NJ Sports Betting Sites (2019 Overview)

NJ Sports Betting Sites Overview (2019)

Now that sports betting is legal and regulated within the border lines of the Garden State, Atlantic City casinos and racetracks are racing to launch their own sports betting facilities. NJ casinos and sportsbooks can legally offer regulated online sports betting through partnerships with software providers, licensed casinos, and applying for online gambling permits. There are already several online sports betting sites in New Jersey and the lists are growing.

NJ sports betting sites

  • Caesars 
  • 888Sport
  • PlayMGM Sport
  • Golden Nugget 
  • BetAmerica 
  • Hard Rock 
  • William Hill NJ
  • Resorts 
  • DraftKings Sportsbook
  • BetStars NJ
  • FanDuel
  • SugarHouse Sportsbook
  • PointsBet

Caesars NJ sports betting site

The sixth sportsbook to launch in New Jersey, Caesars online casino and sportsbook, went live on the 6th of September, 2018. Caesars Entertainment struck a deal with Scientific Games, leading the brand to branch out to more diversified services and innovative features. The company added a sportsbook to its online casino just in time for NFL season. This advantageous move allows the company to offer its users new and engaging technology.


The platform offers a well-organized interface with tabs and dropdowns, making it easy for users to follow bets.


Caesars online sportsbook offers a safe and reliable mobile app which is downloadable for both Android and iOS users. It offers a big variety of deposit options along with a $300 first deposit match bonus.

Promotions and Loyalty Program

Caesars NJ online sportsbook offers news users a $10 no deposit bonus along with a 100% first deposit bonus of up to $300.

Caesars uses a Total Rewards program which allows players to earn credits that carry over between casino and sportsbook platforms.

888 NJ sports betting site

888, an already popular name in NJ online gambling, through its online casino and online poker sites, launched its online sportsbook, 888Sport, through an established partnership with Caesars Atlantic City. The site soft-launched on September 10th, 2018.


888Sport offers a wide range of sports betting markets in the New Jersey market. This wide bet variety, coupled with an integrated wallet, allows maximum flexibility for players on all 888 gambling platforms.


888Sport offers users a licensed and regulated real money sports betting app available for Android devices.

Promotions and Loyalty Program

888Sport has a 100%deposit bonus up to $500 available to its new users. The bonus has a minimum deposit requirement of $10 along with a 30-day expiration.

The sportsbook does not currently have a loyalty program, however, it does offer international Premier Player Rewards, which offer free cash to players depending on their wagering amounts.

PlayMGM NJ sports betting site

MGM Resorts International joined the NJ sports betting market with the launch of its online sportsbook, PlayMGM, on August 22, 2018. Although the company is known for its innovation, the NJ sports betting app does not quite live up to the company's reputation.


The site is powered by IGT and provides an array of sports market, while its betting variety is more traditional.  


PlayMGM offers a variety of sports and betting types on its mobile app which is available for both Android and iOS users.

Promotions and Loyalty Program

PlayMGM offers a 100% first deposit bonus match, matching new player deposits up to $100.

There is currently no loyalty program for the sports betting site.

Golden Nugget NJ sports betting site

Golden Nugget launched into the NJ sports betting market with its online sportsbook in February of 2019. The app integrates sports betting with Golden Nugget’s online casino platform.


Powered by SBTech and Scientific Games, this sportsbook offers unique features such as a Parlay Boost, which ties together several bets on a parlay. This qualifies the bettor for a boost in their odds.

This platform is not as immense as other NJ sports betting sites, however, Golden Nugget NJ offers a variety of sports markets along with a somewhat diverse selection of betting options, including in-play betting.


The Golden Nugget NJ app is downloadable for both Android and iOS users. Apple users can find it in iTunes and Android users can download the app from the desktop site.

Promotions and Loyalty Program

Golden Nugget offers a sign-up bonus of $50 in a risk-free bet.

Users can join Golden Nugget’s Golden Rewards Players Club. This program allows players to collect points each time they wager money on bets. These points can later be exchanged for cash rewards.

BetAmerica NJ sports betting site

BetAmerica launched its NJ sports betting site in February of 2019, licensed through Golden Nugget Casino in Atlantic City.


BetAmerica NJ is powered by software from SBTech and integrated with BetAmerica’s online casino. The platform offers a variety of sports for players to bet on. There is a variety of betting options for users to choose from as well.


The BetAmerica sportsbook app is downloadable for both Android and iOS users.

