Legal US Sports Betting Revenue, Handle And Tax Totals Since PASPA Repeal

The U.S. gambling industry, including casinos, lotteries, and daily fantasy sports sites, scored a monumental win in May 2018 when the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992. That opened the floodgates to state-by-state legalization and regulation of sports betting.

Previously, single-game sports wagering was confined to the state of Nevada, and Las Vegas became the mecca of U.S. sports betting. However, legal sports wagering has expanded to more than 20 states and counting as of May 2020. The American Gaming Association previously estimated that sports bettors in the U.S. were wagering $150 billion annually, prior to the overturning of PASPA, yet only about $5 billion of that was happening legally — in Nevada.

Some states have legalized only brick and mortar (B&M) sportsbooks for now, while others have also permitted online/mobile wagering; demand has been enormous and some states have seen as much as 90% of all bets in the state placed via online/mobile.

Below is a look at reported figures by legal markets in the exploding U.S. market, now more than two years since PASPA fell. Keep in mind that some states report robust information regarding legal wagers, while in others, data is sparse.

Legal U.S. sports betting revenue figures

The following table shows the sports betting handle (total dollars wagered), sportsbook revenue (gross revenue produced by legal sportsbooks, collectively), hold percentage across all sportsbooks in the state (percentage of dollars wagered the sportsbooks “kept,” producing the revenue), and state taxes collected.

Details for each state follow in individual sections below. You can click on the state in the below table to go directly to that state’s section. Note that state taxes indicates only taxes that the state ultimately receives, excluding local municipal taxes and certain administrative fees. The figures date back to May 2018, the month that the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the 1992 federal ban on full-fledged sports wagering outside Nevada.

StateTotal HandleGross Revenue Win RateGross Sportsbook RevenueAdjusted Sportsbook RevenueState Taxes CollectedLegal Betting Start Date
Arizona$777,310,2208.74%$67,957,282$10,747,998$1,054,234September 2021
Arkansas$104,095,24313.56%$14,117,676$14,117,676$1,955,318July 2019
Colorado$4,571,833,1176.59%$301,184,848$126,467,043$13,895,173May 2020
Connecticut$186,370,65311.39%$21,233,425$16,182,451$2,225,087October 2021
Delaware$459,371,38720.38%$93,630,534$69,678,550$48,092,642June 2018
District of Columbia$263,187,89514.88%$39,159,080$39,159,080$3,912,028May 2020
Illinois$8,115,018,4887.60%$616,882,135$616,882,135$92,532,320March 2020
Indiana$5,571,027,2348.26%$460,251,994$460,251,994$43,723,946September 2019
Iowa$2,828,913,7456.18%$147,794,235$141,676,772$12,876,013August 2019
Louisiana$27,639,95220.57%$5,685,706$5,685,706$568,571November 2021
Maryland$16,552,43019.15%$3,170,000$3,128,660$469,297December 2021
Michigan$3,582,039,2668.99%$322,107,861$164,042,815$8,206,075March 2020
Mississippi$1,419,335,20511.70%$165,997,926$165,997,926$19,927,222August 2018
March 2020
New Hampshire$910,365,3807.05%$64,215,084$64,215,084$29,749,658December 2019
New Jersey$21,553,515,2187.19%$1,548,996,401$1,548,996,401$191,457,137June 2018
New Mexico----October 2018
New York$342,091,85912.01%$41,069,688$41,069,688$4,124,929June 2019
Oregon$595,118,1638.97%$53,394,710$53,394,710$53,394,710August 2019
Pennsylvania$10,890,339,6897.82%$851,716,307$597,622,742$203,191,736November 2018
Rhode Island$881,020,7769.13%$80,478,862$80,478,862$41,498,433November 2018
South Dakota$1,976,17712.36%$244,276$244,276$21,985September 2021
Tennessee$2,700,476,0008.96%$241,848,908$206,818,590$41,683,918November 2020
Virginia$2,795,194,5259.10%$254,380,648$120,743,760$18,610,903January 2021
West Virginia$1,209,950,8938.07%$97,609,729$97,609,729$8,296,828August 2018
Wyoming$28,063,13411.39%$3,196,163$1,022,620$65,232September 2021

Arizona sorts betting totals

Arizona market snapshot

Arizona completed a rather speedy process from governor’s signature to approval with its launch before the start of the NFL season in September. Governor Doug Ducey and the state legislature was able to craft a bill that included tribal gaming interests as well as professional teams as both were able to obtain mobile and retail sports wagering licenses. The Arizona Department of Gaming has issued 18 licenses, and there are currently nine operators accepting wagers on line. The first two months showed there was a sizable appetite for sports betting as handle totaled nearly $800 million.

MonthCasinos (Online Operators)Total HandleGross RevenueAdjusted RevenueGross Win RateTaxes
Sep-212 (8)$291,212,868$31,630,740$392,41810.86%$31,393
Oct-212 (9)$486,097,352$36,326,542$10,355,5807.47%$1,022,841
  • Date legalized:  April 2021
  • Arizona legal B&M sportsbooks first launched: Sep. 9, 2021
  • Arizona legal online/mobile sportsbooks first launched: Sep. 9, 2021
  • Regulator: Arizona Department of Gaming
  • Biggest monthly handle to date: $479,255,072 (Oct. ’21)
  • Biggest monthly gross revenue to date: $36,326,542 (Oct. ’21)
  • Number of brick-and-mortar sportsbooks operating:  2
  • Number of online sportsbooks operating: 9
  • Leading sportsbooks (revenue and/or handle): DraftKings, FanDuel, BetMGM
  • Tax rate on sportsbook operators: 8% on gross revenue; 10% on mobile revenue

Arkansas sports betting totals

Arkansas market snapshot

Arkansas sports betting was made possible by voters, who approved Issue 4 in the 2018 November elections by a margin of 54.1-45.9 percent. Issue 4 provided the initiative to authorize casinos in five counties in the state that included three existing venues and two that will be built. Oaklawn Racing Casino was the first to accept wagers in July 2019, and Saraceno Casino Resort followed suit two months later. Southland Casino Resort was the third to start taking wagers in January, and the two remaining casinos are slated for Pope and Jefferson counties. Arkansas approved mobile wagering to ring in 2022 with a controversial revenue-sharing model that has not been looked at kindly by operators, but it is unknown when it will start in the Razorback State.

DateCasinosHandleHoldSportsbook RevenueState Taxes
Aug-213 $2,892,28510.73%$310,481$40,362
  • Date legalized:  November 2018
  • Arkansas legal B&M sportsbooks first launched: July 2019
  • Arkansas legal online/mobile sportsbooks first launched: TBD
  • Regulator: Arkansas Racing Commission
  • Biggest monthly handle to date: $9,506,183 (Oct. ’21)
  • Biggest gross revenue to date: $1,623,435 (Nov. ’21)
  • Number of brick-and-mortar sportsbooks operating:  3
  • Number of online sportsbooks operating: 0
  • Leading sportsbooks (revenue and/or handle): Southland Racing Casino
  • Tax rate on sportsbook operators: 13% on gross revenue

Colorado sports betting totals

Colorado market snapshot

Colorado sports betting was made possible by ballot referendum in November 2019, when the measure to legalize narrowly passed by 1%. The industry and player-friendly regulations to follow have resulted in what’s basically a robust test market for all groups looking to gain a foothold in the U.S. market — including Circa Sportsbook and the SuperBook, two of the Las Vegas-based titans. There may be up to 33 online sportsbooks available, one for each casino, and one physical lounge at each property. The first NFL team-sportsbook partnership was also struck in Colorado, when the Denver Broncos and FanDuel Sportsbook hooked up in June 2020.

MonthNumber of Casinos (Number Online)Total HandleMobile Handle PercentageHold PercentageGross Sportsbook RevenueAdjusted Sportsbook RevenueState Taxes
May-200 (6)$25,621,761100%10.01%$2,567,290$946,101$96,538
Jun-201 (7)$38,136,649N/A9.14%$3,484,014$2,169,978$217,023
Jul-207 (9)$59,183,62099.02%8.78%$5,196,599$2,417,311$241,867
Aug-209 (10)$128,646,20998.46%5.85%$7,519,599$1,877,911$189,462
Sep-2012 (14)$207,655,94398.18%2.01%$4,166,334($3,394,190)$69,772
Oct-2013 (15)$210,719,82197.97%8.26%$17,402,409$9,642,956$824,700
Nov-2013 (16)$231,238,84298.11%7.94%$18,354,655$8,977,427$793,820
Dec-2013 (17)$284,551,47298.56%6.03%$17,151,867$5,676,627$531,490
Jan-2116 (17)$326,903,46297.69%7.08%$23,144,505$11,730,509$1,195,744
Feb-2116 (18)$266,549,20796.87%3.92%$10,444,810$175,275$332,227
Mar-2116 (20)$300,990,84098.08%6.77%$20,365,119$10,632,015$1,060,854
Apr-2116 (20)$244,446,74098.97%7.19%$17,563,939$10,540,337$1,082,611
May-2117 (21)$248,968,19399.00%6.09%$15,154,761$5,911,265$635,641
Jun-2117 (21)$229,764,68898.83%8.59%$19,730,957$11,703,974$1,186,455
Jul-2117 (21)$181,327,99598.78%8.63%$15,652,461$9,598,984$999,111
Aug-2117 (21)$211,918,18598.28%7.19%$15,228,343$7,086,529$726,366
Sep-2117 (21)$408,314,62598.64%5.55%$22,658,630$1,816,580$483,048
Oct-2117 (25)$491,453,34298.34%5.82%$28,616,708$9,785,717$1,246,804
Nov-2117 (25)$475,441,22298.65%7.74%$36,781,848$19,171,547$1,981,640

  • Date legalized:  November 2019
  • Colorado legal B&M sportsbooks first launched: May 1, 2020
  • Colorado legal online/mobile sportsbooks first launched: May 1, 2020
  • Regulator: Colorado Limited Gaming Commission
  • Biggest monthly handle to date: $491,453,342 (Oct. ’21)
  • Biggest monthly gross revenue to date: $36,781,848 (Nov. ’21)
  • Number of brick-and-mortar sportsbooks operating:  17
  • Number of online sportsbooks operating: 25
  • Leading sportsbooks (revenue and/or handle): Undetermined
  • Tax rate on sportsbook operators: 10% on net sports betting proceeds

Connecticut sports betting totals

Connecticut market snapshot

The Nutmeg State legalized sports wagering on May 19, 2021, by Gov. Ned Lamont and launched six months later on Oct. 19, but getting to that point was sometimes a painstaking process. Connecticut has a semi-hybrid approach in which the two key gaming venues in the state run by the tribes — Foxwoods (Mashentucket Pequot) and Mohegan — have teamed with DraftKings and FanDuel, respectively, with those compacts for Class III Gaming published in September. The Connecticut Lottery has paired with SugarHouse, run by Rush Street Interactive, for its online sports wagering offerings, and RSI will also have access to 15 off-retail locations throughout the state as part of a 10-year deal with the state lottery agency.

