Frequent Questions about
Online Betting in NJ

Online betting was legalized in New Jersey in 2018, and there's some uncertainty about who can bet, where they can bet and more.

We've put together a list of questions that might help you before you place your first online bet.

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Can I place bets when I'm in another state?

No, you must be physically present in New Jersey to place bets. This applies to bets placed on a computer, or betting apps.

The good news is that you don't have to be a resident of NJ to bet. So for example if you live in NY, you can register and view the odds from your home state - you just have to go into Jersey to place the bets.

Do I have to be a New Jersey resident?

No! Anybody can sign up with New Jersey online sportsbooks. It doesn't matter where you live.

How do the apps know exactly where I am?

The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (NJDGE) has placed very strict rules on sportsbooks to make sure they know that you're present in the state.

Lots of time and money has been invested in technology that is basically bulletproof, so the sportsbooks and lawmakers know that you are definitely within state boundaries.

Whenever you try to deposit funds or place a bet, the betting apps will perform a check on your location.

How old do I have to be to bet?

You must be aged 21 or over to bet online in New Jersey, or in person at sportsbooks.

How long has betting online been legal?

On June 14th, 2018, Governor Phil Murphy signed sports betting in NJ into law. Online betting followed soon after in July 2018.

NJ Sportsbooks are now taking as many online bets as those in the state famous for gambling - Nevada. The market continues to grow with ever more online sportsbooks.

Can I bet on college sports in NJ?

You can't. Betting on college sports taking place in New Jersey is banned.

In addition, any event that includes an NJ college team is prohibited from betting with sportsbooks in the Garden State.

How safe is it? Will I get my winnings?

It's 100% safe to bet with regulated online sportsbooks online in NJ.

This is completely different from so-called offshore books because everything is regulated by the NJDGE. Every website uses high-grade encryption technology and is totally safe for deposits and withdrawals.