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New Jersey

The Garden State was no stranger to gambling prior to PASPA being overturned. After this change, NJ did not take long to build an impressive online and retail betting market, giving residents tons of well-known sportsbooks to choose from.

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All legal ways to bet on in New Jersey

Is online sports betting legal in New Jersey?Yes
Is in-person sports betting legal?Yes
Is daily fantasy sports legal?Yes
Is betting on college sports legal?No
Is horse racing betting legal?Yes
Is greyhound betting legal?No
Is political betting legal?No
Is eSports betting legal?No

Residents of New Jersey who are of legal betting age have free reign to wager on professional sports. Betting on collegiate sports is also a legal option in NJ; however, residents cannot wager on in-state colleges or any college games that may be taking place in the state. Soon, there could be even more restrictions on betting on college sports, as the state is looking into legislation that would ban all wagering on collegiate player props.

Wagering on eSports can also be done within NJ, and residents can also use daily fantasy sports apps to participate in contests related to eSports or pro/collegiate sports. All DFS products have been legal in NJ since 2017, so much like online sportsbooks, there are plenty of options.

Horse racing is also a significant facet in the Garden State, so betting on it is 100% legal. Outside of sporting events, betting on entertainment events is legal, but betting on politics is not.

Online sports betting in The Garden State

Sports betting caught the attention of voters in New Jersey back in 2011. After a voter referendum that year, a sports betting law in NJ was passed in 2012, but unfortunately, that didn’t mean residents had free reign to start firing off wagers on pro sports. Instead, the subject of sports betting was at the forefront of lawsuits and appeals for the next five years until the Supreme Court decided to overturn PASPA in 2018.

Now that no one could legally challenge New Jersey’s sports betting law, Governor Phil Murphy signed an updated sports betting law later in 2018. The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement was appointed to approve and hand out licenses.

When PASPA was overturned in 2018, New Jersey was able to launch retail betting in June of that year and mobile betting in August. Since the state already had a strong base of casinos and racetracks, it was easier for NJ to roll out mobile betting, as the law allowed those casinos and racetracks to partner with up to three online operators.

DraftKings was the first mobile sportsbook to enter NJ, but since then, plenty of big-name operators have followed, including BetMGM, BetRivers, Bet365, FanDuel, Fanatics, Unibet, and more.

The best way to describe the online sports betting scene in New Jersey is vast. As of 2024, there are 17 mobile sportsbooks available for residents to download or access through their web platform. That is not the end of the market, either, as two more sportsbooks are expected to launch within the year, and three exchange-based sports betting apps.

It is not surprising that so many mobile operators wanted to get in on the action in New Jersey, as the state has become one of the biggest sports betting states in the U.S.

All legal NJ sports betting apps in 2024 (from newest to oldest):

Sportsbook app

Launch date

Fanatics Sportsbook

May 2024

Prime Sportsbook

April 2024


March 2024


November 2023

Hard Rock Bet

August 2023


August 2022 (rebrand)


November 2021


August 2021


August 2021

Unibet (Will exit NJ on May 14th, 2024)

September 2019


August 2019

Borgata Sports

May 2019

Golden Nugget

February 2019


September 2018

Caesars Sportsbook

September 2018


August 2018


August 2018

In addition, bettors can access a few other not-so-traditional wagering platforms in NJ, such as Mojo, Prophet, and Sporttrade, which are all available here. However, these platforms are sports betting exchanges, which allow their customers to trade sports bets in a stock-like fashion.

Sports betting & gambling legislation in NJ

While all the casinos in New Jersey are located in one area, residents do not need to be present in those casinos to create a mobile betting account. Remote registration is available to bettors, so as long as they are at least 21 years old, they can create an account on as many NJ sports betting apps as they please.

Bettors do not need to be residents of NJ to place a legal sports wager in the state; they just need to be located inside state lines. The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement enforces all rules and regulations regarding sports betting in the Garden State.

Aside from the gambling age, one of the most important things that bettors need to be aware of before placing a bet is the tax rate. In New Jersey, gambling winnings are considered taxable income and have a tax rate of 3%.

Since iGaming, horserace betting, and sports betting are all legal in NJ, there are not many more gambling-related topics for the state to discuss during upcoming legislative sessions. Updates to the law can always come about as the market shifts over time, but for right now, residents can expect the sports betting scene to remain the same.

Are online casinos legal in New Jersey?Yes
Are retail casinos legal?Yes
Are social sportsbooks legal?Yes
Are sweepstakes/social casinos legal?Yes
Is online poker legal?Yes
Is the lottery legal?Yes
The launch date of sports betting in New Jersey?August 2, 2018 (online)
How many legal sports betting apps are there in NJ?17
How many legal retail betting sites are there in NJ?12
Is remote registration allowed?Yes
Legal age for sports betting in New Jersey?21+
New Jersey's tax rate for betting/gambling winnings3%
Who regulates sports betting in New Jersey?New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement

Most recent updates from the NJ sports betting scene

  • July 2, 2024: A new sports betting bill, ACR 140, has been formed in New Jersey. The bill was created in the hopes of giving bettors the ability to bet on in-state colleges like Rutgers.

