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Michigan igaming revenue reaches record $181.9m in January

Gross igaming revenue in Michigan hit a new monthly high of $181.9m (£143.7m/€167.7m) in January, while the state’s entire online gambling market grew year-on-year.

Total gross online gambling revenue, comprising igaming and sports betting, amounted to $229.6m. This was 22.6% ahead of $187.3m in Michigan last January but 5.3% less than December’s $242.5m record for total gambling revenue.

Figures include licensed commercial and tribal igaming operators in Michigan.

Gross igaming revenue was 18.4% higher year-on-year, surpassing the $153.7m reported in January 2023. The total also narrowly beat the existing monthly record of $181.4m set in December.

Turning to sports betting, gross receipts here reached $47.7m. This was 40.7% higher than $33.9m in the same month last year but 21.9% less than December’s $61.1m. As for handle, the $577.4m wagered in January was 21.4% higher than in the previous year.

In terms of adjusted gross receipts (AGR), which account for promotional deductions..

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Pennsylvania gambling revenue edges up year-on-year in January

Overall gambling revenue in the state of Pennsylvania increased by 2.7% year-on-year to $477.2m (£378.1m/€441.9m) in January.

Revenue was up from $464.4m in January 2023 but 10.7% behind the $534.2m generated in Pennsylvania in December. This revenue comprises land-based slot and table games, online gambling sports betting, video lottery terminals (VLTs) and fantasy sports.

Physical slots remain the primary source of gambling revenue in Pennsylvania at $179.5m, down 11.2% year-on-year. Land-based table games revenue also slipped 13.4% to $72.7m.

Revenue was 10.7% lower than December 2023

Slots drive online gambling growth in Pennsylvania

In contrast, the Pennsylvania online gambling sector reported more growth. During January, revenue from igaming amounted to $149.6m, up 12.4% from last year.

Online slots revenue reached $110.0m, a rise of 22.0%. However, online table game revenue fell 7.8% to €36.9m, while internet poker revenue was almost level at $2.7m.

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US gaming revenue tops $66.5bn for third consecutive record year

The American Gaming Association (AGA) has revealed US gross gaming revenue (GGR) reached an all-time high of $66.5bn (£52.7bn/€61.6bn) in 2023, the market’s third straight record year.

2023’s total was a 10% hike on 2022’s figure of $60.4bn, which in turn was a significant increase on the $53bn accumulated in 2021.

The strong numbers were aided by a record Q4. This included an all-time high quarterly revenue of $17.4bn, while a record $6.2bn in revenue was generated.

Land-based casinos continue to perform well with a record GGR of $49.4bn in 2023. This was up 3.3% year-on-year, with 19 of the 27 traditional gaming markets recording all-time highs in annual revenue.

Sports betting also demonstrated impressive growth, with $119.8bn in handle and $10.9bn in revenue – both records. These figures were up 27.8% and 44.5% respectively year-on-year.

With the National Indian Gaming Commission’s addition of tribal gaming revenue coming later this year, the US’ total GGR for 2023 is expected..

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New Jersey smashes gambling revenue records in January

New Jersey has reported a strong start to 2024, with igaming revenue hitting an all-time high and sports betting revenue and handle reaching new monthly records in January.

Total gambling revenue in New Jersey for January reached $559.1m (£442.9m/€518.4m). This was 28.0% ahead of $436.9m in January 2023 and 7.1% higher than $522.2m in December last year.

Land-based casinos remain the primary source of gambling revenue in New Jersey. During January, revenue here stood at $205.0m, down 3.1% year-on-year.

Physical slots, traditionally one of the main money-makers in New Jersey, saw revenue slip by 5.8% to $143.0m. However, land-based table games revenue edged up 3.7% to $62.1m.

total gambling revenue was 7.1% higher than the $522.2m recorded in december last year

Igaming closes the land-based gap with record January

While the land-based market faltered in January, the situation in igaming could not be more different. Revenue from igaming in New Jersey reached $183.3m, up 19.9% year..

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Massachusetts smashes sports betting revenue record in January

Massachusetts recorded $71.1m (£56.5m/€66m) in taxable sports betting revenue for January, smashing the previous record of $61m.

Massachusetts’ January revenue was a remarkable 17% increase on the previous highest month, set back in May 2023.

Handle fell just 1.1% short of December’s $658.7m record, still accumulating $651.7m in what was another strong month for Massachusetts’ sports betting industry. Tax collected was $5.8m, also 9.4% down on December.

Massachusetts has shown very encouraging growth since sports betting went live on the last day of January 2023. Online continues to perform very strongly, with online wagers accounting for 99.4% of January’s handle.

In terms of casino, Massachusetts produced $93.5m in gross gaming revenue (GGR) for January, 10.1% short of December’s figure of $103m. Encore Boston Harbor continues to lead the way, accumulating $60.9m in table and slot GGR.

DraftKings still the leader in Massachusetts

While DraftKings’ handle of $315.9m was $4.5m sh..

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DraftKings ups 2024 forecast after strong end to 2023

DraftKings has lifted its forecast for 2024 after posting positive earnings as well as soaring revenue in the final quarter of 2023.

DraftKings expects to post its first full year of positive adjusted EBITDA in 2024, with earnings of up to $510m (£405.2m/€473.7m), compared to the previously stated $450m. Revenue for 2024 is now expected to be between $4.65bn and $4.90bn from the range of $4.50bn-$4.80bn. The forecast was published in its preliminary results for 2023 and Q4 results.

