New York becomes first state to top $2B in monthly sports betting handle

New York becomes first state to top $2B in monthly sports betting handle

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  • Chris Altruda, Sports Handle
November 9, 2023 8:25 PM
  • Chris Altruda, Sports Handle

New York became the first state in the post-PASPA era to surpass $2 billion in monthly sports wagering handle after the New York State Gaming Commission reported Thursday that the state’s eight active mobile operators combined to clear the unprecedented amount by $6.8 million.

The final figure will be roughly $10 million to $15 million higher after the NYSGC releases October figures for the state’s four retail sportsbooks. The Empire State was able to crest $2 billion thanks to having five weeks of NFL action in October, which included a Week 8 clash between the New York Jets and New York Giants on Oct. 29.

The mobile handle alone means New York now has the top 14 monthly handles of the post-PASPA era nationwide.