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New Jersey only legalized sports betting in June 2018, but from the NFL season (September - January) alone, the state earned $1.5 billion in sports wagers. Nevada took in $2.7 billion in all of 2018. So why do some wager watchers think the Garden State is going to overtake Sin City?
The Garden State first began looking like it was going to take the sports betting crown when it booked $318.9 million of sports bets in May 2019 versus Nevada's $318.3 million that month.
Then in July 2019, New Jersey took in $251 million compared to Nevada's $235 million.
Experts anticipate New Jersey to continue to widen its lead over Vegas during this football season, mostly due to the number of online sports betting sites the state has versus what it had in 2018.