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Nevada sportsbooks post big win in January

Nevada sportsbooks won $52.4 million in January from a betting handle, or amount wagered, of $646.5 million, according to figures released Thursday by the state’s Gaming Control Board.

The win was the fourth-highest total in state history, and the handle was the second-highest ever, according to GCB senior research analyst Michael Lawton.

The books won $25.6 million on football, $22.2 million on basketball and $1.7 million on hockey.

Bets made on mobile apps accounted for $23.1 million of the win and $363.5 million in wagers, or 56.2 percent of the handle.

Contact reporter Todd Dewey at tdewey@reviewjournal.com. Follow @tdewey33 on Twitter.

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