Sports betting is legal in New Jersey. The state won a landmark ruling from the Supreme Court on May 14, 2018 that struck down the federal ban on sports betting (PASPA). Nevada was the only state that was granted legal sports betting and single-game wagering from 1992 until May 14, 2018. New Jersey battled for years in the courts for legal sports betting under the Tenth Amendment, and the Supreme Court decision opened the door for other states to legalize sports betting with legislative approval.
Sports betting is legal at approved New Jersey casinos and race tracks, and also online or through mobile apps. If you live in New Jersey and are at least 21 years of age, you can bet on pro and college football or basketball, baseball, hockey, golf, tennis, auto racing, soccer and other types of sports. However, no bets are allowed on games involving New Jersey colleges or any college events that take place in the Garden State.
Legislation updates and sports betting in New Jersey
Assembly Bill 3911 passed in June, 2018 to legalized sports betting in New Jersey.
The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement oversees licensing and gaming. The website provides answers to frequently asked questions, sports wagering law and information on operators and online wagering options.
The legal gambling age in New Jersey is 21.
These casinos and in Atlantic City and additional race tracks offer sports betting.
- Borgata Casino
- Golden Nugget
- Ocean Resort
- Hard Rock
New Jersey Race Tracks
- Meadowlands – East Rutherford
- Monmouth Park – Oceanport
- Freehold Raceway
New Jersey legal online sportsbooks include:
- DraftKings – draftkings.com
- FanDuel – fanduel.com
- SugarHouse – PlaySugarhouse.com
- Caesars – CaesarsCasino.com
- BetStars – Betstarsnj.com
- 888 Sport – us.888sport.com
- PointsBet – PointsBet.com
- Hard Rock – HardRockCasino/sportsbook
- PlayMGM – nj.playmgm.com
- William Hill – nj.us.williamhill.com
- Resorts – betstarsnj.com
- Golden Nugget – nj-casino.goldennuggetcasino.com/sports
- BetAmerica – nj.betamerica.com/sport