Online Gambling in

New Jersey

It’s no surprise the state whose lawsuit led to the lifting of the sports betting ban is leading the way in both online sports betting and the online casino industries. As if going to Atlantic City wasn’t good enough, sports bettors can wager on sports and play casino games online anywhere within state borders. The Garden State really does have it all.

New Jersey

Online Sports Betting & Online Casino is legal in New Jersey

United Gamblers - Your guide to online gambling in New Jersey

More betting sites are making NJ home as a result of sports betting becoming legalized in 2018. This means the supply is huge and competition even greater.

At UnitedGamblers, we strive to provide you find the best and most respected gambling sites in New Jersey. Whether you're on the search for a sports betting site or an online casino, we have you covered.

Frequently asked questions about New Jersey gambling

If you want to read more specific details about gambling in New Jersey, we suggest you dig deeper into this text, or check our the more specific sports betting or casino-pages about the Garden State. Otherwise, here is a quick run-down of the most important nuggets of knowledge.

Is it legal to bet online in New Jersey?

Yes, sports betting is legal in New Jersey. As it stands there are fourteen betting sites licensed to operate in the state of NJ and many more due to launch in the not too distant future.

When did NJ sports betting become legal?

On June 11, 2018, Governor Phil Murphy signed Assembly Bill 4111, legalizing sports betting at casinos and racetracks within New Jersey.

Which is the best sportsbook in New Jersey?

It's hard to single out just one. The market is made up of many options, all of which have their pros and cons. What's more we all have different preferences. Why not visit our designated page Sports Betting Sites in New Jersey for tips and advice on how to find the best site for you.

Which is the best online casino in New Jersey?

Again, it's difficult to say one is better than another. What is clear though is the competitive market available for Casino players. Visit our page for Online Casino Gambling for tips and advice on how to select from a crowded market.

How do I sign up with a New Jersey gambling site?

Signing up is a basic process that requires little time. All new customers must provide personal information such as name and address, as well as payment details. You must also create a username/password for logging in and out of your account. For a detailed description in how to create a betting account, visit Chapter 8 of our Beginner's Guide to Sports betting.

How do gambling promos work?

Welcome bonuses and promos are incentives used to attract new players to betting sites. Bonuses offered equate to a monetary amount given by the operator or a number of free spins or bets. Chapter 7 of our Beginner's Guide is the place to head for more about Promos and Bonuses.

How can I get a welcome bonus from a gambling site?

Providing you have signed up correctly and followed the terms of the promo, you'll receive your bonus. The type of bonus on offer (e.g. deposit bonus, no deposit bonus) may require you to deposit money into your account before you receive the bonus.

Is online gambling secure?

Yes. Online gambling is as safe as it has ever been. Since the ban on sports betting was lifted in 2018, more and more states are implementing regulated industries with licensed betting sites. The more states that launch legal sports betting, the less people will need to visit offshore and unsafe sites.

Best NJ Gambling: Editor's choice

Draftkings

Risk-free bet up to $500

DraftKings’ NJ sportsbook was the first online sportsbook to launch in the US outside of Nevada. It was also the company’s first ever venture into sports betting. But you wouldn’t know it. The Daily Fantasy Sports giant have taken to the sports betting industry like a duck to water. Now as one of the market leaders, you could say it’s going swimmingly well.


How do I sign up with an online gambling site in NJ?

  1. Online sign up: Click on the green 'claim' tab beside your chosen site to be taken to the registration page
  2. Enter personal details: Basic info such as name, address, DOB, email address
  3. Create log-in details: A username and a unique password is needed to access your account
  4. Verify your identity: You need to prove you're at least 21 years old, the legal gambling age in the state of NJ
  5. Choose payment method: Decide how you will deposit/withdraw to/from your account
  6. Set-up complete: You're ready to roll!

Creating an Account

Regardless of the platform you're using to create an account (desktop or app) you’ll be required to supply the same basic same information.

