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The Largest Sports Betting States in the US

by ReadyBetGo Editor

Since the law against sports betting was ruled unconstitutional in 2018, it has been up to each state in the US to decide whether they want sports betting legalized within their state. This meansReadyBetGo EditorThere are occasions when we here at ReadyBetGo want to bring you interesting facts about the gambling industry  When something catches our eye, we will publish it for your enjoyment. 
  that Nevada’s monopoly is gone. Half of the states have made it legal so far and several more are in the process of joining them. Some states have already turned it into a billion-dollar industry. Let’s have a look at the states that has had the biggest revenue since the overruling in June 2018. 

New Jersey

This might come as a surprise. New Jersey has already taken over the status from Nevada as the most sports betting crazy state in the country. In September 2021 it was the first state to break the landmark of handling more than 1 billion dollars from sports gamblers in a single month: . Since then, the state has broken their own record each month crowning them the sports betting state of United States. The start of the NFL season and the several sports teams located in the area are some of the reasons for the big increase in bets. 


The fifth largest state in terms of population is Pennsylvania. Regarding the ones that have made gambling legal, it is the largest. This means that it is the one with the largest potential right now. With a monthly revenue exceeding 700 million dollars the state is the fourth highest grossing state from sports betting. With more than 13 million people living in the state these numbers will probably increase in the future. If you want to start betting on sports in Pennsylvania, you can find the best ones right here:


Most people would probably think that the large gambling Mecca that features the most well-known gambling city in the entire world, would be number one in terms of sports betting. It is not when it comes to monthly revenue. However, the city still exceeds a monthly handle of more than 1 billion dollars. With a population of only a third of New Jersey and limited tourist being able to visit “Sin City”, the revenue only tells on part of the story. When The Strip returns to everyday life, there is a good chance that we will see a big change in those numbers. 


The state of Illinois shelters several major sports teams and has won multiple championships during the last 30 years. This means that the inhabitants are crazy about sports. Illinois is currently the third-largest states in terms of monthly revenue, grossing more than 800 million dollars a month. With a population almost equal to Pennsylvania the potential is big. With Chicago Bulls looking stronger than ever and the Chicago Bears on the brink of heading into another playoff season, the expectations are high. Most Illinoisans will probably bring another layer of excitement to the games with  a sports bet by their side. 

If you are in one of the state's legal for sports betting, you can check out this article in order to find the most popular sports: Good luck on picking your next winning bet.

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