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Sportradar and Adomni Announce Industry First Partnership to Bring Live Sports Data to Digital Out-of-Home Advertising

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Sportradar and Adomni Announce Industry First Partnership to Bring Live Sports Data to Digital Out-of-Home Advertising

 

Sportradar, the leading global sports technology company creating immersive experiences for sports fans and bettors, and Adomni, the leading programmatic digital out-of-home advertising planning and buying platform, unveiled their new strategic partnership at the DPAA Summit in New York City last week. The partnership brings to market a new offering for performance and brand marketers at sports betting companies, sports leagues and teams that delivers relevant and timely ad content on screens in the physical world.

Under the terms of the exclusive partnership agreement, Sportradar will integrate its comprehensive suite of sports data offerings into the Adomni demand-side platform, enabling brand marketers and ad agencies to activate programmatic digital out-of-home campaigns that include dynamic content such as betting odds and other sports data. Sports advertisers can place ads on real-world screens from over 210 media owners in 28 countries across a wide variety of screen formats, including digital roadside billboards, screens on the tops of ride-share vehicles, inside of gyms, bar/restaurants, convenience stores and dozens of other place-based advertising networks.

“As consumer habits shift, it’s important to consider fresh perspectives for advertising and how we can maximize the data and technology that we have at our fingertips to deliver a more engaging experience overall,” said Arne Rees, US CEO, Sportradar. “Digital out-of-home advertising is a powerful medium for dynamic ads, which is why it’s a key piece of our ad:s business and offering. We are delighted to partner with a market leader like Adomni to leverage our sports datasets and technology with their 500,000+ connected screens to deliver fresh, relevant sports and sports betting ad content, at scale.”

“In today’s modern advertising marketplace, advertisers are increasingly looking at new and better ways to reach their target audience with relevant, attention-grabbing content. We are excited to partner with Sportradar, the leading global sports data and technology company, to make digital out of home ad content more engaging and actionable,” said Jonathan Gudai, CEO, Adomni.

Mobile sportsbook and iGaming company WynnBet was an early adopter, taking advantage of features such as turning ads on or off based on the schedules of the games or sports betting trends, activating campaigns in new markets immediately after legislation passes, delivering ads based on ideal audience movement patterns and soon, having live betting odds appear on the ad content itself.

Kris Cichoski, Head of Paid Media for WynnBet said, “The ability to incorporate the odds that Sportradar is providing to WynnBet in our social ad channels and programmatic display ads as well as our out of home creative, gives us a nice mix of high-level branding and call-to-action performance which makes the creative more relevant. This is a game-changer.”

GeoComply’s IDComply Solution for KYC Licensed in New Jersey and Launched with Amelco and PlayUp

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GeoComply's IDComply Solution for KYC Licensed in New Jersey and Launched with Amelco and PlayUp

 

GeoComply Solutions Inc. today announced that its KYC solution for the iGaming industry, IDComply, has been fully incensed in New Jersey, and launched in the state with Amelco and PlayUp. In addition to age and identity verification via IDComply, GeoComply will be providing Amelco with geolocation compliance for the PlayUp online sports betting platform. IDComply’s license in New Jersey validates the product has met some of the most stringent requirements in the U.S. for KYC solutions.

IDComply provides operators with an all-in-one solution that handles KYC and digital identity verification while delivering the highest possible levels of player-acceptance in a compliant, fast and low-friction model.

The New Jersey Department of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) not only requires data verification for KYC but also a secondary form of authentication, either knowledge-based authentication (KBA) or digital identity authentication, in order to validate an account. IDComply supports both of these secondary forms of authentication, providing a great user experience and ensuring that all genuine players are able to quickly and easily onboard.

