The Indiana Gaming Commission has released its latest monthly revenue report showing that the Hoosier State’s licensed sports betting operators accepted $215.6 million in sports wagers throughout the month of August. This marked an increase of 10.8% on July’s sports betting handle of $194.5 million.
Ameristar Casino remains the market leader as gamblers placed $79.4 million in wagers through the casino’s online and retail sportsbooks. The outright leader in the online market for the month was DraftKings as the operator took in $74.2 million in wagers through its online partnership with the Ameristar Casino. Meanwhile theScore’s mobile betting app accepted just $1.8 million through its partnership with the same casino.
Blue Chip Casino was a distant second with an overall sports betting handle of $52.9 million. The casino’s partnership with FanDuel saw online bets for the month total $52.6 million while Blue Chip’s retail sportsbook took in only $352,245 in wagers.
Despite taking in fewer bets than the market leader, Blue Chip Casino once again posted the highest taxable adjusted gross revenue (AGR) with a figure of $4.9 million resulting in $474,321 in state taxes. Meanwhile the Ameristar posted an AGR of $4.6 million resulting in state taxes of $439,862.
Licensed operators posted a combined AGR of $16.5 million, just under $1 million less than the previous month. This generated state taxes of $1.5 million for the month of August.
Baseball continues as the most popular sport as Indiana gamblers placed $68.3 million in wagers on the sport. Meanwhile football wagers amounted to $13.8 million as sports fans geared up for the start of the NFL season.