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UPDATED: Feb. 13, 2019

And the Oscar goes to… NJ sportsbooks, 10 of which now offer Oscars betting for the 2019 Academy Awards. Not all of them have the same categories listed, but betting on the Oscars is for sure a thing in New Jersey this year.

NJ online gambling revenue continues to break records. January 2019 saw NJ online casinos and online poker sites finally break the $30 million monthly revenue glass ceiling. Sports betting was similarly on a hot streak, hitting $385 million in handle with $18.8 million in revenue.

Meanwhile, the NJ sports betting scene grew again late last week with the Meadowlands Racetrack signing a deal with CG Technology. You can expect CG to launch sometime in 2019.

Legal NJ Online Casinos 2019

Online BrandLand-based PartnerBonusPromo Code
Golden Nugget Golden Nugget$20PLAY20
Betfair NJGolden Nugget$30PLAY30
Virgin Online CasinoTropicana$2525BUCKS
Caesars Casino OnlineCaesars$25PLAYFREE25
888 US Caesars$25None needed - click here
SugarHouse Online CasinoGolden Nugget100% up to $250PLAYNJ
Tropicana OnlineTropicana$20PLAY20
Harrah's Online CasinoCaesars$10None needed - click here
Pala Online CasinoBorgata$25OVBONUS
Resorts Online CasinoResorts$20MAXBONUS
Mohegan Sun OnlineResorts$20MAXBONUS
Ocean Resort OnlineOcean Resort Casino$125N/A
PlayMGMBorgata$25N/A
PokerStars NJ CasinoResorts$30 with $20 depositN/A
Party CasinoBorgata100% up to $500N/A
Borgata OnlineBorgata$20N/A
Hard Rock OnlineHard Rock Atlantic City100% up to $1,000N/A
BetAmericaGolden NuggetUp to $500N/A

WHY PLAY AT NJ’S ONLINE CASINOS?

1. BETTER ODDSNJ online gambling laws

Hands down, the average odds for popular games like blackjack, craps, roulette, and many other popular games are simply better than average online. New Jersey’s online gambling websites know that their competition is just a click away, and that forces them to be very competitive with the rules and paybacks they offer. Use our payback tool to compare game paybacks at various NJ gambling sites.

2. MORE GAMES AT LOWER LIMITS

There is virtually no limit to the amount of games an online casino can host. And instead of going from casino to casino on the boardwalk or marina, you can hop from site to site in seconds. Online, you’ll have access to games that few – or no – casinos offer, including unique slots, variants on video poker and blackjack, and roulette games you may have never seen before.

And since it’s online, betting minimums start at pocket change – not $5 or $10 a hand or spin.

3. SAFE AND LEGAL

Unlike shady offshore gambling sites, the sites we list at PlayNJ are completely legal. They are regulated by the same agency – The Division of Gaming Enforcement – that regulates the casinos in Atlantic City. And all of the online gambling sites we list are operated by, or in partnership with, an Atlantic City casino. Learn more about how legal online gambling came to New Jersey below.

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Online Sports Betting NJ

NJ sports betting took off with flying colors in June 2018, but mobile sports betting didn’t start taking bets until August 2018. DraftKings Sportsbook was the first to open its virtual doors to legal online sports betting in the Garden State.

It is expected that NJ online sports betting will eventually have the same number of sites (if not more) as its NJ online casino counterparts. Read more about NJ sportsbook apps here.

Each online sportsbook offers traditional sports options (moneyline, point spread, over/under). In addition, some sportsbook apps include in-game betting and weekly odds boosts.

Draftkings Sportsbook

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Legal NJ online sports betting sites

Online SportsbookAtlantic City PartnerAppSportsbook Bonus
DraftKingsResorts ACYesUp to $500 - click here
Betstars
Resorts ACYesUP to $500 - click here
FanDuelMeadowlandsYes$500 risk-free bet - click here
SugarHouseMonmouth ParkYesUp to $250 / PLAY250
888 SportCaesarsYes$10 free - click here
CaesarsCaesars ACYes$10 free / BETFREE10
PlayMGM SportsBorgata ACYes$100 cash back
William Hill NJMonmouthYesUp to $50
PointsBetMeadowlandsYes$50 + Up to $1,000
Hard RockHard Rock ACYesUp to $1,000
ResortsResorts ACYesUp to $250
BetAmerica SportGolden Nugget ACYesUp to $500

ONLINE CASINOS IN NJ: THE FACTS

Can I gamble online in NJ?

You bet! Online casinos, online poker and online sports betting are legal in the Garden State.

How many legal online casinos and poker sites operate in NJ?

There are 26 authorized sites total (19 online casinos and 7 online poker sites).

A full list of licensed sites is available here. Only sites connected to an Internet Gaming Permit issued by the NJ Division of Gaming Enforcement may offer legal online gambling in NJ.

How many legal NJ sports betting sites are available?

As of Feb. 4, there are 12 legal NJ online sportsbooks with the recent launch of BetAmerica sport and online casino. More sportsbooks are expected to open in 2019.

