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Players bet $150m in first weekend of NY online wagering

The state of New York expects online sports betting revenue to reach $1bn per year at maturity, after players wagered $150m in the state’s opening weekend of activity.

As part of New York’s state budget for the 2022-23 fiscal year, Governor Kathy Hochul released some early data on sports wagering in the state to demonstrate its expected tax impact.

After four operators – DraftKings, FanDuel, Caesars and Rush Street Interactive – launched online sports betting on 8 January, players wagered $150m in the opening weekend of activity. In total, there were more than 650,000 active player accounts.

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