DraftKings Edges FanDuel in Weekly NY Sports Betting

DraftKings Edges FanDuel in Weekly NY Sports Betting
Fact Checked by Pat McLoone

The New York State Gaming Commission (NYSGC) must be heading to Saratoga Race Course for the Travers on Saturday with the early release of official weekly mobile New York sports betting figures for the week ending Aug. 20 Thursday morning.

Total mobile handle posted more than $233.69 million, a nice $9.94 million increase from the week before ($223.75 million), with four of the eight operators seeing increases as well (FanDuel, DraftKings, Resorts World Bet, BetRivers).

The stateā€™s total Gross Gaming Revenue (GGR) came in at $21.57 million, a small increase of $243,210 from the state's last report ($21.32 million).

Tax collected by Albany: $11,001,244, an increase of $124,037 from $10.87 million a week ago.

Since the launch of mobile betting, the state has generated more than $27 billion in  handle, more than $2.355 billion in GGR and $1.201 billion in taxes.

EmpireStakes.com keeps close tabs on the stateā€™s sports betting financial reports as well as provides the top NY sportsbook promos.

New York mobile sports betting, week ending Aug. 20

Mobile handle GGR
DraftKings $89,309,326 $7,284,083
FanDuel $87,679,654 $8,908,151
Caesars $25,936,788 $2,296,976
BetMGM $16,051,072 $1,642,240
BetRivers $8,541,999 $917,719
PointsBet $3,286,293 $271,700
WynnBet $1,943,771 $237,608
Resorts World $947,288 $12,590
Bally Bet $0 $0
Totals $233,696,191 $21,571,067


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DraftKings Retakes Weekly Top Spot

DraftKings had a solid bounce-back week, posting more than $89.30 million in total mobile handle, a significant $13.41 million increase from the week before ($75.89 million). DraftKingsā€™ total GGR posted over $7.28 million, a bump of $441,842.

Last week's leader, FanDuel NY, had a mild increase in handle of $247,991 to $87.68 million.

BallyBet is in its eighth week of transitioning to a new platform and was once again not part of the weekly report.

Six of the eight New York sports betting apps went up in weekly total GGR, the exceptions being FanDuel and Resorts World Bet.

Here are the top five weekly handles:

  1. DraftKings: $89,309,326
  2. FanDuel NY: $87,679,654
  3. Caesars: $25,936,788
  4. BetMGM NY: $16,051,072
  5. BetRivers: $8,541,999

Cumulative totals, Jan. 8, 2022-Aug. 20, 2023

Mobile handle GGRTaxes
Caesars $4,113,215,696 $305,709,178 $155,911,681
BetMGM $2,102,844,863 $139,306,750 $71,046,442
BetRivers $723,301,100 $41,933,665 $21,386,169
PointsBet $627,766,355 $38,293,895 $19,529,886
WynnBet $161,071,043 $9,905,894 $5,052,006
Resorts World $96,318,007 $5,323,574 $2,715,023
Bally Bet $16,370,924 $917,669 $468,011


Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media (NJ.com) in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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