New Jersey sports handle passes 2020 total in August

| By Richard Mulligan
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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