Promotions and Loyalty Program

BetAmerica offers a list of promotions including:

  • 100% first deposit match bonus up to $500
  • Free $20 first deposit bonus to mobile players
  • Free $20 Live betting promotion
  • Bet $5 and receive $20 in free bets

There is currently no loyalty program for BetAmerica players.

Hard Rock NJ sports betting site

Hard Rock NJ online sportsbook was launched at the start of 2019, licensed under Atlantic City’s Hard Rock Casino.


Hard Rock online sportsbook is powered by renowned gaming provider, GiG. This top notch software provides a smooth interface with unique features. Players on the sportsbook app have a shared wallet for both casino and sportsbook platforms. All of the basic sports betting options are available on the platform, however, the betting markets are currently somewhat limited.


Hard Rock NJ online sports betting site offers a mobile app, integrating the online casino and sportsbook. Users can download the app on iOS and Android devices.

Promotions and Loyalty Program

Hard Rock online sportsbook offer new players a $100 risk-free bet for its new users.

Hard Rock uses a loyalty program across all platforms that offers a variety of promotions and rewards.

William Hill NJ sports betting site

William Hill began pushing into the US market back in 2011 during a time when Nevada was the only state with legalized sports betting. When word got out that New Jersey was pushing toward legalizing sports betting, the company reached its arms out east. In June of 2018, William Hill opened Monmouth Park Sportsbook by William Hill and William Hill Sportsbook at Ocean Resort Casino. Later on, at the start of September, the company launched their mobile sports betting app and by the end of the month, they went live with their online sports betting site.


This online sportsbook lacks special features while its competition usually provides an array of useful features on their sites. William Hill does however provide a nice variety of sports markets and betting options.


The William Hill sportsbook app is downloadable for both Android and iOS users. It’s mobile app offers new users a $10 free sports bet for signing up.

Promotions and Loyalty Program

There are currently no promotions to offer and this site does not offer a loyalty program.

Resorts NJ sports betting site

Resorts Casino Atlantic City launched its sports betting platform on January 31, 2019. This platform is connected to the already popular Resorts NJ online casino.


Powered by SBTech, this online sportsbook features a variety of betting options, including a variety of in-play betting selections. The interface is well-designed and features well-organized menus to help players in accessing games, bets, and other content. Players can keep up with game scores and access special offers using dropdown menus.


Resorts NJ online sportsbook offers a mobile app downloadable for both Android and iOS users.

Promotions and Loyalty Program

Resorts players have access to a sign-up bonus of $20 free, just for registering. There is also a first deposit match bonus on the first bet up to $250.

Resorts offers a loyalty program known as Resorts Rewards, where rewards are easily accessible in players' account features.

DraftKings NJ sports betting site

DraftKings Sportsbook launched the very first NJ sports betting site on the 6th of August in 2018. The sportsbook held a monopoly for a mere few weeks until the next one opened at the end of the month. DraftKings sportsbook, established through Resorts Atlantic City, operates as an app-based and browser-based online sportsbook.


DraftKings offers in-play wagering along with a cash out feature. This allows bettors to close their wager before the event reaches an outcome.

DraftKings launched the very first fantasy sports app, called DK Live, featuring both play-by-play features along with sports news. This feature combines a player's information such as DraftKings contests, favorite players, and exclusive insider information and then feeds it into a real-time news feed.


DraftKings offers a sports betting mobile app which is available on iOS and Android. Players can download and register through the website or through the mobile app.

Promotions and Loyalty Program

Players’ first bet is matched up to $500.

More promotions are on the way for DraftKings sports betting enthusiasts.

A loyalty program is being developed, however, they do not currently offer a loyalty program for the online sports betting app.

BetStars NJ sports betting site

As the sports betting branch of The Stars Group, BetStars has recently dipped their toes into the industry of sports betting, launching its sports betting site on September 13th, 2018. As an innovative company with much experience, The Stars Group was quick to jump on board and offer a variety of online sports betting options for its players. After the launch of BetStars, the market for online sportsbook apps reached eight.


BetStars NJ features simple software with advanced functionality, allowing for a wide variety of sports and betting options including in-game betting.

It shares some innovation with other sports betting sites. For example, its “Cash Out” feature is found useful on other sports betting sites as well. However, the “Spin & Bet and Odds Boost Stacks”  are unique to the BetStars.

The BetStars NJ app conveniently shares a wallet with the PokerStars NJ online poker app.


The mobile app is downloadable for iOS and Android devices.

