A day after its neighbor released historic betting numbers, Pennsylvania sports betting figures for September were released by the state on Tuesday.
Here are three takeaways from the Pennsylvania sports betting figures:
Not Jersey, But Impressive Overall
The Keystone State’s total sports betting handle was $578.8 million, an impressive 66.1% increase from $348.52 million in August and up 25.1% from September 2020’s $462.78 million.
September’s number ranks second among states in figures released this month. And since May 2018, when sports betting was legalized, Pennsylvania is third in total handle at $9.35 billion after New Jersey and Nevada.
On Monday, New Jersey was the first state to top $1 billion in total sports handle in a single month: $1,011,114,311, up 52.1% over August's $664.7 million.
New Jersey’s previous record was $996.3 million in December 2020. For context, Nevada’s highest handle of $659.2 million came in October 2020.
PA Sports Betting, September vs. August
|Total Handle||Mobile Handle||Gross Revenue|
|Change||Up 66.1%||Up 65.8%||Up 56.9%|
Mobile Continues To Flourish
PA online gambling figures from the August Pennsylvania report indicated sports bettors going online to make their bets to the tune of a $527.43 million handle, up 65.8% from August’s $318.13 million. Online was 91.1% of the market.
Fall Success Should Continue
The state raked in $28.25 million in taxable gross sports betting revenue, up a substantial 56.9% from August’s $18 million.
Handle and revenue should provide similar numbers the rest of the year as NFL and college football seasons continue and with NBA and NHL starting their regular seasons this month.