The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement announced the state's August betting revenues, noting that more wagers have surpassed the total for 2020, despite there still being several months to go in 2021.
Wagers for sports eclipsed the $6 billion mark for the year, with August's numbers coming in at $664.7 million. Of that total, $612.9 million came from online betting. Revenues in August from sports was $52 million, up 31.7% from last year but down from $55 million in July.
Total gaming revenues in August totaled $427.7 million up 31% from the year prior. The large jump can largely be attributed to the restrictions that were put in place last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. While some of these restrictions are still in place, there has been a general easing since the introduction of vaccines, which has let more foot traffic into the casinos.
Casino revenues were $262.4 million, up 31.8% from last year. Slots were the largest chunk at $198 million and table game revenues were $64.4 million.
The Borgata was the highest earner, with $94 million in revenue, up 31.1% from last year. In a distant second was the Hard Rock, which brought in $52.4 million.
Internet revenues were $113.2 million, up 29% from last year, but down from $118.7 million last year.