Best NJ Sports Betting Sites of 2020
NJ sports betting has been live for about 2 years now, and the rest of the US continues to follow suit. After DraftKings Sportsbook launched its highly anticipated NJ online sports betting app, many others weren’t far behind.
- As of June 3, 2020, there are 18 NJ sports betting apps being offered online.
- Meanwhile, 10 brick and mortar retail NJ sportsbooks are up and running.
- Including 8 located in Atlantic City casinos.
Many of these online sportsbooks in NJ offer solid new player signup promos and bonus codes, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. There are many different things that make these NJ sports betting sites unique from app to app and property to property:
Best NJ Sports Betting Apps: (Top 6 Updated June 2020)
Top 10 NJ Sports Betting Promo Codes & Offers
Each of these top 10 NJ sports betting sites offers aggressive new player bonuses that can have you playing online in no time with free bets, deposit match codes, and thousands of dollars in risk-free offers. (Updated: June 2020)
- DraftKings Promo Code Offer: $25 FREE BET, plus up to $1K in bonuses
- FanDuel Promo Code Bonus: $500 risk-free bet
- FOX BET Sportsbook Offer: $1,000 FREE on first deposit
- PointsBet Promo Code: $200 in risk-free bets
- SugarHouse Sportsbook Offer: 100% first-deposit match, up to $250
- BetMGM Promo Codes: $500 risk-free bet (Bonus code: PLAYBONUS)
- 888sport betting promo: $500 risk-free bet (No code needed)
- Unibet Sports Bonus: $20 free bet – no deposit needed
- Resorts Sports Betting Bonus Code: Up to $250 free bet (Promo code: MAXBONUS)
- Golden Nugget Online Sportsbook NJ: Sign up today to get a free $100 risk-free bet
#1 NJ Sports Betting App is DraftKings
NJ Sports Betting in 2020: How did we get here?
After a legal battle stretching back nearly a decade, New Jersey has won the right to offer regulated sports betting at a legal NJ sportsbook.
The Garden State officially launched legal sports betting June 14, 2018, three days after Gov. Phil Murphy signed sports betting legislation into law.
Gov. Murphy made the first wager in the state at Monmouth Park Racetrack in North Jersey. The Borgata in Atlantic City opened its sportsbook to patrons 30 minutes later.
All the remaining Atlantic City properties launched their own in-house NJ sportsbooks and their own NJ online sports betting sites.
Legal Online Sports Betting Sites/Apps Available in NJ
As of June 3, 2020, 18 legal online NJ sports betting apps & sites are up and running.
|Online Sportsbook||Land-Based Affiliate||Sports betting partner(s)||Launch date|
|DraftKings||Resorts AC||Kambi||Aug. 6, 2018|
|FanDuel||Meadowlands||Flutter/IGT||Sept. 1, 2018|
|Caesars||Caesars AC||Scientific Games||Sept. 6, 2018|
|PointsBet||Meadowlands||NA||Dec. 11, 2018|
|BetMGM||Borgata AC||GVC/Roar||Aug. 22, 2018|
|Fox BET||Resorts AC||NA||Sept. 13, 2018|
|SugarHouse Sportsbook||Monmouth Park||Kambi||Aug. 23, 2018|
|Golden Nugget Sportsbook||Golden Nugget||SBTech/Scientific Games||Feb. 19, 2019|
|888sport||Caesars||Kambi||Sept. 10, 2018|
|Resorts Sportsbook||Resorts AC||SBTech||Jan. 31, 2019|
|Borgata Sports||Borgata AC||GVC/Roar||May 14, 2019|
|Bet365 Sports||Hard Rock AC||bet365||Aug. 30, 2019|
|Unibet Sports||Hard Rock AC||Kambi||Sept. 10, 2019|
|BetAmerica||Golden Nugget||SBTech||Feb. 2, 2019|
|TheScore||Monmouth Park||Bet.Works||Sept. 3, 2019|
|Ocean Resort Sportsbook||Ocean Resort Casino||William Hill||Unknown|
|Hard Rock Sportsbook||Hard Rock AC||GiG||Jan. 26, 2019|
|Harrah's||Harrah's AC||Scientific Games||Unknown|
|Bally's||Bally's AC||Scientific Games||Unknown|
|CG Technology||Meadowlands||Stadium Technology||2019|
|William Hill||Monmouth||NA||Sept. 1, 2018|
