N.J. releases June performance numbers for casino sports betting

David Madden
July 12, 2018 - 8:55 pm
Delaware launches the country's first full-scale sports betting operation outside of Nevada as people roll into the Casino at Delaware Park in Stanton, Del. to wager their bets.

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TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Sports betting in the Garden State is still relatively new, but New Jersey officials have released staggering numbers from the first two weeks that it took off.

Combining the Borgata, Ocean Resort Casino and Monmouth Park racetrack's overall casino performance numbers for June, the three took in more than $16 million worth of bets — and Ocean's parlor only opened June 28.      

About $1 million of that was placed on events yet to be held, like next season's Super Bowl. Together, they made about $3.5 million — $2.2 million of that at the track. The Meadowlands track joins the fold this weekend.

At the casinos, total gaming revenue in June was up a little over 6 percent from June of last year, reaching $231 million overall. 

The Borgata brought in the most money. Golden Nugget saw the largest percentage gain. Resorts Casino Hotel, Harrah's Resort and Bally's were down.