October Monthly NY Sports Betting Handle Up 22.8% Over September

October Monthly NY Sports Betting Handle Up 22.8% Over September
By Lou Monaco
Fact Checked by Pat McLoone

October meant treats for everyone in New York sports betting.

That was evident when official monthly mobile wagering figures were released Thursday afternoon by the New York State Gaming Commission (NYSGC).

With the New York Mets and New York Yankees making appearances in the MLB Playoffs, the surprising success of both the Jets and Giants in the NFL and the starts of the NBA and NHL regular seasons, New York produced one of its highest totals since launch on Jan. 8.

Surpassing the $1 billion mark for the eighth time, mobile sports betting handled more than $1.543 billion, up 22.8% from September (more than $1.256 billion). Combined with the $11.26 million in retail handle, the total was more than $1.555 billion.

Here are the month-to-month handles in New York:

  • January: $1.67 billion
  • February: $1.53 billion
  • March: $1.64 billion
  • April: $1.39 billion
  • May: $1.26 billion
  • June: $1.05 billion
  • July: $800.8 million
  • August: $872.2 million
  • September: $1.26 billion
  • October: $1.55 billion

Earlier Thursday, the NYSGC reported a handle of more than $53 million for the week ending Nov. 6.

FanDuel Eclipses $600 Million in Monthly Handle

Eight of the nine NY sports betting apps all showed significant increases in their total monthly mobile handle, but six showed decreases in total Gross Gaming Revenue (GGR).

FanDuel Sportsbook NY continued its dominance in the New York space and generated more than $609.07 million in mobile handle, marking a $109.25 million jump from September ($499.82 million). It was the second-highest month for FanDuel ($673 million in March).

FanDuel’s total mobile GGR for the month ($76.43 million) was a considerable increase from September ($65.69 million).

DraftKings Sportsbook NY also had considerable gains, posting its highest-ever mobile handle in the state at $534.57 million, a whopping $112.36 million increase from September ($422.2 million).

New York Sports Betting, October vs. September

Total handle Mobile handleRevenue
October $1.555B $1.544B $146.846M
September $1.266B $1.257B $145.040M
Change Up 22.9% Up 22.8% Up 1.2%

October’s remaining top five are: Caesars Sportsbook NY ($195.18 million), BetMGM Sportsbook NY ($106.21 million) and NY Sportsbook BetRivers ($41.75 million).

The top five in mobile GGR were: FanDuel ($76.43 million), DraftKings ($41.07 million), Caesars ($14.92 million), BetMGM ($8.21 million) and PointsBet Sportsbook NY ($2.24 million).

Combined with $1.19 million in revenue at retail sportsbooks (at four upstate casinos), the total revenue for the month of October was $146,845,938, a new state record. The old mark was $145,039,867, set in September.

EmpireStakes.com keeps a close eye on New York's sports betting revenue reports and is also a good source for NY sportsbook promos.

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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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