MonthHandleWin RateGross Gaming RevenueAdjusted Gaming RevenueTaxes
  • Date legalized: May 19, 2021.
  • Connecticut legal B&M sportsbooks first launched: Oct. 12, 2021
  • Connecticut online/mobile sportsbooks launched: Oct. 19, 2021
  • Regulator: Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection
  • Biggest monthly handle to date: $131,729,179 (Nov. ’21)
  • Biggest monthly gross revenue to date: $16,330,254 (Nov. ’21)
  • Number of brick-and-mortar sportsbooks operating: 2
  • Number of retail sites: 15
  • Number of online sportsbooks operating: 3
  • Leading sportsbooks: DraftKings operates via Foxwoods, FanDuel operates via Mohegan Sun, and SugarHouse operates via the Connecticut Lottery.
  • Tax rate on sportsbook operators: The tax rate is 13.75% on adjusted gaming revenue, with operators permitted to set aside 25% of gross revenue as promotional.

Delaware sports betting totals

Delaware market snapshot

The First State was actually among four states (including Nevada, Oregon, and Montana that had limited sports wagering “grandfathered” under PASPA, allowing the Delaware Lottery to offer NFL parlay betting even after Congress passed the ban. Once PASPA was struck down, Delaware beat New Jersey to the punch, accepting the first straight bet outside Nevada on June 5, 2018. Online sports betting is not yet legal in the state.

MonthNumber of Casinos (Number Online)Total HandleGGR/AGR HoldGross Gaming RevenueAdjusted Gaming RevenueState Taxes
Jun-183 (0 Mobile)$7,003,72514.28%/12.50%$1,000,247$875,216$437,069
Jul-183 (0 Mobile)$8,214,7656.42%/5.61%$527,140$461,247$230,614
Aug-183 (0 Mobile)$8,018,35412.26%/10.26%$983,051$822,736$457,984
Sep-183 (0 Mobile)$23,257,96533.57%/25.68%$7,807,511$5,971,960$4,118,974
Oct-183 (0 Mobile)$21,231,42712.09%/7.73%$2,565,956$1,640,592$1,299,481
Nov-183 (0 Mobile)$24,206,09010.35%/6.64%$2,505,849$1,608,339$998,477
Dec-183 (0 Mobile)$23,419,53924.81%/18.24%$5,810,006$4,272,220$2,989,388
Jan-193 (0 Mobile)$14,130,06919.02%/14.83%$2,687,370$2,094,840$1,311,323
Feb-193 (0 Mobile)$8,709,205-7.08%/-5.46%($616,941)($475,772)$0
Mar-193 (0 Mobile)$10,483,12817.92%/15.67%$1,879,046$1,643,044$821,072
Apr-193 (0 Mobile)$6,088,18311.56%/10.10%$703,739$614,839$307,046
May-193 (0 Mobile)$5,920,7667.84%/6.85%$464,333$405,293$202,247
Jun-193 (0 Mobile)$6,325,4648.43%/7.37%$533,378$466,019$222,733
Jul-193 (0 Mobile)$3,920,97414.79%/12.94%$579,897$507,199$253,516
Aug-193 (0 Mobile)$4,745,74712.35%/10.39%$586,057$493,106$241,770
Sep-193 (0 Mobile)$18,781,40631.84%/23.56%$5,979,896$4,425,641$3,123,828
Oct-193 (0 Mobile)$16,066,02328.89%/21.09%$4,640,776$3,388,776$2,358,625
Nov-193 (0 Mobile)$16,850,85425.13%/17.89%$4,235,147$3,014,647$2,167,507
Dec-193 (0 Mobile)$20,466,56120.40%/14.52%$4,174,861$2,972,117$2,032,440
Jan-203 (0 Mobile)$11,187,01122.59%/17.84%$2,527,313$1,995,975$1,190,481
Feb-203 (0 Mobile)$7,279,650-5.64%/-4.16%($410,665)($303,119)$0
Mar-203 (0 Mobile)$3,877,06816.85%/14.71%$653,127$570,442$284,802
Apr-203 (0 Mobile)$00.00%$0($104)$0
May-203 (0 Mobile)$00.00%$0($15)$0
Jun-203 (0 Mobile)$00.00%$0($33)$0
Jul-202 (0 Mobile)$209,2826.62%/5.67%$13,845$11,862$5,831
Aug-202 (0 Mobile)$2,957,63414.19%/12.39%$419,561$366,323$182,844
Sep-203 (0 Mobile)$12,439,30222.53%/15.74%$2,803,023$1,958,567$1,402,669
Oct-203 (0 Mobile)$17,086,03428.94%/20.39%$4,945,187$3,483,045$2,534,638
Nov-203 (0 Mobile)$19,510,09341.84%/30.25%$8,162,861$5,901,514$4,437,584
Dec-203 (0 Mobile)$15,696,68128.08%/19.73%$4,408,081$3,097,116$2,341,189
Jan-213 (0 Mobile)$15,649,25421.01%/17.49%$3,288,405$2,737,097$1,553,487
Feb-213 (0 Mobile)$7,519,7109.03%/7.92%$679,021$595,680$254,200
Mar-213 (0 Mobile)$6,666,11516.57%/14.48%$1,104,860$965,419$482,174
Apr-213 (0 Mobile)$5,470,25018.70%/16.34%$1,022,928$893,960$446,688
3 (0 Mobile)$7,060,91110.98%/9.59%$775,611$677,441$338,232
Jun-213 (0 Mobile)$5,958,13712.39%/10.81%$737,985$644,367$321,634
Jul-213 (0 Mobile)$4,110,58127.88%/15.40%$1,146,040$633,084$316,107
Aug-213 (0 Mobile)$5,251,47110.31%/8.63%$541,369$453,422$224,174
Sep-213 (0 Mobile)$13,702,75532.26%/23.37%$4,420,661$3,202,534$2,341,630
Oct-213 (0 Mobile)$22,238,32120.84%/13.95%$4,635,199$3,102,693$2,319,322
Nov-213 (0 Mobile)$15,567,06740.00%/29.34%$6,226,325$4,567,121$3,391,917
Dec-213 (0 Mobile)$12,638,955-7.69%/-7.67%($972,382)($969,519)$148,405
Note: Delaware’s reported sports betting numbers are a combination of its three sportsbooks and sports lottery retailers who are permitted to offer only NFL parlay tickets.
  • Date legalized: Immediately upon PASPA getting struck down, based on state’s existing laws.
  • Delaware legal B&M sportsbooks first launched: June 2018
  • Delaware online/mobile sportsbooks launched: Not currently legal
  • Regulator: Delaware Lottery
  • Biggest monthly handle to date: $24,206,090 (Nov. ’18)
  • Biggest monthly gross revenue to date: $5,971,960 (Sep. ’18)
  • Number of brick-and-mortar sportsbooks operating: 3
  • Number of retail parlay card sites: 114
  • Number of online sportsbooks operating: 0
  • Leading sportsbooks: For all three sportsbooks in the state, Scientific Games operates systems and software, while Caesars Sportsbook (formerly William Hill) manages oddsmaking/risk-management.
  • Tax rate on sportsbook operators: Delaware uses a revenue-sharing arrangement that gives 12.5% to Scientific Games, and the remaining amount is divided between the state (50%) and casinos that take the wagers (40%). The remaining 10% is taken out to support the state’s horse tracks.

District of Columbia sports betting totals

District of Columbia market snapshot

It took a while for the nation’s capital to get going after the D.C. Council legalized it in December 2018 and Mayor Muriel Bowser signed the measure into law in January 2019. The first bets through the city’s mobile app, GambetDC, run by DC Lottery, were not made until May 2020. The road to launch had a series bumps and hiccups, and many people ultimately were not thrilled with the GambetDC platform and offerings. Bookmaker William Hill entered the field in August 2020, with a physical sportsbook at Capital One Arena — the first sportsbook to operate at a sporting venue in the United States.

MonthTotal HandleHold PercentageSportsbook RevenuesDistrict Taxes
  • Legalization date: January 23, 2019 (signed into law by D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser)
  • First retail sportsbook launched: May 28, 2020
  • First mobile sportsbook launched: May 28, 2020
  • Regulator: DC Lottery
  • Biggest monthly handle to date: $24,918,457 (Oct. ’21)
  • Biggest monthly gross revenue to date: $4,434,928 (Nov. ’21)
  • Number of brick-and-mortar sportsbooks: 2 (Caesars by William Hill at Capital One Arena, Grand Central)
  • Number of online sportsbooks: 3 (GambetDC, Caesars by William Hill, BetMGM)
  • Leading sportsbooks: Caesars by William Hill, GambetDC, BetMGM
  • Tax Rate: 10%

Illinois sports betting totals

Illinois market snapshot

The first brick-and-mortar sportsbook launched on March 9 at the Rivers Casino in Des Plaines, followed by the Argosy Casino Alton on March 12. The Illinois enabling legislation for sports betting requires in-person registration for online betting accounts. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic shutting down casinos, Gov. J.B. Pritzker suspended that requirement first on June 4, 2020, allowing the first Illinois sportsbook to go online — the BetRivers sportsbook through Rivers Casino — and has done so on multiple occasions since mid-August. Casinos have been closed and re-opened twice, with the latest re-opening taking place in mid-January.

