Rhode Island has become the latest US state to set a new sports betting handle record in the month of October, with consumers wagering a total of $60.2m.
The majority of wagers – $31.1m – were placed via mobile in October, while players also bet $29.0m at retail sportsbooks in the state.
Twin River proved the more successful of the state’s two retail-licensed operators, taking a total of $21.3m in wagers during October, ahead of sister property Tiverton Casino with $7.7m.
However, in terms of revenue, this amounted to $3.6m for the month, which was 18.2% down from $4.4m in October last year and also 10.0% lower than $4.0m in September of 2021.
Retail revenue reached $2.0m for the month, while mobile revenue amounted to $1.6m.
Twin River again led the way in retail with $1.6m in sports betting revenue for the month, while Tiverton Casino posted $440,625 in revenue.
Players won a total of $56.6m from sports betting in October.
For the year to date, players in Rhode Island wagered $147.5m on sports in the four months to the end of October, with operators turning an overall revenue of $12.0m.
Rhode Island joins a host of other states that smashed their sports betting records in October. Nevada set a new monthly record for sports betting handle in October, as players wagered $1.0bn, but this was short of the record $1.3bn bet by consumers in New Jersey in the same month.