“As a technology-first company we wanted to ensure our regulatory approval in New Jersey included the latest offerings from our tech partners and leveraging GeoComply’s IDComply product was central to that process, says Dr. Laila Mintas, CEO of PlayUp. “With some of the most stringent requirements and rigorous testing of any state, achieving this milestone in New Jersey has positioned PlayUp for continued success as we expand into additional U.S. states. GeoComply’s proven KYC and geolocation compliance solutions along with their experience and expertise has really made a huge impact in being able to quickly scale our business.”

As a trusted supplier to the iGaming industry, GeoComply developed IDComply in response to customer requests for an integrated solution that covers more of their compliance requirements beyond geolocation. By integrating age and identity verification along with GeoComply’s award-winning geolocation compliance, iGaming companies are able to streamline their operations and manage both their geolocation and KYC compliance from the same back-office and API.

“KYC and geolocation compliance are two cornerstones of the iGaming industry and we are very happy to have been able to help operators like PlayUp get their own products licensed,” says Lindsay Slader, Managing Director of Gaming at GeoComply. “The DGE really sets the standard for compliance in the U.S. so getting IDComply licensed in New Jersey is a real achievement for our company. We see stringent compliance controls as critical to the integrity and success of the industry.”

Real Luck Group Limited announces partnership with Nuvei to Enhance Pay-in and Payout Capabilities

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Real Luck Group Limited announces partnership with Nuvei to Enhance Pay-in and Payout Capabilities

 

Agreement with major payments provider designed to improve deposit methods for Luckbox players

Real Luck Group Ltd. and its subsidiary companies doing business as “Luckbox” (the “Group”), a leading provider of licensed, real money esports and sports betting, is pleased to announce a partnership with global payment technology company Nuvei.

“We are thrilled to announce Nuvei as our payment technology partner,” commented Luckbox head of payments Boris Kostadinov. “Nuvei is a leading payment technology company with extensive experience in the digital and iGaming sectors, and its extensive range of payment methods will allow new and existing customers a comprehensive choice of payment options when betting on the Luckbox platform. Nuvei is fully integrated and live on our site now and this represents another step in realizing our vision to deliver the best iGaming experience in the market.”

Luckbox will leverage Nuvei’s extensive range of payment methods and innovative payout products to further improve its offering to new and existing players. Nuvei offers direct connections to all major payment card schemes in over 204 markets worldwide, supports 480 local and alternative payment methods, nearly 150 currencies and 40 cryptocurrencies.

“We are delighted to support Luckbox with our innovative payment solutions, technology and longstanding market knowledge in the regulated gaming space,” said Philip Fayer, Nuvei’s Chair and CEO. “As we continue to expand our payment capabilities to help our clients succeed and expand into new markets, we look forward to working closely with Luckbox on enhancing its checkout experience by delivering the most relevant payment solutions for its customer base.”

Gaming Laboratories International’s (GLI®) Director of Lottery Solutions Angela Wong will be Inducted into PGRI Lottery Industry Hall of Fame

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Gaming Laboratories International’s (GLI®) Director of Lottery Solutions Angela Wong will be Inducted into PGRI Lottery Industry Hall of Fame

 

Gaming Laboratories International’s (GLI®) Director of Lottery Solutions, Angela Wong will be inducted into the PGRI Lottery Industry Hall of Fame. Wong was chosen for the honor by the Hall’s current 94 members, who voted for and elected three industry leaders to be inducted into the Class of 2021.

Wong was chosen for the honor because of her long history of promoting excellence and integrity in the lottery industry. Also in the 2021 class are Wendy Montgomery, SVP, Global Brand, Marketing and Communications, IGT, and John Schulz, SVP, Instant Products and Partner Services, Scientific Games.

“I am humbled and honored to be selected as an inductee into the Lottery Industry Hall of Fame, and to work with so many talented and exceptional people dedicated to the success of the lottery industry,” Wong said.