    As you can see above, this is nothing you’ve never been asked before. The most you’re likely to have think about is to come up with a username that hasn’t already been used by another customer, and a password that you can recall easily.

    On both counts, we recommend keeping things simple; many people are able to use their full name as their username and set their password to a pet name or former school, if you’re struggling for inspiration!

    Have the following at-hand: name, full home address, date of birth, the last four digits of your social security number

    Once the gambling site or app you’re using verifies your location as New Jersey via Geolocation (you may need to enable location services on your device for this to work)

    Regardless of name, size or stature in the industry, the company will need to take the necessary measures to confirm you are who you say you are and are over 21 as per the Know Your Customer (KYC) regulations all betting sites must adhere to.

    One may be thinking the number of steps to create an account is a little excessive. But in comparison to the number of years it has taken to reach the stage of being able to bet legally, there's little comparison.

    Online sports betting in New Jersey

    How many betting sites are active in New Jersey?

    As things stand, the industry in NJ consists of 14 online/mobile sportsbooks with more set to join before the end of 2019.

    How are licenses issued in New Jersey?

    Online sportsbooks must be tied to a licensed operator in order to offer sports betting legally. Eight Atlantic City casinos and two racetracks offer sports betting with each allowed to three online skins (brands) apiece.

    Who regulates New Jersey sports betting?

    The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement oversee the industry.

    New jersey online betting

    New Jersey continues to set the pace for online gambling in the US.

    What is the minimum age for sports betting in NJ?

    Bill A4111 states that only people aged 21 or over can partake in sports betting

    Can I bet outside of New Jersey with my mobile device?

    No. Bets must be placed within the borders of New Jersey state. Websites and apps will use geolocation to verify your location at the time bet is made. However, you do not need to be a New Jersey resident to wager

      What sports can/can't you bet on in New Jersey?

      It's possible to bet on the big four leagues (NFL; NBA, MLB; NHL) and many of the minor ones too. Even betting on some of the lesser known sports in the US is a goer. It is forbidden however to bet on NJ universities such as Rutgers and Princetown, as well as high school games and collegiate events within the state.

      Where to bet: Online betting sites in New Jersey

      You residents of New Jersey are one lucky bunch!

      Nowhere in the US will you find more sportsbooks/mobile apps available right now.

      All are live and can be signed up to instantly, so long as you’re in New Jersey at the time.

      New Jersey sports betting bonuses

      1. Up to $500 risk-free bet

      2. Risk-free bet up to $500

      3. 100% up to $500 welcome bonus

      4. Up to $500 risk-free bet

      5. Matched first deposit of $50

      Betting markets in New Jersey

      Moneyline

      The most common and simplest form of betting out there on any sportsbook. All you’re doing is betting on the team you think will win.

      Recommended for: All sports

      Point spread

      Used to provide better odds between two teams of contrasting abilities. For instance, a Point Spread bet would see the underdog handed a points/run headstart in order to level up the playing field. The team you back needs to either defend the handicap or overcome it, in order for you to win your bet. The beauty of a Pointspread bet is wagering money on the losing team can still win you money.

      Recommended for: Hockey, Basketball, Soccer

      Totals (Over/Under)

      Here, there’s no worries about which team will run out the winner. It’s all about the combined total of points/runs scored in the match. Sportsbooks will offer you certain lines (for example, 205 points in a NBA game) from which you simply predict if the game will finish Over or Under.

      Recommended for: Basketball, Hockey, Soccer

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      Governor Phil Murphy placing the first legal sports wager in New Jersey

      Parlay

      It’s said the stars need to align in order for a parlay bet to succeed. While this isn’t strictly true, a winning parlay bet does require a large degree of luck to fall your way. The deal here is a single bet that comprises of two or more selections. The more bets, the higher the return. But as alluded to, all selections have to be correct for you to win.

      Recommended for: All sports. Get parlaying, you just never know!

