UPDATE, APRIL 2019: All about the sportsbooks where you can legally place a bet
So you want to know where you can lay down 20 bucks on the Jets official season opener against the Lions? Or the Giants-Jaguars, or Eagles-Falcolns?
We’ve got you covered.
Since the inception of sports betting in New Jersey in June, casinos and racetracks throughout the Garden State wasted little time hopping on board and allowing gamblers to place bets online and in person.
As the prized NFL season fast approaches, six of the nine Atlantic City casinos in Atlantic City will allow gamers to place sports bets. Two racetracks – Monmouth Park and the Meadowlands – also offer sports betting. (Gov Phil Murphy placed the first legal sports bet in New Jersey at Monmouth Park.)
New Jersey collected $325,000 in tax revenue from sports betting in July, and while that number looks like the state would fall short of its revenue projections, experts believe busines is guaranteed to pick up once football season officially begins.
Sports betters still have to wait and see if places like Hard Rock or Tropicana will incorporate sports betting onto their casino floor.
But in the mean time, we’ve compiled a list of all the places you can make a sports bet in New Jersey:
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The Borgata was the first Atlantic City casino to offer sports betting, opening its sports book on June 14, the day it became legal.
NBA legend Julius Erving, aka Dr. J lead the way, wagering $5 on a repeat Super Bowl victory for the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Race & Sports Book is located adjacent to the poker room in the location formerly known as the Racebook. On August 22, Borgata also began taking sports bets online via Android mobile phones.
The first bet it took was $50 on the Philadelphia Eagles to repeat as Super Bowl champions. The casino earned $562,830 in sports betting revenue in the month of July.
Caesars Entertainment owns three properties in Atlantic City – Bally’s, Harrah’s and Caesars casino.
The company launched sports betting on July 30 inside Bally’s Wild Wild West casino. Ceasars casino is right next door and the company said guests at either property can use the sports book at Bally’s, so there is no immediate plan to open a separate sports book at Ceasers.
Harrah’s incorporated sports betting just days after on Aug. 1.
Caesars Entertainment said both locations called “The Book” are temporary, as they are work to build out permanent sports betting facilities over the next nine months.
The company also has plans to introduce mobile sports betting on the Caesars Casino & Sports mobile app. Caesars Entertainment has yet to release a timetable on mobile sports betting.
Atlantic City’s Golden Nugget casino, which is in the marina district along with The Borgata, began offering sports betting on Aug. 15.
However there is a catch. PlayNJ.com reports that Golden Nugget will not be allowed to take bets on any NBA game. Casino owner Tilman Fertitta owns the Houston Rockets of the NBA which, reports say, created a conflict of interest for the casino.
On Aug. 23, Golden Nugget launched online sports betting through PlaySugarHouse.com in affiliation with Philadelphia’s SugarHouse casino.
Mark Wahlberg (white shirt) makes a sports bet at Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City during the grand opening, Thursday, June 28, 2018. (Lori M. Nichols | For NJ.com)
Ocean Resort Casino offered sports betting the day it opened its doors on June 28, after revitalizing the former Revel casino.
Ocean partnered with William Hill, a company operating more than 100 race and sports books in Nevada as well as a mobile betting app.
The 7,500-square-foot sports book sits in the middle of the casino’s gaming floor with a bar, video viewing area and live InPlay betting odds.
Ocean Resort pulled in the most sports wagering revenue in July with over $1 million.
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The Resorts Casino Hotel Sports Book features six betting windows, four self-service kiosks, and a 12-foot video wall with 15 television screens.
Resorts linked with The Stars Group and DraftKings for mobile and online sports betting.
This July 14, 2018, photo shows people placing bets on sporting events at the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford N.J. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
The Meadowlands Racetrack, which began sports betting July 14, took in nearly $3.5 million in sports bets during its first nine days of accepting such bets.
The FanDuel Sportsbook is located in East Rutherford, in the same sports complex six miles from New York City where the NFL’s New York Giants and Jets play.
The Meadowlands said they plan to expand the sports book.
Monmouth Park had become the face of the state’s battle to legalize sports gaming, having spent millions on the case and to build its parlor with British bookmaker William Hill.
The sports book is open seven days a week.
Two casinos in Atlantic City have yet to officially announce plans to add a physical sports book, Hard Rock Hotel and Casino and Tropicana Casino and Resort.
The Hard Rock reportedly signed deals with two European sports betting companies, Kindred and Bet365 to incorporate online sports betting in the future, however the entertainment company has yet to provide a timeline.
During the Hard Rock grand opening ceremony on June 28, CEO Jim Allen told the media that the company was placed under certain restrictions when it came to sports betting, due to a partnership with the NFL and the Miami Dolphins.
A Hard Rock spokesperson said there is still a possibility of adding an in-person sports book to the casino floor. Those details have yet to be revealed.
Tropicana has not announced plans to add sports betting. Company officials declined to comment on the casino’s plans.
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