“We were very excited to add Angela Wong to the GLI team earlier this year because of her rare set of skills and experience,” said Kevin Mullally, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and General Counsel. “The entire GLI family is grateful that lottery insiders and peers are recognizing her outstanding contributions to the industry. We are looking forward to supporting Angela in her new role as she continues to use her talents to benefit lottery clients around the world. She is yet another example of the deep bench of global expertise clients will find only at GLI.”

As GLI’s Director of Lottery Solutions, Wong is a valuable resource for the company’s lottery clients, working with lottery suppliers and technology vendors, providing insights into the future and guidance on their journey through GLI’s integrated compliance.

Prior to joining GLI, Wong was director of the Montana Lottery, where she earned an international reputation for her leadership and innovative approach. She also is the immediate past president of the North American States and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL), where she also held multiple leadership positions over ten years. She is also the immediate past vice president of the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL).

Winners Network Launches a Multi-Chain Compatible DeFi and Rewards and Gaming Loyalty Platform with Token

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Winners Network Launches a Multi-Chain Compatible DeFi and Rewards and Gaming Loyalty Platform with Token

 

WINS allows for new interoperable blockchain rewards system redeemable from merchants or convertible to any fiat or cryptocurrency

Winners Network (https://winnersnetwork.io/), the blockchain ecosystem which connects traditional customer loyalty programs and point systems to one chain of value, announced the launch of its partner-agnostic rewards and loyalty platform dedicated to bridging the gap between web-based consumer touchpoints and the burgeoning ‘multi-ecosystem’ world of blockchain. Winners unique rewards, loyalty and incentive program is designed to unify a multitude of customer loyalty programs into one consolidated networked ecosystem. The launch of the Winners Network platform, along with the sale of the $WINS token, will allow Winners Network to incentivize a network of participants across the blockchain, gaming, merchant loyalty and the rewards landscape.

Winners Network and their WN Rewards Browser extension will create a seamless and agnostic accrual experience, which will streamline and consolidate interactions across three of the most critical ‘value-based’ consumer touchpoints:

  • Ecommerce:  Shopping websites incentivize buyers with ‘loyalty points’ and other remote and isolated rewards systems. The Winners Network’s browser plugin will enable purchasers to earn WN Gold Rewards points across multiple sites, regardless of participating products or retailers.

  • DeFi: Winners Network and the Winners Network browser extension will not only connect off-chain user activity to on-chain rewards and tracking protocols, but the team also aims to power cross-chain transfers of value and facilitate a seamless experience across the growing Web 3.0 ecosystem.

  • Gaming: From ‘play to earn’ web-based games to in-game assets, collectibles, ‘points’ and currencies, “monetizing” gameplay and rewarding players has always meant ‘one game, one points ecosystem.’ The Winners Network browser extension will provide one overarching ‘cross platform’ multi-ecosystem solution and allow gamers to earn, collect, win and ultimately convert game-based assets from across the web into the $WINS token.

“The cryptocurrency industry has many reward programs and incentives, but these are generally closed off, walled gardens that are primarily designed to encourage participation within their own networks,” said Co-founder Walter Minhoto. “There was no rewards program that worked across multiple environments; we want to create incentives and enable the transfer of value beyond the traditional digital rewards silos.”

Additionally, it is often impossible for DeFi reward launchpads, yield farms and other similar platforms to intersect with non-blockchain based projects. Winners Network and its $WINS token will help create these new intersections.

“The only way for a modern loyalty and rewards ecosystem to actually work is for that structure to utilize crypto and to do so in an agnostic way,” says Minhoto. “Consumers currently use hundreds of disconnected loyalty and rewards platforms across the web and throughout their daily lives; Winners Network will open up a world of options for these consumers and offer them rewards for participating in a wide range of loyalty-based environments.”

Additionally, gamers within the Winners Network will be empowered with the first ever global rewards system that will gather rewards for in-game spending, grinding and playing. Users will be able to earn WN Gold Rewards with in-game purchases, collecting rare and epic items, opening loot boxes and skin boxes and by simply logging in to their favorite game. WN Gold Rewards will have the capability to be swapped for $WINS tokens to receive cash-back or additional in-game and partner game purchases. Gamers will be able to drastically increase the amount of WN Gold Rewards earned passively and actively by staking their $WINS tokens.

