In November, Arizona sports betting handle decreased slightly while taxes increased.

Arizona Sports Betting Handle Down Slightly, Taxes Up in November
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Arizona sportsbooks had a successful November with a handle exceeding $600 million for the second consecutive month, along with growth in gaming revenue and tax earnings.

In November, Arizona betting apps and retail sportsbooks generated a total handle of $616,885,004, showing a slight decline of 0.28% compared to October’s $618.57 million.

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The Arizona November revenue report showed a 30.6% increase in the state’s gaming revenue compared to the previous month, jumping from $29.708 million to $38.801 million. This highlights the continued growth of Arizona’s sports betting market as it reaches its 15th month of operation.

The total tax contribution from the 17 sportsbooks operating in November was $3,876,207, representing a 30.8% increase from the previous month. Fubo Sportsbook, which closed in October, was not included in these figures.

The Arizona Department of Gaming Director, Ted Vogt, enthusiastically shared his excitement about the state’s sports betting industry reaching over $600 million in wagers for the second month in a row. He highlighted how this achievement demonstrates Arizona’s strong position in the sports betting market, solidifying its reputation as one of the top 10 markets in the country.

Arizona is set to see a boost in economic activity this month as it becomes the inaugural legal betting market to host the Super Bowl. In the days ahead, both residents and visitors will have access to a range of Super Bowl 57 betting bonuses to take advantage of.

The comparison between sports betting in Arizona in November versus October.

Total HandleMobile Handle Revenue
November$616.855M$611.192M$38.801M
October$618.570M$611.382M$29.708M
Change Down .28% Down .03% Up 30.6%

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Information to be aware of in Arizona’s November report

DraftKings Sportsbook Arizona has been the top sports betting handle leader in the state for 11 out of the last 15 months, with November’s report revealing $200.3 million in wagers.

FanDuel Sportsbook Arizona held onto its second-place ranking in the most recent standings of Arizona sportsbooks, raking in $196.6 million in wagers for the month. Trailing closely behind were BetMGM Sportsbook Arizona with $94.8 million, Caesars Sportsbook Arizona with $62.8 million, and Barstool Sportsbook Arizona with $20.0 million, rounding out the top 5.

Barstool Sportsbook in Arizona hit $20 million in bets for the first time since January and the fourth time in 15 months, while DraftKings Sportsbook surpassed $200 million in bets for the third consecutive month and fourth time overall.

In November, FanDuel Sportsbook Arizona reached the impressive milestone of collecting $2 billion in wagers, becoming the second operator in the state to achieve this feat after DraftKings Sportsbook. The total amount of wagers collected reached $2.026 billion.

In November, the top five Arizona sportsbooks by revenue were Desert Diamond Arizona ($11.019 million), WynnBET Arizona ($8.257 million), Rush Street Interactive Arizona ($7.321 million), Hard Rock Interactive Arizona ($6.263 million), and Betfred Arizona ($2.461 million).

Where does Arizona rank nationally in terms of betting in November?

Arizona ranked sixth in the nation for sports betting handle in November, falling between Pennsylvania at $789.230 million and Colorado at $552.603 million. Only New York, New Jersey, and Illinois had handles exceeding $1 billion, with New York leading at $1.564 billion, followed by New Jersey at $1.101 billion, and Illinois at $1.03 billion.

November’s betting handle ranked third on the state’s leaderboard, behind March 2022 ($690.979 million) and October 2022 ($618.57 million) which took the top two spots.

In the past 15 months, Arizona sportsbooks have collected a total of $7.206 billion in wagers, averaging around $480.4 million per month.

Arizona NFL betting data for two months is still pending and the upcoming Super Bowl will be the first to occur in a state with legal sports betting. State sportsbooks could potentially break some records between December and February.

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Peterson Christopher

For more than seven years, Peterson Christopher has been reporting on sports and sports betting in Arizona. He is currently the head writer at yengols.com, and has also worked for ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly, and the Green Valley News in the past.

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