The start of the college football season helped mobile New York sports betting numbers in the Empire State, as the New York State Gaming Commission (NYSGC) released official figures for the week ending Sept. 3 late Thursday. Total mobile handle for the state exceeded $312.77 million (a more than $100 million jump from prior week), and its highest since more than $317.50 million was reported for the week ending Aug. 6. It marked only the second time the state's handle has gone over $300 million since $307.27 million was reported for the week ending May 21.
The state’s total Gross Gaming Revenue (GGR) saw a steep $13.12 million decline from the week prior, posting at over $8.3 million (its lowest since $9.98 million was reported for the week ending Dec. 18, 2022).
Tax collected by Albany: $4,234,738, a solid $6.69 million decrease from the week prior ($10.9 million). Since the launch of mobile betting (Jan. 8, 2022), the state has generated more than $27.535 billion in handle, more than $2.384 billion in GGR and $1.216 billion in taxes.
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FanDuel, DraftKings See Big Increases
All eight providers saw increases in weekly handles. BallyBet is in its 10th week of transitioning to a new platform and was once again not part of the weekly report. FanDuel NY topped the list again, handling over $122.24 million that ended a 10-week streak of non-$100 million handles. It also was their largest handle since over $123.95 million was reported for the week ending May 21.
DraftKings finished a close second with over $116.35 million, a huge $41.25 million increase from the week prior and only the second time it has gone over $100 million since $124.48 million was posted for the week ending June 25. Caesars recorded over $36.25 million in handle, its largest since $37.43 million was registered for the week ending May 21.
WynnBET posted $2.12 million, its largest since $2.15 million was reported on May 7. PointsBet's $5.67 million was its largest since $6.09 million on April 2. Resorts World Bet came in at $1.52 million, its largest since $3.47 million was reported on April 23, and BetRivers had more than $10.07 million, its biggest since $10.2 million on April 23.
Four of the eight NY sports betting apps went up in weekly total GGR (BetMGM NY, PointsBet, Resorts World Bet, BetRivers).
The first full weekend of the NFL regular season starts Sunday, Sept. 10. Look for the increases to continue as the summer doldrums are now in the past.