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New Jersey Sports Betting

New Jersey Professional Sports Teams

With New York so close, Jersey doesn’t have representation from all the major sports leagues, but sports betting is still massive. The New Jersey Nets NBA team played from 1977 to 2012. They have since moved to Brooklyn to become the Brooklyn Nets. There is only one professional sports team left representing New Jersey.

NHL – National Hockey League

New Jersey Devils

Founded in 1974 as the Kansas City Scouts, they moved to Denver in 1976 and were renamed the Colorado Rockies. In 1982, they moved to East Rutherford, New Jersey, and were renamed the Devils. In 2007, they moved to their current location in Newark. It wasn’t until Lou Lamoriello was hired as President and General Manager that the team saw any success. They have won three Stanley Cup Championships since then and have a rivalry with their neighboring teams, New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers. 

NFL – National Football League

New Jersey has no NFL team but is home to two New York teams. The New York Giants and New York Jets play their home games in New Jersey. The New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer also play their home games in New Jersey.

In State College Teams

There are eight NCAA Division I New Jersey college teams that support most if not all, major school sports. They include football, basketball (men’s and women’s), baseball, softball, and soccer (men’s and women’s).

  • Fairleigh Dickson University Knights – Northeast Conference
  • Monmouth University Hawks – CAA Conference
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology Highlanders – America East Conference
  • Princeton University Tigers – Ivy League Conference
  • Rider University Broncs – Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
  • Rutgers University-New Brunswick Knights – Big Ten Conference
  • Saint Peter’s University Peacocks – Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
  • Seton Hall University Pirates – Big East Conference

Only Monmouth, Princeton, and Rutgers University-New Brunswick have a football program. And the only university with a hockey program is Princeton.

New Jersey Sports Betting FAQ

Is Online Sports Betting Legal in New Jersey?

Yes. New Jersey battled against the federal government to allow states to make their own decisions about legal sports betting. Once the Supreme Court ruled in favor of New Jersey, the state legalized sports betting. They were the second state to do so, behind Delaware. The legal sports betting industry and gaming enforcement monitor bets to ensure compliance with state law. 

Can you Bet on Sports at Casinos and Racetracks?

Yes. There are many casinos in New Jersey with retail sportsbooks. Most also have legal online sportsbooks. Some of the best casinos to visit are:

  • Atlantic City Casinos
  • Borgata Hotel Casino
  • Resorts Casino Hotel
  • Caesars Sportsbook Casino
  • Harrah’s Atlantic City Casino

Top horse racing tracks include Meadowlands and Monmouth Park racetrack. 

Where Can I Find the Best Odds?

The odds will depend on the amount of money placed on each bet. To find competitive odds, you need to look at non-sports betting. Bet online with slots to get the best odds.

Is College Sports Betting Allowed?

No. According to the Amateur Sports Protection Act, New Jersey bettors cannot do sports wagering on College games. Legislators structured the law to prevent student-athletes from throwing games. But Jersey sports bettors have many professional sports to choose from, with casinos, racetracks, and online sports books.

The Jersey division of gaming enforcement has taken in millions of dollars since legalizing sports betting. A gambling tax brings in Jersey sports betting revenue for the state.

What to expect at a legal NJ sports betting site

Any sportsbook app should have all the professional sports you wish to bet on, and all manner of sports bets Jersey sports gamblers wish to make. Most even have separate casinos. If you want the best sportsbook in New Jersey, sign up with We offer free demos so you and your players can see the user interface for NJ sports bettors. Your NJ online sportsbook would also allow mobile sports betting.

What Types of Promotions are Offered at New Jersey Sportsbooks?

Large sportsbooks have to entice people to join them. They often give bonus bets, free bets, or risk-free bets. If you’re a PayPerHead bookie, you can give credit if you’d like. But providing excellent customer service to NJ sportsbook customers is usually the best way to compete with prominent online sportsbooks. You could have the best sports betting app in NJ.

Where are the Best NJ Sports Betting Sites?

There are many NJ online sportsbooks. The best ones stand out by having unique web pages. allows their bookies to customize their websites and stand out from other New Jersey sports betting apps.

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