With Illinois figures included, national sports betting handle for October hit $3.25bn, a 12% jump from September.
Handle in the Land of Lincoln improved 42% month-on-month while revenue was $42.2m, up from $6.8m in September.
Mobile sports betting accounted for more than 90% of the month’s handle. Illinois is currently allowing bettors to sign up for sports betting accounts remotely, a temporary rule that will likely become permanent as the state realizes the potential of mobile sign ups.
BetRivers led Illinois in revenue for October with a $12.9m win, edging out second place DraftKings at $11.5m. DraftKings brought in far more handle, however – topping BetRivers $141m to $116m.
The lower hold for DraftKings was likely the result of increased promotions.
FanDuel earned $11.1m for the month with handle of $106m, while PointsBet was a distant fourth, generating $5.1m in revenue.
Illinois produced the fourth most handle of any state, trailing just New Jersey, Nevada and Pennsylvania. Illinois earned $6.3m in tax.
November should yield another month of impressive figures for Illinois thanks to the prominence of NFL, which was responsible for 44% of all October handle.