The Super Bowl is over. College bowl games are long since past. But do not despair. Football season may be history, but legal sports betting isn’t.
March Madness betting kicks into high gear over the next few weeks.
And that means things continue to heat up for NJ sports betting.
As of March 19, there are 10 retail sportsbooks and 13 online sportsbooks available in New Jersey. How’s that for some options?
In this guide, you’ll have the complete rundown of where you can bet, which types of bets you can place and which types of bets you can’t place.
Where can you bet on sports in New Jersey?
If you can believe it, it’s been more than eight months since the repeal of PASPA. That decision paved the way for legal sports betting in New Jersey.
New Jersey casinos and racetracks were eager to launch land-based and online sportsbooks. As such, one online sportsbook quickly ballooned into 13.
|Online Sportsbook||Sports Betting Partner(s)||Land-Based Affiliate||Launch Date||Promo Offer|
|DraftKings||Kambi/SBTech||Resorts AC||Aug. 6||$25 free + up to $500 match bet|
|BetStars||NA||Resorts AC||Sept. 13||Up to $500 risk-free bet|
|FanDuel||IGT/Betfair/FanDuel||Meadowlands||Sept. 1||Up to $500 match bet|
|Caesars||Scientific Games||Caesars||Sept. 6||$10 free + up to $300 deposit bonus|
|PointsBet||NA||Meadowlands||Dec. 11||$50 free + 2x up to $500|
|SugarHouse Sportsbook||Kambi||Monmouth Park||Aug. 23||100% up to $250|
|Golden Nugget||SBTech||Golden Nugget AC||Feb. 19||Up to $50 risk-free bet|
|888 Sport||Kambi||Caesars||Sept. 10||$10 free + up to $500 deposit bonus|
|Resorts||SBTech||Resorts AC||Jan. 31||$20 free + up to $1,000 match bet|
|William Hill||NA||Monmouth/Ocean Resort||Sept. 1||$50 free|
|playMGM||IGT||Borgata AC||Aug. 22||$100 cash back|
|Hard Rock||GiG||Hard Rock AC||Jan. 26||Up to $1,000|
|BetAmerica||SBTech||Golden Nugget AC||Feb. 2||Up to $500|
The following is a list of casinos and racetracks in the state and the types of sports betting they offer:
Resorts: In-person, online (DraftKings, BetStars, Resorts)
Resorts Atlantic City opened the DraftKings Sportsbook at Resorts on Nov. 20. Powered by Kambi, the new, expansive retail location features five betting windows, 12 self-service kiosks, a VIP area, stadium-style seats and a full-service bar.
Earlier in 2018, Resorts teamed up with DraftKings and the result was the first-to-market NJ online sports betting site, DraftKings Sportsbook. DraftKings was the go-to online sportsbook for most of August.
Among its offerings include promotions, in-game betting and a cash-out option. As of now, the iOS version of BetStars is available via the PokerStars iOS app. But a standalone Android app is available for download.
The week of the Super Bowl, Resorts launched its self-branded online sportsbook. Powered by SBTech, it is nested inside the Resorts online casino.
Meadowlands: In-person and online (FanDuel and PointsBet)
Meadowlands Racetrack opened a FanDuel-branded sportsbook on July 14, quickly becoming a powerhouse in the NJ sports betting market. Sitting next to New York City, the retail sportsbook is reaping the benefits of its location.
Points Betting rewards players on accuracy. The more accurate your bet is to the outcome, the more you win. You can learn more about it here.
Caesars/Harrah’s/Bally’s: In-person and online (Caesars and 888 Sport)
The entertainment group announced a partnership with Scientific Games and launched its online sportsbook hours before the start of the NFL regular season.
Caesars added its sportsbook to its existing Caesars NJ online casino app, which is available on browsers and mobile for iOS and Android.
Monmouth Park: In-person and online (William Hill, SugarHouse)
Monmouth Park partnered with William Hill to open the first land-based sportsbook June 14.
Their partnership also extends to the online/mobile space, where William Hill NJ accepts sports wagers online and on its Android and iOS mobile apps.
