William Hill New Jersey Sportsbooks
William Hill, America’s favorite Sportsbook, is now available in New Jersey!
Sports Betting in NJ is here.. and William Hill Offers Betting Options
Sports fans can watch and wager on all of the games at the full-service William Hill locations at Monmouth Park, Ocean Casino Resort and Tropicana Atlantic City. Sports bettors in New Jersey can also place their bets on the William Hill Sportsbook app via iOS and Android or online at: nj.us.williamhill.com
What is the history of betting in NJ?
So, gambling is now legal in New Jersey. Odds are you have a lot of questions. Let’s start from the beginning.
New Jersey has a long history of gambling, dating all the way back to the 1970’s. But it wasn’t until 2012 that legislation was signed by then governor, Chris Christie, that would allow casinos to offer gambling on professional and collegiate sporting events.
NJ & PASPA
This legislation was in conflict with PASPA (The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992), which had been passed by Congress two decades earlier. Lower courts ruled that PASPA was constitutional, overruling the 2012 bill. This is where SB 2460 comes into play. Introduced in 2014, the bill repealed state prohibitions on sports gambling rather than affirmatively legalizing sports betting. In a 6-3 decision, the Third Circuit’s ruled that “The legalization of sports gambling requires an important policy choice, but the choice is not ours to make. Congress can regulate sports gambling directly, but if it elects not to do so, each State is free to act on its own.”
With this unprecedented ruling, SB 2460 was signed into law in 2018 by New Jersey governor Phil Murphy. Governor Murphy was also the first to place a legal bet in the state; betting on Germany to the win the World Cup, and the New Jersey Devils to win the Stanley Cup. (He lost both bets.)
What sports can you bet on in New Jersey?
Sports betting in New Jersey is open to many sports and many leagues. The best part about betting in New Jersey is that year-round, every day, there’s always a great win to be had.
In New Jersey, sports you can bet on include football, basketball, baseball, hockey, soccer, boxing and MMA, tennis, auto racing and golf – and sports are added all the time.
By law, you are not allowed to bet on competitive video gaming or any in-state high school or collegiate sporting events.
Are there any restrictions to sports betting in New Jersey?
As we mentioned above, New Jersey does allow betting on competitive video gaming and in-state high school and collegiate sports.
Outside of the sporting restrictions, you must be at least 21 years or older.
You also cannot bet on a matchup if you are somehow involved in that game. For example, a casino can’t offer betting on basketball games if its owner also owns a basketball franchise.
With the exception of online sports betting, you must be on-site at a casino or racetrack to place a bet.
These authorized locations include: Monmouth Park, Ocean Resort and Tropicana, among others.
Types of Bets you can place in New Jersey
- Parlay Bet
- Straight bet
- Future Betting
- Prop Bets
- Teaser Bets
- Round Robin Bets
Statistics About Legalized Sports Betting
People have been coming out in huge numbers to get in on the action ever since New Jersey legalized sports gambling in 2018.
In the first 6.5 months of wagering after it was made legal in mid-2018, New Jersey bettors showed up with a staggering $1.25 billion in wagers. Talk about a state that’s passionate about its sports!
And if you think that’s a lot, New Jersey is just getting started, as betters recorded nearly $1.1 billion in the first quarter of 2019 alone.
The Outlook on Sports Betting
Only time will tell what comes next for sports betting, but from what we’ve seen so far, it isn’t showing any signs of slowing down.
The fact is, people love sports – and betting on the action only raises the stakes. So get out there, have some fun, and prove yourself right.