The $WINS token will be the native token that powers the Winners Network. As a governance token, $WINS holders will be able to vote on community changes to the platform and take an active part in decision-making processes within the network. Users will also be able to collect and earn via the team’s browser extension that will work for both traditional ecommerce websites and nontraditional macro markets such as crypto and iGaming.

FanDuel Extends Scientific Games & OpenBet Partnership to Connecticut

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Scientific Games and OpenBet have entered the newly-legalized market of Connecticut with long-term partner and leading sportsbook operator, FanDuel Group.

Following a successful soft launch period that was exclusive to FanDuel and a limited number of operators, the Flutter Group brand is now live with a comprehensive offering that is powered by OpenBet’s modern, scalable, and robust betting technology.

Connecticut becomes the 12th U.S. state that FanDuel has launched a digital offering utilizing OpenBet technology to offer a safe and responsible betting experience. Last month, the operator entrusted the industry’s leading sports betting provider for its entry into Arizona, while it is also live with OpenBet across Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Deploying its sports betting technology in another state with FanDuel enhances OpenBet’s position as a leading supplier within the US sports betting market and highlights the strength and robustness of the company’s modular product offering. In addition to FanDuel, OpenBet powers Flutter Entertainment’s market-leading brands including Betfair, Sky Bet, and Paddy Power in Europe and Sportsbet in Australia.

Cathryn Lai, Chief Commercial Officer at OpenBet, said: “It’s fantastic to see Connecticut embrace legalized sports betting and officially open its doors. We’re proud to have delivered our transformed and modern sports betting technology to one of the biggest names in the U.S. market and support their entry into Connecticut.

“Players are sure to love the exciting new experiences on offer to them, which can be easily and responsibly accessed through their mobile devices. This latest launch demonstrates we’re once again delivering on our promise to provide world class sports betting entertainment for players worldwide.”

COVERS PARTNERS WITH CHALKLINE TO LAUNCH FREE-TO-PLAY GAMES

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COVERS PARTNERS WITH CHALKLINE TO LAUNCH FREE-TO-PLAY GAMES

 

Covers, the world’s leading sports betting content and community resource, will integrate Chalkline’s freeplay games and predictive analytics into its premium content offering for bettors and sports fans

Covers, one of the largest and most trusted online sources for sports betting information, announced a partnership with Chalkline to deliver a suite of live-odds prediction games at freeplay.covers.com.

Covers has launched “Covers Freeplay,” a series of live-odds, free-to-play pick’em and prop contests that lets players compete for cash prizes and Covers swag.

Over time, the company plans to expand its freeplay offerings to new types of fan-driven engagement, including in-play sports betting contests, live-odds streak games and sponsor-integrated challenges.

The agreement will strengthen the media company’s sports betting acquisition and retention strategies. Covers also will leverage Chalkline’s best-in-class “BettorBI” platform to offer more personalized and predictive content to its community of more than 500,000 registered members.

“Covers takes great pride in the fact that we’ve been a premium resource for bettors since 1995. As sports betting regulation sweeps across North America, Covers has doubled in size the past 12 months. Simply put: levelling up our gaming and business intelligence capabilities is a natural progression in our company’s growth,” said Andrew GarvenHead of Marketing at Covers.

“This is part of our path to continuously improve bettor engagement with more localization, more personalization and more education as the market evolves.”

Daniel KustelskiCo-founder and CEO of Chalkline, said: “We’re thrilled to enter this long-term relationship with Covers.

“Covers is one of the most well-known and respected brands in the sports betting content space. We believe this partnership will help the Covers brand continue to differentiate itself and stand out in an increasingly competitive industry.”

