Sports wagering revenue in Washington DC remained level year-on-year in May despite a 25.6% increase in stakes.

Handle for the month amounted to $17.2m (£14.2m/€16.5m), which was up from $13.7m in May of 2021 but 6.5% lower than $18.4m in April this year.

Revenue in May reached $2.0m, which was level with the same month last year and 42.9% higher than $1.4m in April 2022.

Breaking this down by individual operator performance, Caesars retained top spot with some $818,131 in revenue from $7.7m in players bets.

Gambet, which is operated by the DC Lottery and powered by Intralot, was second after paying out $4.3m in winnings from $5.0m in wagers, resulting in $724,451in revenue.

BetMGM, which operates in DC in partnership with Major League Baseball franchise the Washington Nationals, followed with $444,021 in revenue and a $4.0m handle.

Finally, Grand Central Restaurant, Bar and Sportsbook, which offers sports betting via an agreement with Elys Game Technology, placed fourth with $30,105 from $476,437 in wagers.

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