This article contains information you need to know about sports betting jurisdictions in the United States that behave differently from others.
New Jersey state law prohibits in-state gambling on college sports when a New Jersey school is involved, or the game takes place in New Jersey, even if it is between two out-of-state colleges.
Example: A bettor in New Jersey wants to gamble on the Rutgers (based in NJ) basketball game at Duke (based in NC.) He is not allowed to do so in New Jersey because Rutgers are an NJ-based school. This prohibition remains in place even though the game is in North Carolina. The bettor would have to travel out of state to place his wager.
Example: A bettor in New Jersey wants to gamble on the Army-Navy football game, which is being played at Meadowlands in New Jersey. The Navy school is from Virginia and the Army school is from New York. The bettor is not allowed to place the wager in New Jersey because the game takes place there, even though the schools are out-of-state. She must travel out of state to place her wager.
For our purposes, this means our college football and college basketball odds may be unavailable because of the way the sportsbooks package their odds. Some sportsbooks aggregate their odds nationwide, meaning access to those NJ-restricted markets is unavailable across the board. Others allow state-by-state access, meaning that those outside NJ will still be able to see the odds.
Sportsbooks Not Available
For games ineligible for New Jersey wagering, expect the following sportsbooks not to appear in our SportsDataIO aggregated odds feeds:
For games ineligible for New Jersey wagering, expect the following sportsbooks to appear in our SportsDataIO aggregated odds feeds:
- Rivers (Pennsylvania)*
- Sports Illustrated*
- SugarHouse (Pennsylvania)*
*Pre-game lines and in-game lines only, excluding props, futures etc.