Compliable Secures $3.6m New Capital to Further Enhance Compliance Tech Platform Focused on Real-Money Gaming

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Compliable Secures $3.6m New Capital to Further Enhance Compliance Tech Platform Focused on Real-Money Gaming

 

Bettor Capital Leads Financing and Industry Leader, Carl Sottosanti, Joins the Board of Directors

Leading compliance software provider Compliable has completed a $3.6m seed extension round led by Bettor Capital, an investment that will enable the supplier to further strengthen its ground-breaking platform and expand the scope of products and services that it provides to real-money gaming operators.

The investment from Bettor Capital marks the second funding round for Compliable in the past year, with the company previously securing $1.7m seed funding in a round led by Chicago-based KB Partners.

Additionally, Carl Sottosanti, a fund advisor to Bettor Capital and former General Counsel of Penn National Gaming, has joined Compliable’s board of directors.

For real-money sports betting and iGaming companies in North America, the Compliable platform offers a solution that makes it far easier to complete, manage and maintain gaming licenses across multiple states and jurisdictions. Compliable’s software platform and tools provide customers both significant time and cost savings, enabling operators to enter new markets more quickly and to meaningfully reduce the ongoing burden of regulatory requirements.

Launched in 2020, Compliable has signed several new customers, ranging from market leaders to start-ups, and with online gaming legislation continuing to gain momentum across numerous US states, the demand for the platform has intensified. Compliable will use the new capital to accelerate the delivery of key functionality and features to facilitate and speed up launches as sports betting and iGaming continue their rapid expansion across the US. It also allows Compliable to expand its executive team with Justin Stempeck, former Director of Licensing at DraftKings, who joined Compliable as Chief Strategy Officer.

Chris Oltyan, CEO of Compliable, said: “Following discussions with our customers, prospects, regulators and industry contacts it became clear that our solution is timely and necessary, and we realized that expanding our engineering team was essential to keep up with the many feature requests. Additionally, with Justin to help navigate the compliance landscape, we’re positioned to grow exponentially in the coming year. We are also excited to partner with Bettor Capital who brings significant real-money gaming experience and has a deep focus on the software supply chain within the industry.”

David VanEgmond, founder and CEO of Bettor Capital, said: “With the ever growing complexity of licensing in the real-money gaming market, Compliable has quickly become an integral part of how companies process and maintain their regulatory compliance as they enter new markets. I know first-hand from my time as an executive at FanDuel how critical and resource-intensive it can be to comply with diverse gaming regulations on a state-by-state basis. Compliable’s technology makes this process easier and saves companies money, which we believe represents a great long-term value proposition for a software vendor to an exciting growth industry.”

Carl Sottosanti, Member of Compliable’s Board of Directors, said: “Compliance must be top-of-mind for all companies entering the complex US online market and with Compliable’s platform, the employee gaming licensing process is significantly simplified and expedited. I look forward to being part of the company’s journey in what is a very exciting time for the industry.”

NH Lottery and DraftKings Expand Retail Sports Betting in NH with New Dover Sportsbook

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The New Hampshire Lottery, DraftKings, and Filotimo Casino & Restaurant have teamed up again to expand retail sports betting in New Hampshire.

The Manchester-based Filotimo Casino & Restaurant, which houses DraftKings Sportsbook at Filotimo, has opened a sister retail sports betting establishment in Dover under the same name located at 887 Central Avenue in Rollinsford.

The Filotimo property is shared between the city of Dover and the town of Rollinsford, with the building located in Rollinsford. DraftKings Sportsbook at Filotimo in Dover marks New Hampshire’s third retail sportsbook.

“Sports betting has been a success in New Hampshire since launching nearly two years ago and we are pleased to continue working with DraftKings and Filotimo Casino & Restaurant to expand sports betting opportunities for our players. The new DraftKings Sportsbook at Filotimo in Dover will further cement New Hampshire as the premier sports betting destination in the northeast, and we know this location will continue to make a major positive impact on our ongoing efforts to maximize revenue for our schools here in New Hampshire,” Charlie McIntyre, Executive Director of New Hampshire Lottery, said.