What is the connection between Atlantic City casinos and online gambling?

Only land-based casinos are eligible to receive an Internet Gaming Permit. An IGP is a necessary precursor to operating a legal internet gambling site in NJ.

What is the best online casino in New Jersey?

Golden Nugget is the most successful online casino, with the widest array of games (more than 500). There is a close battle for second though, as Borgata and Caesars are always jockeying for position.

When did NJ's legal online casinos open?

The test period (also called “soft launch”) started on November 21, 2013. The full launch occurred on November 26, 2013.

When did online gambling become legal in NJ?

February 26, 2013.

Where can I play using my mobile device?

Review our lists of mobile NJ online poker options, NJ mobile online casino options, and NJ sportsbook app options.

Who is responsible for regulating NJ online gaming?

NJ ONLINE GAMBLING REVENUE: FAQ

How much revenue did NJ online casinos generate in 2015?

$149,029,795

How much revenue did NJ online casinos generate in 2016?

$196,858,741

 

How much revenue did NJ online casinos generate in 2017?

$245,605,981

How much revenue did NJ online casinos generate in 2018?

$299,076,589

How much revenue have NJ online casinos generated in 2019 to date?

$33,594,391

How much tax revenue has NJ received from regulated online gambling to date?

$184,810,028

How much lifetime revenue have NJ online casinos generated to date?

$1,054,736,372

How much revenue did NJ sports betting generate in 2018?

$94,192,735

How much handle did NJ sports betting operators take in 2018?

$1,237,286,593

How much revenue has NJ sports betting generated in 2019 to date?

$18,774,940

How much handle have NJ sports betting operators take so far in 2019?

$385,279,662

THE CURRENT STATE OF THE INDUSTRY

Since NJ’s online casinos have been up and running, Atlantic City casinos have enjoyed the benefits of an economic tool that provides a much-needed revenue source. Additionally, it has been a way to motivate new customers to come to the land-based casino properties.

Online casino play in NJ has enjoyed steady growth in its first five years. Industry observers expect the growth will continue throughout 2019. Experts also see room for expansion among the regulated online casino sites in the state well into 2020.

ONLINE COMPETITION

Currently, four operators — WSOP, Borgata, Pala Poker, and Poker Stars — are fighting for the NJ online poker market in NJ. In May 2018, the Garden State began pooling its players with Nevada and Delaware in the WSOP/888 network. It’s anticipated that when PA online casinos launch their online poker offering, they will join the shared player pool. The 2019 Wire Act reversal does put a damper on some of the excitement though.

On the online casino side in 2018, Golden Nugget remained the top site and shows no signs of slowing down with 500+ games. Borgata, Caesars, and Resorts all posted impressive revenue from online slots, roulette, and other games available at their internet gambling sites. More gambling sites joined the fray in 2018, too, including Ocean Online and Hard Rock.

With legal sports betting in play, the online gambling market in New Jersey is expected to expand even further in 2019. That is to say, the competition will be much greater. Just before the Super Bowl, three new online sportsbooks launched, along with a new online casino. BetAmerica, from Churchill Downs Inc., features both an online sportsbook and a robust slate of casino games.

In summary, online casinos are a larger market than online poker. They generate some six to eight times the revenue in an average month.

LOOKING BACK

2016 was the year that NJ online casinos started to dramatically expand the products available at legal and regulated online gambling sites. For example, there was the addition of over 200 slots in 2016. These included popular titles such as Guns N’ Roses, found at both online casino sites and on the gambling floor. The line between online and live gambling in NJ continued to blur with Golden Nugget’s introduction of live dealer games in August 2016.

In 2017, online casino broke out, generating more than $20 million in monthly revenue more often than not. Golden Nugget remains the top dog, but the major sites are all doing well and growing year-over-year.

That trend continued for NJ online casinos in 2018, topping close to $30 million in revenue. Players are increasingly basing their choice of legal and regulated NJ online casinos on the slot titles, table games, and other features — that is to say, the content — available at each regulated online gambling site. That dynamic will ensure that NJ’s legal online casinos continue to introduce new content throughout 2019, too.

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Information on this page was last verified on Feb. 13, 2019.

MORE CASINOS EXPECTED TO LAUNCH

Will there be new online casinos launching in 2019? You bet!

Already in late January, Churchill Downs soft-launched its BetAmerica app in the state. While the app includes sports betting, it also shares a wallet with a robust online casino. But that’s just the beginning. It is expected that more online casinos will join the market in 2019.

Kindred — the team behind Unibet — plans to get into the NJ online gambling market, too. It is likely its Unibet app will feature both an online sportsbook and a slate of NJ online casino games. Kindred is partnered with Hard Rock Atlantic City.

WAYS TO GET MONEY ON AND OFF

New Jersey’s online casinos offer a variety of ways to make deposits and cash out funds, including credit cards, prepaid cardsPayPal, and bank transfer. Read our complete guide to depositing and cashing out here.

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