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When will sports betting be legal in New Jersey?

New Jersey was one of the first states to legalize sports betting and online wagering after the 2018 Supreme Court decision. In fact, New Jersey is one of the main reasons every state has the power to legalize sports betting after they pushed the Supreme Court to rule the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) as unconstitutional.

That said, New Jersey has a few restrictions that other legalized states don't. Most notably, you cannot bet on college teams from New Jersey or any college events taking place in New Jersey.

Daily Fantasy Sports were formally legalized in 2017 which set up a licensing process for prospective operators and the minimum playing age to 18 years old.

As for the places you can bet, there is a wide range of online sportsbooks, with all of them having at least one connection to a physical book. Of note, each New Jersey sports betting license holder is permitted to have three online skins which is why some online gambling sites are connected to the same physical casino.

Online Sportsbooks

888 Sport

888 Sport is a worldwide gaming company that has a partnership with Caesars Entertainment, which owns Bally's in Atlantic City.

bet365

bet365, an online gambling company based out of the UK, is partnered with Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

BetAmerica

BetAmerica, the online sportsbook from Churchill Downs Incorporated, is partnered with Golden Nugget.

BetMGM

BetMGM, the mobile betting operation of MGM Resorts, is partnered with the Borgata in Atlantic City.

Borgata Casino

While the sportsbook at Borgata is operated by MGM, Borgata has its own online betting outlet in New Jersey.

Caesars Entertainment

Caesars Casino and Sportsbook has an online betting app and is accessible through casinos at Bally's and Harrah's , both of which are under Caesars Entertainment.

DraftKings Sportsbook

DraftKings Sportsbook was the first legal online option in New Jersey and operates under the license at Resorts Atlantic City, where they also have a physical sportsbook.

FanDuel Sportsbook

FanDuel Sportsbook operates a physical book at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, which also carries their online gaming permit.

FOX Bet

FOX Bet was looped into a partnership with Resorts Atlantic City (via The Stars Group) for its online gaming license. FOX Bet entered an agreement with The Stars Group, the largest public gambling company in the world, in summer 2019. 

Golden Nugget

Golden Nugget has their own Online Sportsbook which offers desktop, mobile and tablet betting.

PointsBet

PointsBet, an Australian online betting site, secured its gaming license through Meadowlands.

Resorts Casino

Similar to Golden Nugget, Resorts has its own online betting service, separate from the physical DraftKings Sportsbook at the Casino.

SugarHouse Sportsbook

SugarHouse Online Casino opened in 2016 and they immediately added a Sportsbook when the bill passed in 2018. Sugarhouse's casino license is through Golden Nugget.

theScore bet

theScore, a digital media company based out of Toronto, secured a license for online betting through Monmouth Park.

Unibet

Unibet is partnered with Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

William Hill

William Hill is one of the bigger operations in New Jersey (three locations) despite being a London-based bookmaker. It has physical sportsbooks at Monmouth Park, Ocean Casino and Tropicana.

Physical Sportsbooks

Borgata, Atlantic City

Borgata Casino is the only place you can bet on horse racing in Atlantic City. The Race & Sports book includes 100 seats with individual flat-screen monitors, 10 betting windows, a video wall and an in-venue bar. The Moneyline Bar & Book has a 40' LED video wall, six betting windows, gaming kiosks, over 20 craft beers and a signature dining program. While Borgata has its own online betting system, the odds at Moneyline are provided by BetMGM.

Monday - Friday: opens 11 a.m.
Saturday - Sunday: opens 9 a.m.

Caesars Sportsbooks, Atlantic City

Bally's

The Book has over 15,000 square feet of betting space with five Fan Caves (reservation), 102 seats, 30 VIP seats and a self-serve beer wall.

Monday - Thursday: 11 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Friday: 11 a.m. - 12 a.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 2 a.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.

Harrah's

The Book encompasses 3,800 square feet which includes LED TVs across the walls, plush seating, two Fan Caves and food service by AC Burger Company.

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

Golden Nugget, Atlantic City

The Sportsbook has seating for more than 100 people, more than 50 TVs, five video walls and self-service betting kiosks.

Monday - Friday: 12 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City

The Sportsbook encompasses 3,800 square feet and includes six betting stations, 50 seats, 60 TVs and a Sports Bar which includes video poker slots. 

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

Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment, East Rutherford

FanDuel Sportsbook at Meadowlands boasts 20' screens, 50-plus HDTVs, comfortable seating and Victory Sports Bar for food and drinks.

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. - 12 a.m.

Monmouth Park, Oceanport

Monmouth Park was the first New Jersey location to introduce legal sports betting in June 2018. The William Hill Sports Book has over 100 HDTVs and a 75' video wall.

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.

Ocean Casino Resort, Atlantic City

This William Hill Sportsbook features a 7,500-square-foot integrated experience with a center bar that is open 24/7 surrounded by a panoramic video wall. VIP tables and suites (up to 10 people) are also available via reservation.

Sunday - Thursday: 10 a.m. - 12 a.m.
Friday - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 1 a.m.

Resorts, Atlantic City

DraftKings Sportsbook features 5,000 square feet of action, ultra-high definition LED video walls, five betting windows, 18 betting kiosks (24/7) and a VIP seating area with food and bottle service.

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

Tropicana, Atlantic City

The William Hill Sportsbook contains 180 seats, a 250-square-foot odds board, panoramic LED screens and is located adjacent Chickie's and Pete's Crab House & Sports Bar. In addition to betting windows, kiosks are open from 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. every day.

Monday - Thursday: 10 a.m. - 12 a.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. - 12 a.m.

Coming soon...

Freehold Raceway is expected to add a sportsbook in 2020, though it's unknown who its parter will be.

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Which states in US have legal sports betting?
As of 2020, there are 21 states (and Washington D.C.) that have legalized sports betting.
Can you bet on sports online?
Yes. But while betting on sports is legal in almost half the states in the country, not all of them allow online wagering.
When was sports betting legalized?
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When will sports betting be legal in Indiana?
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Is sports betting legal in Indiana?
Yes. Indiana passed a bill to allow sports betting in 2019 and wagering started in October with online betting opening a couple months later.
When will sports betting be legal in Michigan?
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Is sports betting legal in Virginia?
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When will sports betting be legal in South Dakota?
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Is sports betting legal in South Dakota?
No. Sports betting is not legal in South Dakota, but residents passed a bill initiative in the 2020 election.
Is sports betting legal in North Carolina?
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When will sports betting be legal in North Carolina?
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When will sports betting be legal in Tennessee?
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Is sports betting legal in Maryland?
No. Sports betting is not legal in Maryland, but residents voted Yes to legalize sports gambling in the November 2020 election.
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Is sports betting legal in Louisiana?
No. Sports betting is illegal in Louisiana despite numerous attempts throughout the last couple years.
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When will sports betting be legal in Iowa?
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When will sports betting be legal in Illinois?
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When will sports betting be legal in Colorado?
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