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.