To close out 2022, Illinois sportsbooks topped $1 billion in sports betting handle for the third consecutive month.
According to figures released by the Illinois Gaming Board (IGB), over $1.029 billion was gambled through IL sportsbooks in December. In total, nearly $10 billion was bet in 2022.
Three months of $1 billion in handle:
- October 2022 – $1.03 billion
- November 2022 – $1.03 billion
- December 2022 – $1.029 billion
Illinois sportsbooks join exclusive sports betting class
Illinois joins a small class of states that have posted three consecutive months of billion-dollar-handle. The others are New York, New Jersey and Nevada.
State lawmakers are also happy with the outcome of legal, regulated sports betting. For the year, sportsbooks contributed nearly $128 million in tax revenue. As for lifetime contributions, the state has collected almost $233 million since June 2019.
In December alone, state and local coffers collected $13 million, down from the $15.5 million generated in November. Totals for December 2022 include:
- Handle: $1,028,471,257
- Revenue: $81,407,470
- Hold: 7.9%
- State taxes: $13,186,151
FanDuel remains top earner in Illinois
When it comes to the top revenue generator in the state, once again, the FanDuel Sportsbook reigns supreme.
The FanDuel Sportsbook at Fairmount Park generated $37.4 million in revenue with a hold of 10.7%. The popular sportsbooks contributed $6 million in state taxes with $350 million in handle.
Illinois has nine retail sportsbooks and seven online sportsbooks. The top four, in terms of revenue, are:
- FanDuel – $37.4 million
- DraftKings – $22 million
- BetRivers – $8.1 million
- PointsBet – $3.4 million
Illinois ranks second in the US regarding total gross gaming revenue. New York is on top with nearly $1.4 billion. Illinois produced $806 million, followed by New Jersey with $763 million.
Lifetime sports betting revenue rankings:
- New Jersey — nearly $2.37 billion
- Nevada — nearly $1.7 billion
- Illinois — nearly $1.5 billion
- Pennsylvania — nearly $1.5 billion
- New York — $1.41 billion