Arizona sports betting handle tops $600m in February

Sports Betting

Arizona’s sportsbooks recorded a total handle of $637.5m in February up 4.6% year-on-year.

Arizona sports betting may have become legal in September 2021, but those first four months were only a warmup for 2022. There are now 18 online sportsbooks available to bettors in The Grand Canyon State.

Arizona bettors hit the ground running to start 2022, producing the state’s first-ever handle above $700 million in January. February fell just shy of that mark, but March set a record $691 million handle.

December’s $572 million handle then wrapped up the year, putting the total sports betting handle above $6 billion. DraftKings and FanDuel were far and away the most bet-on sportsbooks in Arizona. Both jockeyed for the top monthly handle throughout the year, with DraftKings taking the crown for seven months.