Guide: Legal Sites for Gambling in New Jersey

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Online gambling, including sports betting and online casinos is legal in New Jersey, and has been since 2013. Today there are 24 legal options for New Jersey residents who wants to gamble online.

However, there are still many illegal offshore casinos and sportsbooks trying to attract US citizens, and sometimes it’s hard to know what sites are legal and what sites are not.

Therefore we decided to create a guide for just that.In this article below, we will show you the full list of legal online casinos, sportsbooks and poker sites in New Jersey.

7 Atlantic City casinos with 6 licenses each

The licence system for online gaming in New Jersey works like this: the NJDGE (New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement) have awarded internet gaming permits to 7 brick-and-mortar casinos in Atlantic City.

These 7 casinos are then allowed to host 6 entities online (in other words, they can host 6 gambling sites).

This has led to many international casinos such as Unibet and Bet365 hosting their casinos under one of the 7 gaming permits allowed, as they could not apply for a license of their own.

Below we show you the full list of NJ online gambling sites, and what permits they operate under.

Authorized sites:

Permit holder: Golden Nugget Atlantic City
Sites: Bet America, Sugar House, Betfair & Golden Nugget Casino.

Permit holder: Borgata Hotel Casino AC
Sites: Borgata, PartyCasino, Scores, BetMGM & Pala Interactive.

Permit holder: Tropicana Casino AC
Sites: VirginCasino & TropicanaCasino.

Permit holder: Caesars Interactive Entertainment AC
Sites: Harrah’s, WSOP, 888Casino & Caesars.

Permit holder: Resorts Casino AC
Sites: DraftKings, Poker Stars, Resorts & Mohegan Sun.

Permit holder: Ocean Resort Casino AC
Sites: ParxCasino & Ocean Casino.

Permit holder: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino AC
Sites: Unibet, Hard Rock Casino & Bet365.


Slots the most popular casino game in NJ

As in many other jurisdictions, slot machines reign supreme.

At this time, most big game studios like Microgaming and NetEnt, offer their games in the Garden State. Just this month, Microgaming and it’s content partners will launch 11 new online casino games Pokerfuse reports.

However, the smaller game providers have not made the jump from the European markets to the US yet due to the regulatory difficulties associated with operating legally in the US.

Still, the NJ casino industry is booming and with 20 consecutive months of all time highs we’re bound to see the market becoming the online gambling capital of America.

However, when looking at all gambling in NJ, sports betting is still the biggest segment.

Things to consider when playing in NJ

There are some things you might want to consider if you’re going to place a few bets or spin a few rounds on the slot machines in NJ:

  1. You need to be within the NJ state borders to play. The sites use a geo location service which determines where your physical location is. Therefore, you can not play at NJ sites when you are in another US state or abroad, even if you are a NJ resident.
  2. You are allowed to register even though not currently within the state of New Jersey. However, as mentioned above you can’t play until you cross the state border.
  3. Payment solutions are not the best. For example, PayPal are still not a payment option you can use in the Garden State, which is a shame.
  4. There are multiple loyalty programs you can join, where you can get comps both online and offline at the Atlantic City premises.
  5. If you want to block your access to all gaming sites at once, please visit the NJDGE website where this is possible.