The DraftKings Sportsbook at Filotimo in Dover boasts multiple sports betting kiosks, 11 televisions within the sportsbook, and access to premium food and beverage, complete with a sports bar atmosphere customers love. In addition, the property offers charitable gaming, including games of chance and bingo, a bowling alley, and an arcade.

The new sportsbook is open on weekends during football season from 10 AM to one half-hour following the conclusion of the last game, and weekdays from 11:30 AM to one half-hour following the conclusion of the last football game.

“Our latest collaborative effort with the New Hampshire Lottery and our friends at Filotimo Casino & Restaurant will provide customers with a premier skin-in-the-game viewership experience in the live free or die state. As legalized sports betting continues to gain steam both in New Hampshire and across the country, DraftKings is proud to be a brand consumers know and trust, and we remain excited about the possibilities that lie ahead as we expand digital sports entertainment in New Hampshire,” Michael Kibort, Senior Director of Retail Sportsbook at DraftKings, said.

“We are thrilled to be able to work with the New Hampshire Lottery and DraftKings to open DraftKings Sportsbook at Filotimo in Dover, which features a fun, entertaining and engaging sports betting experience. This is an exciting next step and a natural evolution for the Filotimo Casino & Restaurant, and we look forward to establishing this new location in Dover as a destination for sports fans in southern New Hampshire and throughout the region,” Dick Anagnost, Owner of Filotimo Casino & Restaurant, said.

PlayPennsylvania.com: Sportsbooks, online casinos post near-record September

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PlayPennsylvania.com: Sportsbooks, online casinos post near-record September

 

Betting volume at Pennsylvania’s online and retail sportsbooks in September was the second-most all-time for the state, nearly hitting $580 million for just the second time. A spike in interest was inevitable during the first full month of football, but the surge in both sports betting and online casino gambling — which produced more than $110 million in revenue — is indicative of an industry that continues to grow and mature, according to PlayPennsylvania, which tracks regulated online gaming and sports betting in the state.

“Nothing stirs the sports betting drink like football, even when the Steelers and the Eagles get off to slow starts,” said Katie Kohler, analyst for PlayPennsylvania.com. “Penn State made a difference in boosting interest, which certainly helps. The bottom line is every sportsbook wants a strong start to the football season, and that is exactly what Pennsylvania’s industry got in September.”

Pennsylvania’s online and retail sportsbooks drew $578.8 million in wagers in September, according to official data released Tuesday. September’s volume was up 25.1% from $462.8 million in September 2020 and up 66.1% from $348.5 million in August. 

Gross sports betting revenue nearly hit an all-time high, falling just short of the record $49.3 million in revenue generated in January. Operators generated $48.1 million in gross revenue in September, up 163.2% from $18.3 million in September 2020 and up 90.1% from $25.3 million in August. That created $28.3 million in taxable revenue, generating $10.2 million in state taxes and local share assessments.

Growth has been relentless since legal sports betting launched in Pennsylvania in 2018, and it has only accelerated this year. Through the first nine months of 2021, bettors have placed $4.3 billion in wagers, or 45.6% of the $9.4 billion wagered in Pennsylvania since sports betting opened in November 2018. Operators have generated $340.4 million in gross sports betting revenue this year on those bets, or 47.0% of the $724.5 million in revenue produced since sports betting began.

“Pennsylvania’s sportsbooks are in a position to generate more in wagering this fall than the $1.5 billion that was bet in all of 2019,” said Dustin Gouker, analyst for the PlayUSA.com Network, which includes PlayPennsylvania.com. “The industry will in all likelihood continue to grow in the months ahead, gaining steam in October with baseball’s postseason and the opening of the NBA season. Sports betting should produce some eye-popping numbers over the next few months.” 

