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New Jersey sports betting laws

The state of New Jersey will forever be seen as a pioneer in the race to legalise sports betting across the United States of America.

In May of 2018, New Jersey was successful in its challenge to the Supreme Court, which overturned the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, a 1992 federal law that banned sports betting in most of the country.

So, now that the ban has been overturned, what are the actual laws surrounding sports betting in New Jersey?

In preparation for a positive ruling from the Supreme Court, the New Jersey State Government sent a proposed bill to its legislature in April of 2018 with the goal of having New Jersey citizens legally able to bet on sports by June 30.

New Jersey will join Nevada, Connecticut, Mississippi, New York and West Virginia, which have all recently passed new sports betting laws.

Sports betting laws in New Jersey

Put simply, it is now legal to bet on sport in New Jersey — both online and at brick and mortar establishments.

Online bookmakers will be granted licenses from New Jersey to operate in within the state — providing a betting service for sports and racing in the US and abroad.

New Jersey citizens will legally be allowed to download licensed bookmaker apps on their smartphones, sign-up with online bookmakers through their desktops or enter licensed premises to place their bets.

*Updates to this information will come once new legislation has officially passed, providing further detail.

Here is a list of the sports that are now legal to bet on:

Legal New Jersey bookmakers

While it’s still too soon to soon to know which bookmakers will be awarded New Jersey betting licences, BettingPlanet.com can ensure our readers that WilliamHill.com, PaddyPower, Bovada and Bet365 have all spent years preparing for a change in the US sports betting laws and a positive SCOTUS outcome will see those companies best-placed to establish themselves in New Jersey. They all have the financial backing and connections to provide a quality service instantly to new US customers.

Keep an eye on the table below as it will be updated with more New Jersey-licensed bookmakers:

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