New Jersey Bettors Prefer Online And Mobile Wagering
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – New Jersey’s Division of Gaming Enforcement has released the figures of how much money was spent on sports wagers was spent in the month of January. According to the numbers, New Jersey bettors prefer to wager online.
More Money Online
The figures that were released go into detail about how much was spent on digital wagers vs retail wagers at each sportsbook. Sportsbooks across New Jersey raked in $385 million in sports wagers. That is far higher than what December brought in, which was about $78 million.
Of the near $400 million wagered in January, about 79.2 percent of it was wagered online. Very few sportsbooks had better retail sales than online sales. There was plenty of sports action in January to bet on.
The NFL playoffs had an influence on the high figures in January. Over $82 million was wagered on playoff games. Since there were only a few football games during that month, the NBA was the real money maker. Basketball games raked in over $135 million total for the month.
It is hard to determine what the figures would look like without online wagering, but it seems these figures prove that online wagering in sports betting states is something that bettors desire. With the staggering numbers that favor online sports betting, lawmakers in other states can make an argument for online sports betting in their state.