ILLINOIS SPORTS BETTING WAGERS SOAR TO RECORD $840.4M IN OCTOBER
Illinois’ licensed sportsbook operators have recorded a 93 per cent increase in total amounts wagered to $840.4m in October 2021.
The bulk of the monthly total was wagered on professional sports ($712.6m), with $127.4m bet on college sports and a further $500,243 on motor races.
Overall, online sports wagers soared to $803.4m during the month, with retail contributing $37.0m in wagers.
ILLINOIS SPORTS BETTING HANDLE: OCTOBER 2021 (US$)
|Midwest Gaming & Entertainment||119,009,434||16,668,921||135,678,357|
|Hawthorne Race Course||59,572,923||2,830,811||62,403,736|
|Elgin Riverboat Resort||12,685,905||1,313,401||13,999,307|
Casino Queen and partner DraftKings maintained their leadership position in Illinois’ sports betting market with wagers of $315.3m in October, comprised of $308.8m online and $6.4m from retail.
The next biggest operator was Fairmount Park and partner FanDuel with $236.7m in wagers, which comprised $235.4m from online and $1.3m from retail.
Sports wagers from Churchill Downs Incorporated and Rush Street Gaming’s Rivers Casino Des Plaines (trading as Midwest Gaming & Entertainment) amounted to $135.7m during the month, of which $119.0m was generated online. Rivers Casino remained the biggest retail sportsbook in the state with October wagers of $16.7m.
Gaming & Leisure Properties’ Hollywood Casino Aurora collected wagers of $69.8m during the month, including $67.9m online via Barstool Sports, while Hawthorne Race Course and partner PointsBet took in wagers of $62.4m, of which $59.6m was derived online.
Caesars Entertainment’s Grand Victoria Casino (trading as Elgin Riverboat Resort) generated wagers of $14.0m, including $12.7m online via Caesars Sportsbook. This was ahead of Penn National Gaming’s Argosy Casino Alton’s $4.0m, Hollywood Casino Joliet’s $1.8m and Par-A-Dice Gaming’s $751,089, all derived from retail.
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