NY mobile sports betting handle nears $2.0bn in opening 30 days
Players in New York wagered just under $2.00bn (£1.48bn/€1.76bn) in the first 30 days since the state launched its legal online sports betting market.
A total of $1.98bn was bet in the period between January 8, when the market opened, and February 6, according to figures released by the New York State Gaming Commission.
Consumer spending included more than $600m on football, $540m on basketball and almost $80m on ice hockey.
The latest figures from the Commission also revealed that gross gaming revenue for the first 30 days of legal online sports betting in the state reached $138.5m. At a 51% tax rate for the state, this meant more than $70.6m in tax revenue was generated during the period.
GeoComply, which works with licensed sportsbooks in New York to ensure the geolocation requirements of players, also said more than 1.76 million unique player accounts were utilised for over 187 million transactions during the period.
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