Big Milestones Reached in Weekly New York Sporting Betting Numbers

Big Milestones Reached in Weekly New York Sporting Betting Numbers
By Pat McLoone
Fact Checked by Thomas Leary

There were some major milestones and interesting stories behind the numbers in the release of the weekly New York sports betting handle and revenue report.

Let’s take a look at the figures for the week ending Aug. 28:

  • The state officially surpassed the $10 billion mark in handle, a remarkable feat achieved in just 34 weeks.
  • The state’s top operator, FanDuel New York, topped the $4 billion mark in handle and Caesars Sportsbook NY became the third (along with FanDuel and DraftKings NY) to go over $2 billion.
  • So much for the smooth upward climb heading into football season. After handle and Gross Gaming Revenue (GRR) numbers rose for three consecutive weeks, both fell for the week ending Aug. 28 from just a week ago. The handle number of $194,488,627 is down from $200,099,195 for the week ending Aug. 21.
  • The power of FanDuel was evident in the numbers for more than the $4B milestone. Even though six of the nine licensed operators had increases in handle and seven of nine experienced higher revenue, the overall figures were down, in large part, because FanDuel was down. In fact, the top two, Fan Duel and DraftKings Sportsbook NY, had lower handles this week.

Here is a look at the massive portion of market that FanDuel has achieved among NY betting apps.

  • FanDuel: 40.2%
  • DraftKings: 24.9%
  • Caesars: 19.9%
  • BetMGM: 8.95%
  • PointsBet: 2.7%
  • BetRivers: 2.5%
  • WynnBet: 0.5%
  • Resorts World: Less than 0.1%
  • Bally’s: Less than 0.1%.

Also, the nine operators sent $9,984,963 in taxes to Albany for the week.

New York Mobile Sports Betting, Aug. 22-28

 
Mobile handle GGR
FanDuel $83,722,084 $8,815,078
DraftKings $53,776,211 $4,500,970
Caesars $26,343,973 $2,913,339
BetMGM $17,061,254 $1,797,855
BetRivers $6,308,365 $410,633
PointsBet $4,535,998 $928,657
WynnBet $1,501,890 $113,337
Resorts World $1,043,806 $62,572
Bally Bet $195,045 $35,918
Totals $194,488,627 $19,578,358

A Closer Look at Each Operator

Here is how each operator fared for the week ending Aug. 28:

FanDuel: It did pass $4 billion in total but was less than $100 million in handle for the ninth consecutive week. The GGR was its lowest since July 24.

DraftKings NY was down in handle at more than $53.7 million, but its GGR of more than $4 million was its highest since May 8.

Caesars Sportsbook NY  was up week over week in handle and GGR. It was its highest GGR since July 10.

BetMGM New York, just like Caesars, was up in both categories and had its highest GGR since July 10.

PointsBet New York had a GGR of $928,657, which was the highest it has posted since March 20 and its fourth highest in 31 reports since launch.

NY BetRivers had its highest handle since June 5 and its fourth-highest in 21 weeks of reporting.

WynnBet NY was up in handle but its GGR was its lowest since June 19.

Resorts World Sportsbook New York was up in both handle and GGR from a week ago.

BallyBet App New York posted its highest handle by 7.6% since starting a few weeks ago.

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Cumulative Totals, Jan. 8-Aug. 28

 
Mobile handle GGRTaxes
FanDuel $4,067,264,978 $356,818,826$181,977,601
DraftKings $2,525,414,694 $177,150,052$90,346,527
Caesars $2,014,596,392 $149,038,197 $76,009,480
BetMGM $906,644,072 $45,468,722 $23,189,048
PointsBet $275,815,469 $18,632,423 $9,502,536
BetRivers $250,550,161 $13,144,086 $6,703,484
WynnBet $53,001,455 $4,352,911 $2,219,985
Resorts World $32,958,938 $1,684,978 $859,339
Bally Bet $1,528,980 $124,109 $63,296
Totals $10,127,775,136 $766,414,305 $390,871,296
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Pat McLoone is a news editor overseeing coverage for New York state sites EmpireStakes.com and NewYorkBets.com, among other duties. Pat spent more than 40 years at the Philadelphia Daily News, where he became managing editor, and later the Philadelphia Inquirer, as managing editor for Sports.

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