Published: October 20, 2021

New Jersey becomes first state to hit $1 billion a 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.

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.

Helping the bump was football season sending more gamblers to sports books and 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.

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