Arkansas sports handle up 67% to $45 million

Sports Betting

Arkansans and out-of-state bettors have pushed commercial mobile sports gaming revenue in the Natural State to an all-time high of over $45 million for the first time in November up 79%.

Total commercial gaming revenue for the first quarter of 2023 jumped nearly 29% year-over-year. Nearly every 32 of the 34 commercial gaming jurisdictions across the U.S. surpassed year-ago levels with Arkansas, Florida, and New York setting new quarter records of $147.4 million, $182 million, and nearly $1 billion, respectively.

Nationwide commercial gaming revenue totaled $14.31 billion in the first quarter, which already puts the U.S. on record to easily surpass the record 2023 financial tally, AGA’s Commercial Gaming Revenue Tracker shows. This sets a new first-quarter record and nearly matches the all-time quarterly record, which was just set in the fourth quarter of last year at $14.35 billion.