- Washington DC saw over 30,000 more wagers in September compared to August at GambetDC.
- The Nation’s Capital took in over $3.2 million in the betting handle at GambetDC.
- William Hill saw $12.2 million in sports wagers.
WASHINGTON – The sports betting revenue numbers in September saw a major boom in activity in the Nation’s Capital. William Hill’s Washington DC offering and GamebetDC both saw substantially more wagers in September over prior months.
With the NFL season starting and the NBA and MLB postseasons in full effect, it’s understandable why so many more wagers were taken.
William Hill, in particular, remained the market leader in betting activity, taking in over $9 million more in betting handle, and over 100% more in sports betting revenue.
DC September Revenue
The Washington DC sports betting market continued to show month-on-month growth from August to September.
The Gambet DC reports show a total betting handle of $3,269,118 off of 92,315 unique wagers. This is up drastically from the $2.1 million and 66, 831 wagers in August.
The big winner of September, however, was the William Hill sportsbook in DC. While GambetDC took in $500,000 in revenue in September, William Hill took in $3.3 million in sports betting revenue. William Hill also saw over $12.2 million in total wagers.
The sportsbook saw the bulk of their revenue come from the temporary Capital One Arena retail sportsbook operation. Even with the temporary location, William Hill still saw almost four times the wagers that GambetDC saw.
This is a rare case of a retail sportsbook outperforming a mobile betting operation by such a wide margin.
“The William Hill Sports Book will be a one-of-a-kind, immersive experience, not only for Wizards and Capitals fans attending events, but for all sports fans,” said Jim Van Stone, president of business operations and chief commercial officer for Monumental Sports & Entertainment.
The legal sports betting market in DC has continued to prove it is a lucrative business for the Nation’s Capital. The numbers are only expected to increase in October with the continued NFL season and the NBA and MLB championships to be wagered on.
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