Colorado sets new sports betting handle record in December

| By Robert Fletcher
The Colorado Department of Revenue has reported a new monthly sports betting handle record for December, but also revealed a decline in gross gaming revenue (GGR).

GGR for the month amounted to $17.2m (£12.6m/€14.2m), which was 6.5% lower than the $18.4m posted in November.

When taking into account adjustments such as bonus promotions and a 0.25% federal excise tax on sports betting handle, the decline was much greater, with net sports betting proceeds (revenue) for the month down 43.3% to $5.1m.

However, the situation was more positive in terms of handle, with consumer spending for the month reaching a record $284.6m, up 21.3% from the previous monthly high of $231.2m set in November.

Breaking down these figures, online remained by far the main source of income for licensed operators in Colorado.

GGR from internet betting stood at $16.6m and net sports betting proceeds at $5.1m, with players having wagered $280.4m online and winning $263.9m.

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