The popularity of mobile sports betting in Illinois is no surprise, but its ability to thrive in a market created against it is worth mentioning.
It took long enough but we finally know how much has been bet on sports betting Illinois and the entire US in September.
The entire US sports betting handle was almost $ 2.9 billion a new national record in September. It is the second consecutive month of more than $ 2 billion Legally bet on sports in the USA.
The latest addition to the list was from Sports Betting in Illinois, which takes more than a month to get coverage. Handle the relatively new condition hit $ 305 million, easily doubling its total by August.
Mobile drives IL growth
Nearly 93% from that grip came via mobile betting. The IL Sports Betting Act attempted to lock out most operators for almost two years Land of Lincoln Possibly driving lessons to sign up for the cellphone or to hang on with limited options.
The continued suspension of personal registration during the coronavirus outbreak helped alleviate this problem. It has also helped reduce the need for those who need mobile options for driving Chicago in the vicinity Indiana Place bets.
The state had $ 6.8 million in adjusted gross sports betting revenue, according to the report, good for 2.2% stop.
BetRivers continues to lead IL sports betting
BetRivers retained control of Illinois market share for a second straight month, though its lead in September was much less extreme.
Rush Street Interactive‘s sports betting company took $ 112.6 million in bets in the last month. That collapses 36.7% of the total market share.
It’s far from that 84.2% Market share held Augustthat was supported by Governor JB PritzkerIndecision about whether to continue remote registration.
In fact, BetRivers was September’s deal 4.3% lower than in August as other books had a significant share in its share.
DraftKings Sports Betting Second place in the market with $ 98.2 million in the handle followed by FanDuel Sports Betting at the $ 78.5 million.
Mobile registration will continue for the time being
It is clear that the Illinois sports betting market is benefiting from the unexpected early adoption of remote registration, which will continue for at least another month.
Pritzker extended a number of executive orders for another month on Friday, including the one suspending personal registration. The Coronavirus A pandemic is raging in Illinois, so the governor is unlikely to lift the suspension in the short term.
In Illinois, a much larger portion of its sports betting handle comes from the Internet than was originally anticipated due to remote registration. Online handle was $ 282.8 million in September.
Illinois was a top 5 sports betting market
Illinois may be new to the US sports betting party, but it’s already making itself felt.
The state ranked fourth in terms of handling in September:
- New Jersey: $ 748.6 million
- Nevada: $ 575.1 million
- Pennsylvania: $ 462.8 million
- Illinois: $ 305 million
- Colorado: $ 207.7 million
Just missing out on the top 5 was near Indiana, which set a record at the time $ 207.5 million when betting in September. The Illinois launch doesn’t seem to have much of a negative impact on IN sports betting so far as it posted another record of $ 230.9 million under control for October.