FanDuel Back On Top in Weekly NY Sports Betting

FanDuel Back On Top in Weekly NY Sports Betting
Fact Checked by Thomas Leary

The start of the Labor Day Weekend Friday was a reminder that the NFL football season is less than a week away as the New York State Gaming Commission (NYSGC) released official mobile New York sports betting figures for the week ending Aug. 27. 

Total mobile handle came in at more than $212.19 million, a solid $21.5 million drop from $233.69 million the week prior. It also was the state's lowest handle in more than a year since over $190.17 million was reported for the week ending July 10, 2022. 

The state’s total Gross Gaming Revenue (GGR) came in at $21.42 million, a more than $150,000 tick below $21.57 million reported a week ago. 

Tax collected by Albany: $10,927,777, a mild $73,467 drop from more than $11 million from a week ago. Since the launch of mobile betting, the state has generated more than $27.222 billion in handle, more than $2.376 billion in GGR and $1.212 billion in taxes.

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New York mobile sports betting, week ending Aug. 27

Mobile handle GGR
FanDuel $83,732,551 $9,868,053
DraftKings $75,101,838 $7,437,829
Caesars $24,814,211 $1,642,222
BetMGM $14,759,662 $1,293,389
BetRivers $7,232,270 $794,849
PointsBet $3,949,593 $35,830
WynnBet $1,867,685 $266,416
Resorts World $741,527 $88,427
Bally Bet $0 $0
Totals $212,199,338 $21,427,014
Weekly tax: $10.927,777
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FanDuel Sportsbook Retakes No. 1 Spot

Only one mobile provider saw an increase in its weekly handle (PointsBet) and even after a down week, FanDuel NY retook the top spot from DraftKings. PointsBet posted more than $3.9 million, a $663,300 jump from $3.28 million the prior week. 

FanDuel handled more than $83.73 million, a $3.9 million drop from the week prior. DraftKings posted more than $75.10 million, a big $14.2 million decrease from the week prior ($89.30 million). 

Four of the eight NY sports betting apps went up in weekly total GGR (FanDuel, DraftKings, WynnBET and Resorts World Bet). BallyBet is in its ninth week of transitioning to a new platform and was once again not part of the weekly report. 

Here are the top five weekly handles: 

FanDuel NY: $83,732,551  
DraftKings: $75,101,838 
Caesars: $24,814,211 
BetMGM NY: $14,759,662 
BetRivers: $7,232,270 

Cumulative totals, Jan. 8, 2022-Aug. 27, 2023

Mobile handle GGRTaxes
FanDuel$10,919,565,360$1,139,966,792$581,383,064
DraftKings$8,408,958,320$691,187,158$352,505,451
Caesars $4,138,029,908 $307,351,399 $156,749,213
BetMGM $2,117,604,525 $140,600,139 $71,706,071
BetRivers $730,533,369 $42,728,514 $21,791,542
PointsBet $631,715,928 $38,329,725 $19,548,160
WynnBet $162,938,728 $10,172,310 $5,187,878
Resorts World $97,059,535 $5,412,001 $2,760,121
Bally Bet $16,370,924 $917,669 $468,011
Totals$27,222,776,595$2,376,665,711$1,212,099,513
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Author

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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