DateNumber of Casinos (Number Online)Overall HandleMobile HandleMobile Handle PercentagePre/Post Hold PercentageSportsbook RevenueState Taxes
Mar-202 (0)$997,382$00.00%7.22/7.22%$72,028$10,804
Apr-200 (0)$0$00.00%0.00/0.00%$0$0
May-200 (0)$0$00.00%0.00/0.00%$0$0
June-201 (1)$8,281,803$8,281,803100.00%9.82/4.45%$368,651$55,298
July-202 (1)$52,524,612$48,524,59292.38%9.08/6.90%$3,623,985$537,264
Sep-208 (5)$305,223,938$283,061,44292.73%3.85/2.24%$6,837,289$1,025,593
Oct-208 (5)$434,567,105$409,780,22994.30%10.02/9.71%$42,200,300$6,330,045
Nov-208 (5)$449,474,389$433,694,60896.49%9.10%$41,286,027$6,192,904
Dec-200 (5)$491,720,536$491,720,536100.00%4.86%$23,873,152$3,580,973
Jan-218 (5)$581,553,300$575,232,46598.91%8.24%$47,945,298$7,191,795
Feb-218 (5)$509,794,592$490,203,46096.16%6.94%$35,393,768$5,309,065
Mar-2111 (6)$633,614,957$609,045,17696.12%6.99%$44,317,702$6,647,655
Apr-2111 (6)$537,158,723$513,245,93295.55%8.12%$43,605,926$6,540,899
May-2111 (6)$507,279,761$482,503,03695.12%7.14%$36,230,990$5,434,648
Jun-2111 (6)$476,517,310$451,691,93694.79%9.97%$47,517,215$7,127,582
Jul-2111 (6)$369,134,820$348,446,03894.40%10.19%$37,611,594$5,641,739
Aug-2111 (6)$400,359,760$380,217,27794.97%6.71%$26,849,155$4,027,373
Sep-2111 (6)$596,455,693$569,898,89495.85%6.70%$39,991,466$5,998,720
Oct-2111 (6)$840,440.434$803,449,36795.60%6.26%$52,596,844$7,889,527
Nov-2111 (6)$779,853,367$745,967,17095.65%10.17%$79,327,385$11,899,108
  • Date legalized: June 28, 2019
  • Legal Indiana B&M sportsbooks first launched: March 9, 2020
  • Legal lllinois mobile sportsbooks first launched: June 18, 2020
  • Regulator: Illinois Gaming Board
  • Biggest monthly handle to date: $840,440,434 (Oct. ’21)
  • Biggest monthly gross revenue to date: $79,327,385 (Nov. ’21)
  • Number of B&M sportsbooks operating: 7
  • Number of horse racing tracks operating: 2 and 2 OTB sites
  • Number of online sportsbooks operating: 6
  • Leading sportsbooks (revenue and/or handle): DraftKings, FanDuel, BetRivers
  • Tax rate on sportsbook operators: 15%

Indiana sports betting totals

Indiana market snapshot

The first brick-and-mortar sportsbooks launched shortly before the 2019 football seasons and online sportsbooks shortly thereafter. Betting handle has steadily increased beyond $300 million per month following the resumption of sports post-COVID-19, and alongside it, as more sportsbooks came online, the percentage of legal wagers placed via mobile devices/online increased to roughly 80%.  The Hoosier State is an open, competitive marketplace that we expect will continue to flourish.

MonthNumber of Casinos (Number Online)Total HandleMobile Handle DollarsMobile Handle PercentageHold PercentageSportsbook RevenueState Taxes
Sep-1914 (0 Mobile)$35,215,416$0.000.00%24.30%$8,558,974$813,103
Oct-1914 (3 Mobile)$91,697,393$48,014,32052.36%12.58%$11,538,533$1,096,160
Nov-1915 (3 Mobile)$147,276,915$96,205,37565.32%6.31%$9,298,552$883,361
Dec-1915 (4 Mobile)$161,808,925$110,574,67768.34%7.41%$11,989,909$1,139,041
Jan-2015 (4 Mobile)$170,813,254$123,372,84572.09%7.53%$12,861,015$1,221,797
Feb-2015 (5 Mobile)$187,186,223$145,893,33377.94%5.90%$11,092,752$1,053,811
Mar-2015 (6 Mobile)$74,818,802$60,797,61481.26%7.30%$5,495,640$522,085
Apr-2015 (7 Mobile)$26,304,128$26,304,128100.00%5.93%$1,559,884$148,189
May-2015 (8 Mobile)$37,334,940$37,334,940100.00%8.52%$3,179,968$302,097
Jun-2015 (8 Mobile)$29,783,580$29,149,09697.87%9.81%$2,922,108$277,601
Jul-2015 (8 Mobile)$70,474,221$64,545,92191.59%9.39%$6,658,465$632,544
Aug-2015 (8 Mobile)$169,018,238$143,900,56785.14%5.82%$9,834,881$934,314
Sept-2015 (9 Mobile)$207,450,106$173,170,39183.48%6.89%$14,283,702$1,356,952
Oct-2015 (10 Mobile)$230,932,251$193,031,44083.59%9.14%$21,098,460$2,004,354
Nov-2015 (11 Mobile)$251,403,994$213,687,91185.00%10.08%$25,332,120$2,406,551
Dec-2015 (11 Mobile)$313,112,474$263,072,90584.02%7.76%$24,306,695$2,309,136
Jan-2115 (10 Mobile)$348,244,676$296,505,20785.14%8.42%$29,330,069$2,786,357
Feb-2115 (10 Mobile)$273,893,073$241,027,55788.00%6.19%$16,955,904$1,610,811
Mar-2115 (10 Mobile)$316,717,762$279,184,33788.15%8.32%$26,350,639$2,503,311
Apr-2115 (10 Mobile)$236,403,308$209,070,98088.44%8.49%$20,079,106$1,907,522
May-2115 (11 Mobile)$254,445,226$220,189,26486.54%7.41%$18,853,192$1,791,053
Jun-2115 (12 Mobile)$246,321,671$218,409,66388.67%10.34%$25,464,800$2,419,156
Jul-2115 (12 Mobile)$194,492,669$174,579,64189.75%8.97%$17,453,179$1,658,052
Aug-2115 (12 Mobile)$215,636,824$195,239,18990.54%7.67%$16,537,681$1,571,080
Sep-2115 (12 Mobile)$355,425,184$320,128,25190.07%9.53%$33,878,239$3,218,433
Oct-2115 (12 Mobile)$461,131,242$411,944,58389.33%6.00%$27,683,035$2,629,888
Nov-2115 (12 Mobile)$463,684,739$422,912,75291.21%10.28%$47,654,492$4,527,177
  • Date legalized: May 8, 2019
  • Legal Indiana B&M sportsbooks first launched: Sept. 1, 2019
  • Legal Indiana mobile sportsbooks first launched: Oct. 3, 2019
  • Regulator: Indiana Gaming Commission
  • Biggest monthly handle to date: $463,684,739 (Nov. ’21)
  • Biggest monthly gross revenue to date: $47,654,492 (Nov. ’21)
  • Number of B&M sportsbooks operating: 11, plus 2 racetracks and 3 OTBs
  • Number of online sportsbooks operating: 12
  • Leading sportsbooks (revenue and/or handle): DraftKings, FanDuel Sportsbook
  • Tax rate on sportsbook operators: 9.5% for both.

Iowa sports betting totals

Iowa market snapshot

Iowa was one of fastest moving states from legalization to launch, needing only three months. State sportsbooks launched retail and mobile on the same day. With the turning of the calendar to 2021, bettors in Iowa can now use remote registration to open a mobile sports wagering account as the in-person provision expired at the end of 2020. After the COVID-19 pandemic, Iowa handle has grown steadily and topped $100 million for the first time in December 2020.

