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NJ Breaks Own Monthly Sports Betting Record: $1.3B in Bets

In this Friday, March 19, 2021, file photo, a man makes a sports bet at the Borgata casino in Atlantic City, N.J. On Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, the NFL announced it is spending $6.2 million on a responsible betting program with the National Council on Problem Gambling to teach people how to bet on sports responsibly and to fund and expand treatment and prevention programs for compulsive gambling.(AP Photo/Wayne Parry, File)
In this Friday, March 19, 2021, file photo, a man makes a sports bet at the Borgata casino in Atlantic City, N.J. On Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, the NFL announced it is spending $6.2 million on a responsible betting program with the National Council on Problem Gambling to teach people how to bet on sports responsibly and to fund and expand treatment and prevention programs for compulsive gambling.(AP Photo/Wayne Parry, File)
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Atlantic City, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey's red-hot sports betting industry smashed its own national record in October for the highest amount of bets taken in a single month, topping $1.3 billion.

That figure easily surpassed the $1.01 billion worth of bets that Atlantic City's nine casinos and the three horse tracks that offer sports betting took in September.