Pennsylvania Sports Betting Hits $200 Million In Wagers
The state of Pennsylvania posted a September handle of around $200 million.
The exact figure released by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board this week was $194.5 million in bets taken and the Keystone State grabbed $19.3 million in revenue during the month.
The record numbers are no surprise considering September was the first month that the state offered legal online betting on the NFL – easily the most wagered-on league in the United States.
Pennsylvania has now set records in back-to-back months as it posted a $109 million handle in August. The $85 million jump in one month is consistent with the surge that neighboring New Jersey saw last year during the fall when it launched many online books.
Legal online sportsbooks are giving away millions of dollars as they look to get sports bettors away from off-shore sites.