DraftKings Unseats FanDuel as No. 1 for 1st Time in Weekly NY Handle

DraftKings Unseats FanDuel as No. 1 for 1st Time in Weekly NY Handle
Fact Checked by Pat McLoone

A rather uninspiring week of official numbers unveiled a rather significant development in the weekly mobile New York sports betting report for the week ending June 11.

But first, the basics, as reported by the New York State Gaming Commission (NYSGC).

Total mobile handle for the week posted at $298.7 million, a decrease of $1.19 million from the previous week. It was the third consecutive week of below $300 million. However, total mobile Gross Gaming Revenue (GGR) came in at more than $26.06 million, a slight $778,057 bump from the Commission’s last report.

Weekly tax collected by Albany: $13,292,460, $396,809 more than last week.  
Since launch in January 2022, the state has handled more than $24.607 billion and posted more than $2.109 billion in total GGR and $1.075 billion in taxes.

New York Mobile Sports Betting, May 29-June 11

Mobile handle GGR
DraftKings $131,126,205 $9,140,411
FanDuel $104,812,560 $12,275,121
Caesars $32,060,228 $2,377,535
BetMGM $16,444,113 $1,496,011
BetRivers $7,368,109 $295,485
PointsBet $4,261,338 $238,843
WynnBet $1,471,039 $105,889
Resorts World $861,588 $93,106
Bally Bet $294,842 $41,248
Totals $298,700,023 $26,063,647


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The Big News

After 74 official weekly reports on NY sports betting apps released by the NYSGC, DraftKings NY upended FanDuel NY from the top spot for the first time ever — and by a rather fair margin, to boot.

DraftKings NY’s total mobile handle was more than $131.12 million, a $26.09 million increase from a week ago and its highest mark since $137.19 million was reported for the week ending April 30.

FanDuel NY posted more than $104.81 million in mobile handle, a $16.74 decrease, and its lowest since $83.72 million was reported for the week ending Aug. 28, 2022.

DraftKings' handle margin over FanDuel was $26.31 million.

Since DraftKings recorded just $83.82 million for the week ending May 28, the Boston-based provider has enjoyed a $47.3 million handle increase over the last two weeks.

Resorts World NY and DraftKings were the only two providers to post increases in both handle and GGR for the week. PointsBet NY also increased in handle.

Six of the state’s nine providers improved in total GGR. Here are the totals for the week ending June 11.

  1. DraftKings: $131,126,205
  2. FanDuel: $104,812,560
  3. Caesars: $32,060,228
  4. BetMGM: $16,444,113
  5. BetRivers NY: $7,368,109
  6. PointsBet: $4,261,338
  7. WynnBet: $1,471,039
  8. Resorts World: $861,588
  9. Bally Bet: $294,842

Cumulative Totals, Jan. 8, 2022-June 11, 2023

Mobile handle GGRTaxes
FanDuel$9,937,845,016 $1,031,794,430$526,215,159
Caesars $3,851,677,732 $283,830,447 $144,753,528
BetMGM $1,945,022,553 $123,798,088 $63,137,025
BetRivers $644,869,915 $35,548,223 $18,129,594
PointsBet $594,555,704 $35,581,410 $18,146,519
WynnBet $144,134,312 $8,573,006 $4,372,233
Resorts World $86,971,369 $4,584,333 $2,338,010
Bally Bet $16,011,935 $896,587 $457,259


Lou Monaco

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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