Illinois Releases Lukewarm Sports Betting Handle In April But Manages To Become No. 2 In US

Written By Joe Boozell on June 9, 2021Last Updated on June 11, 2021

In April, Illinois recorded a sports betting handle of$ 537.2 million, which is nearly$ 100 million less than the Illinois Gaming Board’s report from March.

As most states with legal sporting gambling saw declines in April, the decline was anticipated. Springtime is usually a slower time for sports wagering because there is no March Madness or soccer betting on the calendar.

Also, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker let online sportsbook registration expire in April, contributing to the underwhelming numbers. The total handle was always going to be lower in April than in March, but a lack of new customers only stifled the market further.

Sportsbooks in IllinoisIn April,$ 42 million & nbsp was profited. The state’s tax revenue increased by$ 6.54 million to its coffers.

Despite the down month, Illinois still finished ahead of Nevada and Pennsylvania for second place among all US states.

Despite dubious plan choices, the Land of Lincoln is still a popular sports betting location.

Betting numbers for Illinois’ April income

For the first time, FanDuel Illinois led state sportsbooks in handle, surpassing DraftKings.

Here’s the full breakdown of the report:

Licensee Online Company Complete Manage Handle Online Shop Handle Income overall Express levy Nearby Excise Income
Park Fairmount FanDuel $177,496,601 $176,922,094 $574,507 $15,494,422 $2,372,601.15 $196,528.02
King of the Casino DraftKings $169,574,888 $165,385,155 $4,189,733 $11,956,629 $1,831,920.30 $119,829.54
Rivers BetRivers $84,299,434 $72,323,326 $11,976,108 $7,936,478 $1,233,864.94 $114,520.79
Aurora in Hollywood Barstool $51,377,580 $50,330,128 $1,047,452 $3,324,995 $589,958.30 $37,134.36
Hawthorne PointsBet $41,250,036 $40,052,041 $1,197,995 $2,745,584 $433,371.98 $54,132.55
Victoria the Great John Hill $8,829,695 $8,233,187 $596,508 $190,745 $11,494.00 $4,383.25
Argosy N/A $3,098,881 $0 $3,098,881 $206,412 $28,615.44 $0
Joliet from Hollywood N/A $976,800 $0 $976,800 $163,817 $22,145.97 $0
Par-A-Dice FanDuel $254,636 $0 $254,636 $-49,777 $16,916.84 $571.46
Total $537,158,551 $513,245,932 $23,912,620 $41,969,307 $6,540,888.92 $527,099.97

PointsBet lost to Barstool for fourth place in the control. Barstool was second in March but just spent two-thirds of the quarter alive. So, this was anticipated.

Still, as long as in-person registration around, that’s likely the ceiling for Barstool in the short term. There’s a considerable gap between Barstool and BetRivers for the No. 3 spot.

Speaking of BetRivers, it is the main casino that benefits from in-person membership. That & rsquo is a feature of Rivers Casino, the perfect location in Chicago. Additionally, even though it gained earth on DraftKings and FanDuel, it generated more control and money in March than it did in April.

Of all, the situation that is primarily due to the activities environment. However, even though no online registration may increase BetRivers & rsquo’s relative Illinois standing, this does not guarantee that its business will expand. in an empty space.

When might an net membership be refunded?

The May legislative period has come and gone, and lawmakers did not address the in-person registration requirement.

Therefore, it’s here to stay until at least 2022. Illinois will only return to online sign-ups once the Illinois Gaming Board (IGB) hands out a mobile-only license.

That can & rsquo won’t occur until at least 2022. Programs may be accessible in December 2021.

The next question will be,” Will people place a bid on an only-use license for mobile devices?”

Industry giants like DraftKings and FanDuel & nbsp are already significant players in the market, and they cost$ 20 million per pop. The provision for smart licenses was intended to attract those two.

There are, however, a few people who want to apply for mobile-only licenses.

Golden Nugget has curiously said that it plans to launch in Illinois in the fourth quarter of 2021. Its pathway into the market is unclear, unless it plans to bid on a mobile-only license.

It’s even odd that BetMGM and Unibet have been accepting sports betting applications for a while now. It & rsquo, it’s possible that the IGB is stumbling along, but it could also be that one or both of those two are clamoring for a license that only applies to mobile devices.

Unibet confirmedPritzker & rsquo’s reversal has an impact on its state launch timeline plans, according to Play Illinois in April, but BetMGM remained silent. image
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