N.J. sports bets dou­ble to $184 mil­lion

Santa Fe New Mexican - - SPORTS -

AT­LANTIC CITY, N.J. — The start of the pro and col­lege foot­ball sea­sons led the vol­ume of sports bet­ting in New Jersey to nearly dou­ble in Septem­ber from its level a month ear­lier.

Fig­ures re­leased Fri­day by the state Di­vi­sion of Gam­ing En­force­ment show nearly $184 mil­lion was bet on sports in New Jersey last month, up from nearly $96 mil­lion in Au­gust.

Since it be­gan in mid-June, sports bet­ting has at­tracted over $336 mil­lion in bets in the state. The in­dus­try in New Jersey has been keep­ing just un­der 8 per­cent of the amount bet as earn­ings af­ter win­ning bets are paid out.

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