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Illinois Posts $491.7 Million Sports Betting Handle in December

Written by:
Aaron Goldstein
Published on:
Feb/17/2021

Illinois enjoyed an impressive $491.7 in sports betting handle the month of December.  Nearly all of this was online with the state's brick and mortar casinos closed due to Covid-19.

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The win rate did plunge from 9.1% to 4.86% with sportsbooks taking in $23.9 million compared to $41 million the two previous months.

The final sports betting revenue report of 2020 also confirmed a new national record in handle for the third straight month as more than $3.77 billion was wagered in December.

Draftkings widened its gap among the competition. It reported more than $193.7 million in bets in December, an increase of 16.6% from November.  These numbers surpassed that of BetRivers, which was the first online sports betting site in the state.  It launched two months prior to Draftkings.

FanDuel was also a late starter and now ranks second in handle.

- Aaron Goldstein, Gambling911.com

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