Watch Out Vegas: New Jersey’s September Sports Betting Handle Shatters Previous Record


Joe Camporeale, USA Today Sports.

Oct 15, 2019, 02:52 PM EDT

New Jersey shattered its sports betting handle record in September, as the state’s Division of Gaming Enforcement said on Tuesday that a whopping $445.5 million was bet for the first full month of the football season.

If you break out that total by day, it equates to $14.9 million bet per day in New Jersey.

The amount bet in the Garden State in September represented $60.2 million more than the previous record for sports betting in the state, when $385.3 million was bet in January. The strong September pushes the 15-month handle, since New Jersey started taking bets, to $4.2 billion.

It’s also 142% higher than what was bet last September ($183.9 million).

Of the $445.5 million, 84% of this money was bet on mobile or online. There are more than 15 mobile operators in Jersey.

The New Jersey record is not close to the Nevada record of $596.8 million from March of this year, but the Garden State is knocking on the door for sports gambling supremacy. Nevada’s numbers from September have not yet been reported, but New Jersey beat Nevada in handle in May, July and August.

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