New Jersey sports betting was finally legalized in 2018 thanks to a Supreme Court decision that lifted a federal ban that had been in place for more than 25 years. The state legalized online gambling in 2013 in a bipartisan law signed by then-Governor Chris Christie, who then took the federal government to court and forced the ban, which effectively banned all sports betting outside of Nevada, to be lifted by the high court.
Since August 2018, casinos and racetracks in the state have been allowed to partner with sports betting platforms to set up online sports betting NJ platforms. There are now at least 9 online sportsbooks operating in New Jersey. Under the law, anyone can bet on sports as long as they are over 21 years old and are in the state of New Jersey at the time that the bet is made.
Best NJ Gambling Sites
Since online gambling was legalized in New Jersey in 2013, some of the biggest casinos in Atlantic City have set up shop online to offer slots, table games, poker, and other games to all players in the state. These sites use software to confirm that players are over 21 and within state lines.
Some of Atlantic City’s most popular casinos are now the state’s premier gambling destinations. Casinos like the Golden Nugget, Virgin Casino, Caesars, Ocean Resort, Tropicana, and Philadelphia’s SugarHouse Casino offer hundreds of slot options, live dealer games, and generous deposit match and no-deposit bonus offers. Some of these casinos, like Caesars, 888 Casino, Pala Casino, and PartyCasino NJ also offer live poker games.
Sport Betting in NJ
After the success of online gambling platforms, many of the casinos above inked partnerships to launch their own online sports betting NJ platforms once the ban was lifted in 2018. DraftKings Sportsbook and FanDuel Sportsbook, the two fantasy sports giants, were among the first to set up partnerships with casinos and racetracks to offer every adult in New Jersey sports betting platforms.
While DraftKings and FanDuel are among the most popular and user-friendly options, playMGM, the SugarHouse Sportsbook, Caesars, 888 Sportsbook, BetStars, and William Hill have all launched online sports betting NJ platforms that are available across the state.