Rhode Island latest state to smash sports betting handle record in October
| By Robert Fletcher
Rhode Island has become the latest US state to set a new sports betting handle record in the month of October, with consumers wagering a total of $60.2m (£45.5m/€53.3m).
The figure represents a 46.1% increase on the previous record of $41.2m, which was set in September of this year, while the total was also 73.5% higher than $34.7m in October 2020.
The majority of wagers – $31.1m – were placed via mobile in October, while players also bet $29.0m at retail sportsbooks in the state.
Twin River proved the more successful of the state’s two retail-licensed operators, taking a total of $21.3m in wagers during October, ahead of sister property Tiverton Casino with $7.7m.