Super Bowl Gives Weekly Numbers a Boost in New York Sports Betting

Super Bowl Gives Weekly Numbers a Boost in New York Sports Betting
By Lou Monaco

The sixth week of official weekly figures on Betting Apps NY was released Friday and it mixes in the first big betting event of the year — last week’s Super Bowl between the Cincinnati Bengals and newly-crowned champion Los Angeles Rams.

The report was released by the New York State Gaming Commission (NYSGC).

Overall, mobile sports wagering handle posted at $472.14 million, a $112.29 million jump from the week before, due in large part to last Sunday’s closely matched Super Bowl LVI, which the Rams won, 23-20. It was also the second highest total since $572.55 million ending the week of Jan. 23.

Overall, mobile Gross Gaming Revenue (GGR) came in at $15.39 million, down from last week’s total of $25.52 million.

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Mobile handle GGR
FanDuel $175,437,706 Minus-$2,726,650
DraftKings $121,457,820 $11,322,420
Caesars $107,211,596 $5,821,284
BetMGM $43,304,190 Minus-$362,488
PointsBet $12,123,823 $880,727
BetRivers $11,499,208 $284,625
WynnBet $1,101,825 $174,062
Totals $472,136,168 $15,393,979
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How the Sportsbooks Fared

Let’s take a quick look at how the seven live sportsbooks fared:

FanDuel New York was No. 1 for the third consecutive week with a handle of $175.44 million, an increase of more than $45 million from the week before. Its GGR was minus-$2.72 million, a decrease of more than $8 million from the week before ($6.63 million).

DraftKings New York was second for the week and posted a mobile handle of $121.46 million, a huge increase from $87.25 million a week ago, and it was the second largest since a $131 million post from the week ending Jan. 23. Its GGR was the highest over the last six weeks of reporting at $11.32 million.

Caesars Sportsbook New York, which was tops over 30 days with a handle of $702.65 million, finished third for the week with $107.21 million. Its GGR was its lowest so far at $5.82 million.

In fourth was BetMGM, which posted its highest handle during its four weeks of reporting with $43.3 million, up from its previous high of $40.56 million from the week ending Jan. 23, its first week of official numbers. Its GGR was minus-$362,488.

PointsBet New York, which launched Jan. 25, maintained fifth place for the second week in a row with more than $12.12 million in handle, with a GGR of $880,727.

BetRivers New York posted its second highest handle thus far with $11.5 million, its highest since $11.56 million for the week ending Jan. 23. Its GGR was $284,625.

In just its second week of numbers reporting, WynnBET — which launched Feb. 4 — had its highest handle at $1.1 million, a significant jump from $251,356 from its inaugural week. Its GGR was also higher at $174,062 from its first week of $33,657.

Both BallyBet (launching in April) and Resorts World New York have yet to begin mobile operations in New York.


Mobile handle GGRTaxes
Caesars $809,868,487 $70,479,222 $35,944,403
FanDuel $807,486,453 $27,519,882 $14,035,140
DraftKings $576,372,312 $47,110,966 $24,026,593
BetMGM $155,637,765 $3,305,602 $1,685,857
PointsBet $53,816,962 $3,403,599 $1,735,835
BetRivers $52,360,540 $1,883,903 $960,791
WynnBet $1,353,181 $207,718 $105,936
Totals $2,456,895,699 $153,910,893 $78,494,555

The record New York number

On Thursday, the NYSGC released its figure for the month of January. That month covers mobile wagering from Jan. 8, the day the state launched with four sports books, until Jan. 31. The retail numbers, which were a much, much lower part of the total, covered the whole month.

The official betting handle of $1,686,263,898 easily became a national record, topping the $1.35 billion reported by New Jersey on Wednesday. That latest New Jersey number broke the Garden State's previous state and national record of $1.303 billion, set in October 2021.

The mobile figure was $1,686 billion. Retail posted at $16.54 million.

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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 ( 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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