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Indiana sees $91.7M in sports bets during second month of legal wagering
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Indiana saw a big boost in its second month of legal sports gambling with the highly anticipated launch of regulated mobile sports betting, new data released by the Indiana Gaming Commission shows.
The state accepted nearly $91.7 million in mobile and retail wagers in October, according to numbers from the commission. More than half of that money was wagered via one of the three mobile sportsbooks that have launched in the state.
DraftKings' mobile sportsbook took in more than $39.3 million by itself in October, more than the entire state accepted in September, when sports betting became legal. Rush Street Interactive's online sportsbook took in more than $6.2 million in October, and FanDuel's took in more than $2.3 million, data shows.
Regulated mobile sports betting began in Indiana Oct. 3, when Rush Street Interactive and DraftKings both launched mobile sportsbooks in the state. The Indiana Gaming Commission authorized FanDuel's mobile sportsbook to launch Oct. 19.
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People in Indiana bet more than $41 million on football in October, far more than any other individual sport, data shows. Parlay bets, which are bets on multiple sports or events, commanded more than $20 million in wagers.
Baseball, during a month where the Washington Nationals won a thrilling, seven-game World Series against the Houston Astros, commanded nearly $10.5 million in bets. People in the state bet just $6.2 million on basketball in October, but the NBA regular season did not kick off until the end of the month, so that number will likely increase in the following months.
Mobile and retail bets in October yielded more than $11.5 million in adjusted gross revenue for the sportsbooks, according to the commission's data. October also saw the state bring in nearly $1.1 million in tax revenue.