How to bet on March Madness legally in New Jersey

March Madness is here.

Sixty-eight teams have a shot at winning what some consider the best tournament in all of sports. The Superdome in New Orleans will host the Final Four with semifinals set for Saturday, April 2 and the championship game two nights later on Monday, April 4.

How about making it more interesting? Lots of people will keep it classic by entering an office pool with a bracket, but for those looking to bet on the games in the state of New Jersey, there are legal online sportsbooks which allow you to bet on the NCAA Tournament.

Current legal sportsbooks in New Jersey: Tipico Sportsbook (the official sportsbook partner of USA TODAY Network)

Other apps: Barstool, BetMGM, BetRivers, Betway, Borgata, Caesars, DraftKings, FanDuel, FOX Bet NJ, Golden Nugget, Play Sugarhouse, PointsBet, Unibet and more (see a full list of casinos and online sportsbooks in New Jersey)

Exclusive USA TODAY Network offer: Deposit $10 or more, get $200 in instant bet credits at Tipico Sportsbook!

New customer offer in CO and NJ. 21+, see for Terms and Conditions. 

See all the latest odds for the NCAA Tournament at our USA TODAY Sports Scoreboard.

Interested in the betting status of other states? Check out our sports betting legality map.

March Madness schedule

The tourney kicks off in Dayton, Ohio, with First Four games Tuesday and Wednesday, March 15 and 16 – two matchups each night.

Eight cities will host the first- and second-round games Thursday, March 17 through Sunday, March 20.

Thursday first round and Saturday second round

  • Buffalo – Key Bank Center
  • Indianapolis – Gainbridge Fieldhouse
  • Fort Worth – Dickies Arena
  • Portland – Moda Center

Friday first round and Sunday second round

  • Greenville, S.C. – Bon Secours Wellness Arena
  • Milwaukee – Fiserv Forum
  • Pittsburgh – PPG Paints Arena
  • San Diego – Viejas Arena

Sweet 16 and Elite Eight games are Thursday through Sunday, March 24-27.

Thursday Sweet 16 and Saturday Elite Eight

  • San Antonio – AT&T Center
  • San Francisco – Chase Center

Friday Sweet 16 and Sunday Elite Eight

  • Chicago – United Center
  • Philadelphia – Wells Fargo Center

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