Illinois betting handle smashes records again in March
| By Daniel O'Boyle
Sports wagering revenue in Illinois grew 25.1% month-on-month to $44.3m in March, while handle hit a record high of $627.6m, up 23.1%.
FanDuel remained on top in terms of revenue, though its lead over nearest competitor DraftKings by less than $100,000.
Although the market opened on March 9, 2020, the market was severely limited by in-person venues shutting and sporting suspensions as a result of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, before many operators had launched.
As a result, revenue and handle came to more than 600 and more than 6,000 times the previous year’s totals, respectively.