September was a bad month for bettors -- but a good one for Nevada sportsbooks, which recorded record highs, ESPN reported.
According to a September revenue report released Tuesday by the Nevada Gaming Control Board, sportsbooks in Nevada recorded $571 million in bets and won $56.3 million. Those figures are record-highs, with the wagered amount topping October 2017’s $565 million total, while the amount won tops the September 2012 record of $53.3 million, ESPN reported.
Football betting was the reason behind the record numbers, ESPN reported. Bettors wagered approximately $389 million on college football and National Football League games during September, and lost a net amount of $44.3 million.
It was the 62nd straight month that Nevada sportsbooks have won against bettors. The last time the state lost money was July 2013, when bettors cleared $548,000, ESPN reported.
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