We’re getting closer and closer to football season!
And there are plenty of casinos/racetracks and online gambling sites in New Jersey to bet.
As of July 19, there are 10 retail sportsbooks and 14 online sportsbooks available in NJ. 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 a year 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 14.
|Online Sportsbook||Sports Betting Partner(s)||Land-Based Affiliate||Launch Date||Promo Offer|
|DraftKings||Kambi/SBTech||Resorts AC||Aug. 6, 2018||$25 free + up to $500 match bet|
|BetStars||NA||Resorts AC||Sept. 13, 2018||Up to $500 risk-free bet|
|FanDuel||IGT/Betfair/FanDuel||Meadowlands||Sept. 1, 2018||Up to $500 match bet|
|Caesars||Scientific Games||Caesars||Sept. 6, 2018||$10 free + up to $300 deposit bonus|
|PointsBet||NA||Meadowlands||Dec. 11, 2018||2x up to $500|
|SugarHouse Sportsbook||Kambi||Monmouth Park||Aug. 23, 2018||100% up to $250|
|Golden Nugget||SBTech||Golden Nugget AC||Feb. 19||Up to $50 risk-free bet|
|888 Sport||Kambi||Caesars||Sept. 10, 2018||$10 free + up to $500 deposit bonus|
|Resorts||SBTech||Resorts AC||Jan. 31||Up to $250 match bet|
|William Hill||NA||Monmouth/Ocean Resort||Sept. 1, 2018||$50 free|
|playMGM||IGT||Borgata AC||Aug. 22, 2018||$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|
|Borgata Sports||GVC||Borgata AC||May 17||Up to $250 risk-free bet|
The following is a list of casinos and racetracks in the state, their online partners, 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, 2018. 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. The iOS version of BetStars is available as a separate app from PokerStars, so the site now has an Android and Apple mobile option.
Meadowlands: In-person and online (FanDuel and PointsBet)
Meadowlands Racetrack opened a FanDuel-branded sportsbook on July 14, 2018, 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 while NY waits patiently for online sports betting.
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 2018-19 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, 2018.
Their partnership also extends to the online space, where William Hill NJ accepts sports wagers online and on its Android and iOS apps.
At one point, SugarHouse Sportsbook was under Golden Nugget’s NJ online gambling license, but not anymore. As of October 2018, SugarHouse switched its online sports betting site to the Monmouth Park license.
The reason was simple: SugarHouse wanted to accept NBA bets and with Golden Nugget, that’s not possible (see below for the why).
The online casino side of the integrated site is still under the Golden Nugget’s license.
SugarHouse Sportsbook includes all your favorite betting options, apps, and a shared wallet with SugarHouse NJ online casino.
Pennsylvania’s SugarHouse online casino and sportsbook are also now available, but the two sites do not share accounts.
Golden Nugget: In-person and online (BetAmerica, Golden Nugget)
Golden Nugget opened the doors to its temporary sportsbook in summer 2018.
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.
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 Sports)
Borgata opened its much-anticipated $11 million sportsbook this summer. The Moneyline Bar & Book includes 144 seats, self-betting kiosks and six betting windows. Nearby is the original Race & Sports Book, which still accepts sports wagers.
Borgata is owned by MGM Resorts, which means that a playMGM sports betting app was always a likely scenario. On Aug. 22, 2018, playMGM opened its online app in New Jersey.
Then, on the one-year anniversary of the fall of PASPA, Borgata Sports online launched, becoming the 14th app in the NJ sports betting market.
This brings Borgata’s online skin count to two. With one more slot left, its possible Borgata’s parent company and its partners GVC and Boyd Gaming have something else up their sleeves.
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.
However, the new Bally’s sportsbook at 15,000+ square feet easily trumps Ocean’s status as sportsbook king.
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
The online betting site is nested in the Hard Rock online casino.
Tropicana underwent a recent sale, the consequences of which have Penn National running the property and El Dorado Gaming running the gaming operations. Now, El Dorado will soon join forces with Caesars to create one of the largest networks of gambling properties.
But, Tropicana AC signed a deal with William Hill to offer sports betting in Atlantic City long before that merger was even rumored. On Oct. 25, 2019, the casino opened its temporary sportsbook.
The only other properties in the state that could offer sports betting are Garden State Park and Freehold Raceway, the oldest racetrack in the state.
Freehold’s plans, while in the works, are pretty much a mystery.
And GSP is in the midst of a court battle between the developers and the former owners.
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. BetStars NJ often has a rotating slate of offers for each sporting event. And almost all 14 apps have special odds boosts to entice bettors.
Also, 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.
Also, the NJ Division of Gaming Enforcement, which regulates sports betting in the state, has ultimate control over what sports or events can be booked and the types of bets allowed.
The only bets excluded (as per regulations) from in-person and online sportsbooks are bets made on high school sports, as well as bets made on college teams and games in New Jersey, which includes Seton Hall, Rutgers, Monmouth and more.