Illinois Sportsbetting Numbers Drop in May

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The sportsbetting industry in the state of Illinois saw a bit of a drop in April as handle also declined during the period.

The state's sportsbetting revenues came in at $43.6 million, down 1.2% from the month prior. Both numbers were down because the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament ran in March, and serves as one of the largest betting events in the United States.

Retail revenues were up 6.8% to $2.7 million on $23.9 million of handle. Online numbers were much larger, with revenues of $40.9 million on handle of $513.3 million.

FanDuel was the largest operator for the month, hauling in $15.8 million in revenue. DraftKings was second with $12.2 million, while Barstool Sportsbook had $3.9 million in revenue.

Taxes generated came in at $7.1 million for the month.

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