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New Jersey Gambling Gets Its Groove Back In March

Written By Nicholaus Garcia | Updated:
Gambling in New Jersey Revenue March 2023

March may not have been a record-breaking month for gambling in New Jersey, but it was profitable for New Jersey sportsbooks. 

For the month, NJ sportsbooks reported $93 million in revenue on more than $1.025 billion in bets, according to data from the state Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE). 

Sports betting revenue for March was the third-highest monthly total in the state’s five-year history. Most bets came from those betting on the Men’s and Women’s NCAA Basketball Tournaments. 

New Jersey gambling as a whole generated $487.3 million in revenueup from the $412.2 million reported in February. 

New Jersey gambling numbers breakdown for March 2023

According to the DGE, the big winner for March was New Jersey sports betting, which totaled $93 million compared to the $55 million recorded in February.

As for New Jersey online casinosthey generated $166 million, up 17.8% from March 2022. 

Year-to-date figures show sports betting is up almost 40%, while online casinos are up 12.9% from the same period last year. Total gaming revenue from casinos, racetracks, and their partners is $1.3 billion. This is a 13.4% increase from the $1.1 billion reported in the prior period.

March 2023 revenue by sector:

  • Slot machines: $165 million
  • Table games: $64 million
  • Casino: $229 million
  • Online casino: $166 million
  • Sports betting: $93 million
  • Total gaming revenue: $487.3 million

February 2023 revenue by sector:

  • Slot machines: $159 million
  • Table games: $55 million
  • Casino: $214 million
  • Online casino: $142.5 million
  • Sports betting: $54.6 million
  • Total gaming revenue: $412. 2 million

March YTD revenue:

  • Slot machines: $475,912,602
  • Table games: $179,378,868
  • Casino: $655,291,470
  • Online casino: $461,171,608
  • Sports betting: $219,991,658
  • Total gaming revenue: $1,336,454,736

Online sports betting in New Jersey continues its dominance

In March, over 95% of the total amount gambled was done so through online platforms, according to DGE data. In actuality, New Jersey online sports betting revenue ($95.7 million) exceeded the reported total due to retail sportsbooks posting losses. 

Year-to-date, over $2.955 billion has been gambled on sports in New Jersey. As a result, total sports betting revenue sits at almost $220 million, up from $157 million during the same time last year. 

Since 2018, the lifetime sports betting handle is now over $36.68 billion. For comparison, over the same five-year period, Nevada’s sports betting handle is slightly over $30 billion.

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Nick Garcia is a senior reporter for PlayUSA. Garcia provides analysis and in-depth coverage of the gambling industry with a key focus on online casinos, sports betting and financial markets. Garcia has been covering the US gambling market since 2017. He attended Texas Tech University as an undergrad and received a Master of Arts in Journalism from Columbia College Chicago.

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