New Jersey Casinos and Sportsbooks
All Atlantic City casinos are located along the seaside of New Jersey. The Atlantic City boardwalk and the marina make up the casino districts. Most Atlantic City casinos are located on the boardwalk. Borgata, Golden Nugget, and Harrah's reside in the marina area. New Jersey’s Atlantic City casinos offer a wide variety of casino games including:
- Video Poker
- Spanish 21
- Three-card poker
- Four-card poker
- Let it ride
- Pai gow tiles
- Pai gow poker
- Sic Bo
- Mini Baccarat
- Casino war
- Texas hold ‘em bonus
- Ultimate Texas hold ‘em
- Mississippi Stud
- Big six wheel
- Off-track betting
- Caribbean stud poker
The minimum gambling age in New Jersey is 21.
Below is a detailed list of New Jersey's casinos and sportsbooks.
Ballys Atlantic City
Ballys Atlantic City, located on the Atlantic City boardwalk, is owned by Vici Properties and operated by Caesars Entertainment. Bally's was the third casino in Atlantic City to launch a physical sportsbook. The company began offering legal NJ sports betting at the end of July 2018 and is currently in a temporary facility which features three large television screens, five smaller screens, and 30 comfortable leather chairs.
Borgata Hotel, Casino and Spa
The Borgata was the first casino in Atlantic City to offer NJ sports betting, opening its sportsbook on June 14th, the day sports betting became legal in New Jersey. It is owned and operated by MGM Resorts International and has been the top-grossing of the land-based Atlantic City casinos. Borgata’s sports betting lounge comes equipped with 10 betting windows along, a video wall, a large viewing area and 100 seats with individual flat-screen monitors. Kiosks are available for horse racing bets. The company came a few hours behind Monmouth Park to offer physical sports betting. NBA star, Julius Erving, also known as Dr. J, placed the first bet at the sportsbook, wagering on the Philadelphia Eagles winning the Super Bowl. On August 22, Borgata partnered with GVC to launch playMGM, online sports betting app available to Android devices. PlayMGM was New Jersey's second sports betting app and it contributed a great deal to raking in $562,830 in sports betting revenue for Borgata in the first month alone.
Owned by Caesars Entertainment, this luxury resort is also located on Atlantic City's boardwalk. Guests have access to both Caesars Entertainment properties, therefore Caesars AC does not offer sports betting within their facility as its available next door at Bally's. The casino at Caesars AC, however, is quite extensive.
Golden Nugget Atlantic City
Golden Nugget is a hotel, casino, and marina located in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The property was purchased from Trump Entertainment Resorts in 2011 for $38 million, and taken over by Landry's in May of that year. The casino can accommodate over 100 patrons and has the luxury of nine self-service kiosks and lounge areas as well as five video walls.
Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
Atlantic City's Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is the revived Trump Taj Mahal. After labor disputes, money laundering reports, and organized crime, the Trump Taj Mahal eventually filed bankruptcy and the Trump Taj Mahal Hotel and Casino closed down in October of 2016. Located on the boardwalk and owned by Hard Rock International, the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino opened its doors on June 27, 2018.
Harrahs Casino and Resort AC
The temporary sportsbook at Harrahs Casino includes five large televisions, 28 leather chairs and six high top tables for sports betting fans until their more extravagant permanent facility is complete. Both locations are working on building more permanent locations throughout the next several months. Harrahs Casino integrated sports betting just days after Bally's launch.
Ocean Resort Casino
Ocean Resort Casino is the revamped property of the former Revel casino. Atlantic City Ocean Walk bought the property for $200 million and renamed the facility Ocean Resort Casino. They opened the doors on June 28, 2018. Ocean Resort Casino partnered with the renowned provider, GAN, to power their online casino which launched in July 2018.
The company struck a deal early on, with William Hill, who was already operating over 100 sportsbooks in Nevada as well as a mobile betting app. Ocean Resort's sportsbook sits in the center of the casino's gaming floor and successfully pulled in the most sports betting revenue in July. They topped $1 million in the month of July alone. This 7,500 square foot sportsbook holds a multitude of betting windows and a large central bar, surrounded by video screens.
Resorts Atlantic City
The Resorts Casino Hotel takes up 11 acres of Atlantic City's boardwalk. The Resorts Casino Hotel opened a temporary sportsbook, partnering with The Stars Group and DraftKings, featuring four self-service kiosks, six betting windows, and a massive viewing area with 15 television screens. Resorts became the first casino in Atlantic City to offer all of this before taking in-person bets. Gaming guests can bet non-stop in the 80,016 square-foot-casino. There are over 70 table games and 1,574 slot machines.
Tropicana Casino and Resort AC
Tropicana is situated amongst the other Atlantic City casinos on the Atlantic City Boardwalk. Eldorado Resorts operates the casino and resort while it is owned by Gaming and Leisure Properties. It's 125,935 square feet of gaming space includes 2,400 slot machines and over 132 table games. The casino hosts daily poker tournaments and has a variety of carnival poker games.
Monmouth Park Racetrack
This legendary thoroughbred racing track was the face of the sports betting battle in New Jersey. Owned by the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority and operated under a partnership with Darby Development, LLC, Oceanport's Monmouth Park Racetrack was the first New Jersey property to open a physical sportsbook. Monmouth Park partnered with William Hill and spent millions of dollars constructing a sports betting parlor in preparation for the legalization of sports betting in New Jersey. The sportsbook witnessed the first legal sports bet placed in the Garden State. Gov. Phil Murphy cast the vote on June 14th at a Monmouth Park ceremony.
The Meadowlands Sports Complex is located in East Rutherford, NJ. The massive sports complex is owned by the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority (NJSEA). The complex holds the MetLife Stadium which is the practice field for NFL's New York Giants and New York Jets. It also holds the Meadowlands Racetrack which is known as the premier horse racing track in the state. The Meadowlands Arena was also the home to the NBS's New Jersey Nets until 2010 and the NHL's New Jersey Devil's until 2007.
One location for New Jersey sports betting enthusiasts to place horse racing bets is Freehold Raceway. The oldest racetrack in the United States, Freehold Raceway has been hosting horse races since the 1830s. The first photo finish of a triple dead-heat win in a harness race was witnessed here at Freehold Raceway in October of 1953. This property of one of the only two harness tracks in New Jersey.