July 2021 US Online Sports Betting Revenue Roundup

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Online sports wagering in the US hit a bit of a downturn in July, as the domestic sports calendar entered one of the slowest parts of the year. Four of the top US mobile sports betting markets (New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Indiana) released July 2021 revenue figures this week, and all four showed fairly significant drops in month-to-month betting handle.

The NBA Finals wrapped up in July, putting MLB, UFC, and the 2020 Olympics on center stage in the US sports betting scene in the latter half of the month.

With the fall sports season looming, sportsbooks will likely see a surge in betting interest as the year winds down. This month’s Gaming Today online sports betting revenue roundup takes a look at revenue figures from four of the top US mobile sports betting states:

July 2021 Online Sports Betting Handle And Revenue

StateJuly 2021 Online Sports Betting HandleJuly 2021 Online Sports Betting Revenue
New Jersey$529,433,846

New Jersey Online Sports Betting Handle July 2021

July 2021 Mobile Betting HandleMTM Handle Change
New Jersey $529,433,846
2021 Totals$4,984,337,879

New Jersey Online Sports Betting Revenue July 2021

Retail OperatorOnline SkinsJuly 2021 RevenueMonth-To-Month ChangeYTD RevenueYear-Over-Year Change
New Meadowlands RacetrackFanDuel Sportsbook, PointsBet$29,502,047
Resorts Digital GamingDraftKings Sportsbook, FOX Bet, Resorts$10,614,583
Borgata Hotel CasinoBorgata Sports, BetMGM$5,860,662
Ocean Casino ResortWilliam Hill Sportsbook at Ocean Casino, Tipico $1,458,975-36.2%
Darby Development (Monmouth Park)Monmouth Park Sportsbook by William Hill, SugarHouse, TheScoreBet$2,005,242
Hard Rock Atlantic CityHard Rock, Bet365, Unibet$925,775
Boardwalk RegencyCaesars Sportsbook, 888 Sport, WynnBET$193,331
Tropicana Casino & ResortCaesars Sportsbook Tropicana Atlantic City$36,490
Golden NuggetGolden Nugget, TwinSpires$79,223-1.7%$525,677

July marked the slowest month of 2021 for online sports betting in New Jersey. A “slow” month by New Jersey standards still saw mobile sports betting apps pull $529.4 million in wagers, keeping the Garden State atop the US industry.

The July totals put New Jersey at just under $5 billion in mobile wagering handle for 2021.

The New Meadowlands Racetrack license (powered by FanDuel Sportsbook) produced nearly 60% of all online sports betting revenue in New Jersey for July. That license alone has generated more online sports betting revenue than the entire states of Pennsylvania, Indiana, or Michigan this year.

Overall mobile sports betting revenue is up nearly 200% year-over-year versus 2020. July revenue resulted in the state collecting $6,587,077 in internet sports taxes for the month.

The monthly revenue reports from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement can be viewed here and here.

Pennsylvania Online Sports Betting Handle July 2021

July 2021 Mobile Betting HandleMTM Handle Change
Pennsylvania $275,449,861-27.4%
2021 Totals $306,5168,954

Pennsylvania Online Sports Betting Revenue July 2021

Retail OperatorOnline SkinsJuly 2021 RevenueMonth-To-Month ChangeYTD RevenueYear-Over-Year Change
Valley Forge Casino ResortFanDuel Sportsbook$9,520,825-42.0%$83,234,386+317.7%
The MeadowsDraftKings Sportsbook$2,754,969-52.0%$34,539,287+239.2%
Hollywood Casino at Penn NationalBarstool Sportsbook$1,732,590-22.6%$9,206,574N/A
Rivers PittsburghBetRivers Sportsbook$944,851-11.7%$7,529,608+63.3%
Parx CasinoParx Sportsbook$702,189
Hollywood Casino MorgantownBetMGM$570,794-56.9%
Rivers PhiladelphiaSugarHouse Sportsbook$553,872-30.6%$5,977,990+2.4%
Mount Airy Casino ResortFOX Bet$511,314-24.9%$6,151,693+97.9%
Mohegan Sun PoconoUnibet Sportsbook$114,013-17.7%$1,212,105-4.6%
Presque Isle DownsTwinSpires-$41,892N/A-$599,523N/A
Harrah’s PhiladelphiaCaesars Sportsbook-128,882N/A-$55,612N/A

The nationwide trend of month-to-month betting dropoff hit Pennsylvania in July. Online wagering handle slid 27.4% from June, coming in at $275.4 million for the month.

