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Peak mobile share for PA sports betting reached new heights in December, another telling sign of public preference in the US market.
Online sports betting accounted for $297.4 million in handle, or 86.8% of the state’s total wagered in December. Retail handle actually dropped 9.3% to $45.1 million.
More than 70% of all handle came online last year in Pennsylvania, despite online sportsbooks only launching in May.
December’s handle pushed last year’s total PA sports betting handle to $1.49 billion. Revenue for the year was $92.1 million, though Pennsylvania’s onerous 36% effective tax rate hampers the value of that to operators.
Another month led to another record in the relatively young PA sports betting market.
Pennsylvania sports betting jumped 8.2% to $342.6 million in December from the previous record set in November.
There was no new revenue record set in December, according to the state report. Operators won less with $17.5 million in revenue for December compared to the $20.6 million from November.
FanDuel Sportsbook is still the state’s top sportsbook operator as it took $154.5 million in online bets. That’s good for 45.1% of Pennsylvania’s total handle last month.
Second place – a distant second, at that – went to the combined operations of Rush Street‘s BetRivers. The online sportsbooks for Rivers Philadelphia and Rivers Pittsburgh combined for $58.9 million in handle.
The most impressive growth came from DraftKings Sportsbook, which went live at the beginning of November with Penn National‘s Meadows casino. DraftKings took $35.9 million in online handle, which more than doubled November’s $16.2 million in handle.
DraftKings wasn’t the only sportsbook ramping up its operations last month. Kindred‘s Unibet brand, partnered with Mohegan Pocono, more than tripled its November total with $6.1 million in handle for December.
Fox Bet, the sportsbook from The Stars Group and FOX Sports, also continued to grow its sports betting handle. Fox Bet took $16.4 million in bets, up 21.3% from November.
Part of that growth is likely due to cross-selling between PA sports betting and online poker, which Stars launched at the beginning of November.
December newcomer BetAmerica, operated by Churchill Downs at its Presque Isle casino, did $129,556 in online handle.