September 16, 2022 7:03 PM
After needing 44 months to reach $100 billion in nationwide sports wagering handle, it took just eight more to get halfway from there to $200 billion.
New Jersey’s $546.8 million handle reported Friday pushed the overall national total above $150 billion, dating back to the first wagers placed in June 2018 when state-by-state wagering outside Nevada became legal. Back then, it was only New Jersey, Nevada, and Delaware taking action. A person can now place a legal wager in nearly two-thirds of the states in the country, and on Sept. 1, Kansas became the 27th jurisdiction (including Washington, D.C.) to launch commercial wagering.