New Jersey sports handle passes 2020 total in August

New Jersey has generated more sports betting wagers so far this year than the whole of 2020, with the state breaking the $6bn mark by the end of August.


In figures released by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (NJDGE), the state generated $427.7m (€362.7m/£309.5m) in total gaming revenue in the month to 31 August, which was up 31% on the same month in 2020. However, it was 5.1% below the $450.6m recorded in July 2021.

Sports wagering handle for the month was $664.7m, with $612.9m of that coming from online platforms. That means the state has total handle for the year-to-date of $6.13bn, which is more than the $6.02m generated in whole of 2020.

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