Indiana falls marginally short of new betting handle record in December

| By Robert Fletcher
Indiana fell just short of setting a new sports betting handle record in December, though the US state was able to report year-on-year growth across player wagering and adjusted gross revenue.

Consumers spent a total of $463.0m (£337.0m/€403.8m) on sports betting in December, up 47.9% from $313.0m in the same month in 2020, but just 0.1% lower than the record $463.7m set in the state in November of 2021.

Basketball overtook football to become the most popular sport among bettors in the state, with $148.5m wagered in December. Football placed second with $141.8m in bets, while parlay bets amounted to $117.3m and other sports drew $117.8m in total wagers.

Turning to adjusted gross revenue, this amounted to $25.8m, an increase of 6.2% from $24.3m in 2020, but down 45.9% from the record $47.7m set in November 2021.

The Blue Chip Casino’s FanDuel-operated sportsbook remained the market leader in terms of revenue, posting $7.6m off a handle of $121.1m for the month.

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