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$95.7M wagered at NJ sportsbooks in August

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Patrons at Monmouth Park on the first day of sports betting in New Jersey on June 14.
Patrons at Monmouth Park on the first day of sports betting in New Jersey on June 14. - ()

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.

There are eight in-person sportsbooks and two online, the report says. Resorts Casino Hotel and Golden Nugget Atlantic City were the most recent to roll out sports betting, both on Aug. 15.

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.

The Meadowlands Racetrack also made $3 million in revenue in August, while Monmouth Park Racetrack took in $898,017 and Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa $805,526.

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Daniel J. Munoz

Daniel J. Munoz

Daniel Munoz covers politics and state government for NJBIZ. You can contact him at dmunoz@njbiz.com.

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