Hallelujah! Sports betting has come to New Jersey.

NJ Online sports betting reviews

New Jersey law stipulated that brick and mortar sportsbooks needed to be in operation for a month before online and mobile wagering can even be considered. The window is complete now, so expect several online sportsbooks to start rolling out before football season.

DraftKings Sportsbook beat everyone to market when it launched its NJ online sports betting app first on Aug. 6 after a soft-launch of its product on Aug. 1. We also have a list of online sportsbooks that have been announced but haven’t launched.

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Online sportsbooks launching soon:

New Jersey sportsbook locations

Right now, there are eight physical locations for New Jersey sports betting. They are:

  • Monmouth Park Racetrack
  • Ocean Resort Casino
  •  Borgata Hotel and Casino
  • The Meadowlands Racetrack
  • Bally’s
  • Harrah’s Atlantic City
  • Resorts
  • Golden Nugget
  • DraftKings Sportsbook (mobile only)

For now, these are the places to bet, but there is some interest from other casinos, like Hard Rock Atlantic City, so that number will grow in the coming months.

Monmouth Park

Monmouth Park Racetrack was the first sports betting location open for business on June 14. Gov. Phil Murphy began the new era in New Jersey by betting that the New Jersey Devils would win the 2019 Stanley Cup and that Germany would win the World Cup in soccer.

Monmouth Park’s sportsbook operates with partner William Hill, the European gaming giant which contributed $5 million to update Monmouth’s cafeteria to a proper sports betting location.

The Monmouth Park Sportsbook by William Hill is open seven days a week. Its hours are usually 10 a.m. – 1 a.m. ET, with extended hours during the weekend.

Players can earn points in the William Hill Sports Reward Club. William Hill rewards members win $1 in free bets for every 1,000 points earned.

Monmouth Park
175 Oceanport Ave
Oceanport, NJ 07757

Borgata

Borgata’s sportsbook opened a few hours after Murphy placed his bets at Monmouth Park. The gaming location replaced Borgata’s Racebook and will accommodate both types of action.

The Borgata Sportsbook is open seven days a week. Betting windows open at 11 a.m. EST each morning.

Borgata offers 100 individual seats with dedicated monitors for player use. For player comfort, the room operates as a strictly non-smoking venue.

There are 10 windows for placing wagers. Since Borgata is an MGM Resorts property, players can earn points through their MLife memberships in the sportsbook.

There is also a horseracing kiosk for players who want to skip the lines for those types of bets.

It appears Borgata will also be one of the first NJ sportsbook to launch mobile betting. MGM Resorts CEO Jim Murren recently announced the property would launch mobile wagering during the first week of August.

Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa
1 Borgata Way
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Ocean Resort

Ocean Resort began accepting sports bets on the casino’s first day of service. Like Monmouth Park, Ocean Resort partnered with William Hill for the operations of the sportsbook.

The sportsbook itself, however, is not complete yet. So, Ocean Resort will offer sports betting through a temporary facility until the venue is complete.

Ocean Resort Casino
500 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Meadowlands

On June 14, The Meadowlands opened up its FanDuel-branded sportsbook.  While the last to market, it is already off to a strong start. It took in $1 million in handle its opening weekend, even with minimal sporting events to wager on. The property is poised for big business during football season too. The Meadowlands is home to both the New York Giants and the New York Jets. It is also just a short drive away from the New York state line.

The Meadowlands
50 NJ-120
East Rutherford, NJ 07073

Caesars Entertainment sportsbooks

The latest entree to the sports betting market is Caesars. However, Caesars Palace Atlantic City is the one property that won’t have an NJ sportsbook. Caesars is instead offering a book next door to Caesars at Bally’s Wild Wild West. The book opened on July 30.

Over in the Marina district of Atlantic City, Harrah’s will contend with Borgata when it opens its sportsbook on Aug. 1.

