FOX Bet may have stopped accepting wagers in New Jersey on July 31 as its parent company Flutter prepares to shutter the site Aug. 31, but the state’s gaming regulators aren’t quite done with the mobile sportsbook, leveling an $80,000 fine against FOX Bet for accepting wagers on in-state college sports teams.
The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement first filed a complaint against FOX Bet more than two years ago, alleging the sportsbook accepted bets from within the state of New Jersey on a Feb. 13, 2021, college basketball game between Rutgers and Northwestern.
More than a year later, the state filed a second complaint, saying the sportsbook took action on a Monmouth University basketball game against Lehigh on Nov. 16, 2021. Then two more complaints were filed, first for a Fairleigh Dickinson basketball game against St. Francis on Dec. 31, 2021, and another for a Seton Hall game against the University of Connecticut on Jan. 8, 2022.
On Friday, the state ordered FOX Bet to pay $80,000 for the infractions.
New Jersey voters had a chance in November 2021 to wind back the law that prohibits betting on in-state college teams, but the measure was soundly defeated, with 57% of the voters choosing to keep in place the prohibition against wagering on in-state college action.