8 states — Nevada, New Jersey, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, West Virginia, Delaware and New Mexico — have already legalized sports betting, and the on-deck circle is packed.
The big picture: In January, wagers in new legal sports betting markets ($503.1 million) exceeded the amount of wagers placed in Nevada ($497.5 million) for the first time, per the American Gaming Association.
By the numbers: January's state-by-state handle (in millions):
- Nevada: $497.5
- New Jersey: $385.3
- Mississippi: $35.2
- Pennsylvania: $32.0
- Rhode Island: $19.1
- West Virginia: $17.8
- Delaware: $11.9
- New Mexico: N/A
Total: $998.8 million was legally wagered in January.