New Jersey is home to some of the best sports fans and betting opportunities in the United States. Online sports betting is legal in New Jersey, and there are many online sportsbook options for placing bets in New Jersey. 

It has never been easier to bet on New York Giants, Jets, Yankees, Mets, Knicks, Nets, Islanders, or Rangers games — and, of course, your beloved New Jersey Devils.

New Jersey sports bettors can also bet on NCAA basketball and football, English Premier League soccer and many other sports (check your favorite sportsbook for all offers).

There are several legal sports betting apps available in NJ, and we’ll go over some of the best options to help you place online bets in the state.

Top New Jersey sportsbooks online sports betting

DraftKings Sportsbook NJ

  • Launch: DraftKings online sports betting in New Jersey launched in June 2018.
  • Bonus offer*: $1,000 deposit bonus
  • Sign up: DraftKings Sportsbook NJ

DraftKings was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Boston. DraftKings is a top DFS platform and is also one of the best online sportsbooks. DraftKings Sportsbook can be accessed on a mobile app or website.

  • DraftKings Sportsbook Website
  • iOS: DraftKings Sportsbook & Casino on the Apple App Store
  • Android**: Not yet in Google Play Store, but accessible on Android devices.

FanDuel Sportsbook NJ

  • Launch: FanDuel online betting in New Jersey arrived in September 2018.
  • Bonus offer*: $1,000 risk-free bet
  • Sign up: FanDuel Sportsbook NJ

FanDuel was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in New York City. FanDuel is a top DFS platform and is also one of the best online sportsbooks. FanDuel Sportsbook can be accessed on a mobile app or website.

  • FanDuel Sportsbook Website
  • iOS: FanDuel Sportsbook & Casino on the Apple App Store
  • Android**: Not yet in Google Play Store, but accessible on Android devices.

BetMGM Online Sportsbook NJ

  • Launch: BetMGM mobile sports betting in New Jersey launched in September 2019.
  • Bonus offer*: $600 risk-free bet
  • Sign up: BetMGM NJ

MGM was found in 1986 and is headquartered in Las Vegas. BetMGM Sportsbook can be accessed on a mobile app or website.

  • BetMGM Sportsbook Website
  • iOS: BetMGM Sportsbook on the Apple App Store
  • Android**: Not yet in Google Play Store, but accessible on Android devices.

Unibet Sportsbook NJ

  • Launch: Unibet online Sportsbook for New Jersey launched in September 2019.
  • Bonus offer*: $20 free bets & $250 risk-free bet
  • Sign up: Unibet Sportsbook NJ

Unibet was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Malta. Unibet Sportsbook can be accessed on a mobile app or website.

  • Unibet Website
  • iOS: Unibet - Live Sports Betting on the Apple App Store
  • Android**: Not yet in Google Play Store, but accessible on Android devices.

BetAmerica NJ

  • Launch: BetAmerica Sportsbook for NJ launched in February 2019.
  • Bonus offer*: Bet $50, get $50 on first bet
  • Sign up: BetAmerica NJ

BetAmerica was acquired by Churchill Downs Incorporated in 2017. CHDN (NASDAQ) was founded in 1875 and is headquartered in Louisville, KY. BetAmerica Sportsbook can be accessed on a mobile app or website.

  • BetAmerica Website
  • iOS: BetAmerica Sportsbook on the Apple App Store
  • Android**: Not yet in Google Play Store, but accessible on Android devices.

SugarHouse Sportsbook NJ

  • Launch: SugarHouse Sportsbook NJ launched in August 2018.
  • Bonus offer*: $250 deposit match
  • Sign up: SugarHouse NJ

PlaySugarHouse is owned by Rush Street Gaming, LLC, which was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Chicago. SugarHouse Sportsbook can be accessed on a mobile app or website.

  • Website: SugarHouse Website
  • iOS: PlaySugarHouse Sportsbook on the Apple App Store
  • Android**: Not yet in Google Play Store, but accessible on Android devices.

PointsBet Sportsbook NJ

  • Launch: PointsBet NJ sportsbook launched in December 2018.
  • Bonus offer*: Up to $250 deposit match
  • Sign up: PointsBet NJ

PointsBet, owned by PointsBet Holdings Limited, was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Australia. PointsBet Sportsbook can be accessed on a mobile app or website.

  • Website: PointsBet Website
  • iOS: PointsBet: Sports Betting on the Apple App Store
  • Android**: Not yet in Google Play Store, but accessible on Android devices.

William Hill Sportsbook NJ

William Hill was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in London. William Hill Sportsbook can be accessed on a mobile app or website.

  • Website: William Hill Website
  • iOS: William Hill: Sports Betting on the Apple App Store
  • Android**: Not yet in Google Play Store, but accessible on Android devices.

* Bonus offers shown here are as of Feb. 2021; bonus offers are subject to change.

** Google has not allowed online sports betting apps on its official Google Play Store on Android devices. However, on March 1, 2021, that policy will change, per 

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Sports you can bet on in New Jersey

New Jersey sports bettors can bet on a wide range of sports, including but not limited to those shown in the chart below:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Boxing
  • Cricket
  • Cycling
  • Darts
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • MMA
  • Motor Sports
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis

Check with your sportsbook for all available sports and leagues, as the options can differ between different sportsbooks. 

Bet types in New Jersey

Online NJ sports betting offers all of your typical bet types, including but not limited to those shown in the chart below:

Bet TypeDescription
MoneylinePick which team will win the game.
Point SpreadThe team you pick has to cover the spread (+/- points)
TotalPick over/under the total amount of points scored
Game PropSide bets on the game (e.g. first team to score)
Player PropSide bets on individual players (e.g. over/under yards)
ParlayMultiple bets on the same slip; all must hit to win
Round RobinMultiple parlays on the same slip, but money on all possible parlays on the slip
FuturesBet on events that will occur in the future (e.g. league MVP)
TeaserAlternative spread parlay bets
Live BettingBetting on events that are in progress

Check with your sportsbook for all available bet types, as the options can differ between different sportsbooks.

How to legally make sports bets in New Jersey

New Jersey sports betting is regulated by the Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE). Regulations in NJ may differ from other states, and wagers offered in some states may not be available in NJ (and vice versa).

General rules for legal online sports betting in NJ include but are not limited to:

  • You must be at least 21 years of page
  • You must be located in the state of NJ (you do not have to live in the state, but you do have to be physically present within its borders to place a bet).
  • You must use an approved sportsbook, such as one of the options listed above

Check with your sportsbook for all rules and regulations that must be followed, including tax laws on any winnings.

New Jersey Sports Betting FAQs

Is online sports betting legal in New Jersey?

Yes. New Jersey formally legalized online sports betting in 2018.

What is the legal age for online sports betting in NJ?

You have to be at least 21 years old.

Do I have to live in New Jersey to do online sports betting in New Jersey?

No. You just have to be located within the state when you place the wager.

What are New Jersey resources for responsible gambling?

You can visit the DGE website for helpful information. New Jersey sports bettors can self-exclude, call 1-800-GAMBLER and more.