The Indiana Gaming Commission has revealed that the state set new records in sports betting revenue and handle for the second consecutive month in October.
Players in Indiana wagered a total of $230.9m on sports during October, a new monthly high that surpassed the previous record of $207.5m set in September, and also 151.8% higher than October last year.
Online betting was responsible for $193.0m of all bets placed in the month, with retail accounting for $37.9m of the total.
Football proved to be the main sport of interest for consumers, with $88.7m bet on the sport during the month. Parlay betting also attracted $61.1m in wagers, ahead of baseball at $26.6m, basketball on $10.8m and other betting at $45.6m.
In terms of licensed operators, Penn National Gaming’s Ameristar Casino and its DraftKings sportsbook continued to lead the way in terms of both revenue and handle. Sports betting revenue was $7.9m, while its handle was $97.5m.
The Blue Chip Casino and its FanDuel sportsbook ranked second with $1.9m in revenue and a handle of $65.6m, then the Penn National Hollywood Casino in Lawrenceburg with $1.9m in revenue after players staked $18.5m.
The Belterra Casino, which runs an BetMGM sportsbook, was the other stand-out performer in October, generating $1.9m in revenue from $20.9m in sports bets.