Significant operating efficiencies

draftkings will acquire lottery app jackpocket for $750m, it announced on thursday

In the year to 31 December 2023, DraftKings saw revenue rise 63% to $3.7bn. Loss from operations was $789.2m, compared to $1.5bn in 2022, while negative adjusted EBITDA was $151.0m. This was significantly less than last year’s $721.8m.

During the year, DraftKings saw cost of revenue grow by 57% to $2.3bn. However, sales and marketing was flat and general and administrative expenditure de..

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Super Bowl wagers hit $71.5m in Pennsylvania

Super Bowl wagers in Pennsylvania totalled $71.5m (£56.8m/€66.4m), according to data released by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.

These were wagers made through both retail and online sportsbooks. In total, this is a decrease of 15.1% compared to Super Bowl 2023, when the Philadelphia Eagles were defeated by the Kansas City Chiefs.

The regulator added that after payouts, revenue should come to $11.0m, down 62.7% from the $29.7m revenue generated from last year’s Super Bowl.

This marked the sixth year that sports betting was legal in Pennsylvania for the Super Bowl. It was also the fourth year of online sports betting in the state. Bettors could choose between 18 retail locations and 12 online betting sites to place their bets.

Online versus retail breakdown

Online wagers totaled $64.6m for Super Bowl 2024, a decline of 12.5% compared to online wagers on 2023’s game. The 2023 online wagering total was also the highest since online sports betting was introduced in Pennsylvania..

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Penn reports Q4 net loss of $358.8m following ESPN Bet launch

Penn Entertainment has announced a net loss of $358.8m (£258.9m/€334m) for Q4 2023, a quarter in which the operator launched its ESPN Bet sportsbook.

ESPN Bet, the product of Penn’s $1.5bn deal with Disney-owned ESPN, launched across 17 states on 15 November.

Penn’s Interactive segment recorded revenues of $31.5m in Q4, although its adjusted EBITDA loss stood at $333.8m.

Revenue across the whole company dropped 12.5% in Q4 year-on-year from $1.6bn to $1.4bn. Overall adjusted EBITDAR for Q4, meanwhile, plummeted from $468.3m to $112.5m year-on-year.

Penn’s northeast segment, encompassing 17 properties including Ameristar East Chicago and Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg, accounted for $662.9m of the $1.4bn in revenue.

Diluted earnings per share also went from $0.13 to a loss of $2.37. Meanwhile, total liquidity dropped to $2.1bn from 2022’s figure of $2.6bn. Net debt at the end of Q4 stands at $1.6bn.

Penn’s full year results

The $1.4bn in Q4 revenue took Penn to $6.36bn for the yea..

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FDJ reports “solid” 6.5% year-on-year revenue growth for 2023

La Française des Jeux (FDJ) has reported a 6.5% year-on-year growth in revenue to €2.62bn (£2.24bn/$2.81bn) for its 2023 financial year.

FDJ attributed the “solid” growth in revenue to momentum in its sports betting and online gaming sectors. This was evidenced by an 18.8% increase in its net gaming revenue (NGR), becoming almost 13% of the group’s NGR.

FDJ’s 2023 report came in the wake of the group submitting an offer worth SEK27.96bn (£2.10bn/€2.45bn/$2.67bn) to acquire the entire outstanding share capital of Kindred Group in January.

During 2023, FDJ’s net profit rocketed by 38% to €425m, from 2022’s figure of €307.9m. Recurring operating income shot up from €459m to €532m, again a sizeable rise of 15.8%.

Despite the rise in revenue, the 6.5% revenue hike fell behind the 9.1% increase to $2.46bn reported last year. The previous year’s success was largely powered by an 11% jump in lottery. Interestingly, this was while the lottery sector only grew by 4.9% in 2023.

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Tennessee: January betting handle drops 5.6% month-on-month

Tennessee has reported a 5.6% month-on-month drop in handle for January, with players’ spending of $465.8m (£370.8m/€434.4m) also 9.6% down on the record month of November last year.

November 2023 was the first month in which handle in Tennessee surpassed $500m. The state’s legal wagering market opened in November 2020.

Gross wagers in Tennessee also dropped 5.6% month-on-month to $467.4m, again falling 9.6% short of November’s total of $517.1m.

Despite the month-on-month decrease, Tennessee’s gross wagers for January were 13.8% higher than the same month in 2023.

Privilege tax assessed for January stood at $8.6m, the first time it has dipped under the $9m figure since November 2023.

The Quarterly Survey of State and Local Tax Revenue (QTAX), carried out by the United States Census Bureau, found Tennessee ranked seventh in the country in terms of the tax generated by sports betting in Q3 2023 with $16.1m. That is 3.1% of the $506m generated nationwide.

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Study finds New York generates over 37% of all US sports betting tax

A study has revealed that New York contributes more than 37% of the total tax revenue generated from sports betting in the United States.

The Quarterly Survey of State and Local Tax Revenue (QTAX), carried out by the United States Census Bureau, recently added sports betting to its list of tax sources.

QTAX for Q3 of 2023 found that sports betting accumulated national tax and gross receipts of just under $506m (£403.5m/€473m). This was up 20.5% from Q3 2022 but significantly lower than the $571.5m generated in Q2 2023.

New York dominated the tax generated via sports betting in the third quarter of 2023, with its $188.5m nearly five times higher than Indiana’s $38.6m in second. No state has a higher tax on gross gambling revenues than New York’s 51%.

Ohio and Illinois ranked third and fourth with $32.9m and $32.4m respectively, while Pennsylvania rounded out the top five with $28.8m.

New York breaking record after record

new york has consistently been breaking sports betting recor..

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