Arizona bettors wagered over $610m in September 2023

November 16, 2023

The state's fifth-largest mobile operator grew in wagering receipt earnings by 1221%.

In the state report on Sports Betting Figures, the Arizona Department of Gaming announced that over $610m had been wagered for September 2023.

A 13.5% increase from this time last year, $605.2m of the amount wagered was placed via mobile. 

When looking into the mobile sports wagering operators with the most impact on Arizona’s total gross event wagering receipts, DraftKings came out on top, just as it did this time last year. 

Generating $218m, DraftKings was directly responsible for a third of the state's September figures. However, its growth from last year was minor, at 1.1%. 

The second to fifth-largest mobile operators in the state were FanDuel, BetMGM, Caesars and Desert Diamond Mobile. While of the top three operators, FanDuel experienced the most growth at 23.8%; in the top five the highest growth was seen from Desert Diamond Mobile. 

The operator generated $1.9m in September 2022, yet in 2023 generated $25.1m for a percentile growth of 1,221%. 

From the retail sports wagering angle, overall growth sat at 0.3%. This was due to a notable drop from Caesars and a slight drop from DraftKings but a 67% increase from BetMGM. Caesars reported $0.9m from last September's $1.1m, and DraftKings reported $2.5m from last year's $2.54m. 

During the September period, wagering grew in Arizona. At the end of August, the Arizona Department of Gaming (ADG) allocated an event wagering operator license to bet365. This was in response to the state offering applications for the licenses in early August, with 20 available in total.  

According to the report, roughly $3.24m in privilege fees were collected by the state in September. 


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