Promotions and Loyalty Program

BetStars offers up to $500 in free bets on registration. One a player places the first bet up to $50 they can receive a free bet up to $50. They also have the option to receive $50 in free bets through wagering $150.

This offer is good nine times per player.

Users can earn loyalty points and use them towards cash and rewards. Points balance can be viewed in My Stars in their account.

FanDuel NJ sports betting site

FanDuel Sportsbook, one of the most popular companies in the world of DFS, soft-launched its online sportsbook through a partnership with Meadowlands on Sept. 1, 2018. Just five days later, FanDuel Sportsbook went live.


FanDuel’s platform, powered by IGT, offers an extremely wide bet variety. The interface is smooth and transfers well between mobile and desktop.


The mobile app is downloadable for iOS and Android devices.

Promotions and Loyalty Program

New users have available to them, a $500 risk-free bonus bet, upon registration. Should a player lose their initial bet, they will be refunded up to $500 on-site credit.

FanDuel does not yet have a loyalty program, however, its DFS program offers points based on user payments. These points can be used as entries into contests, additional promotions, and other rewards.

SugarHouse NJ sports betting site

SugarHouse casino online integrated sports betting right after DraftKings launched their sports betting platform. Licensed through Golden Nugget Atlantic City, SugarHouse launched its NJ sports betting site on August 23, 2018.

The company's close relationship with the already popular online casino, Golden Nugget, helped them to thrive early in the online casino game, and now they are thriving in the sports betting arena as well.

The sportsbook more than doubled their revenue within its first two months of operation. A large sum of their revenue came from online bets and over half of the funds placed on bets were wagered through the mobile app.


SugarHouse integrated their site so that it offers sports betting as well as online casino games. Players can bet through online casino games and sports betting using the same platform - both online and through the mobile app.

The online sportsbook offers an array of sports markets and betting types.

It features a unique Parlay Generator which helps users to build potentially high-paying parlay wagers.


Rush Street Interactive’s PlaySugarHouse app is available for iOS and Android devices.

Promotions and Loyalty Program

SugarHouse offers a 100% first deposit match bonus up to $250.


SugarHouse NJ uses a rewards program which allows players to earn both loyalty and rewards points. Loyalty points will earn certain positions in the VIP program, while rewards points are used for free spins, bonuses, and other rewards.

PointsBet NJ sports betting site

PointsBet partnered with Meadowlands Racetrack to open its NJ sportsbook in December of 2018.


The online sportsbook offers a long list of sports betting options including in-play betting.


The sports betting site offers an app downloadable for iOS and Android devices.

Promotions and Loyalty Program

PointsBet offers new players a $50 no deposit bonus for registering, along with two free $500 risk-free bets after depositing.

PointsBet offers a rewards program which gives the player rewards points.

  • One point per $1 fixed odds bet.
  • Five points for every $1 bet on a parlay
  • One point for every $1 on Points Betting

NJ Online Gambling Licensing, Fees, and Taxes


Bill A2578 allows land-based casinos to move into the online gambling sphere through partnering with iGaming software providers or operators and by applying for NJ online gambling permits.

Permit applicants must pay a deposit of $100,000. Once the application is approved, this payment is applied towards the actual cost of the license which is $400,000. The charge is non-refundable.

The three types of iGaming licenses include:

  • Casino Service Industry Enterprise License
  • Vendor Registrants
  • Ancillary Casino Service Industry Enterprise License

The Casino Service Industry Enterprise License corresponds to the software partners of brick-and-mortar casinos as well as those who provide the lists of customers who partake in online gambling.

Vendor Registrants are licenses for services which are not directly related to online gambling.

The Ancillary Casino Service Industry Enterprise License is comprised of companies providing gaming goods and/or services. These could include marketing affiliates, operators, and other companies providing ancillaries such as payment processing, geolocation verification, and age verification.

Fees and taxes

Renewal fees for licensed casinos amount to $250,000. The state offers programs for gambling addicts which are funded by licensed casinos, therefore, an additional $250,000 annual fee is owed to the state's compulsive gambling treatment programs. The tax rate for iGaming operators is set at 15% of their internet gross revenue. 2.5% of this revenue goes to the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA).

NJ online sports betting system benefits everyone

Legalized online sports betting brings high revenue in a safe environment for online players. Through partnering with software providers, sports betting sites are able to obtain an online gaming permit and reach a much wider audience online. It is a mutually beneficial system, helping the state as well as the operators involved.


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1 March 2019

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