its mobile app on August 22nd and was followed by Sugarhouse Sportsbook on August 23rd.Finally, FanDuel and William Hill joined the party all the way at the end of August. Other contenders launched in September. Caesars added mobile betting site to its online casino first, then 888 Sportsbook- a well know British betting and gambling giant launched in NJ. The last one to join the scene was BetStars: PokerStarNJ affiliated company designed specifically to cater for sports betting. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that most of the sportsbooks are affiliated or tied to legal NJ casinos. Lets take a closer look.

Resorts AC and DraftKings online sportsbooks

Technically Resorts was the first one on the market due to its affiliation with DraftKings Sportsbook. DraftKings offers both an application and computer betting. What’s great is that new players are offered a “nodeposit” incentive. Similar to an online casino, players can use a promo code to receive a free deposit to their betting account. Draftkings Sportsbook offers an instant free bet of up to $200.

Although Resorts did not launch its own betting company, the casino established another betting partnership with SBtech which opened its sportsbook on the premises of Resorts Casino in AC.

Sports Betting partnership of Borgata and playMGM

Although Borgata started offering sports betting in June 2018, it took 2 months for them to offer its online sports betting. Interesting enough Borgata doesn’t have a betting app under its own name, but launched under playMGM brand-which is its owner company. The app offers a range of great features and allows betting on both US-based and international sports. Basically, playMGM allows you to sign up, deposit, bet and withdraw from your smartphone. However, the best feature within this app is that it has an online wallet that is integrated with Borgata’s other digital products allowing players to transfer funds between sportsbook, online casino and poker websites.

Caesars, Harrah’s and Bally’s are not going to miss the party

Throughout the summer 2018 Caesars opened brick and mortar sports book throughout Harrah’s and Bally’s meanwhile entering a partnership with Scientific Games to provide mobile betting site. On 6. Caesars added sports betting functionality to its online casino app. Also, Caesars formed a partnership with 888Sportsbook which was launched a few days later. The logic here is pretty simple-Caesars is the license provider while 888 provides the software

Monmouth Park and William Hill betting partnership

Monmouth Park has partnered with The William Hill- a famous London based broker that is involved in betting business all over the world. William Hill launched its sports betting app on September 2nd. Although William Hill is not well known in NJ, it already operates in Nevada offering a range of online betting services, thus our team expects a lot from this partnership.
In the middle of September, William Hill has officially launched online sports betting for New Jersey players on its website

Golden Nugget is still working while SugarHouse is leading the game

Although Golden Nugget AC has a land-based sportsbook facility within the casino, Golden Nugget is yet to offer a comprehensive online betting service. At this moment Churchill Downs announced about its partnership with GN. However, it seems like Golden Nugget is merely a licensed provider rather than a full-time partner in this deal. Another company that’s affiliated to Golden Nugget is rush Street Gaming added sports betting to their platform in August allowing Sugarhouse to launch its own sportsbook(Rush Street Gaming operates Sugarhouse online casino). At the same time,

Sugarhouse can boast a complete online betting system that pretty much has it all. You can access their platform through Sugarhouse online casino portal. It should be noted that Golden Nugget was one of the last ones among legal casinos to start its online casino, so far it seems that history is just repeating itself.

FanDuel Sportsbook partners with Meadowlands Racetrack

Meadowlands Racetrack might be considered the best place for sports betting in NJ- pretty much we are talking about hundreds of people interested in sports betting every week. It’s no surprise that Meadowlands is building an impressive plan in NJ Sports betting.

The first step of a plan was a crucial partnership with Betfair US which recently finalized a purchase of FanDuel Sportsbook. FanDuel’s Brick and mortar sportsbook was opened on July 14 at the Meadowlands Racetrack meanwhile its betting software was ready by September 1. FanDuel website features a promo that will double your deposit of up to a $100

Ocean Resort Casino

Atlantic City’s newest casino- Ocean Resort Casino is not going to miss out on NJ betting market. Players can easily wager within the halls of the casino in AC. Prior to the launch of the casino, company officials highlighted that ORC will be sports betting friendly and their goal is to make it the best place for sports betting in Atlantic City. Ocean Resort Casino is partnered with William Hill, the same operator that is working with Monmouth Park, meaning there is no mobile wagering app or an online betting website to offer sports betting to NJ players

Hard Rock AC

It was well known that Hard Rock is joining NJ Sports betting industry long before the official launch of the casino despite the legal restriction due to their affiliation with Miami Dolphins. In other words, Hard Rock will have to operate through a 3rd party operator. In July a deal with Bet 365 was announced. Bet365 is an English giant that is yet to enter US betting market. Nevertheless, the details of the deal are not clear since Bet365 does not operate any software or land-based sportsbook within the US territory. So far it seems that both parties are exploring their options.

