For the fifth consecutive month, New Jersey set a monthly record for sports betting handle as gamblers wagered nearly $1 billion on sporting events in December.

Garden State bettors placed $996 million in bets throughout the month, according to numbers released by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement. December’s figures best the record set a month earlier when $803 million in bets were placed with New Jersey’s online and retail sportsbooks.

The revenue generated from the…

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