Arkansas sportsbooks each break $1m handle in December

All three casino sportsbooks saw handles of more than US$1m for the first time.
All three casino sportsbooks saw handles of more than US$1m for the first time.

The large sports betting handles are good news for the state’s three casinos, which suffered a severe loss of revenue due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

US.- The sportsbooks run by the three casinos in Arkansas each saw a handle of over $1m in December.

According to figures released by the Arkansas Racing Commission, Southland Casino Racing generated the largest handle in December 2020 at nearly $3.4m.

Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort’s handle topped $2m, although the commission did not reveal the exact figure.

Finally,  Saracen Casino Resort took in $1.03m in sports bets in December, crossing the $1m threshold for the first time since it became a fully operational casino in November 2020.

The large sports betting handles are good news for the three casinos, which suffered severe losses as a consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic.

A report shows that the three Arkansas properties lost $1.4bn in revenue due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

In other news, the Cherokee Nation Businesses and Pope County have filed a lawsuit against the Gulfside Casino Partnership in a bid to prevent it from building a new casino in Pope County, Arkansas.

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