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Washington DC sets records for betting revenue and handle in September


Sports wagering revenue in Washington DC reached a new monthly record of $3.8m in September, while the district saw its handle surpass $20.0m for the first time.

Revenue from Caesars Entertainment, DC Lottery’s Gambet brand and BetMGM was up from $1.5m in August and edged out the previous record of $3.6m set in November last year.

The $20.7m handle for the month was also comfortably higher than the $12.8m wagered by consumers in August and surpassed the existing record of $19.5m set in July this year.

Breaking down the performance by each operator, Caesars, which runs an online mobile sportsbook in DC and a retail sportsbook facility at the Capital One Arena, saw gross gaming revenue from sports betting reach $3.2m in September, off handle of $16.2m. This sportsbook was previously operated by William Hill but rebranded after Caesars acquired the UK-based operator.

Gambet, which is operated by the DC Lottery and powered by Intralot, placed second with $595,995 in revenue and handle of $3.7m for the month.

BetMGM, which is active in the district via partnership with the Washington Nationals Major League Baseball team, and launched in DC in June, posted $46,930 in revenue off a handle of $836,623.

For the year to date, total revenue in DC stood at $21.9m at the end of September, while handle amounted to $148.6m.