Indiana sports betting sets record handle in September

Taxable revenue reached $33.9m in September.
Taxable revenue reached $33.9m in September.

The Indiana Gaming Commission has released figures for September, showing a 64.8 per cent increase from the previous month and a record for the state.

US.- Indiana’s retail and online sportsbooks generated a record-breaking $355.4m in wagers and $33.3m in revenue, in September, according to PlayIndiana.

September’s handle was up 71.3 per cent from $207.5m in September 2020 and up 64.8 per cent from $215.6m in August of this year. The $355.4m handle beat the previous record of $348.2m set in January.

Bettors increased the pace of betting to $11.8m per day over the 30 days of September. That was up from $6.9m per day in the same period in 2020 and $7m per day in August.

Gross gaming revenue of $33.3m topped the previous record of $31.7m set in January and represented a 196.4 per cent rise from $11.2m in the same month last year, and a 99.4 per cent rise from $16.7m last month. 

Indiana’s sportsbooks combined generated $2.4bn in wagers and $206.6m in gross gaming revenue through the first nine months of 2021. In 2020, the state wagered $1.8bn, generating $136.4m in revenue.

Ameristar East in Chicago and its DraftKing sportsbook had the largest share of the handle with $138.5m. The FanDuel-operated Blue Chip Casino sportsbook came next with $78.1m, followed by Hollywood Lawrenceburg with $38.6m.

Football attracted $148.6m in wagering in September, and baseball drew $52.9m. Indiana is expecting to grow more with a full month of NFL betting in October.

See also: Indiana sports betting pulls in $215.6m in August

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