Online Betting in NJ Hits High in January

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Betting on the NFL playoffs in the run-up to the Super Bowl, along with soaring internet gambling revenue and a solid month at Atlantic City’s casinos led to an increase in New Jersey’s gambling revenue of nearly 31% in January. Figures released Wednesday show the industry won over $300 million last month, up 30.9% from January 2019. Gamblers wagered over $540 million on sports, leading to the third-highest monthly total since the state began offering legal sports betting in June 2018. Internet gambling continued its climb in New Jersey, with casinos winning more than $55 million online in January. That’s an increase of 64%.