      Prop Bets

      Like Pointspread and Over/Under bets, Prop bets are designed to add more variety than just your standard moneyline bet. Predict how many goals a player will score or the team will score the first touchdown. For one of the biggest betting events on the planet - the Superbowl – any number of prop bets will be open including the more alternative bets such as how long the national will run for and whether you think the coin flip will go the way of heads or tails. Yep, these are actually outcomes you can bet on!

      Recommended for: All sports.

      For a more in-depth look at each type of bet, read our designated guide about betting markets

      Who you backing?

      There’s no shortage of successful sports teams in New Jersey. No matter the sport you can count on all professional sports teams in the state to produce the goods on the field of play.

      The Prudential Center is home to the New Jersey Devils. Head coach John Hynes leads his side in the Metropolitan Division (Eastern Conference) of the National Hockey League (NHL).

      The Devils, in action during the regular season between October and April, rank as one of the most successful sides with five Conference championships and nine division championships to their name.

      NJ is home to two of the biggest football teams in America: New York Jets and New York Giants

      Both play at the Met Life Stadium with the Jets in the East Conference and the Giants in the National East.

      The MLS, the highest professional soccer league, continues to make a name for itself on these shores and the New York Red Bulls have been there from the start as a member of the Eastern Conference.

      In fact, The Metros, as they’re also known, are more than just members having the division no less than six times, including the most recent 2018 series - not bad for a team formed in 1994!

      They say you should bet with your head and not your heart. But if you stick to the basics and to the markets best for each sport, then you could end the day with your favourite team winning and money in the bank. A win-win!

      New jersey devils

      In 1982 the franchise was moved from Colorado to New Jersey and renamed New Jersey Devils, after the legendary creature.

      Benefits of legal sports betting

      • Safe and secure industry: bet safe in the knowledge the industry is fully regulated
      • Generates tax revenue for the state: extra source of income that would've continued to swirl in illegal industry
      • Creates new jobs in NJ: people are needed to man betting kiosks and serve customers, online and on-site
      • Better protection of minors: stringent regulations prevent underage gambling
      • Convenience: gone are the days when you have to visit a casino/sportsbook, now you can bet from the comfort of your own sofa.
      How did NJ sports betting become legal?

      Bettors in New Jersey have never had it so good. But damn has it been a long drawn out road to reach this stage.

      New Jeryseyans have spent the best part of a decade advocating for the end of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) act that had prevented full-scale betting from taking place outside of Nevada.

      In place since 1992, it was over two decades later attempts to reverse the ban were made. In 2014 State Senator Raymond Lesniak announced plans to allow casinos in the state to start accepting legal sports wagers.

      A sports betting bill later followed and was passed, leading to Governor Chris Christie legalising sports betting at race tracks and casinos.

      However, it wasn’t long before a lawsuit was being filed against Christie and New Jersey state by the major sports leagues – the NCCA, NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB.

      The case, lasting five years, went in favour of the sports leagues but this was far from the end.

      Lesniak continued to try and force through new legislation but had to contend with continual knock-backs as a result of the major leagues refusing to budge on their belief that the integrity of their sports would come into question with statewide sports betting.

      But in the ultimate case of ‘if at first you don’t succeed, then try, try, and try again’, it was argued PASPA was unconstitutional and so the legalisation of sports betting on a state-by-state basis was to take effect almost immediately.

      May 14th marked the fall of PASPA and the beginning of a whole new era for sports betting. It took just a month for two land-based sportsbooks to officially open their doors. And the rest as they say..

      Online casino in New Jersey

      How many casino sites are active in New Jersey?

      As of August 2019, the list totals 21 casino sites. All the big and popular names you'd expect - Caesars, playMGM, SugarHouse and 888 - are all present, with Golden Nugget leading the way.

      How are gambling sites in New Jersey regulated?

      The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement is the commission responsible for regulating casinos in the state of New Jersey. All regulated Atlantic City Casinos bear the seal of the Division of Gaming Enforcement of the State of New Jersey.

      Which games are available to play at NJ casinos?

      Expect to find popular New Jersey online casino games including slots, poker, roulette, video poker, craps, blackjack, Three Card Poker, Texas Hold'em, Four Card Poker available at online casinos in New Jersey.

