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Prohibited & Permitted approved leagues/events covered by New Jersey Sports Wagering

Is it legal to bet on sports in NJ? YES.

In June of 2018, in-person (specific, approved locations ) and online sports betting became legal in New Jersey via apps from mobile sportsbooks that allow you to bet from anywhere within the state limits.

In July 2018, sports betting went live online via apps on smartphones, tablets and computers.

BE AWARE, Offshore and non-registered sports betting and online sportsbooks are illegal in New Jersey.

You MUST be 21 years of age or older, to bet at any registered and certified sportsbook online within the state of New Jersey.


Sports Wagering under NJ's Casino Control Act

Prohibited & Permittied events

N.J.S.A. 5:12A-10: “Prohibited sports event” means any collegiate sport or athletic event that takes place in New Jersey or a sport or athletic event in which any New Jersey college team participates regardless of where the event takes place. A “prohibited sports event” does not include the other games of a collegiate sport or athletic tournament in which a New Jersey college team participates, nor does it include any games of a collegiate tournament that occurs outside New Jersey even though some of the individual games or events are held in New Jersey. A “prohibited sports event” includes all high school sports events. A “prohibited sports event” includes electronic sports and competitive video games that are sponsored by or affiliated with a high school or electronic sports and competitive video games and tournaments in which a majority of the competitors are under 18 years of age. A “prohibited sports event” does not include sports, electronic sports, or competitive video game events in which persons under age 18 make up a minority of the participants.

For reference, a list of New Jersey Colleges can be found at:


Current Approved Leagues/Events

The following are approved leagues/events. To the extent that other leagues/events were previously approved while the Division’s emergency regulation were in effect, those are no longer approved at this time and must be resubmitted for further review. This list is regularly updated. A link is provided for individuals to check before they bet.


• National Football League (NFL)

• NCAA College Football (NCAAF)

• Canadian Football League (CFL)

• Arena Football League (AFL)

• Alliance of American Football (AAF)

• Fan Controlled Football

• United States Football League (USFL)


• International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF)

• World Athletics

Australian Rules Football

• Australian Football League


• Badminton World Federation Grade 1 events (international) and Grade 2 events (World

Tour) Bandy

• World Championships


• Major League Baseball (MLB)

• NCAA Baseball

• NCAA Softball

• World Baseball Classic (WBC)

• Minor League Baseball (MiLB): Triple A, Somerset Patriots, Lakewood Blue Claws

• Nippon Professional Baseball (Japan)

• Chinese Professional Baseball League

• Korean KBO

• Athletes Unlimited Softball, including Championship Season Softball


• National Basketball League (NBA)

• Women’s National Basketball League (WNBA)

• NCAA College Basketball (NCAAB)

• Euro League/EuroCup

• World Championships

• FIBA regulated Country v. Country qualifiers/games/tournaments

• First Tier Leagues (Men/Women) in: Australia, Argentina, Barbados, Belarus, BNXT League,

Brazil, China, Chinese Taipei, Croatia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Spain, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, The Basketball Tournament (TBT), Turkey, Russia

• FIBA Champions League

• Big Three

• Athletes Unlimited


• Mosconi Cup

• World Pool Billiard Association

Championship and World Cups Boxing

• World Boxing Association (WBA)

• World Boxing Council (WBC)

• World Boxing Organization (WBO)

• International Boxing Federation (IBF)

• Professional matches approved and regulated by domestic state athletic boards in a

substantially similar manner as the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board

• Professional matches approved and regulated by the British Board of Boxing Control

• Mike Tyson v. Roy Jones Jr.

• Professional fights sanctioned by domestic members of the Association of Boxing

Commissions and Combative Sports


• Pro Bowling Tour

Bull Riding

• Professional Bull Riding, Inc.


• World Cup

• International Cricket Council (ICC) regulated Country v. Country qualifiers/games/tournaments

• Indian Premier League

• Big Bash League

• T20 Blast

• The Hundred

• Caribbean Premier League Curling

• World Curling Championships Cycling

• Grand Tour

• World Tour


• PDC Championship

• British Darts Organization

• Championship Darts Corporation

• Remote Dart League

• World Darts Federation events: World Masters, World Cup, Americas Cup, Asia-Pacific Cup,

Europe Cup, World Championships

Entertainment/Competitive Eating

• 2019 Academy Awards (Oscars)

• 2019 Emmys

• Academy Awards (Oscars)

• Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest


• 2019 League of Legends World Championship Finals

• eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series

Vie.GG Legend Series (CS:GO)

• League of Legends (LoL)

o World Championships (and associated qualifiers)

o Tournaments directly run/organized by Riot Games

• Counterstrike Global Offensive (CS:GO):

o BlastPremierLeague o ESL-ProLeague

o IEMESLEvents

• Defense of the Ancients 2 (DOTA2) o


• Valorant

o Tournaments directly run/organized by Riot Games

• Call of Duty League

• Overwatch League



• Korn Ferry Tour

• Majors

• European Tour

• Challenge Tour

• Champions Tour


• World Golf Championships (WGC)

