New Jersey has its first $1 billion month in sports betting

New Jersey’s sports betting industry has become the first in the United States to take in more than a billion dollars' worth of bets in a single month.

News 12 Staff

Oct 18, 2021, 9:23 PM

Updated 918 days ago

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New Jersey’s sports betting industry has become the first in the United States to take in more than a billion dollars' worth of bets in a single month.
Figures released Monday show Atlantic City’s nine casinos and the three racetracks around the state that take sports bets collectively took $1.01 billion in such wagers in September. Of that $1.01 billion, the casinos and tracks took in $82 million - about half of that at the Meadowlands racetrack.
Helping the bump was football season sending more gamblers to sportsbooks and the ease at which someone can bet on their phones.
New Jersey won a U.S. Supreme Court case in 2018 clearing the way for all 50 states to offer legal sports betting. More than half the country now allows it.
The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.


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