It was New Jersey’s lawsuit that broke the dam on legalized sports betting sweeping across the country. As Pennsylvanians take advantage of their newfound freedom to put $100 on the Eagles or Steelers, it doesn’t hurt to say a little “thank you” to our neighbors to the east for their efforts.
If you find yourself in need of some sports gambling action but are either unable to get to a Pennsylvania bookie or need a change of pace (or luck), the Garden State is long on great options.
Monmouth Park Sportsbook by William Hill
Location: 175 Oceanport Ave., Oceanport, NJ 07757
Open since July 2018, Monmouth Park took in a reported $17 million in its first 16 days of operation. Business is more measured and steady now, but with the William Hill name and the way it handled the rush when Monmouth first opened its doors, customers can be sure that the service they’ll receive will be top notch.
Open as late as 1 a.m. on Sundays through Thursdays, and 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, the sportsbook offers a full menu of available sports and betting types.
One recommendation: If you are headed to the Monmouth Park Sportsbook, be sure to download the William Hill NJ app before you get there. New customers that place a $50 bet on their app and enter the promo code “MP50” receive an additional $50 for wagering.
FanDuel Sportsbook at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment
Location: Racetrack Drive, East Rutherford, NJ 07073
The FanDuel Sportsbook at the Meadowlands houses more than 50 HD televisions, a full bar, live windows and self-service kiosks, and a restaurant that serves everything from chicken wings and nachos, to lamb chops and surf and turf.
The sportsbook is open 112 hours a week, including until 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday nights. They also promise to remain open until the last live U.S. game has finished on the West Coast, no matter what day it is.
You can play baseball, basketball, football, hockey, golf, tennis, soccer, boxing, MMA, and Australian rules football, with wagers that include point spreads, moneylines, over/under, props, odds boosters, parlays, teasers, round robins and futures.
If you’re visiting the Meadowlands, be sure to download the FanDuel Sportsbook app first.
Of course, the granddaddy of New Jersey gambling remains Atlantic City. Monmouth Park is in a beautiful location, and the Meadowlands, with its proximity to MetLife Stadium, the racetrack and New York City, also makes for a fun trip. However, for the sheer volume of sportsbook options, Atlantic City is king.
William Hill Sportsbook at Ocean Resort Casino
Once again, William Hill is in the mix, which means you can be sure that the sportsbook at Ocean Resort offers state-of-the-art technology and first-rate customer service.
The sportsbook is a 7,500-square-foot space with a bar at its center that is open 24 hours a day. The book itself staffs its betting windows from 10 a.m. to 12 a.m. Mondays through Saturdays, and 9 a.m. to midnight on Sundays.
Be sure to download the William Hill NJ app before you visit.
DraftKings Sportsbook at Resorts Casino
Another big name is the sports wagering world is DraftKings, so it’s no surprise that DraftKings and Resorts Casino have teamed up to open up a live sportsbook.
Resorts Casino boasts 5,000 square feet of sports-gaming space; multiple ultrahigh definition LED video walls, five betting windows and a dozen betting kiosks, plus a VIP-seating area where you can get food and bottle service.
The sportsbook is staffed every night until 1 a.m. (the bar is open until 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays). If you download the DraftKings Sportsbook app before going, you will be able to participate in in-play wagering. Plus, the book match first bets up to $500.
The Book at Bally’s Wild Wild West Casino
Operated by Caesars, which runs sportsbooks across the country, the sportsbook at Bally’s is run out of Las Vegas, with all betting lines coming directly from the experienced pros in the Sin City.
The Book features 30 stadium- lounge chairs, 27 high-top chairs and tables, eight large televisions, and tableside beverage service. There is also food in the nearby casino that you can bring into the sportsbook.
At the Book, you can bet on football, baseball, basketball, hockey, soccer, and all the rest, plus play the same wagers that you would expect to find at Caesars and Bally’s in Las Vegas. Staff work the windows until 11:30 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, and 12 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
The Sportsbook at the Golden Nugget
The first thing to know about sports betting at the Golden Nugget is that because the owner of the casino also owns the Houston Rockets, so betting on the NBA is not allowed. But if the NBA isn’t where you want to put your sports gambling dollars, you’re in luck – the Golden Nugget offers every other sport you would expect to find.
Fifty televisions, five video walls, self-service kiosks, and daily drink specials themed around the sport of the day are some of the amenities you can enjoy. The sportsbook also offers in-play wagering and boosted parlays as well as the rest of a typical wager menu.
The Sportsbook at the Golden Nugget is open daily from 10 a.m. to midnight.
William Hill Sportsbook Tropicana Atlantic City
There is that William Hill name again – in case you didn’t know or haven’t guessed, it is the largest sports betting operator in the United States.
All the usual William Hill superlatives apply, and all the betting options that you would expect are present. The sportsbook is situated in a temporary space while a 5,000-square-foot location is under construction. Staff is on hand to take your bets until 12 a.m. Sundays through Thursdays, and 1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
The Race and Sports Book at Borgata
One significant advantage that you’ll find at Borgata is that the sportsbook also takes betting on horse race simulcasts. It’s also an MGM property, which means that the betting lines and odds come directly from MGM in Las Vegas.
Borgata features 100 seats with individual, flat-screen televisions, allowing you to watch the game or race of your choice. There’s also a large video wall full of TVs that carry all the major events from around the world, helping you keep track of everything that’s happening.
There are 10 betting windows for sports wagering and self-service kiosks for horse racing bets, and all of them remain open each night until after the final event has finished.
Be sure to prepare for your trip to Borgata by downloading the PlayMGM app.
The Book at Harrah’s Atlantic City
Also, run by Caesars, and just like the sportsbook at Bally’s, The Book at Harrah’s is operated from Las Vegas, and that is where its betting lines originate.
All of the sports and betting types that you would expect in Las Vegas are offered at Harrah’s, even if the physical space is rather small. It holds seating for just 50 people, including 32 stadium-lounge chairs and 18 chairs with high-top tables.
Harrah’s boasts one of the best pools in Atlantic City, so many patrons recommend that you head to the pool bar to watch your games after placing your bets.
The Caesars Real Money Casino NJ app is a must-add for your mobile phone before visiting Harrah’s or Bally’s.