MonthNumber of Casinos (Number Online)Total HandleMobile HandleMobile Handle PercentageHold PercentageSportsbook RevenueState Taxes
Aug-1913 (7 Mobile)$8,576,341$3,670,44642.80%25.21%$2,161,807$145,915
Sep-1915 (7 Mobile)$38,545,352$21,810,31656.58%12.87%$4,959,745$334,780
Oct-1918 (7 Mobile)$46,500,331$25,923,74855.75%12.17%$5,658,131$381,379
Nov-1918 (9 Mobile)$59,344,806$33,665,75256.73%6.07%$3,599,750$242,903
Dec-1919 (10 Mobile)$59,258,838$33,450,31856.45%4.90%$2,904,257$198,872
Jan-2019 (10 Mobile)$58,027,141$33,846,09558.30%5.50%$3,234,794$223,571
Feb-2019 (10 Mobile)$56,920,783$37,786,87266.30%1.30%$755,334$97,962
Mar-2019 (10 Mobile)$19,576,985$13,316,06868.00%5.90%$1,171,164$79,171
Apr-2019 (12 Mobile)$1,568,497$1,568,497100.00%9.60%$150,331$9,502
May-2019 (13 Mobile)$6,976,637$6,976,637100.00%7.18%$501,062$32,111
June-2019 (13 Mobile)$12,711,201$11,581,72791.11%4.88%$620,740$42,033
July-2019 (13 Mobile)$22,859,622$17,770,14077.74%9.82%$2,244,012$151,919
Aug-2019 (13 Mobile)$50,313,674$34,993,35169.55%5.97%$3,003,945$202,316
Sep-2019 (13 Mobile)$72,397,241$50,010,62369.07%7.14%$5,167,819$348,828
Oct-2019 (17 Mobile)$81,902,416$56,886,20769.46%11.11%$9,098,995$612,967
Nov-2019 (17 Mobile)$87,169,919$62,409,86071.60%9.34%$8,144,096$549,726
Dec-2019 (17 Mobile)$104,815,630$78,074,46274.49%7.19%$7,537,004$508,748
Jan-2119 (17 Mobile)$149,524,789$120,760,37780.76%7.59%$11,343,303$765,673
Feb-2119 (17 Mobile)$143,615,170$125,218,44787.19%5.37%$7,708,148$520,444
Mar-2119 (18 Mobile)$161,439,561$139,389,14686.34%8.33%$13,454,158$908,011
Apr-2119 (18 Mobile)$118,355,535$104,514,35088.31%6.53%$7,725,272$521,455
May-2119 (18 Mobile)$114,882,963$99,916,36786.97%5.34%$6,133,477$414,175
Jun-2119 (18 Mobile)$111,176,671$95,130,92985.57%7.58%$8,424,699$568,502
Jul-2119 (18 Mobile)$88,936,377$77,923,57387.62%7.98%$7,097,826$479,479
Aug-2119 (18 Mobile)$108,417,527$96,067,27188.61%6.09%$6,604,647$486,608
Sep-2119 (18 Mobile)$210,434,587$186,544,04488.65%2.72%$5,716,038$512,951
Oct-2119 (18 Mobile)$280,899,986$249,911,71088.97%2.33%$6,556,218$514,642
Nov-2119 (18 Mobile)$287,247,116$260,368,27290.64%6.87%$19,746,266$2,063,733
Dec-2119 (18 Mobile)$266,518,049$241,711,91690.69%5.02%$13,371,197$957,637
  • Date legalized:  May 13, 2019
  • Iowa legal B&M sportsbooks first launched:  Aug. 15, 2019
  • Iowa legal online/mobile sportsbooks first launched: Aug. 15, 2019
  • Regulator: Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission
  • Biggest monthly handle to date: $287,247,116 (Nov. ’21)
  • Biggest monthly gross revenue to date: $19,746,266 (Nov. ’21)
  • Number of brick-and-mortar sportsbooks operating:  19
  • Number of online sportsbooks operating: 18
  • Leading sportsbooks (revenue and/or handle): Caesars Sportsbook (formerly William Hill) at Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino (and online)
  • Tax rate on sportsbook operators: 6.75% on gross revenue

Louisiana sports betting totals

Louisiana market snapshot

Louisiana was able to launch retail sports betting within one calendar year after voters approved it on a parish-by-parish basis in a November 2020 referendum. Overall, 56 of the state’s 64 parishes approved sports wagering, and thanks to geofencing technology, mobile wagering will be able to be conducted where approved. Hurricane Ida, however, slowed the path for launching mobile wagering as the Louisiana State Patrol is in charge of the vetting process for operator applications. That said, with each casino permitted to have two online skins and an expected mobile launch in early 2022, likely in time for Mardi Gras, sports bettors will indeed “laissez le bon temps ruler.”

MonthCasinos (Online)HandleGross RevenueGross Win RateAdjusted Win RateTaxes
Nov-218 (0)$27,639,592$5,685,70620.57%$5,685,706$568,571
  • Date legalized:  November 2020
  • Louisiana legal B&M sportsbooks first launched:  Oct. 30, 2021
  • Louisiana online/mobile sportsbooks first launched: TBD
  • Regulator: Louisiana Gaming Control Board
  • Biggest monthly handle to date: $27,639,592 (Nov. ’21)
  • Biggest monthly gross revenue to date: $5,685,706 (Nov. ’21)
  • Number of brick-and-mortar sportsbooks operating:  8
  • Number of online sportsbooks operating: 0
  • Leading sportsbooks (revenue and/or handle): Unknown, expected to be Caesars, DraftKings, and FanDuel
  • Tax rate on sportsbook operators: 10% on gross revenue

Maryland sports betting totals

Maryland market snapshot

Maryland voters legalized sports betting via referendum on a simple “yes” or “no” question in November 2020, and Gov. Larry Hogan signed a sports betting measure into law in May 2021. While there have been fits and starts moving forward, retail sports wagering did launch before the end of the calendar year in early December. That will be the lone source of wagering for much of 2022 as the regulatory progress for mobile wagering is going at a much slower rate than retail. There is plenty of appetite for wagering as the law allows for up to 60 sportsbook licenses in Maryland, with a focus on “lens of inclusion” offering opportunities for women-owned and minority-owned sportsbooks to enter the marketplace. There are 13 entities that will be able to offer a mobile sports betting skin with their license, including the Ravens, Orioles, and Washington Football team, and there will be incentive to get them up and running quickly considering the Old Line State is surrounded by states and jurisdictions already offering sports betting in Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and West Virginia.

MonthNumber of Casinos (Online)HandleGross Revenue Gross Revenue Win RateAdjusted RevenueTaxes
Dec-215 (0)$16,552,430$3,170,00019.15%$3,128,660$469,297
  • Date legalized:  November 2020
  • Maryland legal B&M sportsbooks first launched:  Dec. 9, 2021
  • Maryland online/mobile sportsbooks first launched: TBD
  • Regulator: Maryland Lottery and Gaming
  • Biggest monthly handle to date: $16,552,430 (Dec. ’21)
  • Biggest monthly gross revenue to date: $3,170,000 (Dec. ’21)
  • Number of brick-and-mortar sportsbooks operating:  5
  • Number of online sportsbooks operating: 0
  • Leading sportsbooks (revenue and/or handle): FanDuel, BetMGM, Caesars
  • Tax rate on sportsbook operators: 15% on adjusted revenue

Michigan sports betting totals

Michigan market snapshot

Sports betting is now legal in the great state of Michigan. After a surprising veto by outgoing Governor Rick Snyder in December 2018 of a bill that had bipartisan support, lawmakers were able to seal the deal with Snyder’s successor Gretchen Whitmer in December 2019. Sports betting is allowed at all three of Detroit’s casinos, and legislators were able to work in tandem with tribes across the Great Lakes State — sports betting should be available throughout the state once the COVID-19 pandemic recedes. The Wolverine State recently launched online sports wagering en masse in January as 11 operators are live, and there may be still more to come.

MonthNumber of Casinos (Number Online)Total HandleMobile HandleMobile Handle PercentageHold Percentage
Gross Sportsbook Revenue
Adjusted Sportsbook RevenueState Taxes
Mar-203 (0)$593,956$00.00%17.77%$105,548$105,548$3,990
Apr-203 (0)-----
May-203 (0)-----
June-203 (0)-----
July-203 (0)-----
Aug-203 (0)$15,774,256$00.00%12.56%$1,977,052$1,977,052$74,733
Sep-203 (0)$33,503,929$00.00%13.06%$4,376,407$4,376,407$165,428
Oct-203 (0)$46,120,824$00.00%16.47%$7,596,972$7,596,972$287,166
Nov-203 (0)$25,080,140$00.00%9.32%$2,337,638$2,337,638$88,363
Dec-203 (0)$9,720,393$00.00%19.37%$1,883,240$1,883,240$71,186
Jan-213 (11)$150,849,896$115,165,70276.34%11.55%/-0.75%$17,423,561($1,125,806)$265,282
Feb-213 (12)$325,569,037$301,857,05492.72%9.10%/2.89%$29,642,991$9,395,292$146,580
Mar-213 (12)$383,681,892$359,450,16293.68%9.18%/5.72%$35,240,684$21,951,244$648,202
Apr-213 (12)$274,212,630$249,874,94891.12%7.99%/4.53%$21,922,961$12,424,095$371,132
May-213 (12)$257,748,035$237,551,15892.16%8.23%/4.51%$21,208,009$11,624,972$681,249
Jun-213 (13)$259,504,203$235,125,33590.61%10.50%/7.34%$27,244,793$19,055,771$1,014,359
Jul-213 (14)$206,277,088$187,994,30591.14%10.07%/6.61%$20,766,255$13,632,049$808,027
Aug-213 (15)$208,565,955$192,277,78592.19%8.41%/4.41%$17,536,274$9,207,392$603,076
Sep-213 (15)$386,780,231$354,251,74491.59%7.02%/0.90%$27,135,351$3,479,962$557,758
Oct-213 (15)$497,565,425$463,344,08793.12%8.31%/3.63%$26,947,290$7,334,273$652,884
Nov-213 (15)$500,521,376$473,827,49194.67%11.74%/7.75%$58,762,385$38,786,714$1,766,660
Note: Numbers for March 2020 represent a limited number of days. MGM Grand Detroit and Greektown began accepting RSB wagers on 3/11/2020 at 1:00 pm, and MotorCity on 3/12/2020 at 10:00 am. Operations then stopped due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Date legalized:  Dec. 13, 2019.
  • Michigan legal retail sportsbooks first launched: March 11, 2020
  • Michigan legal mobile sportsbooks first launched: Jan. 22, 2021.
  • Regulator: Michigan Gaming Control Board
  • Biggest monthly handle to date: $500,521,376 (Nov. ’21)
  • Biggest monthly gross revenue to date: $58,762,385 (Nov. ’21)
  • Number of brick-and-mortar sportsbooks operating: 3
  • Number of online sportsbooks operating: 15
  • Tax rate on sportsbook operators: 3.78% on gross revenue

Mississippi sports betting totals

Mississippi market snapshot

Mississippi was one of a handful of states able to offer legal sports betting without passing new legislation, having preemptively legalized in 2019, contingent upon federal law changing (which it did). The state gaming commission oversees commercial casinos, and there are also a handful of tribal venues. But Mississippi is viewed in the industry as a somewhat untapped market — statewide mobile isn’t legal, so betting is limited to on site.

