By TheNuts - Jun 28, 2019
One year after accepting sports wagering, New Jersey has surpassed Nevada as the #1 USA destination to place wagers on sporting events!
Last May, after the Supreme Court rescinded the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992, New Jersey started accepting sports bets, both in their casinos and online. In the twelve months since then, the state has accepted over $3 billion in wagers, with last month being the best month yet at $319 million, almost $2 million more than Nevada did in the same month. That’s almost guaranteed to be topped in July, when Borgata, the most visited and profitable casino in NJ, opens their new Sportsbook this weekend. Named Moneyline Bar & Book, and built at a cost of $12 million, the 8000 square foot facility features a 40 foot wide LED video wall and 35 foot long bar.
Eight states now offer state-regulated sports betting. They are New Jersey, Nevada, Delaware, Mississippi, West Virginia, New Mexico, Pennsylvania & Rhode Island. States that have approved sports betting, but still aren’t ready to roll it out to their residents, are Arkansas, Montana, Indiana, Iowa, Illinois, Tennessee, Maine, New Hampshire and the District of Columbia. More states are sure to follow in 2020. One state you won’t be gambling in any time soon is Utah. Believe it or not, Utah’s state constitution bans any form of gambling! Sorry Utah.
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