Sports betting soared to over $95 million in the month of August, bringing the total at New Jersey's sportsbooks to just shy of $152 million since the state formally introduced legal wagering June 14.
The numbers for August, published Wednesday by the Division of Gaming Enforcement, showed patrons wagered $74 million at casinos and racetracks and $21.7 million online.
Patrons bet the most on baseball, $84 million, according to the report. That figures to change in September with the start of the college and pro football seasons. Football took in $5.8 million in August, basketball $4.3 million, and $52 million went to “other” sports.
The first online and mobile sportsbook, operated through a partnership between DraftKings and Resorts Casino Hotel, which was launched Aug. 1.
Resorts, in its first month, made $3 million in revenue through its mobile and online sports betting services, according to the data.