Online Sports Betting Guide for New Jersey

The state of New Jersey legalized sports betting in June 2018, and it has quickly emerged as one of the leaders in the industry. New Jersey initially granted sports betting licenses to Atlantic City casinos and racetracks, but that has since been expanded.

The legal age to place a bet on sports in New Jersey has been set at 21 years of age, even though customers can bet on horses at the age of 18. Customers have to be 21 to enter the casinos in New Jersey, and state lawmakers wanted to keep things simple. 

Physical Sportsbooks in New Jersey

All of the casinos in New Jersey are located in Atlantic City, and all of these properties were able to apply for sports betting licenses. Here is the list of physical sportsbooks located in Atlantic City:

  • Bally’s AC Sportsbook
  • Borgata Sportsbook
  • Caesars Sportsbook
  • Golden Nugget AC Sportsbook
  • Hard Rock AC Sportsbook
  • Harrah’s AC Sportsbook
  • Ocean Resort Casino Sportsbook
  • Resorts Sportsbook
  • Tropicana Sportsbook

Racetracks in NJ can also offer sports betting, and there are two of these locations in the state.

  • Meadowlands Sportsbook
  • Monmouth Park Sportsbook

NJ Online Betting Apps

  • 888 Sportsbook
  • BetMGM Sportsbook
  • Borgata Sportsbook
  • Caesars Sportsbook
  • DraftKings Sportsbook
  • FanDuel Sportsbook
  • FoxBet NJ App
  • Golden Nugget
  • Hard Rock Sportsbook
  • betMGM Sportsbook
  • PointsBet 
  • Resorts Sportsbook
  • SugarHouse Sportsbook
  • theScore Sportsbook
  • Unibet Sportsbook
  • William Hill Sportsbook

The online sports betting industry is extremely strong, and there is an impressive list of operators already offering mobile betting. Here is the current list of all online sports betting operators in New Jersey.

New Sportsbook Apps Coming to New Jersey

New Jersey has already been flooded with top sports betting operators launching in the state, creating a competitive market. Other sports betting operators are still looking to break into the state, and there is currently one sportsbook waiting for licensing to launch.

Penn National Gaming has bought into Barstool Sports, and the Barstool Sportsbook app is expected to launch in New Jersey at some point in 2021. Other sports betting operators are eyeing New Jersey as well, but official announcements have not been made. 

  • Barstool Sportsbook
  • Vigtory App
  • Betfred
  • Betway

NJ Top Bonus Offers

Sportsbooks in New Jersey offer promos and free bet bonuses, including a no deposit bonus, as a way to attract new customers and stand out from the competition. With such a competitive market in New Jersey, bettors have some terrific bonus offers to choose from.

It’s no surprise that some of the biggest names in the market are offering the top bonuses. Here are four of the top bonus offers:

  • DraftKings: Up to $1,025 in bonuses available for new customers
  • FanDuel Sportsbook: Risk-free bet up to $1,000 for new customers
  • PointsBet: Three separate risk-free bets that are worth up to $500
  • BetMGM Sportsbook: First deposit match up to $500.

What to Bet On

Since New Jersey is just across the river from New York, most bettors in the state place bets on teams from that state. The New York Jets and the New York Giants of the National Football League are two popular betting options.

Residents of New Jersey also bet on the Brooklyn Nets of the NBA, while some others focus on the New York Knicks. There are a ton of professional teams to bet on in the New Jersey/New York area. 

Lawmakers in New Jersey gave bettign sites plenty of freedom when it comes to what types of bets can be offered. Spread, Moneyline, and total betting are three of the most common types that are offered.

Most of the NJ top sportsbooks also offer individual and team prop betting for most games as well. And of course, live betting has become extremely popular with bettors in the state.