Sportsbetting in New Jersey continues to be big business, as handle for the activity hit $926.9 million for the month, up 23.9% from last year, but down 17.3% from the $1.1 billion bet on sports during March.
Revenue was down 8.2% to $50.3 million from last year, and was also down 24.2% from the $66.4 million generated in March. Of the handle, $863.1 million was bet online, accounting for 93.1% of total bets. Online books generated $46.3 million in revenue, or just over 92% of total revenue.
Basketball generated $323.4 million in wagers, up 83.6% from last year, while baseball generated $177.9 million, up from $154.9 million last year.
Now begins a bit of a slow period for sportsbetting throughout the United States, as football is out of season and the NHL and NBA seasons are wrapping up their playoffs. This leaves baseball as the sole major sport in operation until August, when the NFL preseason begins.