Arizona sports betting handle reaches $361.0m in August

| By Robert Fletcher
Player spending on sports betting in Arizona jumped 24.3% month-on-month to $361.0m (£319.3m/€367.6m) in August, while revenue in the state also increased.

Sports wagering handle was ahead of $290.5m in July and also represented the second consecutive month of growth in the state. Some $359.2m was wagered online, with just $1.5m spent at retail sportsbooks.

Players won $323.8m from sports betting in August, leaving $36.3m in revenue for the month, up 65.0% from $22.0m in July.

After accounting for $8.5m in free bets and promotional credits, taxable revenue for the month was $27.8m, an increase of 85.3% from $27.8m in the previous month.

DraftKings led the market in terms of handle, processing $129.8m in bets, all of which were placed online. FanDuel was second with $109.7m in total bets, split $108.7m online and $1.0m at retail locations, then BetMGM on $58.2m in online wagers.

Turning to gross revenue and FanDuel narrowly claimed top spot with $11.7m. DraftKings was second with $11.2m, then BetMGM on $7.2m.

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