Illinois breaks sports betting revenue and handle records in January

| By Robert Fletcher
Illinois’s sports betting handle reached a record $581.6m in January, while the US state also saw revenue reach an all-time high during the month.

Revenue in January amounted to $49.4m (£35.4m/€41.3m), more than double the $23.9m posted in December last year, though the previous month’s figures were impacted by the temporary closure of casinos due to novel coronavirus (Covid-19) measures.

Online wagering accounted for $47.1m of total revenue for the month, whereas retail sportsbooks only contributed $860,392 in revenue.

In terms of operators, the Par-A-Dice Gaming Corporation, which runs a FanDuel sportsbook, led the market with $16.8m in revenue.

Casino Queen and DraftKings ranked second with $15.6m in revenue, ahead of Midwest Gaming & Entertainment and Rush Street Interactive on $10.8m.

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