NJ gambling up 8.9% in December as sports betting handle nears $1bn
| By Robert Fletcher
The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (NJDGE) has reported an 8.9% year-on-year increase revenue for December, as players wagered almost $1.0bn on sports during the month.
Total revenue for the month amounted to $312.9m, up from $287.3m in the same month in 2019.
Sports betting revenue for December reached $66.4m, up 125.6% from 2019, with players wagering a total of $996.3m, an increase of 78.6% on the previous year. Some $929.3m was bet online, compared to $67.0m at retail locations.
FanDuel and PointsBet at Meadowlands led the NJ sports betting market in December with $33.2m in revenue. Resorts Digital and DraftKings ranked second with $15.4m, then the Borgata on $7.5m.
Online gambling revenue for the month amounted to $99.5m, up 101.6% from December 2019. Internet casino and slot games revenue amounted to $96.4m for the month, while online poker win reached $3.0m.