MonthNumber of Regions Total HandleHold PercentageSportsbook RevenueState Taxes
Aug-18(3 Regions)$6,270,15210.29%$645,057$77,407
Sep-18(3 Regions)$31,770,27017.32%$5,503,793$660,455
Oct-18(3 Regions)$32,837,3343.59%$1,178,343$141,401
Nov-18(3 Regions)$44,499,8833.76%$1,674,250$200,910
Dec-18(3 Regions)$41,762,04814.78%$6,174,224$740,907
Jan-19(3 Regions)$35,190,7747.94%$2,793,238$335,189
Feb-19(3 Regions)$25,148,13510.96%$2,756,439$330,773
Mar-19(3 Regions)$32,421,26415.11%$4,898,726$587,847
Apr-19(3 Regions)$19,188,76310.72%$2,057,834$246,940
May-19(3 Regions)$17,438,2886.84%$1,191,967 $143,036
Jun-19(3 Regions)$15,190,66610.70%$1,625,113$195,014
Jul-19(3 Regions)$13,383,3837.87%$1,053,776$126,453
Aug-19(3 Regions)$19,876,37014.51%$2,884,348$346,122
Sep-19(3 Regions)$37,870,98914.87%$5,631,583$675,790
Oct-19(3 Regions)$48,019,48125.60%$12,295,357$1,475,443
Nov-19(3 Regions)$56,369,0366.71%$3,784,071$454,089
Dec-19(3 Regions)$49,076,4337.09%$3,478,919$417,470
Jan-20(3 Regions)$45,190,37110.26%$4,637,966$556,555
Feb-20(3 Regions)$34,462,8226.11%$2,105,780$252,694
Mar-20(3 Regions)$10,749,4036.03%$648,647$77,838
April-20(3 Regions)$00.00%$0.00$0
May-20(3 Regions)$236,50337.08%$87,697$10,524
June-20(3 Regions)$1,575,858-3.95%($62,230)$0
July-20(3 Regions)$7,916,66916.87%$1,335,763$160,292
Aug-20(3 Regions)$40,489,1359.26%$3,748,732$449,848
Sep-20(3 Regions)$52,220,28912.64%$6,598,931$791,872
Oct-20(3 Regions)$61,192,42514.33%$8,769,600$1,052,352
Nov-20(3 Regions)$54,443,37014.89%$8,108,102$972,972
Dec-20(3 Regions)$55,298,80714.04%$7,762,542$931,505
Jan-21(3 Regions)$67,707,62813.46%$9,114,483$1,093,738
Feb-21(3 Regions)$47,807,5749.64%$4,606,840$552,821
Mar-21(3 Regions)$50,546,88610.36%$5,237,031$628,444
Apr-21(3 Regions)$32,917,83613.07%$4,300,968$516,116
May-21(3 Regions)$36,125,89610.76%$3,888,299$466,596
Jun-21(3 Regions)$43,099,1807.41%$3,194,317$383,318
Jul-21(3 Regions)$30,659,4269.42%$2,887,695$346,523
Aug-21(3 Regions)$21,436,9488.80%$1,886,405$226,369
Sep-21(3 Regions)$54,835,75316.13%$8,846,121$1,061,535
Oct-21(3 Regions)$83,527,01510.95%$9,146,353$1,097,562
Nov-21(3 Regions)$60,582,14115.72%$9,520,846$1,142,502
  • Date legalized:  Immediately upon PASPA getting struck down, based on state’s pre-existing laws.
  • Mississippi legal retail sportsbooks first launched: Aug. 1, 2018
  • Mississippi legal mobile sportsbooks first launched: Not applicable — no statewide mobile
  • Regulator: Mississippi Gaming Commission
  • Biggest monthly handle to date: $83,527,015 (Oct. ’21)
  • Biggest monthly gross revenue to date: $12,295,357 (Nov. ’19)
  • Number of brick-and-mortar sportsbooks operating: 26
  • Number of online sportsbooks operating: None – law permits wagering only on casino premises
  • Tax rate on sportsbook operators: 12% on gross revenue

Montana sport betting totals

Montana market snapshot

Run by the Montana Lottery, sports betting has been in available since March 2020. Sports wagering was made legal in March 2019 with the passage of House Bill 725 — the Sports Wagering Lottery Amendment Act of 2019 — which established the state lottery as the sole operator for sports betting. Though sports betting can be done via smartphone, bettors must be on-site at a lottery location in order to place wagers through Sports Bet Montana. People, though, can use the app to set up their accounts — which includes depositing and withdrawing funds, setting bet limits and preparing bet slips. The Montana Lottery sports betting platform is powered by Intralot.

DateCasinosHandleHoldSportsbook RevenueState Taxes
  • Date legalized:  March 2019.
  • Montana legal retail sportsbooks first launched: March 1, 2020
  • Montana legal mobile sportsbooks first launched: March 2020
  • Regulator: Montana Lottery
  • Biggest monthly handle to date: $5,799,090 (Jan. ’21)
  • Biggest monthly gross evenue to date: $1,047,566 (Nov. ’21)
  • Number of brick-and-mortar sportsbooks operating: Over 1,800 retail lottery locations
  • Number of online sportsbooks operating: 1 – Sports Bet Montana, which operate only at retail lottery locations.
  • Tax rate on sportsbook operators: N/A.

Nevada sport betting totals

Nevada market snapshot

Nevada has had legal sports betting since 1949, but lags behind more recent entries by requiring in-person registration for mobile accounts. Blame this on hospitality — many large resorts house sportsbooks and want to see patrons walk through the door and spend money on food or other gaming while registering for an account. New Jersey topped Nevada in handle just in May 2019, less than one year after New Jersey sportsbooks took their first bets. New Jersey has remote registration, and mobile handle accounts for more than 80% of the total.

MonthNumber of Sportsbooks (Number Online)Total HandleMobile Handle (Reporting began in Jan. 2020)Mobile Handle %Hold PercentageSportsbook RevenueState Taxes
Jan-20191 (15)$502,543,631$245,820,56848.92%4.01%$20,152,000$1,360,260
Feb-20191 (15)$491,782,946$218,722,46644.58%7.74%$38,064,000$2,569,320
Mar-20191 (15)$141,165,049$88,927,73863.00%1.03%$1,454,000$98,145
Apr-20*191 (15)------
May-20*191 (15)
June-20185 (15)$77,903,226$61,747,31279.26%-0.62%($483,000)$0
July-20183 (15)$163,506,494$112,898,83369.05%3.85%$6,295,000$424,913
Aug-20190 (15)$474,469,273$305,194,44464.32%3.58%$16,986,000$1,146,555
Sep-20190 (15)$575,069,930$315,472,77954.86%5.72%$32,894,000$2,220,345
Oct-20191 (15)$659,222,395$376,842,10557.16%6.43%$42,388,000$2,861,190
Nov-20188 (14)$609,536,489$343,947,36856.43%10.14%$61,807,000$4,171,973
Dec-20180 (14)$588,014,493$352,182,66359.89%6.90%$40,573,000$2,738,678
Jan-21180 (14)$646,679,012$363,679,24556.24%8.10%$52,381,000$3,535,718
Feb-21180 (14)$553,843,478$316,346,74957.12%5.75%$31,846,000$2,149,605
Mar-21180 (14)$640,781,759$385,125,44860.10%6.14%$39,344,000$2,655,720
Apr-21179 (14)$457,798,319$297,093,02364.90%5.95%$27,239,000$1,838,633
May-21175 (14)$477,583,774$297,869,95562.37%5.67%$27,079,000$1,827,833
Jun-21176 (14)$545,514,019$314,307,03657.62%5.35%$29,185,000$1,969,988
Jul-21176 (14)$409,852,217$241,950,35559.03%8.12%$33,280,000$2,246,400
Aug-21176 (14)$428,149,254$296,484,64269.25%3.35%$14,343,000$968,153
Sep-21178 (14)$786,705,370$498,214,28663.33%6.89%$54,204,000$3,658,770
Oct-21178 (14)$1,100,501,139$703,750,00061.43%4.39%$48,312,000$3,261,060
Nov-21178 (14)$1,085,550,928$777,177,77871.59%6.63%$71,972,000$4,858,110
*Nevada regulators redacted April and May 2020 sports betting numbers------
*Note: Because NV only started reporting mobile handle figures in Jan. 2020, the “mobile %” column indicates the percentage since such reporting began, not a percentage of the lifetime total handle since June ’18.
  • Date legalized: 1949
  • Nevada legal retail sportsbooks first launched: In 1975, Jackie Gaughan opened the first sportsbook inside a casino at the Union Plaza in 1975, per Las Vegas Advisor.
  • Nevada legal mobile sportsbooks first launched: 2010 via smartphone, but dating back to 2001 via intranet
  • Regulator: Nevada Gaming Control Board
  • Biggest monthly handle to date: $1,100,501,139 (Oct. ’21)
  • Biggest monthly gross revenue to date: $71,972,000 (Nov. ’21)
  • Number of brick-and-mortar sportsbooks operating: 188
  • Leading sportsbooks (revenue and/or handle): Caesars by William Hill, Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook
  • Tax rate on sportsbook operators: 6.75%

New Hampshire sports betting totals

New Hampshire market snapshot

New Hampshire legalized sports betting and appeared headed toward offering an open, competitive marketplace, as the enabling legislation permits up to 10 unique online sportsbooks. However, after the request-for-proposal phase, the New Hampshire Lottery opted to give DraftKings Sportsbook a monopoly on both retail and mobile sports betting. DraftKings offered the state a sweet deal on tax revenue to get the monopoly, but bettors now only have a single option. DraftKings launched its mobile app in late December 2019, and handle reached a high of $22 million before sports went on hiatus due to the COVID-19 crisis. The state collects a hefty 51% of gross gaming revenue as part of a deal for DraftKings to be the only operator in the state.

