Pennsylvania sports betting handle hits new high

The majoriy of bets were placed online.
The majoriy of bets were placed online.

The state generated a handle of $462.8m in September, breaking its previous records.

US.- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has reported that the state hit its highest sports betting handle yet in September.

The state took $462.8m in sports bets, which represents a 26.9 per cent increase from August’s $365m handle and more than twice the amount of wagers in September 2019.

Of the total handle, 89.5 per cent, or $414.1m, was generated online, following the trend of increased online gambling in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

FanDuel was the operator which took the most bets, accounting for $171.2m, followed by DraftKings at $118.8m, then Rush Street Gaming’s BetRivers brand with $64m.

Pennsylvania was not the only state to break its previous records in September. New Jersey broke its own nationwide record with a handle of more than $748m.