New Jersey is at the forefront of a fight to legalise sports betting in the USA. The home of Atlantic City has long been advocating to regulate an industry that Nationally has been estimated to be worth close to $200 billion annually.

While the legalisation of online sports betting appears to still be some way off, the Supreme Court is due to give a ruling on legalising it in casinos and race tracks across New Jersey, which could ultimately lead to many more states (18 in total have backed New Jersey’s push) allowing sports betting.

Several of the USA’s biggest sporting organisations, including the National Basketball Association, National Football League and the Major League Baseball have largely indicated they would prefer a Federal approach to gambling, rather than a patchwork of laws across the country.

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New Jersey online sports betting

As of December 2017, betting at online sites from New Jersey is not covered by law. This means you can wager with offshore sites without the fear of repercussion from authorities.

If sports betting is regulated at land-based venues, laws are likely to address online sports betting, which means online wagering could be outlawed.

Our favourite offshore sports betting sites for New Jersey residents are: Has been serving the USA for many years and has a good reputation amongst punters. Payments options generally work, customer service is top notch and cash outs are probably the quickest out of the bigger sites. Another from the BetOnline stable, with an equally as good reputation. You can bet on all the major USA sports plus many football leagues and international sporting events. While it is relatively new, Xbet has made giant inroads into the sports betting market in the USA. The live odds on offer are outstanding, with the take much less than competing sites.

Online casinos in New Jersey

It is perfectly legal to gamble with online licensed in New Jersey. The catch is they must be associated or partnered with various land-based casinos.

This means it’s illegal to wager with offshore casinos while in the borders of New Jersey, and you must play with casinos licensed by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement.

These laws were introduced in February 2013 by Governor Chris Christie and enacted in November 2013.

Our top 3 legal casinos for New Jersey are:

Golden Nugget Casino: Has won North American Casino of the year several years in a row. Has great customer service, quick payouts, many deposit methods and over 450 games. Gives all new customers a deposit bonus up to the value of $300 and has some other great promotions available. Customer support is 24/7 while payouts generally take between 3-5 days. One of the most well known gambling brands in the world. Has partnered with Golden Nugget Atlantic City to be granted permission to operate in New Jersey. Payouts are quick and there is a good game selection.

Online poker in New Jersey

Online poker falls into the same category as online casinos in New Jersey, meaning you are free to wager with online sites associated with a land-based casino in the state.

PokerStarsNJ: The biggest poker brand in the world couldn’t wait to get into New Jersey. As you would expect the product runs flawlessly and the banking is first rate. All new customers get $30 free no deposit bonus.

How to fund gambling accounts in New Jersey

Depositing real money into a gambling account in New Jersey falls into two categories, legal gambling and into a grey area, of sports betting sites based offshore.

We’ll address the legal websites first, which includes online casino and poker sites:

Depositing into gambling sites based in New Jersey is easy, with popular deposit methods including:

* Cash at casino allows you to fund your online account at the casino associated with the site you wish to gamble at.

Deposit methods at offshore online sportsbooks

Depositing at offshore sports betting sites is more problematic because of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992. This gives banks the power to block payments to offshore sites. Having said this many Visa and Mastercards will still work at offshore betting sites, but it probably pays to talk to the customer service at the selected site. Some sites use a third party to process your payments like Western Union or Moneygram but there are generally bigger fees associated with these types of transactions. One of the most sturdy methods is burgeoning cryptocurrency bitcoin, which allows you to almost anonymous transfers to sportsbooks.

Withdrawals at offshore sites

You have to very careful when choosing an offshore sportsbook, that they have the means to get any winnings returned to you. Make sure you do the research before depositing your hard earned cash. It can take up to 10 days for money to hit your bank account after you have requested a withdrawal.

Major sports teams in the New Jersey area

New Jersey may not have its own NBA or NFL team but there are several of these teams heavily supported in the area. Various college teams from the state are also heavily supported.

NHL: New Jersey is represented by the Devils in the NHL with the team currently in the Metropolitan Division.

NFL: The New York Giants and New York Jets are heavily adopted by people living in New Jersey, with the big apple around 1.5 hours from the heart of New Jersey.

Minor League Baseball: The Lakewood Blue Claws are a minor league team affiliate with the Philadelphia Phillies that play in the Class A South Atlantic League. Trenton Thunder are also based in NJ and play in the American League East. The New Jersey Jackals are also based out of Passaic County, New Jersey and feature in the minor leagues. The Somerset Patriots are another pro baseball team in the area that feature in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball.

Major League Soccer: The New York Red Bulls play in the American professional soccer league, with the team based in Harrison New Jersey. They are a member of the eastern conference.