MonthNumber of Casinos (Number Online)Total HandleMobile Handle PercentageHold PercentageSportsbook RevenueState Taxes
Dec-191 (1)$360,726100.00%12.41%$44,759$19,403
Jan-201 (1)$16,834,974100.00%9.76%$1,643,793$713,311
Feb-201 (1)$22,130,928100.00%6.14%$1,359,395$613,679
Mar-201 (1)$8,768,769100.00%9.34%$818,605$394,229
Apr-201 (1)$3,774,688100.00%6.95%$262,393$126,090
May-201 (1)$7,180,450100.00%5.92%$424,947$187,743
June-201 (1)$8,138,722100.00%8.49%$691,103$313,156
July-20 1 (1)$11,623,208100.00%10.92%$1,268,688$602,156
Aug-202 (1)$27,496,05095.95%4.97%$1,366,338$596,720
Sep-202 (1)$41,373,62088.38%5.54%$2,290,364$990,885
Oct-202 (1)$47,055,48685.47%8.93%$4,203,875$2,001,597
Nov-202 (1)$46,523,44783.58%10.25%$4,770,459$2,323,843
Dec-202 (1)$51,649,89784.58%8.79%$4,537,653$2,137,406
Jan-212 (1)$59,795,43382.68%7.02%$4,197,029$1,886,506
Feb-212 (1)$50,995,34984.27%3.51%$1,787,930$769,387
Mar-212 (1)$55,800,09679.64%7.62%$4,254,732$1,925,260
Apr-212 (1)$46,700,71380.12%7.07%$3,302,340$1,480,847
May-212 (1)$42,367,38178.54%7.35%$3,115,230$1,433,622
Jun-212 (1)$39,268,17979.18%9.85%$3,869,773$1,797,118
Jul-212 (1)$36,724,16582.71%8.34%$3,062,545$1,468,578
Aug-212 (1)$36,319,74081.39%4.39%$1,594,235$723,016
Sep-212 (1)$68,123,24174.07%5.53%$3,767,115$1,758,214
Oct-213 (1)$98,191,30669.39%5.51%$5,409,197$2,560,651
Nov-213 (2)$83,168,81274.97%7.42%$6,172,586$2,926,241
  • Date legalized:  July 12, 2019
  • New Hampshire B&M sportsbooks launched: September 2020
  • New Hampshire legal mobile sportsbook first launched: Dec. 30, 2019
  • Regulator: New Hampshire Lottery
  • Biggest monthly handle to date: $98,191,306 (Oct. ’21)
  • Biggest monthly gross revenue to date: $6,172,586 (Nov. ’21)
  • Number of brick-and-mortar sportsbooks operating: 3
  • Number of online sportsbooks operating: 1 — (DraftKings currently has agreement granting it exclusivity)
  • Tax rate on sportsbook operator: Revenue sharing arrangement gives the state 51% of DraftKings’ gross revenue.

New Jersey sports betting totals

Every other “legal” state owes a debt of gratitude to New Jersey, which led the fight against PASPA and finally claimed victory in 2018. Very quickly after the Supreme Court ruling, New Jersey passed its new law formally legalizing sports betting and establishing rules and regulations. New Jersey’s open, competitive market has proved a huge success and a model for other states. After only two years, the Garden State has established itself as a friendly rival to Nevada in both market size and sportsbook innovation. New Jersey sportsbook lounges are open at many Atlantic City casinos, while the most popular sportsbook is a FanDuel lounge at the Meadowlands Racetrack adjacent to MetLife Stadium, about eight miles from New York City.

MonthTotal HandleMobile Handle DollarsMobile Handle PercentageHold PercentageSportsbook RevenueState Taxes
Sep-20$748,588,349$678,745,37490.67%6.02%$45,083,178 $5,604,501

New Jersey market snapshot

  • Date legalized: June 11, 2018
  • New Jersey legal retail sportsbooks first launchedJune 14, 2018
  • New Jersey legal mobile sportsbooks first launched: Aug. 8, 2019
  • Regulator: New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE)
  • Biggest monthly handle to date: $1,303,198,342 (Oct. ’21)
  • Biggest monthly gross revenue to date: $114,788,726 (Nov. ’21)
  • Number of brick-and-mortar sportsbooks operating: 12
  • Number of online sportsbooks operating: 19
  • Leading sportsbooks (revenue and/or handle): FanDuel Sportsbook, DraftKings Sportsbook
  • Fun fact: New Jersey holds seven of the top 10 monthly sports betting handles in the post-PASPA era.
  • Tax rates on operators: 13% for online, 8.5% for land-based betting revenue

New York sports betting totals

It’s complicated. An economic/gaming law passed in 2013 preemptively approved land-based sportsbooks at upstate casinos. One of former Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s final acts before his resignation was to get the framework in place for mobile wagering. While many blanched at the 51% tax rate, every operator knew it could not risk potentially missing out on the vast New York market and applied. The result? Nine operators were approved as part of two super bids in which rivals became allies of convenience. The New York State Gaming Commission moved in rapid-fire fashion through the fall to set up launch for the first weekend of 2022 with four operators — BetRivers, Caesars, DraftKings, and FanDuel — able to accept wagers. The launch dates for the other five operators is expected to come soon.

MonthNumber of Casinos (Number Online)Total Handle*Hold Percentage*Sportsbook RevenueState Taxes
Jul-192 (0)$1,365,47025.59%$349,468$34,947
Aug-194 (0)$4,647,95817.82%$828,152$82,815
Sep-194 (0)$13,060,94417.49%$2,283,865$228,387
Oct-194 (0)$14,852,61515.04%$2,233,227$223,323
Nov-194 (0)$17,161,2947.62%$1,308,296$130,830
Dec-194 (0)$16,872,5064.62%$780,418$78,042
Jan-204 (0)$17,169,30311.32%$1,943,351$194,335
Feb-204 (0)$12,872,999-1.40%($179,593)$0
Mar-204 (0)$4,186,2762.38%$99,514$9,951
Apr-204 (0)$00.00%$0$0
May-204 (0)$00.00%$0$0
Jun-204 (0)$00.00%$0$0
Jul-204 (0)$00.00%$0$0
Aug-204 (0)$00.00%$0$0
Sep-204 (0)$10,092,60413.91%$1,403,543$140,354
Oct-204 (0)$18,107,25914.49%$2,623,464$262,346
Nov-204 (0)$17,096,32015.32%$2,619,676$261,968
Dec-204 (0)$18,584,38412.15%$2,258,771$225,877
Jan-214 (0)$20,942,30917.05%$3,569,855$356,986
Feb-214 (0)$14,018,7608.23%$1,153,276$115,328
Mar-214 (0)$16,529,01511.17%$1,845,685$184,569
Apr-214 (0)$13,547,8169.76%$1,322,623$132,262
May-214 (0)$13,810,32711.51%$1,590,114$159,011
Jun-214 (0)$14,239,81913.05%$1,858,642$185,864
Jul-214 (0)$9,338,10713.64%$1,273,621$127,362
Aug-214 (0)$9,153,60211.80%$1,080,571$108,057
Sep-214 (0)$17,355,78218.36%$3,187,045$318,705
Oct-214 (0)$25,567,2966.57%$1,679,614$167,961
Nov-214 (0)$21,519,09418.39%$3,956,490$395,649
Note: The New York state sports betting totals reflect only the four commercial casinos operating retail sportsbooks. The three tribal-run casinos operating retail sportsbooks are not required to report figures to the NYS Gaming Commission.

New York market snapshot

  • Legalization date: Sportsbook lounges at upstate casinos were preemptively legalized in 2013; rules and regulations were created post-PASPA
  • New York legal retail sportsbooks first launched: July 16, 2019
  • New York legal mobile sportsbooks first launched: Jan. 8, 2022
  • Regulator: New York State Gaming Commission
  • Biggest monthly handle to date: $25,567,296 (Oct. ’21).
  • Biggest monthly gross revenue to date: $3,956,490 (Nov. ’21)
  • Number of brick-and-mortar sportsbooks operating: 7 (four commercial and three tribal)
  • Number of online sportsbooks operating: 4 (eventually 9)
  • Tax rate on sportsbook operators: 10% on land-based revenue

Oregon sports betting totals

Oregonians can bet on professional sports online via the Lottery’s ScoreBoard app or in person at the Chinook Winds casino sportsbooks. Oregon was one of four states that were grandfathered in under PASPA to have sports betting, and the Lottery took advantage by developing ScoreBoard, which was its first foray into an online business. The tribe that owns the Chinook Winds Casino was allowed to reopen its compact with the state to add sports betting, but not all tribes are in the same situation. There is no tax rate on sports betting in Oregon, per se, as the Lottery is a state-run venture and states cannot “tax” tribal gaming.

MonthNumber of Casinos (Number Online)Total HandleMobile Handle PercentageHold PercentageSportsbook RevenueState Taxes
Oct-191 (1)$5,605,244100%3.93%$220,396-
Nov-191 (1)$17,115,416100%5.61%$960,714-
Dec-191 (1)$22,551,453100%7.73%$1,743,231-
Jan-201 (1)$21,151,604100%8.39%$1,773,757-
Feb-201 (1)$20,899,825100%7.09%$1,481,197-
Mar-201 (1)$9,007,860100%10.41%$937,750-
Apr-201 (1)$4,430,648100%8.86%$392,767-
May-201 (1)$7,290,190100%8.20%$598,061-
June-201 (1)$7,921,864100%9.82%$777,903-
July-201 (1)$14,042,425100%7.14%$1,003,037-
Aug-201 (1)$25,845,403100%6.43%$1,662,406-
Sept-201 (1)$26,174,303100%5.83%$1,527,243-
Oct-201 (1)$29,455,228100%9.34%$2,751,147-
Nov-201 (1)$25,039,884100%16.44%$4,116,314-
Dec-201 (1)$26,987,303100%11.30%$3,050,785-
Jan-211 (1)$34,935,891100%11.08%$3,872,604-
Feb-211 (1)$29,600,150100%9.07%$2,684,777-
Mar-211 (1)$24,054,960100%5.71%$1,374,377-
Apr-211 (1)$25,323,061100%10.78%$2,729,277-
May-211 (1)$27,780,213100%8.46%$2,350,290-
Jun-211 (1)$24,903,118100%11.41%$2,841,767-
Jul-211 (1)$18,189,572100%11.95%$2,173,572-
Aug-211 (1)$17,686,198100%6.01%$1,063,135-
Sep-211 (1)$25,070,339100%5.02%$1,259,744-
Oct-211 (1)$37,639,041100%8.03%$3,022,298-
Nov-211 (1)$32,673,216100%13.55%$4,428,658-
Dec-211 (1)$33,743,754100%7.70%$2,597,503-

