Illinois went live with mobile sports betting in June 2020, and ten months later the Land of Lincoln has emerged as the No. 2 online sports betting market in the nation.
The state’s online sportsbooks took $513.2 million in wagers in April. Overall betting handle came in at $537.1 million, with mobile wagers representing 95.5% of that figure.
Only New Jersey ($681.17 million) generated more wagers from online sportsbooks in April. The Illinois market remained strong, despite Gov. J.B. Pritzker reinstating the state’s in-person registration requirement for new online sportsbook accounts on April 4.
The $537.1 million in combined online and retail handle made Illinois the second-largest overall sports betting market in the US in April. Pennsylvania ($479.4 million) and Nevada ($457.8 million) came in at No. 3 and No. 4 on that list.
ILLINOIS MOBILE SPORTS BETTING HANDLE April 2021
|Overall Betting Handle||Mobile Betting Handle||% Handle From Mobile||MTM Handle Change|
ILLINOIS MOBILE SPORTS BETTING REVENUE April 2021
|Retail Operator||Online Skins||April 2021 Revenue||Month-to-Month Change||2021 YTD Revenue|
|Fairmount Park/Par-A-Dice Gaming Corporation||FanDuel Sportsbook||$15,846,643||+23.9%||$57,061,198|
|Casino Queen Inc.||DraftKings Sportsbook||$11,451,113||-7.3%||$49,683,361|
|Midwest Gaming & Entertainment||BetRivers||$7,116,967||-4.7%||$31,350,512|
|Hollywood Casino Aurora||Barstool Sportsbook||$3,763,354||-26.8%||$8,904,392|
|Hawthorne Race Course Inc.||PointsBet||$2,748,855||-37.2%||$15,223,380|
Overall betting handle dropped 15.2% month-to-month against March, Illinois’ all-time best month as a sports betting industry. That same trend emerged in almost every state with legal sports betting, however, as the winter sports season came to an end.
Illinois produced the second-highest monthly mobile sports betting revenue total of any US state in April. The state’s online sportsbooks generated $40,926,933 in total revenue, with the state taking $6,641,158 in online sports betting revenue tax collection.
FanDuel Sportsbook rules the mobile sports betting landscape in Illinois. FanDuel ended April as the only mobile sportsbook to post a month-to-month revenue gain in April, collecting $15,846,643 in revenue.
DraftKings Sportsbook and BetRivers persist as viable products in the Illinois market as well. FanDuel, DraftKings, and BetRivers combined account for 84.5% of all online sports betting revenue in Illinois in 2021.
Barstool Sportsbook and PointsBet rounded out the selection of sportsbooks offering statewide online sports betting in April.