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Pennsylvania sports betting reached a new high for wagers in January, despite the fact that there was less football on which to bet.
PA sportsbooks took more than $348 million in wagers last month, up from a previous high of $342.5 million. While the growth seems relatively low, it’s important to note that there are a lot fewer college football and NFL games in January, which would normally result in lower sports betting handle.
But the PA market is still growing, and January’s numbers are a sign of that.
The state’s sportsbooks saw $31.6 million in gross revenue from those bets in January.
Most of the growth can be attributed to DraftKings Sportsbook, which opened its virtual doors in November. After taking about $36 million in wagers in December, it jumped to $58.6 million in online wagers last month.
FanDuel Sportsbook is still the biggest online sportsbook in the state, responsible for $153 million in bets in the month. DraftKings is now neck and neck for the No. 2 position in the state for online bets alongside BetRivers, the app from Rivers casinos in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.
About 89% of all wagers in PA sports betting were placed online. That is a remarkable growth curve for a state that opened its mobile wagering market less than a year ago.
There also are fewer PA online sportsbooks than in neighboring New Jersey. The Garden State features 16 online books.