New Jersey Casinos and Sportsbooks Ready for March Madness Customers

New Jersey Casinos and Sportsbooks Ready for March Madness Customers
By Lou Monaco
Fact Checked by Pat McLoone

The month of March is back to true Madness for fans of New Jersey betting and college basketball, especially now that COVID-19 restrictions have all but ended.

After Selection Sunday, fans and bettors across the Garden State will be filling out brackets, depositing money into their accounts and preparing for the first day with a full slate of games Thursday, March 17, starting at noon.

Remember: New Jersey prohibits wagers on in-state colleges. Seton Hall and Rutgers are expected to make the field and Princeton could take the Ivy League title.

It might be wise to take a look at our guide to betting on college basketball in New Jersey before the action heats up.

Here is a listing of where to go to watch and bet on the games in New Jersey:

Atlantic City Locations

Bally’s: Watch the games at FanDuel Sportsbook, Water Dog or Guy Fieri’s Chophouse. FanDuel features a central, 25-foot wide, state-of-the-art LED video wall, flanked by two 10-foot wide LED video walls and 10 video displays so fans are surrounded by action at all times. There are five betting windows or you can use one of 20 self-serve betting kiosks.

Call 609-289-5441 to reserve a seat for the below dates. Food and beverage service will be available throughout the games. It’s $10 a seat, plus a two-drink minimum for Monday, March 14; Tuesday, March 15; Sunday, April 2 and Monday, April 4.

Borgata Hotel & Casino: Reserve your seat for partial or full-day sessions at one of these viewing locations on property, starting on March 17: BetMGM Sports Zone, BetMGM Sportsbook & Bar, Level One and Central Conference Center. All feature giant LED screens, drink specials and specialty bar bites.

Reservations guarantee a seat in the ballroom with up to 20 screens, bar service and betting onsite. Advance reservations suggested and confirm the date you wish to attend before making your purchase. Limited seating available. Call 609-317-8006 or book online. Additional first come, first served viewing available at B Bar, Lobby Bar and Long Bar.

Caesars Sportsbook at Wild West City: Look for drink and food specials from AC Snack Shack during each game of the tournament. Watch the games on big panoramic screens or reserve a private Fan Cave (must reserve).

Must be 21+ and present in NJ to participate. T&Cs apply.

Golden Nugget: Catch all the action live at The Sportsbook on more than 50 televisions and wager on self-service betting kiosks. Visit Rush Lounge, just steps away from The Sportsbook, and get into the game with a private table. Plus, $24 beer buckets and $5 buzzer beater shot specials during all games.

Hard Rock: The largest hoops viewing party in Atlantic City takes place March 17-19 at Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena from noon to midnight. Enjoy sports betting and non-stop basketball action on multiple big screens. Must be a Wild Card Rewards Member to enter.

Harrah’s Resort: Caesars Sportsbook gives you the opportunity to relax in comfort with seats that beat the arena. You won’t miss a moment of the basketball action with high-quality LEDs spanning the walls. Sample Game Day eats from AC Burger Co. (nachos, wings, burgers, sandwiches and more). Prefer a private viewing party? Try a Fan Cave for an upgraded experience. 

Pair your hoops-watching with great drink and food specials at the following additional locations showing the games: X Bar, Eden Lounge, The Pool, Coastal Craft, A’dam Good Sports Bar and Broadway Burger Bar.

Ocean Casino Resort: Watch all the games at several venues on property, including: Topgolf Swing Suite, Nola’s Bar & Lounge, Villain & Saint and 1927 Lounge. Limited seating is available. Reservations are required. Fans can place sports wagers at two betting windows.

At Topgolf Swing Suite, drink, eat, play and enjoy the game on 26 screens with floor-to-ceiling windows with spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean. You also can reserve your own bay to watch the games, complete with a 16-foot screen. A food and beverage minimum per seat might be required in designated areas.

Resorts Casino Hotel: With DraftKings Sportsbook on property, watch the games and bet with ultra-high definition LED video walls, 18 self-service betting kiosks and five teller windows. There are more than 50 TVs to watch the game throughout the casino floor.

At DraftKings Sports Bar, enjoy $3 Miller Lite and Yuengling drafts.

The Slam Dunk Bar is a pop-up themed March Mania bar in a college basketball atmosphere. Guests can try multiple March Mania specialty cocktails or watch the game on numerous TVs located throughout the bar until April 4.

At Dougherty's Steakhouse & Raw Bar, an all-day happy hour goes from Noon-10 p.m. on the first day of the tournament Thursday. There will be $1.25 oysters, $1 clams and half-priced appetizers and drink specials.

Tropicana Caesars Sportsbook: Kick back at the Caesars Sportsbook at Tropicana and enjoy $40 “mix or match” Truly and Domestic buckets while cheering on your favorite teams. Watch the games on the wall of panoramic LED screens coupled with surround sound as you place your bets at our betting counter or any of our kiosks inside the book.

Other New Jersey Locations

Meadowlands/FanDuel Sportsbook (East Rutherford): Numerous HD TVs are spread throughout the building and inside the outdoor pavilion, along with self-service and teller-operated wagering machines at FanDuel Sportsbook.

Fans are encouraged to purchase the dining package inside the Grandstand Lounge to guarantee admission and seating for the evening. Each dining area has full waitress service beginning at 11 a.m.

Victory Sports Bar fare, located within the sportsbook, includes chicken wings, loaded french fries, paninis, burgers, loaded nachos, popcorn shrimp, cheese steaks and more. The seating cost is a food credit that will be applied to the food and beverage bill.  

Check out the available seating and dining options at

Monmouth Park (Oceanport): All games will be televised in the Caesars Sportsbook and outside within the racetrack with live teller windows and self-service kiosks.

Must be 21+ to participate. T&Cs apply.
Visit for T&Cs. Must be 21+. NJ only. New Customer Offer. All promotions are subject to qualification and eligibility requirements. Rewards issued as non-withdrawable bonus bets. Bonus bets expire in 7 days from issuance. Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER.


Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media ( in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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