Oregon market snapshot

Note: Sportsbook revenue returns to the Oregon Lottery and represent taxes; from this sum, the Lottery pays its sole supplier SB Tech a revenue share and certain fixed costs and access fee and payments to SB Tech’s suppliers, plus there are administrative costs. Ultimately it’s unclear how small a fraction the Lottery is deriving from the ScoreBoard proceeds.
  • Legalization date: Immediately upon PASPA getting struck down, based on state’s existing laws.
  • Oregon legal retail sportsbooks first launched: Aug. 27, 2019
  • Oregon legal mobile sportsbooks first launched: Oct. 16, 2019
  • Regulator: Oregon Lottery
  • Biggest monthly handle to date: $37,639,041 (Oct. ’21)
  • Biggest monthly gross revenue to date: $4,428,658 (Nov. ’21)
  • Number of brick-and-mortar sportsbooks operating: 1 (with MGM recently announcing what will be a second in partnership with Spirit Mountain Casino)
  • Number of online sportsbooks operating: 1
  • Leading sportsbooks (revenue and/or handle): Oregon Lottery’s own app, which will be operated by DraftKings starting in January 2022
  • Tax rate on sportsbook operators: N/A

Pennsylvania sports betting totals

Pennsylvania was an early mover in terms of making sports betting legal — it did so nearly seven months before PASPA was overturned, but the road to offering live sports betting was long. At this point, Pennsylvania is among the nation’s more robust markets and and offers consumers multiple options both online and in person.

MonthNumber of Casino Sportsbooks (Number Online)Total HandleMobile Handle DollarsMobile Handle PercentageHold Percentage (Pre/Post Promotional)***Gross Sportsbook RevenueAdjusted Sportsbook Revenue*State Taxes**
Nov-181 (0 Mobile)$1,414,587$00.00%35.98%$508,997$508,997$173,059
Dec-183 (0 Mobile)$16,173,090$00.00%12.41%$2,007,592$2,007,592$682,581
Jan-196 (0 Mobile)$32,011,839$00.00%8.14%$2,607,215$2,607,215$886,453
Feb-196 (0 Mobile)$31,500,742$00.00%6.18%$1,946,817$1,946,817$661,918
Mar-198 (0 Mobile)$44,527,575$00.00%12.40%$5,519,340$5,519,340$1,876,576
Apr-198 (0 Mobile)$36,769,145$00.00%11.48%$4,221,482$4,221,482$1,435,304
May-198 (1 Mobile)$35,934,215$573,1631.60%7.96%$2,861,852$2,861,852$973,030
Jun-198 (3 Mobile)$46,334,244$19,326,22041.71%6.75%/4.44%$3,126,380$2,056,819$699,319
Jul-199 (4 Mobile)$59,331,959$38,998,64865.73%8.55%/4.81%$5,074,431$2,852,137$969,727
Aug-199 (4 Mobile)$109,038,051$83,209,31776.31%9.07%/5.61%$9,887,738$6,115,016$2,079,106
Sep-1911 (5 Mobile)$194,504,622$158,154,36181.31%9.94%/7.65%$19,334,816$14,888,872$5,062,216
Oct-1912 (5 Mobile)$241,186,066$198,688,26982.38%7.93%/6.20%$19,116,777$14,948,249$5,082,405
Nov-1912 (7 Mobile)$316,468,264$266,740,91984.29%6.50%/4.65%$20,570,772$14,720,686$5,005,033
Dec-1912 (8 Mobile)$342,560,389$297,445,04586.83%5.10%/3.32%$17,459,091$11,374,482$3,867,324
Jan-2012 (8 Mobile)$348,381,708$308,605,69088.58%9.07%/6.56%$31,580,803$22,841,192$7,766,005
Feb-2012 (9 Mobile)$329,765,782$294,127,50389.19%3.47%/1.43%$11,432,097$4,722,252$1,605,566
Mar-2013 (9 Mobile)$131,330,059$118,332,82290.10%6.55%/5.25%$8,606,120$6,889,255$2,342,347
Apr-2013 (9 Mobile)$46,015,988$46,015,988100.00%6.96%/6.27%$3,202,680$2,883,471$980,380
May-2013 (9 Mobile)$77,510,033$77,510,033100.00%7.64%/6.23%$5,918,697$4,828,989$1,641,586
June-2010 (9 Mobile)$89,002,562$88,313,02899.23%8.94%/7.48%$7,959,790$6,660,158$2,264,454
July-2011 (9 Mobile)$164,782,229$155,354,50894.28%8.28%/4.94%$13,651,865$8,147,480$2,770,143
Aug-2012 (9 Mobile)$364,985,422$321,554,13188.10%7.56%/5.01%$27,593,677$18,274,075$6,213,186
Sep-2012 (9 Mobile)$462,787,394$414,100,35989.40%3.94%/1.35%$18,277,566$6,269,883$2,131,760
Oct-2012 (10 Mobile)$525,802,524$472,276,00389.82%9.10%/6.99%$47,834,647$36,776,926$12,504,155
Nov-2014 (10 Mobile)$491,910,713$447,418,44990.96%9.86%/7.59%$48,500,443$37,350,246$12,699,084
Dec-2015 (12 Mobile)$548,590,065$535,209,73997.56%8.27%/6.21%$45,344,348$34,059,539$11,580,243
Jan-2115 (12 Mobile)$615,294,827$579,941,65394.25%8.01%/5.52%$49,305,268$33,970,396$11,549,935
Feb-2115 (12 Mobile)$509,547,820$469,708,92692.18%6.51%/3.21%$33,171,120$16,379,807$5,569,135
Mar-2115 (12 Mobile)$560,259,181$514,336,35391.80%7.32%/5.24%$41,029,269$29,352,345$9,979,797
Apr-2115 (12 Mobile)$479,411,021$439,065,64891.58%7.52%/5.49%$36,033,727$26,296,483$8,940,804
May-2115 (12 Mobile)$447,465,027$407,398,75391.05%8.36%/6.20%$37,419,313$27,746,484$9,433,805
Jun-2116 (13 Mobile)$420,193,377$379,267,76090.26%10.11%/8.15%$42,495,332$34,225,520$11,636,677
Jul-2116 (13 Mobile)$304,415,503$275,449,86190.48%9.03%/6.52%$27,482,519$19,856,180$6,751,101
Aug-2115 (12 Mobile)$348,520,369$318,131,15691.28%7.26%/5.17%$25,315,958$18,007,244$6,122,463
Sep-2115 (12 Mobile)$578,760,746$527,438,18991.13%8.31%/4.88%$48,113,670$28,253,790$9,606,289
Oct-2115 (12 Mobile)$776,277,954$714,094,43191.99%5.45%/3.03%$42,282,405$23,532,816$8,001,157
Nov-2115 (12 Mobile)$761,574,597$704,074,63292.45%11.15%/8.36%$84,921,693$63,668,655$21,647,343
Note 1: Pennsylvania’s hold is separated into pre-hold and post-hold based on available gross revenue totals compiled before promotions are taken into account.
Note 2: Pennsylvania’s taxable gross revenue is determined by post-promotion totals.
Note 3: Pennsylvania’s tax revenue does not include the 2% local tax assessment, it is 34% of post-promotion gross revenues.

Pennsylvania market snapshot

  • Legalization date: Oct. 31, 2017
  • Legal B&M sportsbooks first launched: Nov. 15, 2018
  • Legal PA online/mobile sportsbooks first launched: May 31, 2019
  • Regulator: Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board
  • Biggest monthly handle to date: $776,277,954 (Oct. ’21)
  • Biggest monthly gross revenue to date: $84,921,693 (Nov. ’21)
  • Number of brick-and-mortar sportsbooks operating: 15
  • Number of online sportsbooks operating: 12
  • Leading sportsbooks (revenue and/or handle): FanDuel, BetRivers
  • Tax rate on sportsbook operators: 34% plus 2% local tax.

Rhode Island sports betting totals

Rhode Island was quick to legalize sports betting after PASPA fell, but there’s no competition in the market — the state Lottery is the regulator and has a monopoly. Sports betting is available in person at two casinos, and online through a Caesars Sportsbook (formerly William Hill)-run platform associated with both Twin River and Tiverton casino. The deal for the casinos is that they pay the state 51% of gross gaming revenue, while the state provides more support and equipment than regulators do in other states. Essentially, the casinos and online books are Lottery outposts.

