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How Corona Virus is Affecting New Jersey Sports Betting

By this point we are all aware of the seriousness of the Coronavirus and its spread throughout the United States. First, the idea was to play games without fans, but after Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz tested positive for the Virus, the NBA decided to suspend all games until further notice. Since the NBA is the king of the (non-football) sports betting calendar, and is the driver behind most major decisions, every single one of the American sports leagues is following suit, including the combat sports and UFC.

Dana White has promised that the UFC will continue to put on shows. White seems to think he and the UFC will have no problem continuing despite the spread of Covid_19 and is looking at UFC 249 for the next big event. With all that being said, NJ-Bet is going to try and continue to provide you with all the latest online sports betting news and updates. Here is the latest breakdown (as of March 25, 2020).



Action Taken


Fights continuing in empty stadiums

(UFC 249 is next scheduled event)

Horse Racing

Kentucky Derby postponed to September 5


Offseason schedule to continue per normal, League to hold draft on original date despite suggestions from GMs

Summer Olympics

Postponed until Summer 2021

College Basketball (March Madness)

Men’s/Women’s tournaments cancelled

Aussie Rules Football

Matches and awards have been cancelled


Season suspended for at least 30 days

(likely mid-to-late June)


Season originally pushed back two weeks, now will begin in Mid-May at the earliest

(originally projected to start March 26th)

World Baseball Classic

Postponed indefinitely

(supposed to start in April)


Season suspended indefinitely


Tournaments through April 5th cancelled;

Masters (biggest tournament) postponed

International soccer leagues (Champions/Premier/Europa)   

Suspended indefinitely

Euro 2020

Pushed back to 2021


Races cancelled for next two weeks


Suspended indefinitely


Suspended indefinitely

ATP (tennis)

Tournaments cancelled for next six weeks

Indian Premier League (cricket)

Season pushed back 2 weeks

(originally projected to start March 29th)