Wyoming, the American state that is widely known as the “Equality State”, has registered new records in the month of October 2023 when it comes to its regulated online sports betting market.
Bettors in the state wagered 21.2 million dollars in October using licensed online bookmakers, an amount which is an all-time high since the state opened its legal online betting market.
The previous record set in the American state was 19.2 million dollars, and it was set in September 2023. Moreover, the figure registered in October 2023 represents an increase of 23.4 percent compared to the same month of 2022.
Gross gaming revenue also registered an all-time high of 2.3 million dollars, an increase of 15 percent year-on-year and 53.3 percent compared to the 1.5 million that were generated in September 2023.
Taxable gaming revenue also set a new record in October, amounting to 1.4 million dollars. That figure represents an increase of 21.7 percent from October 2022 and no less than 172.6 percent when compared to September 2023, when the total taxable gaming revenue in Wyoming amounted to just over half a million dollars.
DraftKings On Top of The Market
The most successful online bookmaker in Wyoming in October was DraftKings, with revenue of 1.4 million dollars and a handle of 12.5 million dollars. FanDuel ended the month in second place with revenue of 402,961 dollars and a handle of 4.9 million dollars.
BetMGM grabbed the final podium place with revenue of 387,344 dollars from a handle of 3.5 million dollars, while Caesars was in fourth place with revenue of just 73,028 dollars from a handle of 378,622 dollars.
The Wyoming onlines sports betting market is set to become more competitive as Fanatics Betting and Gaming will join the fray after having taken control of PointsBet Wyoming LLC.
Fanatics Betting and Gaming is a division of Fanatics, the global sports retail giant, and it has struck a deal to acquire the United States operations of PointsBet earlier this year. The purchase price was 225 million dollars and it was approved by the PointsBet shareholders.
However, the effective transfer of the operations to Fanatics Betting and Gaming will only happen when the operator will receive all necessary approvals in each state. Fanatics Betting and Gaming has so far rolled out its online sportsbook in Virginia following the acquisition of PointsBet U.S.
Source: “Wyoming smashes online sports betting records in October“. iGaming Business. November 23, 2023.
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