The Empire State is enjoying the fruits of the football season as official weekly mobile New York sports betting figures for the week ending Sept. 24 were dropped Thursday afternoon by the New York State Gaming Commission (NYSGC).
For the third consecutive week, mobile handle eclipsed $400 million, posting at more than $428.3 million, a solid $27.8 million spike from the previous week. This is the highest number since $459.98 million was recorded for the week ending March 19 (the first weekend of the NCAA Men's College Basketball Tournament). The past three weeks the state has totaled more than $1.244 billion in mobile handle.
Total Gross Gaming Revenue (GGR) for the week recorded more than $35.9 million, a nice $7.48 million jump from a week ago. The state also collected $18,318,558 in taxes, a $3.8 million spike from last week ($14,498,834).
New York’s 51% tax rate is tied with New Hampshire for the highest in the nation. Since launch, the Empire State has compiled more than $28.78 billion in handle and $2.505 billion in GGR. Albany, the state's capital, now has collected more than $1.278 billion in taxes. EmpireStakes.com reports weekly on the handle and revenue from NY sports betting apps.
FanDuel Has Increase, DraftKings Slight Dip
DraftKings remained No. 1 for the week but had a modest dip of a little more than $3 million to $176 million in handle. FanDuel NY, the state’s No. 1 overall provider, posted more than $160.14 million in weekly handle, a $21.17 million increase from the week before and its fourth straight week over $120 million.
PointsBet posted more than $6.4 million, its highest number since $7.8 million for the week ending March 19. Caesars Sportsbook NY ($43.39 million in handle) generated more than $3.12 million in total GGR, its largest since $3.63 million for the week ending May 28.
Tonight begins Week 4 of the NFL season in New York NFL betting as the Detroit Lions (2-1) visit the Green Bay Packers (2-1) in a key NFC North Division battle (Amazon Prime Video, 8:15).