MonthNumber of Casinos (Number Online)Total HandleMobile HandleMobile Handle PercentageHold PercentageSportsbook RevenueState Taxes
Nov-181 (0 Mobile)$682,7140010.69%$72,997$37,228
Dec-182 (0 Mobile)$13,087,999007.32%$957,913$488,536
Jan-192 (0 Mobile)$19,051,125000.84%$159,978$81,589
Feb-192 (0 Mobile)$20,686,61800-4.31%($890,623)$0
Mar-192 (0 Mobile)$23,582,716006.57%$1,548,230$789,597
Apr-192 (0 Mobile)$16,859,8180011.69%$1,970,110$1,004,756
May-192 (0 Mobile)$18,900,152004.76%$899,165$458,574
Jun-192 (0 Mobile)$14,736,6670014.59%$2,149,999$1,096,499
Jul-192 (0 Mobile)$8,321,947009.94%$827,579$422,065
2 (0 Mobile)$10,060,066008.47%$851,788$434,412
Sep-192 (1 Mobile)$22,195,789$3,292,63614.83%11.34%$2,516,060$1,283,190
Oct-192 (1 Mobile)$28,281,025$5,862,60320.73%8.69%$2,457,137$1,253,139
Nov-192 (1 Mobile)$31,465,062$8,353,40926.55%8.73%$2,745,518$1,400,214
Dec-192 (1 Mobile)$31,670,511$8,751,00427.63%8.12%$2,571,755$1,311,595
Jan-202 (1 Mobile)$26,939,692$7,798,84428.94%12.17%$3,279,241$1,672,413
Feb-202 (1 Mobile)$28,147,862$8,465,93030.07%8.25%$2,323,432$1,184,950
Mar-202 (1 Mobile)$8,949,157$3,064,73634.24%9.40%$841,767$429,301
Apr-202 (1 Mobile)$591,377$589,26099.64%4.63%$27,381$13,964
May-202 (1 Mobile)$1,533,114$1,530,67199.84%10.66%$163,472$83,371
June-202 (1 Mobile)$2,032,803$2,100,7364.98%$101,328$51,677
July-202 (1 Mobile)$6,738,626$4,402,79565.34%5.22%$351,425$179,227
Aug-202 (1 Mobile)$23,116,965$10,436,95645.15%6.16%$1,423,391$725,929
Sep-202 (1 Mobile)$31,293,150$14,091,05545.03%7.52%$2,352,788$1,199,922
Oct-202 (1 Mobile)$34,704,413$15,369,11244.29%12.65%$4,388,841$2,238,809
Nov-202 (1 Mobile)$35,098,445$15,699,74344.73%17.90%$6,281,321$3,203,474
Dec-20 2 (1 Mobile)$22,770,472$18,339,05980.54%11.12%$2,533,090$1,291,876
Jan-212 (1 Mobile)$39,817,327$21,885,43854.96%9.34%$3,717,200$1,895,772
Feb-212 (1 Mobile)$34,110,104$17,819,68552.24%4.56%$1,555,824$793,470
Mar-212 (1 Mobile)$38,583,919$21,209,57754.97%10.31%$3,976,140$2,027,831
Apr-212 (1 Mobile)$29,040,966$16,101,61455.44%10.91%$3,168,532$1,615,951
May-212 (1 Mobile)$28,252,139$14,615,83751.73%9.81%$2,772,910$1,414,184
Jun-212 (1 Mobile)$29,468,571$14,629,76649.65%12.44%$3,666,029$1,869,675
Jul-212 (1 Mobile)$22,095,960$11,099,00550.23%14.77%$3,263,276$1,664,271
Aug-212 (1 Mobile)$24,042,834$11,826,46449.19%4.70%$1,129,859$576,228
Sep-212 (1 Mobile)$41,203,997$21,061,20751.11%9.74%$4,012,295$2,046,270
Oct-212 (1 Mobile)$60,158,844$31,148,29951.78%6.00%$3,608,570$1,840,371
Nov-212 (1 Mobile)$52,747,831$28,710,47354.43%12.71%$6,703,144$3,418,603
Note: Rhode Island’s cumulative mobile handle percentage is based on total dollars (retail and mobile) wagered in legal markets.

Rhode Island market snapshot

  • Legalization date: June 22, 2018
  • Legal B&M sportsbooks first launched: Nov. 26, 2018
  • Legal mobile sportsbooks first launched: Sept. 4, 2019
  • Regulator: Rhode Island Lottery
  • Biggest monthly handle to date: $60,158,844 (Oct. ’21)
  • Biggest monthly gross revenue to date: $6,703,144 (Nov. ’21)
  • Number of B&M sportsbooks operating: 2
  • Number of online sportsbooks operating: 1 (Caesars Sportsbook-powered app)
  • Tax rate on sportsbook operators: Rhode Island uses a revenue-sharing model that splits revenue between state (51%), tech supplier IGT (32%) and oddsmaker/risk-manager Caesars Sportsbook (formerly William Hill) (17%).

South Dakota sports betting totals

South Dakota executed a quick turnaround to launch sports betting in September 2021 just before the start of the NFL season. Voters had approved sports wagering on a retail-only basis the previous November for casinos in Deadwood — the town made famous by the HBO series and lead character Al Swearengen. Governor Kristi Noem signed SB 44 into law in March, creating a framework for sports wagering, and rules were approved in August before a slight tweaking the day before launch. Mobile wagering is allowed through an operator app, but only on the physical grounds of the casino.

DateCasinosHandleWin RateSportsbook RevenueState Taxes

South Dakota market snapshot

  • Legalization date: March 19, 2021
  • Legal B&M sportsbooks first launched: Sept. 9, 2021
  • Legal mobile sportsbooks first launched: N/A
  • Regulator: South Dakota Commission on Gaming
  • Biggest monthly handle to date: $815,037 (Oct. ’21)
  • Biggest monthly gross revenue to date: $98,037 (Oct. ’21)
  • Number of B&M sportsbooks operating: 4
  • Number of online sportsbooks operating: N/A
  • Tax rate on sportsbook operators: 9%

Tennessee sports betting totals

Tennessee market snapshot

Tennessee is the first, and so far, only state to offer exclusively on-line sports wagering. Sports betting became law in May 2019 when Gov. Bill Lee opted not to sign the Sports Gaming Act after it had been approved by legislature. Rick Staples had pre-filed House Bill 1 in November 2018, and it successfully navigated both bodies of legislature in the Volunteer State. Given its unprecedented status as an online-only market, the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation took a deliberate pace in crafting its sports wagering rules. One unique rule is that sportsbooks must retain at least 10% of the hold in the form of revenue on an annual basis or be subject to fine. The Volunteer State went live with four operators on Nov. 1, 2020, with one of them — TN Action 24/7 — a local outfit that operates exclusively inside Tennessee’s borders.

MonthNumber of OperatorsHandleHoldGross Sportsbook RevenueAdjusted Sportsbook RevenueTaxes
  • Legalization date:  April 2019
  • Tennessee legal retail sportsbooks first launched: N/A
  • Tennessee legal mobile sportsbooks first launched: Nov. 1, 2020
  • Regulator: Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation
  • Biggest monthly handle to date: $375,300,000 (Oct. ’21)
  • Biggest monthly gross revenue to date: $36,900,000 (Nov. ’21)
  • Number of brick-and-mortar sportsbooks operating: N/A
  • Number of online sportsbooks operating: 8
  • Tax rate on sportsbook operators: 20%

Virginia sports betting totals

Virginia market snapshot

Virginia put together a fairly quick timeline in moving from legalized sports betting in March 2020 to accepting its first wagers in January 2021. It joined Tennessee as the lone states to conduct digital-only sports betting as three operators went live during the first month of the year. In its initial revenue report, Virginia showed promise with upside as it generated nearly $59 million in handle in just 11 days — and two of those operators were accepting wagers for only eight. More operators have since entered the market, creating robust competition for lovers in Virginia who also love betting.

MonthHandleHoldGross Sportsbook RevenueAdjusted Sportsbook RevenueState Taxes
  • Legalization date:  April 22, 2020
  • Virginia legal retail sportsbooks first launched: N/A
  • Virginia legal mobile sportsbooks first launched: Jan. 21, 2021
  • Regulator: Virginia Lottery
  • Biggest monthly handle to date: $427,320,306 (Oct. ’21)
  • Biggest monthly gross revenue to date: $48,337,037 (Nov. ’21)
  • Number of brick-and-mortar sportsbooks operating: N/A
  • Number of online sportsbooks operating: 10 (with more to come)
  • Tax rate on sportsbook operators: 15%

West Virginia sports betting totals

West Virginia market snapshot

West Virginia is another state that legalized in anticipation of the fall of PASPA, but it did so with lots of plot twists and intrigue. Gov. Jim Justice is a part-owner of The Greenbrier Resort, which hosts a PGA Tournament and now offers retail and digital sports betting. Justice pushed for a payout (“integrity fee“) to the leagues to no avail. The state’s first digital sportsbook went live in December 2018, only to be shut down ahead of March Madness in 2019 due to a contract dispute. After the rocky start, three mobile books are currently operating.

MonthTotal HandleMobile HandleMobile Handle PercentageHold PercentageSportsbook RevenueState Taxes Collected
Sept 19$25,620,077$9,064,09436.67%14.66%$3,755,760$319,240
  • Legalization date:  March 2, 2018
  • West Virginia legal retail sportsbooks first launched: Aug. 30, 2018
  • West Virginia legal mobile sportsbooks first launched: Aug. 26, 2019
  • Regulator: West Virginia Lottery
  • Biggest monthly handle to date: $76,021,064 (Oct. ’21)
  • Biggest monthly gross revenue to date: $4,570,242 (Nov. ’21)
  • Number of brick-and-mortar sportsbooks operating: 5
  • Number of online sportsbooks operating: 6
  • Tax rate on sportsbook operators: 10%

Wyoming Sports Betting Totals

Wyoming market snapshot

Wyoming was the first state to legalize sports betting in 2021 when Gov. Mark Gordon signed HB 133 into law in early April. The Equality State was fairly quick to get to market, accepting its first wagers in September as DraftKings and BetMGM were the first sportsbooks to operate. A fully digital state, Wyoming also became the first state to allow bettors to fund their accounts via cryptocurrency, and operators are required to have a reserve account that is in a bank in the state or chartered by the state. Big Wyoming has a 10% tax rate on revenue and allows wagering on professional, college, and Olympic sports.

MonthHandleWin RateGross Gaming RevenueAdjusted Gaming RevenueTaxes
  • Legalization date:  April 5, 2021
  • West Virginia legal retail sportsbooks first launched: N/A
  • West Virginia legal mobile sportsbooks first launched: Sept. 1, 2021
  • Regulator: Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission
  • Biggest monthly handle to date: $10,973,008 (Nov. ’21)
  • Biggest monthly gross revenue to date: $1,363,696 (Nov. ’21)
  • Number of brick-and-mortar sportsbooks operating: N/A
  • Number of online sportsbooks operating: 3
  • Tax rate on sportsbook operators: 10%
Chris Altruda

Chris Altruda

Chris Altruda has been a sportswriter with ESPN, The Associated Press, and STATS over more than two decades. He recently expanded into covering sports betting and gambling around the Midwest.

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