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Reproduced from the American Gaming Association; Cartogram: Axios Visuals

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.

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