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A gambler watches sporting events on large screens at the FanDuel sportsbook in East Rutherford N.J. on Aug. 30, 2021. The American Gaming Association says 45.2 million Americans plan to bet on NFL games this season, up 36% from last year. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Sports betting is legal in 19 states in one way or another.

Those states are: Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming.

Other states will come online sometime in 2022. Some are a longer way off. In-person betting also exists in multiple states across the country, but the fastest growing part of the sports betting industry is in the online arena.

Here is a list of other legal online sports betting states.

Here's what you need to know about legal online sports betting in New Jersey:

Can I legally bet online in New Jersey?

Yes; if you are 21 or older. Online sports betting became legal New Jersey in August 2018. New Jersey was the state that pushed for legalized sports betting and was instrumental in the Supreme Court ruling in 2018. It now takes the most online sports wagers in the country, even more than Nevada.

How do I bet?

You can bet on sports anywhere within the state of Michigan by downloading a sports betting app on your smartphone/mobile device/computer/any online device. You can also place bets at physical sportsbooks, of which there are many in the state.

Where can I bet?

Anywhere within the state’s boarders. You don’t need to be a resident of the state to sign up for an online account, but you do need to be in the state to place a bet – your smartphone or desktop plugin will use geolocation (“geofence”) technology to verify that your location when placing a wager. If you are a New Jersey resident physically in another state, you will be blocked from placing a bet.

What can I bet on?

You can bet on all major sporting events/games, including college/NCAA, however, there is no betting on any in-state college/NCAA team, as well as no live betting on any college/NCAA sport/game. Also, college/NCAA player prop betting is prohibited.

Who can I bet with?

There are currently 22 online sportsbook operators in the state:

888 Sport











Golden Nugget

Hard Rock







TheScore Bet



Who oversees betting in New Jersey?

The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement.

-- FrontPageBets Staff

Gambling problem? There is help. Call 1-800-522-4700 or visit the National Council on Problem Gambling for help.


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