New Jersey wrote another chapter in the sports betting and gambling history in the US. In September, the state’s nine casinos and three racetracks collected $1.01 billion, becoming the first state to surpass the $1 billion mark.
The previous record was set by New Jersey too — $996 million collected in December 2020. The state has amassed more than $7 billion for the first nine months, easily surpassing the $2.88 billion collected in 2020.
Last month, the casinos and tracks took in $82 million in profit, with Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford accounting for almost half of that.
Outside sports betting, September was a good month for New Jersey. The gambling industry took in $453.5 million in revenue, up by near 40% from last year. In-person gambling revenue was $248.5 million, up by more than 30%, and internet gambling brought in $122.5, up by nearly 40%.
The Borgata in Atlantic City collected $111 million in September, up by a massive 75%. Hard Rock came in second with $48.6 million, up by 36%, and third place went to Tropicana with $34.8 million, up by 33%.
Resorts Digital came first from the internet-only casinos with $41.5 million in revenue, up by almost 68%. That was followed by the Golden Nugget Online Gaming with $31 million, up by over 18%, and Caesars Interactive NJ with $10.1 million, up by 22%.
New Jersey has been a trailblazer in the industry. The state won a case in the Supreme Court that allowed all states to legalize sports betting, it was one of the first states to go live with sports betting, and it was the first to offer mobile betting.