• Tiger v. Phil (“The Match”), The Match 2

• International Events (i.e. Ryder Cup, Solheim Cup, Presidents Cup)

• Cactus League, Gateway PGA, Taylor Made Driving Relief, Korean Ladies Professional Golf

Association (KLPGA),


• First Tier: Belarus, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine, Germany, France, Spain, Denmark, Poland,

Hungary, European Championship League

• Handball World Championships


• National Hockey League


• International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Tournaments

• World Championships

• Kontinental Hockey League (KHL)

• Swedish Hockey League

• National League (Switzerland)

• SM-liiga (Finland)

• Belarusian Extraleague

• Ukrainian Hockey League

Horses: Fixed-odds horse racing is governed by the provisions of N.J.S.A. 5:5-190 et seq.

Jai Alai

• Magic City



• Premier Lacrosse League

• Athletes Unlimited

• National Lacrosse League (NLL)

• World Lacrosse Championship

Lawn Bowling

• Bowls Grand Prix

Mixed Martial Arts

• Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)

• Bellator

• Professional Fighters League (PFL)

• Cage Warriors

• Professional fights sanctioned by domestic members of the Association of Boxing

Commissions and Combative Sports


• Summer Olympics

• Winter Olympics Racing

NASCAR: Monster Energy Series, Xfinity Series Truck Series, NASCAR Cup Series

• Indy Racing League (Indy Car)

• Formula One

• MotoAmerica SuperBikes Championship

SuperBikes Series

• Drone Racing League (DRL)2

• Nitro Rallycross

• Superstar Racing Experience (SRX)

• Le Mons

• NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series

• Formula E


• University Boat Race

Rugby League/Union

• Six Nations

• World Cup

• International Country v. Country qualifiers/games/tournaments

o Includes World Rugby sanctioned Rugby Sevens

• Four Nations

• National Rugby League (Australia/New Zealand)

• Super League (UK/France)

• PRO14

• English Premiership Rugby

• Top14 (France)

• Super Rugby

• European Champions Cup

• European Challenge Cup

• Major League Rugby

• Premier Rugby 7s

1 Subject to previously issued guidance regarding under 18 amateur athletes. 2 Live races considered athletic events. Virtual races considered eSports.

• Japan Rugby League One Sailing

• Americas Cup

• Prada Cup Challenger Series


• World Snooker


• North America:

▪ Major League Soccer (MLS)

o MLS Next Pro

▪ USL Championship (USLC)

▪ USL League 1

▪ North American Soccer League (NASL)

▪ United States Open Cup

▪ National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) ▪ Liga MX (Mexico)

▪ Copa MX (Mexico)

▪ CONCACAF Champions League

• Europe: The Division has approved wagering on the top two tiers, as well as domestic cups, for UEFA member countries

▪ England: League 1

▪ England: League 2

▪ Champions League ▪ Europa League

▪ Super Cup

• South America: The Division has approved wagering on the top two tiers, as well as domestic cups for:

▪ Argentinian Soccer

▪ Brazilian Soccer

• Asia: The Division has approved wagering on the top two tiers, as well as domestic cups for: ▪ Chinese Soccer

▪ Japanese Soccer

▪ South Korean soccer

• Oceania: The Division has approved wagering on the top two tiers, as well as domestic cups for:

▪ Australian soccer

• FIFA regulated Country v. Country international qualifiers/games/tournaments, including

those run by member federations of FIFA (i.e. UEFA Euro Championships, AFC Asian Cup)

• International Champions Cup

• FIFA Club World Cup

• First Tier and Domestic Cups: Algeria, Bolivia, Burundi, Cameroon, Chile, Chinese Taipei,

Costa Rica, Ecuador, Fiji, Ghana, Hong Kong, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Singapore, South Africa, Turkmenistan, Uruguay

Table Tennis

• International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) events

• European Table Tennis Union (ETTU) events

• TT Star, Russian Liga, Dusseldorf Masters Series


• Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP): World Tour, Challenger Series

• Women’s Tennis Association (WTA)

• Grand Slam Events

• International Tennis Federation (ITF)

• Tennis Point Series, International Tennis Series, UTR Pro Match Series, US Pro Tennis Series,

EXO Tennis, Grand Slam Tennis Tour Matchplay 120, Austrian Generali Pro Series Tennis, Eastern European Championship Tennis, LiveScore Cup, World Team Tennis, German National Series, Adria Tour Tennis, Ultimate Tennis Showdown, Tipsport Elite Cup, Umbrian Open, Battle of the Brits, British Tour, Ladies Berlin Open, Thiems 7, The Progress Tour, FPT Portugal Series, Credit One Bank Invitational, Macha Lake Open, All American Tennis Cup, German Premier League, German Masters Series, European Pro Series Tennis, Champions Series Tennis


• First Tier (Men/Women): Belarus, Turkey, Russia

• AVP Pro Beach Volleyball

• FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour

• Athletes Unlimited


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