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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Here’s all you need to know about how fast sports betting is growing in New Jersey: the state took in more sports bets last month than Nevada did to lead the nation.
According to gambling regulators in both states, New Jersey saw $318.9 million worth of bets, edging past Nevada, which took $317.4 million.
From those bets, New Jersey casinos and racetracks made $15.5 million in revenue, compared to $11.6 million in Nevada.
New Jersey won a U.S. Supreme Court case in May 2018 that cleared the way for all 50 states to offer legal sports betting should they so choose.
And it jumped into the market with both feet with the goal of dethroning Nevada as the sports betting capital of America.
“I predicted this a long time ago,” said Raymond Lesniak, a former New Jersey state senator who led his state’s decade-long effort to legalize sports betting by overturning a federal law prohibiting it in most places. “The Northeast is a hotbed of sports betting. We are going to leave Nevada in the dust and never look back.”
Jay Kornegay, head of the Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas, said it is possible New Jersey could maintain a lead over Nevada due in part to its larger population.
“It was only a matter of time,” he said. “States with higher population numbers will continue to surpass Nevada, and New Jersey has a population of 9 million, not counting (people from) surrounding states, versus Nevada’s 2.5 million.”
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