Jun 30, 2019 - Sports

New Jersey dethrones Nevada as new sportsbook champ

Casinos overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. (Photo by John Greim/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Casinos overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in Jersey City. Photo: John Greim/LightRocket via Getty Images

New Jersey took in more sports bets than Nevada last month, per AP.

By the numbers: New Jersey saw $318.9 million worth of bets; Nevada took in $317.4 million. "From those bets, New Jersey casinos and racetracks made $15.5 million in revenue, compared to $11.6 million in Nevada," per AP.

Why it matters: New Jersey won a Supreme Court case last year that cleared the way for all 50 states to offer legal sports betting.

  • And the Garden State jumped into the market with both feet, with the goal of dethroning Nevada as the sports betting capital of America.

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