New Jersey

New Jersey allows sports betting and mobile online wagering.

The state of New Jersey allows sports betting and mobile online wagering.

New Jersey, led by Governor Chris Christie, pioneered legal sports betting across America by fighting against the 1992 Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) with an appeal in 2009. A long and arduous legal battle ended in May 2018 with the repealing of PASPA and individual states being given the power to pass their own sports betting laws. The then Governor Phil Murphy signed the New Jersey Sports Betting Bill A4111 into law on 11 June 2018 and the William Hill at Monmouth racetrack opened just 72 hours later.

Today, we’re finally making the dream of legalized sports betting a reality for New Jersey. I’m thrilled to sign Assembly Bill 4111 because it means that our casinos in Atlantic City and our racetracks throughout our state can attract new business and new fans, boosting their own long-term financial prospects.

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, 11 June 2018

Where Can You Place Legal Sports Bets in New Jersey?

New Jersey has long had a tradition of gambling due to the famous Atlantic City Casinos and so it was no surprise that the initial law for betting on sports in New Jersey was linked to bricks and mortar betting outlets. Monmouth Racetrack was the first retail sports betting location in the Garden State, run by William Hill but the other two racetracks, Meadowlands and Freehold Raceway, plus all Atlantic City Casinos are allowed to offer wagering on sports.

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At present the following locations offer sports betting

  • Borgata Casino
  • Bally’s Wild Wild West Casino
  • Caesar’s
  • Golden Nugget
  • Hard Rock AC
  • Harrah’s
  • Ocean Resort
  • Resorts Casino
  • Tropicana
  • FanDuel at the Meadowlands
  • William Hill at Monmouth

How to Place a Bet at a New Jersey Sportsbook

Placing a bet in a Casino or at one of the New Jersey retail sportsbooks is a simple process and is done similar to how you would bet on sports in Las Vegas. Upon entering the Casino you will be required to show some ID to prove your age and identity but after that you are free to head to the sportsbook with no additional verifications. There you will find a variety of pre-populated betting slips, plus blank ones.

Fill this in and hand it to the teller and pay either with cash or with a credit or debit card and you will be given a printed receipt of your betslip. You must keep this safe and, should your bet win, return to the Casino or Betting Shop at which you placed the bet to collect your winnings, which will be paid in cash.

As with betting on table games or slots, sports betting in the Casino or Betting Shop in New Jersey is open to residents of any state or country, so long as they are above the legal betting age of 21.

Can You Bet Online in New Jersey?

Each retail outlet in New Jersey is allowed, by law, to have three sports betting brands online as well as within the property. This means that a single Casino or Racetrack can distribute a license to up to three operators. This allows, for example, Resorts Casino to offer their own sportsbook plus to allow access to an online brand like DraftKings Sportsbook in the state, despite there not being a physical DraftKings property.

Which Online Sportsbooks are Legal in New Jersey?

There are currently 17 legal online sportsbooks which operate in New Jersey:

How to Open an Online Betting Account in New Jersey

In order to place a sports bet online in New Jersey, you must first open an account with one of the legal New Jersey sportsbooks. This is a relatively straight-forward process but, like there are some legal requirements around proof of age, identity and address.

There is no requirement to be a resident of New Jersey in order to place a sports bet online, but you must be an American citizen and can only wager within the state lines. It is the law that both of these requirements, plus the fact that the user is 21 or over, be checked before allowing anyone to place a bet via an app. Since there is no physical ability to check an online account, there may be requests for the following documentation

Account Verification Documents

  • Last 4 digits of SSN
  • Passport or Driver’s License
  • Proof of Address
  • Utility Bill
  • Full Social Security Number
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All legal New Jersey Sportsbooks are legally bound to keep all identification information safe and secure and to never pass it on to any third parties. Much like online banking, the proofs on identity are done for customer safety and security. Although some may find them intrusive, it is the very fact that they exist that creates a safe environment for residents of New Jersey to bet on sports legally and securely. Offshore sports betting accounts may not have this level of checks but there is also no player protection around either identity theft or security of funds at offshore sportsbooks, which remain illegal in America.

Funding Online Sports Betting in New Jersey

As with all forms of banking or money transfer, there are strict regulations around funding online betting accounts in New Jersey. These are often down to neither the state nor the sportsbooks themselves, but the banks, who haven’t managed to yet catch up with the sports betting bills.

Unfortunately, many banks still class sports betting as a form of money advancement and individual banks have their own rules regarding whether you can use a Credit Card, Debit Card or an ACH Transfer in order to fund your online betting account.

Our advice is to instead use the likes of PayPal, Skrill or one of the Play+ Cards offered by the sportsbook themselves. These can all be funded by any form of payment and will allow for near instant withdrawal either at ATMs or to use the funds online for purchases.

Free Bets Available to New Jersey Residents

As sports betting is very new, there are often special introductory offers available for those looking to try out this new pastime without risking their own funds, or before linking a bank account to a sportsbook.

The following sportsbooks allow New Jersey residents to claim a Free Bet just for opening an account.

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