Legal Online Sports Betting FAQ

On May 14th Supreme Court struck down PASPA federal law that was restricting sports betting for over 26 years across the US.  The law used to prohibit single sports wagering anywhere in the US except Nevada. The State of New Jersey has filed an appeal in 2014 and after a 4-year debate, the state turned out to be victorious. Partially, New Jersey has already prepared legislation regarding sports betting rules within the state and experts expect to see legal sports betting as soon as this summer meanwhile, Monmouth Park(famous for thoroughbred horse racing in NJ) announcing that the establishment will be ready to take bets by May 28th. Nevertheless, the entire framework for the industry is yet to be delivered. Below you can find an answer to popular questions regarding New Jersey’s sports betting.

What are the latest NJ sports betting news?

Recently US Supreme court ruled unconstitutional a federal law that banned sports betting outside of Nevada allowing New Jersey and other states to decide on the legal status of sports betting. Meanwhile, many politicians and entrepreneurs pronounced to launch sports betting as soon as possible, Monmouth Park speakers has announced that their facility will be ready to accept agers by May 28th. Nevertheless, NJ Senates’ President told the racetrack to hold off their efforts.

Is online sports betting legal in New Jersey?

Currently, online sports betting is not regulated by the state of NJ and there are no laws that prohibit NJ residents and visitors to bet online. There are multiple offshore betting websites that operate within the borders of the state however, our team does not recommend to engage in any business with them. Many of them are well known for numerous ripoffs and scams.

Is there sports betting in Atlantic City?

Not yet, but according to the law, Atlantic City casinos will be able to offer land-based sportsbook facilities. Also, racing tracks will be another place where people will be able to legally bet on sports.

What are the states with legal sports betting?

Until a recent Supreme Court Decision, Nevada was the only state where you could legally place bets on sports. After PASPA was ruled to be unconstitutional, 4 states joined Nevada in the legal zone: New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Mississippi.

Where is sports betting legal in the US? What are the local regulations?

Each state has its own areas designated for legal sports betting. Nevada allows sports betting online over the computer and via mobile apps. Also, sports betting is legal in a number of approved land-based sportsbook sights. The 4 states that joined the legal family after PASPA was struck down follows similar laws. For example, NJ sports betting bill allows wagering online via computer or mobile app and at licensed land-based betting establishments.

How to bet on sports online legally?

Currently, you have to be located within the borders of Nevada in order to bet on sports legally online. However, this is soon to be changed as New Jersey is building a framework for the industry that will regulate online sports betting for the community.

What are the latest online sports betting news in NJ?

Even though PASPA specifically focuses on sports betting it did not provide a specific framework for online sports betting. Considering the success of online gambling industry, politicians will be looking forward to start with online sports betting as soon as possible, meaning that it is only the matter of time when we will see legal New Jerseys’ online gambling websites.

Who wants to legalize sports betting in NJ?

With support among many notorious businesses and politicians NJ looks like a forerunner in the industry. Earlier this month William Hill’s  CEO saying that sports betting can launch in weeks, while the owner of Ocean Resorts Casino( Atlantic City’s new casino that is coming to replace Revel in 2018) stated that he wants to operate the best sports book in the state. New Jersey former governor, Chris Christie’s has been a strong supporter of sports gambling legalization and online casino gambling regulation.

What is the status of NJ horse race betting?

Even though New Jersey is home to many famous horse racing tracks like Monmouth Park and Meadowlands, horse race betting was illegal anywhere outside of Nevada. As PASPA was deemed unconstitutional, many racing tracks stated their desire to provide race betting options.

What are the details of  New Jersey sports gambling law?

The bill was introduced in 2018 in order to replace a 2014 law that created an unregulated sports betting environment. The new law puts the power over sports betting regulation in the hands of NJ Division of Gaming Enforcement. Allows sports betting at AC casinos, racetracks and online via computers or mobile apps. Also, it bans any wagering on college sport( NJ schools only) and puts an 8% tax on revenue made from sports betting at land-based locations and 12.5% tax on revenue from online sports wagering.