Online sportsbooks accepted $527.4 million in wagers in September, representing 91.1% of the state’s total handle. FanDuel claimed 34.8% of the online market with $183.7 million in wagering, up from $135.7 million in August. Revenue rose to $21.2 million in September from $5.7 million in August, which produced $5.0 million in state and local taxes. DraftKings was second with $164.7 million in wagers, capturing 31.2% of the online market. Those bets yielded $5.1 million in gross revenue.

Penn National’s Barstool-branded app celebrated its first anniversary by attracting $52.8 million in wagers in September, the third-most in the state. Those bets produced $2.6 million in gross revenue. Since launching in September 2020, the Barstool app has generated $52.9 million in revenue on $647.7 million in bets.

The online leaders were followed by:

  • BetMGM ($50.7 million handle, up from $28.4 million in August; $5.6 million GGR, up from $2.6 million)
  • BetRivers ($19.8 million handle, up from $13.2 million; $3.0 million GGR, up from $882,274)
  • Fox Bet ($15.2 million handle, up from $8.6 million; $1.2 million in GGR, up from $749,103)
  • SugarHouse ($13.5 million handle, up from $10.3 million; $1.2 million in GGR, up from $692,350)
  • Parx Casino ($12.0 million handle, up from $6.4 million; $1.0 million GGR, up from $713,282)
  • Unibet ($7.3 million handle, up from $4.2 million; $511,171 GGR, up from $307,601)
  • TwinSpires ($3.5 million handle, up from $2.3 million; $307,518 GGR, up from $147,448)
  • Caesars ($2.4 million handle, up from $1.2 million; $219,829 GGR, up from $73,785)
  • Betway ($1.0 million handle; up from $617,954; -$23,818 GGR, down from $18,818)
  • Wind Creek ($921,828 handle, up from $521,601; $57,873 GGR, down from $78,195)

“Barstool hasn’t quite achieved the ‘world domination’ that founder Dave Portnoy proclaimed with the app launched, but it has performed well,” Gouker said. “No operator has seriously challenged the dominance of FanDuel and DraftKings yet. But Barstool has at least proven to be an important player in Pennsylvania.”

Retail sportsbooks drew $51.3 million in wagers in September, up from $48.7 million in September 2020 and from $30.4 million in August. Those wagers created $7.2 million in gross sports betting revenue, up from $5.1 million September 2020 and $3.3 million in August. Rivers Pittsburgh topped the retail market with $7.9 million in bets, topping Rivers Philadelphia’s $7.1 million handle.

Online casinos and poker

Online casinos and poker rooms produced $111.8 million in gross gaming revenue, the second-most all time in Pennsylvania and the seventh consecutive month with gross gaming revenue over $100 million. September’s revenue was up 61.3% from $69.4 million in September 2020 and up 8.4% from $103.2 million in August. The monthly revenue record for online casinos and poker is $113.8 million, set in May.

The win was whittled to $97.8 million in taxable revenue, which yielded $41.7 million in state and local taxes. Wagering at online casinos hit $3.5 billion in September, up from $3.2 billion in August.

“Online casinos have a symbiotic relationship with online sportsbooks,” Kohler said. “When sportsbooks do well it tends to lift the fortunes of online casinos, and vice versa. We saw that in action in September.”

Other highlights from September:

  • Online casino and poker rooms generated $3.7 million in gross gaming revenue per day over the 30 days of September, up from $3.3 million per day in August.
  • Penn National, which includes the DraftKings, BetMGM, Barstool, and Hollywood casinos, topped the market with $43.0 million in gross revenue. Rivers Philadelphia, which includes SugarHouse, Borgata, and BetRivers casinos, was second with $31.1 million.
  • Poker generated $2.9 million in revenue. Mount Airy/PokerStars topped operators with $2.0 million in revenue.
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