Sports betting in Indiana recorded its best month ever in September. The state’s sportsbooks collected $355 million in wagers, up by 71.3% from a year ago, when the state collected $207 million.
The most significant contributor to the results was the start of football, the country’s most-watched sport. The sport collected $148 million out of the total handle. That’s a massive increase from last year’s $48.4 million during the same month.
Parlay came in second with $92 million, and baseball was third with revenue of $52.8 million. Basketball collected $5.2 million, and all other sports brought in $52.2 million.
The Ameristar Casino in East Chicago, with DraftKings and theScore, was the leader in money collected with $138.5 million. The BlueChip casino and its partner FanDuel came in second with $78.1 million, and the Hollywood Lawrenceburg and PointsBet/Barstool took the third spot, with $38.6 million.
The $355 million generated in September is a record for the state, with the previous record set in January 2021, with $348 million. It is also a huge bounce back from August’s $215 million.
Last month, the sportsbooks took in $33.8 million in revenue, also a record, beating the $29.3 million set in January. The state collected $3.2 million in tax revenue.
So far this year, Indiana has collected $2.4 billion in wagers and $206.6 million in gaming revenue, already surpassing the 2020’s $1.7 billion and $136.4 million, respectively.
With baseball playoffs, continued interest in football, and NBA season in October, all signs indicate that the next month could be another record-breaker.