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Football helps NJ sports bets nearly double to $184 million..

Figures released Friday by the state Division of Gaming Enforcement show nearly $184 million was bet on in New Jersey last month, up from nearly $96 million in August.

NJ betting began mid-June, it attracted over $330 million in bets in the state. The industry in New Jersey has been keeping just under 8 percent of the amount bet as earnings after winning bets are paid out.

Resorts Digital, the online arm of Resorts Casino, which has partnered with DraftKings, reported $8.5 million in sports betting revenue in September. The Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, where FanDuel runs the sports book, reported $7.2 million, and Monmouth Park, where William Hill runs the racetrack sport book, reported $2.2 million for the month.

"Consumer response continued to exceed our expectations in September," said FanDuel spokesman Kevin Hennessy. "We are encouraged to see strong momentum in New Jersey."

Among casinos, the Borgata had $2.5 million in sports betting revenue, while the Ocean Resort had nearly $1.3 million and the Golden Nugget had $1.1 million, with others reporting lesser amounts.

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