July’s totals pushed mobile betting handle over the $3 billion mark for 2021 in Pennsylvania. More than 90% of overall wagers in Pennsylvania came from online sportsbooks in July.

FanDuel Sportsbook persists as the overwhelming top choice for online sports bettors in the Keystone State. Pennsylvania’s mobile sports betting apps have produced just under $160 million in operator revenue so far in 2021, with more than half of that total coming from FanDuel.

Operator revenue dropped 41.4% month-to-month. Through July, revenue is up 216% year-over-year against 2020.

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board’s monthly revenue press release can be viewed here.

Michigan Online Sports Betting Handle July 2021

July 2021 Mobile Betting HandleMTM Handle Change
Michigan $187,994,305
2021 Totals $1,687,018,665

Michigan Online Sports Betting Revenue July 2021

Retail OperatorOnline SkinsJuly 2021 RevenueMonth-Over-Month ChangeYTD Revenue
MotorCity Casino Hotel
FanDuel Sportsbook$5,754,206
MGM Grand DetroitBetMGM$3,046,304
Bay Mills Indian CommunityDraftKings Sportsbook$1,876,187-43.3%$2,809,474
Greektown Casino HotelBarstool Sportsbook$1,205,414-17.1%$8,550,528
Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa IndiansWynnBET$262,306N/A$183,132
Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians
FOX Bet$149,995
Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa IndiansPointsBet$118,000N/A-$936,040
Little River Band of Ottawa IndiansBetRivers$113,270N/A-$526,450
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community
Golden Nugget Sportsbook$63,28526.5%$55,443
Hannahville Indian CommunityTwinSpires$33,349
Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa IndiansCaesars Sportsbook-$47,877N/A$437,973
Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians
Four Winds Sportsbook-$94,173N/A-$817,320

Michigan’s online betting handle dropped 20% month-to-month, ending up at just under $188 million in July. That figure marks the lowest mobile handle number for a full month since online sports betting debuted in the Great Lakes State in January.

Online sportsbooks have taken nearly $1.7 billion in wagers in Michigan since the launch. FanDuel Sportsbook, DraftKings Sportsbook, and BetMGM combined account for nearly 78% of 2021 betting handle.

Of the 13 mobile sports betting apps operating in Michigan in July, ten posted positive adjusted gross receipts for the month. Overall revenue among the 13 brands dropped 25.9% month-to-month.

Net revenue for 2021 totals $52,928,238 as of the end of July. It appears that customer acquisition promos (welcome bonuses) are still keeping some brands from turning a profit, but that trend should change in the coming months.

The Michigan Gaming Control Board’s monthly revenue summaries can be viewed here.

Indiana Online Sports Betting Handle July 2021

July 2021 Mobile Betting HandleMTM Handle Change
2021 Totals$1,644,712,553

Indiana Online Sports Betting Revenue July 2021

Retail OperatorOnline SkinsJuly 2021 RevenueMonth-Over-Month ChangeYTD Revenue
Blue Chip CasinoFanDuel Sportsbook$5,294,976
Ameristar CasinoDraftKings Sportsbook, theScore Bet$4,812,773
Belterra CasinoBetMGM, BetWay$2,186,908
Hollywood LawrenceburgPointsBet, Barstool Sportsbook$1,210,862
French Lick ResortBetRivers Sportsbook$659,187
Tropicana EvansvilleWilliam Hill Sportsbook$228,927-92.4%
Rising Star CasinoTwinSpires, WynnBET$169,767
Horseshoe HammondCaesars Sportsbook, Unibet$79,385+48.4%$561,015

Much like the other states in this month’s roundup, Indiana experienced its slowest month of the year in terms of July online betting handle. Bettors placed $174,579,641 in online wagers in the Hoosier State in July.

Indiana is on pace to pull just under $3 billion in mobile wagers in 2021. The upcoming fall sports season could push the final annual numbers past the $3 billion mark, however.

Indiana doesn’t report adjusted gross revenue on mobile sports betting. Pre-tax revenue cleared the $130 million threshold for this year at the end of July.

FanDuel and DraftKings lead the field in Indiana, but the state’s mobile sports betting market continues to unfold as one of the more competitive in the US. The monthly revenue summary from the Indiana Gaming Commission can be seen here.

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