Nevada sets sports handle record for 2019
Sports bettors in Nevada wagered a record $5.32bn, up 6.1% from 2018’s previous record.
The state’s casinos took in a total of $12.03bn in revenue for the year, up 1.0% year-on-year and the highest figure since 2007.
In total, casinos made $329.1m in revenue from sports betting, up 9.5%.
Nevada continued to lead all states in sports betting handle and revenue, ahead of New Jersey’s $299.4m of revenue on a handle of $4.58bm.
American football was the most popular sport for betting during the year, with players staking $1.87bn and casinos taking in $122.4m, up19.7% year-on-year. Basketball followed with revenue of $94.4m on stakes of $1.68bn, while players staked $1.12bn on baseball, on which casinos took in $57.2m.
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