Atlantic City is a great sports gambling destination (check top casino places). We prepared a quick Atlantic City (NJ) online sports betting overview. We update you on the legislation, betting sites, NJ mobile bet apps, AC’s casinos and gambling locations in 2021.
NJ online betting sites
There are currently 14+ regulated online sportsbooks operating in Atlantic City, NJ. Some operators, like 888sport and Resorts, have land-based partners in Atlantic City. FanDuel Sportsbook is provided by the leading DFS (Daily Fantasy Sports) betting service.
If you are over 21 and in New Jersey, you can place bets online or on mobile at Atlantic City sportsbooks. The best online sports betting sites let you bet on markets from football, baseball and basketball to tennis, soccer, XFL, sometimes esports, and MMA. Moneyline and futures bets are the most popular markets, but you can also bet on various NCAA and NBA Prop Bets.
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Atlantic City land-based sportsbooks
Here are some great sports betting locations if you are in Atlantic City. Pick your destination. These casinos offer great promotions as well.
- Borgata Sportsbook
- Resorts Betting Venues
- Hard Rock Atlantic City Sportsbook
- Bally's Wild Wild West
- Golden Nugget
- Tropicana Casino and Sportsbook
- Harrah's Sportsbook
- Ocean Resort and Sportsbook
- more to come…
There are legal, regulated sports books at casinos and racetracks in the Atlantic city area. You can also place sports wagers by mobile and online if you are located physically within NJ borders. However, the Atlantic City Race Course, the city's only track, closed in 2015.
As mentioned brick ‘n' mortar sportsbooks are available at several leading casinos in Atlantic City, NJ. Borgata (IGT/GVC/Stadium Tech), Bally's (Scientific Games) and Golden Nugget (SBTech) are leading the way.
Caesars has launched two sportsbooks in Atlantic City, and an online sports betting platform was opened in 2018.
But UK-based betting giant William Hill have also acquired an NJ DGE license to operate in the US. William Hill provides sports betting operations for land-based casino Ocean Resort, and the Monmouth Park racetrack. Australian betting firm PointsBet is partnered with Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford. Unibet sportsbook and Bet365 NJ are also expected to go online in NJ.
Atlantic City sports betting legislation and future
Atlantic City (NJ) has been the hub of legal casino gambling on the east coast for decades. Off-track betting, charity gambling, and casino games have been legal for visitors and residents for decades. And online casino and poker were legalized in 2013.
But sports betting in Atlantic City was only launched in 2018 following New Jersey's successful challenge against PASPA (Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act) of 1992. The US Supreme Court overturned the ruling that single-match betting on sports was against the law. As a result, sports betting in Atlantic City became a reality.