Harrah’s Atlantic City
777 Harrah’s Blvd
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Bally’s Atlantic City
1900 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Resorts Casino sportsbook

Resorts was the first New Jersey casino to partner with more than one sports betting company. Each casino can have up to three sports betting licenses under its name. Resorts is taking advantage of that by partnering up with both DraftKings and SBTech. The DraftKings sportsbook is a purely online entity. The Resorts-branded sportsbook opened up on property on Aug. 15.

Resorts Casino Atlantic City
1133 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Golden Nugget sportsbook

Initially, it looked like Golden Nugget would not launch its sportsbook until 2019. However, the company managed to rush one to market in time for 2018 football season. The sportsbook opened on Aug. 15.

There is one caveat if you choose to wager at Golden Nugget. Due to New Jersey law, the property cannot allow action on NBA basketball games due to owner Tilman Fertitta’s ownership of the Houston Rockets.

Golden Nugget Atlantic City
600 Huron Ave
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

DraftKings Sportsbook

Just when it seemed like MGM would launch mobile betting first, a surprising contender leaped to the front of the pack. In June, daily fantasy sports company DraftKings announced a partnership with Resorts Casino to offer sports betting.

At the start of August, DraftKings launched its sportsbook. There is an interesting wrinkle though. There was no brick and mortar book.

The app is quite something too. It is one of the most advanced apps in the US market. Some of the impressive features include extensive in-game betting and prop bets as well as a chance to cash in your bet before the outcome is decided. Users can place wagers for as little as $.10. The website interface of the betting site strongly mirrors the app.

Currently, there appears to be no plan for a physical presence at Resorts.

As for the rest of the properties, others have announced they will open a sportsbook this summer, so stay tuned. Here are all the possible sports betting locations in the state and their statuses:

PropertyStatusPartner
Bally’s Atlantic CityOpenScientific Games
BorgataOpenIGT
CaesarsNone announcedScientific Games
Freehold RacewayNone announcedNone announced
Golden NuggetOpenChurchill Downs/SBTech
Hard Rock Atlantic CityNone announcedNone announced
Harrah’sOpenScientific Games
Monmouth ParkOpenWilliam Hill
Ocean ResortOpenWilliam Hill
Resorts Atlantic CityOpen in-casino and on mobileDraftKings and SB Tech
The MeadowlandsOpenFanDuel
Tropicana Atlantic CityNone announcedNone announced

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New Jersey restrictions on sports betting

The ability to bet on sports in New Jersey is a welcome addition to the gambling landscape in the United States. However, as with many laws, there are quirks in the New Jersey regulations that players need to know before they head to the nearest Garden State sportsbook.

  • Players must be 21 or older to play.
  • Sportsbooks will not accept wagers on high school competitions of any kind.
  • Players cannot bet on collegiate events that take place in the state of New Jersey.
  • There can be no wagering on any event involving a college or university from New Jersey, regardless of where the event takes place.
  • Referees, players, coaches, or any other personnel where a conflict of interest may exist cannot bet on their own sport.

New Jersey sports betting FAQ

Is it legal to bet on sports in New Jersey?

Yes. Sports betting became legal in June 2018.

How old do I have to be to bet?

Only people 21 or older can bet sports.

Where can I bet?

All casinos and racetracks in New Jersey can offer sports betting. However, only three locations do at this time – Monmouth Park Racetrack, Ocean Resort Casino, and Borgata Hotel and Casino.

Can I play online?

The online options are starting to roll in. DraftKings lauched mobile in New Jersey on Aug. 1. MGM is expected to follow suit any day now.

What are other kinds of gambling available in New Jersey?

There is both land-based and online gambling in New Jersey. All casino gambling takes place in Atlantic City. There are also three horseracing tracks in New Jersey.

Online gambling is available for poker, casino, horseracing, and daily fantasy sports. There will also be online sports betting within a few months.

Great! Does this mean I can bet on sports everywhere?

No. The Supreme Court decision basically made it a decision on the state level. At present, only seven states are either offering sports betting or have passed laws allowing for sports betting:

  • Nevada
  • New Jersey
  • Delaware
  • Pennsylvania
  • Mississippi
  • West Virginia
  • Rhode Island