While New Jersey has emerged as the new capital of sports betting in the U.S., Nevada has looked to keep pace: the state broke its previous sports betting record with $659.9 million wagered in October.
Despite the record month in Nevada, it pales in comparison to New Jersey’s $803 million total. New Jersey first surpassed Nevada in May 2019, and has now set three straight monthly U.S. betting records.
Mobile Rules: A larger population helps boost New Jersey’s numbers, but so does its friendly mobile registration rules. In October, 93% of New Jersey’s bets were online. In Nevada — where users must register in person before they can bet online — it was just 57%.
With the pandemic limiting how much time people spend outside their homes, states with mobile-friendly registration rules are seeing the benefits. Colorado saw 98% of its $203.8 million September bets placed online, but has yet to report October.
Top October State Handles:
New Jersey: $803 million
Nevada: $660 million
Pennsylvania: $525 million
Indiana: $231 million