New Jersey Breaks $1 Billion in Sports Wagers

The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement revealed that the Garden State became the first state ever to take in more than $1 billion in sports wagers, which it achieved in September.

The state's nine casinos and three racetracks handled $1.01 billion worth of sports wagers, winning $82 million back, becoming revenues. For the year to date, sportsbooks in New Jersey have handled more than $7 billion in wagers.

Other gambling also fared well, with casino and internet wagering up 40% to $453.5 million. Land-based revenues were up 30% to $248.4 million, with internet wagers up 40% to $122.5 million.

The top-performing ​casino was The Borgata, which won $111 million from punters, up 74% from last year. The Hard Rock was in second place with $48.6 million, up 36%.

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Dustin Jermalowicz // News Editor
Dustin Jermalowicz
Dustin has a long-standing passion for gambling. He has been writing professionally on the subject and breaking industry news for Casino Listings since 2011. His favorite casino games include Blackjack, Poker, and Hi/Lo. A proud native of Detroit, Dustin currently lives in Michigan.

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