New Jersey Online Sports Betting

There is a good variety of online bookmakers in New Jersey to choose from. The summer and fall of 2018 has seen many operators getting their licence to offer online sports betting in the state of NJ. All bookmaker sites are legal and licensed to operate and offer online betting on sports to users registering and playing while within New Jersey borders. Check below for a list of New Jersey sportsbooks, reviews and promotional offers:

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Online Sports Betting in New Jersey

There are currently eight online sportsbooks in NJ; DraftKings Sportsbook, FanDuel Sportsbook, SugarHouse, Caesars, William Hill, 888 Sportsbook, BetStars Sportsbook, and playMGM. Though they launched in different dates and months, almost all these sportsbooks went live within a month of each other. Though online sportsbooks are allowed to form as partnerships – up to three apiece – they must have a physical location first.

Sportsbooks with a Physical Location

Resorts AC is in partnership with DraftKings Sportsbook, New Jersey’s first online sports betting app which offers a wide range of traditional fantasy sports and in-game bets all season long. In September 13, Resorts, in conjunction with the Stars Group, launched yet another sports betting network, BetStars Sportsbook and then went on to secure SBTech. So far, Resorts is the only casino in NJ to take up all three allotments as allowed by the Gaming licensor.

Borgata, not to be left behind, launched playMGM, an online wagering app in June, as a standalone. Borgata is only using its racebook temporarily but is said to be considering a major investment on sports app soon. Borgata’s parent company, MGM, is actively involved in online sports betting in Nevada and so it could a matter of time before the Borgata launches the said sportsbook. The timeline is not clear, though.

The Golden Nugget seems to have been left out by the other players in NJ as far as online sports betting is concerned. The casino has no physical sportsbook but it opened a new place just before the football season. It should be noted, though, that the casino has live and virtual sportsbooks down in Nevada, and so getting in the game in NJ would be quite easy. SugarHouse added a sportsbook to its portfolio in August, and since it is connected to Golden Nugget through Rush Street Gaming, Nugget gets a mention here.

In July, PPB finalized its acquisition of FanDuel Sportsbook and together, they made a home at the Meadowlands Racetrack. FanDuel had a bit of a glitch but that has been corrected and betting started in September. Their app enables players to not only create fantasy sports teams during the season but off-season as well. The site has chat rooms for players to rubbish each other’s strategy, a feature that is getting it enviable traffic.

Basics on Sports Betting in NJ

Online sports betting was legalized in 2018 and is doing quite well as residents seem to have an appetite for sports. Offshore betting companies are not legal in New Jersey and so the safest to work with are the eight mentioned above. Players can either be in it for real money or join to play free to gain experience and get better at fantasy sports.

The most popular sports on these sportsbooks are Basketball, Football, Soccer, Wrestling, Nascar racing, Hockey, Tennis, and Baseball among others. FanDuel even has college football as an option. As is with online betting, you can only access these games when within the state and you also have to comply with the site’s regulations.