New Jersey Online Gambling FAQ

Quick answers to common NJ online gambling questions

What is the minimum age to gamble online in NJ?

21 for a real-money account.

How do I open an account?

Go to an approved online gambling site and fill out your name, age, and other basic info. In order to play for real money, you will also have to complete a Know Your Customer check to validate your age and identity.

What this means is that you’ll be asked to provide your SSN, although lately, more and more sites are only requiring that players supply the last four digits.

Where can I open my account from?

You can open a play-money account from anywhere in the US. In order to play for real money, you must physically be located inside New Jersey.

Why do I need to provide my social security number?

This is part of the regulations for legal online gambling in New Jersey. Legal online casino sites need to know who they’re dealing with to ensure that people who are underage or otherwise restricted from playing online aren’t opening accounts. It also helps protect players from fraud.

From where can I access New Jersey online gambling sites?

Any approved player can play for real money on these regulated sites while within the borders of New Jersey–tourists and residents alike. No one is permitted to play from outside the borders of New Jersey.

Can I use a Virtual Private Network to play while outside New Jersey?

No. Besides having your home address and current IP address, New Jersey gambling sites use third-party services that provide geo-location tracking. Attempting to circumvent the law may result in the loss or suspension of your account.

Where can I see the official regulations over online gambling in NJ?

At the website.

How do I deposit to my online gambling account?

Each of the available regulated sites offers an array of deposit options from credit card to bank wire to cash deposits at partner land casinos. Some credit card companies still do not allow gambling transactions, so don’t be surprised if that option is hit-or-miss. Check with your specific online gambling operator for details.

Newer depositing vehicles include prepaid card options, third-party processors such as Skrill and Neteller, person-to-person cash deposits via 7-Eleven PayWithCash, and popular ewallet PayPal.

How do I cashout my winnings?

Cashouts also come with several options: check by mail, bank wire, and cash in casino. Cashouts usually require several days to be approved, then a few more business days to reach your mailbox or bank, although lately the turnaround times have been swifter. Check with your specific online gambling operator for details.

Is my money safe?

Yes. New Jersey Law requires online gambling operators to segregate player funds from operating funds. This drastically increases the safety of keeping money in such online virtual accounts as it protects against some of the past horrors that occurred in unregulated markets.

What body regulates online gambling in NJ?

The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement and the New Jersey Casino Control Commission.

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