NJ Sportsbooks at Casinos (and Racetracks)
There are currently 11 land-based NJ sportsbooks and horse racing locations. Here they are in no particular order. (Updated: June 2020)
|Casino/Racetrack||NJ Sportsbook||NJ Sports Betting Partner||Launch Date||Open To Public?|
|Borgata||Moneyline Bar & Book||IGT||June 14, 2018||Yes|
|Tropicana||William Hill Sports Book at Tropicana||William Hill||Oct. 25, 2018||Yes|
|Ocean Resort||William Hill Sportsbook @ Ocean Resort||William Hill||June 28, 2018||Yes|
|Monmouth Park||Monmouth Park Sports Book by William Hill||William Hill||June 14, 2018||Yes|
|Harrah's||The Book||Scientific Games||Aug. 1, 2018||Yes|
|Hard Rock||Hard Rock Sportsbook||GiG||Jan. 30, 2019||Yes|
|Golden Nugget||The Sportsbook||SBTech||Aug. 15, 2018||Yes|
|Bally's||The Book||Scientific Games||July 30, 2018||Yes|
|Meadowlands||FanDuel Sportsbook||Betfair/FanDuel/IGT||July 14, 2018||Yes|
|Resorts||DraftKings Sportsbook at Resorts||DraftKings/Kambi; SBTech||Aug. 15, 2018||Yes|
NJ started the sports betting uprising
New Jersey has been fighting for the ability to legalize and regulate sports betting since 2012. The state tried multiple ways to circumvent the federal ban on state-regulated sports betting (the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, or PASPA) and each time was blocked by the sports leagues challenging those attempts in court.
Finally, in 2017, New Jersey — to the surprise of many observers — was granted a request for its case to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court.
The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in the case in late 2017 and considered the case for the next few months. While the case is on its face about sports betting, there are myriad other implications for the relationship between the state and the federal government arising out of the case. That’s one of the reasons the court heard the case in the first place, and one of the reasons why the decision took so long to make.
But now, after fighting a battle for most of the current decade, one that many observers thought to be hopeless, regulated, legal sports betting is alive in New Jersey.
Latest NJ Sports Betting Odds
Here you can click through the latest NJ sports betting odds on all the major sports:
As of right now, what sports can we bet on in NJ?
With everything going on right now NJ online sports betting apps are starting to post more and more traditional sports bets like UFC, NBA futures, NHL futures & NFL props, as well as a lot more creative lines and non-traditional sports you normally wouldn’t see.
Here are some of the best sports bets today:
NFL Sports Betting in NJ
Top NJ sports betting apps like PointsBet Sportsbook, have posted NFL player props focused on how star players on those teams will perform.
Bet on UFC 250 at NJ Sportsbooks
The UFC returns to pay-per-view this weekend with UFC 250, featuring main event featherweight title bout between reigning champ and GOAT Amanda Nunes and challenger Felicia Spencer.
After easily dominating two of the greatest female MMA fighters, Cris Cyborg & Ronda Rousey (among many others throughout her UFC career) … Amanda “The Lioness” Nunes is officially the greatest female mixed martial arts fighter OF ALL TIME. There is no doubt.
And if that’s not enough to get you pumped, this fight will be history in the making, again. Saturday’s main event would make her just the first two-division world champion to successfully defend each title while in possession of two belts.
Both Daniel Cormier and the recently retired Henry Cejudo have won and defended titles in two different weight classes, but neither man returned to the lighter weight class while in possession of two belts.
