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Sports betting is legal in the state of New Jersey. Not only was The Garden State an early adopter of legalizing both retail and online sports betting, but New Jersey was also the driving force behind the overturning of PASPA (the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act) back in 2018.
By suing the NCAA in a case that ended with PASPA being deemed unconstitutional by the Supreme Court, New Jersey ushered in a new era of gambling.
The New Jersey Legislature legalized sports betting, at both casinos and racetracks, on June 11, 2018. This also allowed casinos to gain approval for online and mobile sports betting, with the first online sports bet taken in August 2018.
Fast forward a year to September 2019, when BetMGM launched an online sportsbook in conjunction with the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City.
Online sports betting is legal in New Jersey with some requirements. If you are over the age of 21 and are within the state limits of New Jersey, then it is legal for you to engage in online sports betting.
Additionally, you do not have to be a resident of The Garden State in order to participate in legal online sports betting, but you must be within the state limits in order to place any bets.
Yes, bettors can legally place wagers on college sports events online, but there are a few exceptions. You cannot place bets on any college sports events happening inside the state limits of New Jersey, as well as on any event involving a New Jersey sports team, even if it is taking place out of state.
To put it simply, NJ bettors won’t be able to place any wagers on Rutgers games.
New Jersey sports betting laws allow for betting on most popular professional, major league with a few exceptions. Sports bettors can place wagers on includes:
If your two feet are planted within the state limits of New Jersey, and you are 21 years or older, then you are legally able to participate in online sports betting in New Jersey.
Legal sportsbooks are available at almost every big casino and racetrack.
Bettors must be 21 years or older in order to legally participate in sports betting of any kind in New Jersey.