Online poker betting hits a record high during the pandemic

Weston Blasi
Online poker betting hits a record high during the pandemic

With most sports leagues on hiatus and casinos across the country closed because of the coronavirus, a lot of people have been placing bets online from home, leading to several records in online gambling numbers in 2020. Among the states that have seen huge jumps in online poker numbers are New Jersey and Pennsylvania. New Jersey took in a record $79.9 million from online poker and casino games in April — a 118% increase from the $36.6 million in revenue the state had in April 2019, according to the state.