      Where to Play: Online casino sites in New Jersey

      As the first state to officially legalize and regulate online casino games, the Garden State leads the way when it comes to online gambling too.

      Having been first introduced in 2013, NJ Casino gambling is expected to flourish throughout 2019 and beyond, alongside sports betting.

      Over 20 active online casinos each offering 600+ online games

      Few have performed better than Golden Nugget who remain a level above fellow competitors Betfair, Virgin, Caesars, 888 casino and SugarHouse.

      There could be a changing of the guard before too long however, with some of the leading sportsbooks looking to house sports betting and casino games within one app and some new faces trying to force their way in.

      DraftKings, BetAmerica and Unibet are three of the newest launched names looking to make their mark.

      New Jersey online casino offers

      1. 100% up to $250

      2. 100% deposit match up to $1000 & $25 in FreePlay

      3. Free $25 on sign-up

      4. $35 no deposit bonus

      5. Free $10 on sign-up

      Deposits and Withdrawals in New Jersey

      Online casinos in New Jersey offer a wide selection of deposit and withdrawal methods.

      Paypal

      Widely renowned as one of the safest online payment methods in the world, Paypal is also one of the most popular payment methods in New Jersey. Heads up: ensure the email address used for your gambling account and Paypal are the same. Also bear in mind that some sites will not accept Paypal deposits from accounts funded by credit and debit cards.

      Debit/Credit cards

      One of the most popular ways to deposit is Mastercard/VISA, which remains the 'go-to' method for the majority of players. Convenient and steadfast, players can look forward to account funds showing almost instantly.

      ACH (eCheck)

      Depositing funds via an electronic check will not incur any fees that may be attached to credit cards. In addition, this method has become very popular through its ease of use; just enter your social security number and create a 4-digit pin if you haven’t used an e-check before. One downside is the time taken for the money to be processed, normally between 24 and 48 hours. As for withdrawing winnings, it can take up to 72 hours for your request to be processed.

      Prepaid card

      Cardholders are able to put money onto a prepaid card and use it in the same way they would a credit card. Seen as a safe and convenient to cash, the method is ideal for use in New Jersey and so it’s proved, ranking as the second most popular deposit method.

      Neteller

      More and more NJ online betting sites accept deposits via Neteller. Secure and safe payments are guaranteed both ways. A withdrawal can take up to 72 hours but this is line with the other payment methods.

      Cash at 7-Eleven

      If you're allergic to banking online or just not one for using a debit/credit to deposit your account, you can load your account with cash at any 7-Eleven convenience store.

      Upon making the payment, you'll receive a barcode that'll be needed to access the funds on the site.

      In-person

      In a world where everything take place in the electronic clouds nowadays, it's still possible to make face-to-face transactions believe it or not. Simply visit one of the land-based casinos and deposit money via the cashier's cage.

      Land-based gambling vs online gambling

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      It is possible to bet via mobile apps within the borders of New Jersey.

      Terrestrial casinos in Atlantic City, NJ offer everything gamblers need and much more. The environment, the fun, and the excitement have all been part of the AC experience for many years. The new and exciting stuff? Online gambling.

      All servers hosting NJ online casino websites must be located within the city but you no longer have to drive to Atlantic City in order to gamble or place some sports bets.

      It's now all available at the convenience of your fingertips as betters can use one of the many NJ sites or apps for gambling.

      It's a win-win. You have now the ability to choose how you are going to gamble and how you are going to have fun. Whether is at some casino in AC or using your phone, you can be sure to have some Jersey fun.

      Future of online gambling in New Jersey

      The boom is inevitable. Adding sports betting to New Jersey casinos is going to have a huge impact not only on the number or in-state visitors but also for tourists and people living relatively near a NJ border.

      A new customer profile is expected as sport bettors can cross over to casino games and vice versa.

      How much will gambling grow in New Jersey? Difficult to say exactly how much it will grow but it's safe to say a significant growth is expected.

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