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NY betting grows in first full month after lockdown


Sports betting revenue from New York’s commercial casinos increased 18.8% year-on-year in October, while the state Gaming Commission also reported significant month-on-month growth/

Gross gaming revenue from sports betting in October amounted to $2.6m, which was up from $2.2m in the same month last year and also 85.7% higher than $1.4m in September this year.

October was the first full month of operations for New York’s four commercial casinos since they were forced to temporarily close in mid-March due to Covid-19 measures. The casinos reopened on 9 September after certain restrictions were eased.

Rush Street’s Rivers Casino and Resort in Schenectady retained top spot in the New York market with $1.1m in revenue, up 10.0% on last year and 76.4% more than in September.

The del Lago Resort and Casino in Waterloo and its DraftKings sportsbook was second with $771,299 in revenue, an increase of 34.8% on October 2019, while Resorts World Catskills came in third with $470,076, down 7.2% year-on-year.

Tioga Downs Casino in the Fingerlakes, which has a FanDuel sportsbook, saw its revenue more than double from $152,696 to $307,458 in October.