  • June 28, 2024: Following the 2024 NBA Draft, current Rutgers freshmen Ace Bailey and Dylan Harper have been identified as potential top-five picks for the 2025 NBA Draft.

  • June 5, 2024: A recent report showed that New Jersey lost $1 billion to illegal sports betting operators in 2023.

  • May 30, 2024: With a new quarterback expected to be under center, there is excitement surrounding the Rutger Scarlet Knights season. Rutgers' win total is currently set at 6, and they are (+12,000) to win the Big Ten Championship game.

  • May 28, 2024: The New Jersey Devils have hired Sheldon Keefe to be their next head coach. The Devils are currently (+2000) to win the 2025 Stanley Cup.

  • May 16, 2024: New Jersey has officially become the first state in the post-PASPA era to surpass over $50 billion in sports betting handle.

  • May 15, 2024: Prophet Exchange is one of two betting exchanges active in New Jersey, but they announced today that they will be ceasing operations in the state on May 28. They do expect to one day return to the market.

  • September 21, 2023: The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement has fined PointsBet $25,000 for permitting unauthorized wagers on esports and college sports. PointsBet was also penalized for allowing bets on a football game when the outcome was already known.

In-person sports betting sites and locations

Atlantic City, aka Monopoly City, is home to all nine casinos in the state, and each offers retail sports betting. According to the state’s sports betting law, each casino can partner with up to three online operators, yet most have just one partner.

Some online operators that partner with these casinos include BetMGM, Bally Bet, Caesars, DraftKings, and more. Race tracks are also present throughout the state, and they have the ability to partner with three online skins as well.

Retail Sportsbook


Monmouth Park (Caesars)

175 Oceanport Ave, Oceanport

Harrah's Resort (Caesars)

777 Harrah's Blvd, Atlantic City

Tropicana Atlantic City (Caesars)

2831 Boardwalk Tropicana, Atlantic City

Caesars Atlantic City (Caesars)

2100 Pacific Ave, Atlantic City

Bally’s (FanDuel)

1900 Pacific Ave. Atlantic City

The Meadowlands (Fanduel)

1 Racetrack Drive, East Rutherford

Resorts Casino (DraftKings)

1133 Boardwalk Atlantic City

The Borgata (BetMGM)

1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City

Hard Rock Casino

1000 Boardwalk, Atlantic City

Freehold Raceway (betPARX)

130 Park Ave, Freehold

Golden Nugget

600 Huron Ave, Atlantic City

Ocean Resort

500 Boardwalk, Atlantic City

Sports betting in neighboring states

New Jersey is part of a strong group of northeastern states that have legalized sports betting. The only state that has outdone NJ in terms of overall sports betting handle is New York, while Pennsylvania and Delaware certainly have strong betting markets as well.

By clicking on a state in the box below, New Jersey residents who need to cross state lines can find out what type of sports betting market they are walking into.

StateOnline sports bettingRetail sports bettingDFSHorse Race betting
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Sports betting revenue impact on New Jersey's economy

The licensing process in New Jersey varies depending on whether or not it is a retail or online license. Retail licenses for casinos and racetracks have a fee of $100,000, while online operators have to pay a $400,000 license fee on top of a $250,000 responsible gambling fee.

Tax rates also vary depending on whether we are talking about retail or mobile. The retail tax rate is 8.5%, while the online tax rate is 13%. One stipulation is that racetracks have a tax rate of 14.25% for online wagers.

Between Atlantic City and the wide range of mobile apps the state offers, New Jersey is among the highest-earning states for sports betting handle and revenue. After posting $1.6 billion in handle in November 2023, not only did the Garden State make it onto the list of top ten handles in a month since legalized sports betting, but they also raised their yearly handle to $10.69 billion, which was the second highest in the U.S. in 2023.

Top 3 sportsbooks in the state in May 2024:

  1. FanDuel: Revenue: $36.7m

  2. DraftKings: Revenue: $22.1m

  3. BetMGM: Revenue: $5.6m

New Jersey sports betting record months:

  • Sports betting handle: January 2024 ($1,719,170,088)

  • Revenue: January 2024 ($170,758,334)

  • Tax income: January 2024 ($24,346,734)

NJ sports betting revenue in 2024


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Revenue (MoM)

Tax income

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New Jersey - Some commonly asked questions (FAQ):

What is the legal status of sports betting in New Jersey?

Sports betting is 100% legal in New Jersey, and it has been so since June 2018. Aside from retail and mobile betting options, residents in the state also have the option to legally bet on horse racing in person or through a racebook.

How much money has NJ gained from legalizing sports betting?

New Jersey is actually the most profitable state in the country when it comes to sports betting, as the Garden State has made over $3.6 billion since June 2018.

What is the largest sports stadium in New Jersey?

MetLife Stadium, which is located in East Rutherford, New Jersey, is the largest sports venue in NJ. Despite being located in NJ, the stadium is the home of the New York Giants and Jets.

When was the last time a team from the Garden State won a championship?

The New Jersey Devils are actually the lone pro sports team in NJ, and they last won a Stanley Cup in 2003.