Nevada passes New Jersey in sports bet handle

Oct 30, 2019 3:02 AM

Gamblers wagered more than $525 million on sports in Nevada in September, breaking a two-month losing streak to the Silver State’s main rival New Jersey. 

New Jersey posted a record-breaking $445 million in handle last month, the largest total since legal retail and online sports betting began in June 2018. 

Wednesday’s figures released by the Nevada Gaming Control Board come as both states have gone back and forth over the last few months in terms of who takes in more wagers.

In August, New Jersey accepted $293 million in bets, compared with $287 million in Nevada, while in July the figures were $251 million for New Jersey, $235 million for Nevada.  

Nevada, however, still has the U.S. record for monthly handle posting nearly $600 million in March. 

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