By CBSNewYork Team

TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — More than $1 billion in sports bets were placed in New Jersey in September.

New Jersey is the first state to reach that milestone.

After winning bets and expenses were paid, $82 million went to casinos and tracks.

Overall, the New Jersey gambling industry saw a 40% increase in revenue from a year ago.

CBSNewYork Team