Nunes will do that on June 6, 2020… and she’s probably going to win.
New Jersey sports betting FAQ
Is legal sports betting in New Jersey available?
YES. After a sports betting bill moved through the New Jersey legislature, Gov. Phil Murphy signed the bill into law June 11, 2018.
The first legal wager took place at Monmouth Park on June 14, and all the remaining AC properties have followed with their own NJ sportsbook: Borgata, Ocean Resort, Tropicana, Harrahs, Caesars, Resorts, Ballys, and Golden Nugget.
NJ online sports betting is also legal with many NJ online sportsbooks available. Anyone 21 years and older are allowed to place legal wagers at these licensed sportsbooks.
Who offers legal sports betting?
Legal NJ sportsbook and NJ online sports betting sites are ultimately controlled by the same license holders who currently offer casino gambling or horse race betting in the state, including the properties mentioned above that already launched sportsbooks. Note: these license holders may as well partner with other brands, as is the case with New Jersey’s legal online casino sites.
Where can I place sports bets?
You can expect a lineup for NJ’s legal sports betting sites that closely match the kinds of gambling you can do when you’re at a Las Vegas sportsbook. Many of Atlantic City’s casinos already operate sportsbooks in Las Vegas, so the experience will be very familiar to those who have bet at Caesars in Las Vegas or MGM. Those are just two of the operators who have existing operations in other jurisdictions, meaning they already have a blueprint in place for offering legal, regulated sports betting in New Jersey.
Why should I choose legal sports betting?
The opportunity to bet at legal, regulated sportsbooks is one that consumers should take seriously. You never know what you’re getting when betting illegally, while legal sportsbooks in New Jersey offer the safety and security of knowing that your details are protected and that you’ll be paid when you win. We may find that many illegal sports betting sites stop serving the New Jersey market; which is what happened after NJ legalized online casino and poker games.
What if I live New Jersey, but currently outside the state?
Sorry bettors. You must be inside state borders of New Jersey to place bets at NJ sports betting apps and sites. All legal NJ sportsbooks use geofencing technology to determine your location, so there is no way around it.
What if I don’t live in New Jersey, but in the state currently?
YES! You don’t need to be a resident of NJ to play at the legal NJ online sportsbooks. It’s all about your current location at the time you make the bets.
Will I get taxed on winning sports bets?
Yes, sports betting legally in New Jersey is taxable income. Depending on the online sports betting site, the operator is supposed to notify the IRS when you win a certain amount of money.
But what if I lose those winnings?
NJ online sports betting losses can actually be tax deductible if you itemize your deductions and keep detailed records of wins and losses. But the losses you deduct cannot exceed the winnings.
New Jersey Sportsbook & Racebook (Physical Locations)
- Resorts AC Casino Hotel (DraftKings)
- Address: 1133 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, N.J., 08401
- Tropicana AC Casino (William Hill)
- Address: 2831 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
- Phone: (609) 340-4000
- Caesars AC Casino (888sport)
- Address: 2100 Pacific Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
- Phone: (609) 348-4411
- Meadowlands (FanDuel)
- Address: 1 Racetrack Drive, East Rutherford, N.J., 07073
- Monmouth Park (William Hill)
- Address: 175 Oceanport Ave, Oceanport, N.J. 07757
- Borgata Casino (BetMGM)
- Address: 1 Borgata Way, Borgata Casino, Atlantic City, N.J., 08401
- Ocean Resorts Casino Hotel (William Hill)
- Address: 500 Boardwalk Atlantic City, N.J., 08401
- Bally’s Casino (Wild Wild West)
- Address: 1900 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, N.J., 08401
- Harrah’s Casino AC
- Address: 777 Harrah’s Blvd, Atlantic City, N.J., 08401
- Golden Nugget AC
- Address: 600 Huron Ave, Atlantic City, N.J., 08401