At one point, SugarHouse Sportsbook was under Golden Nugget’s NJ online gambling license, but not anymore. As of October, SugarHouse switched its online sports betting site to the Monmouth Park license.
The reason is simple: SugarHouse wanted to accept NBA bets and with Golden Nugget, that’s not possible. The online casino side of the integrated site is still under the Golden Nugget’s license.
SugarHouse Sportsbook includes all your favorite betting options, mobile apps, and a shared wallet with SugarHouse online casino.
Golden Nugget: In-person and online (BetAmerica, Golden Nugget)
Golden Nugget opened the doors to its temporary sportsbook in the summer after moving the poker room to a different part of the property to make way for a sports betting space.
But as promised, the sportsbook opened in its new and permanent space a few weeks later, complete with nine self-service kiosks and lounge areas.
Meanwhile, via its partnership with Churchill Downs Inc., BetAmerica online gambling opened for business the day before the 2019 Super Bowl.
The site features both an online sportsbook and an online casino. It, too, is powered by SBTech and features not only a full array of sports betting options but a robust online casino.
While you won’t find NBA games on the sportsbook app, it is integrated with Golden Nugget’s online casino and therefore shares a wallet.
In fact, BetAmerica, the Golden Nugget retail book, and the online sportsbook do not feature NBA games as per NJ sports betting regulations.
Borgata: In-person and online (playMGM)
Borgata runs a temporary sportsbook out of its current horse racing betting area, which is allowable under current sports betting regulation. They are, however, currently building an $11 million sportsbook.
Its land-based sportsbook has 100 seats and 10 betting windows.
Borgata is owned by MGM Resorts, which means that a playMGM sports betting app was always a likely scenario. On Aug. 22, playMGM opened its online app in New Jersey.
There may be a couple more online sportsbooks in Borgata’s future, as its parent company has a partnership with international sportsbook operators GVC and Boyd Gaming.
Ocean Resort Casino: In-person
The William Hill Sports Book at Ocean Resort claims to be the best in the business, with nearly 7,500 square feet of space. It sits in the center of the casino floor and features seating, a bar, TVs and plenty of betting windows. The grand opening of the new Ocean Resort Sportsbook occurred Sept. 6.
Ocean Resort is also partnered with William Hill US, a union which most likely will result in a self-branded online app at some point in the future. The timeline for that supposed launch, however, is unclear.
Hard Rock: In-person and online
A few days later, Hard Rock casino opened its on-site sportsbook, a temporary space for now.
The two sites are interconnected but offer the same array of sports betting options as most other apps in New Jersey.
But, Tropicana AC signed a deal with William Hill to offer sports betting in Atlantic City. And at long last, on Oct. 25, the casino opened its temporary sportsbook.
The full 5,000-square-foot permanent space opened in time for March Madness betting on March 8 and features seating for 180 sports fans, and 1,000+ square feet of video displays.
The only other property in the state that could offer sports betting is Freehold Raceway, the oldest racetrack in the state. But its plans, while in the works, are pretty much a mystery.
Types of bets you can place in NJ sports betting
You’ll get the full-fledged betting experience at all the in-person locations throughout the state, with everything from spread to prop bets in play.
Shop around each online and mobile sports betting app to see which kinds of lines you can get, as they may not all be uniform. In-game betting is a popular addition to sportsbooks, and most if not all of the new apps in the state offer it.
Some books also have special events and promotions, especially around March Madness. DraftKings, FanDuel, PointsBet, Caesars and SugarHouse all have bracket contests up and running, some of which are free to play.
BetStars NJ often has a robust slate of promotions including two for the NCAA tournament that give you free bets when you bet $20 on any second seed or lower to win the NCAA championship. The more the team advances in the tourney, the more $10 free bets you get.
Also, with the NBA season now in play, remember that Golden Nugget’s relationship with the Houston Rockets will exclude them from offering bets on NBA games.
Types of bets you can’t place
There are no specific sports excluded from sports betting in New Jersey, although it’s not a guarantee that sportsbooks will offer those sports. Each sportsbook is different.
The only bets excluded from the state’s in-person and online/mobile sportsbooks are bets made on high school sports, as well as bets made on college teams in New Jersey, which includes Seton Hall, Rutgers, Monmouth and more.