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Friday, June 21, 2024

New Yorkers Have Bet Almost $1B Since Start of NFL Season

  • Through Week 3, New Yorkers have reportedly bet close to $1 billion.
  • Since sports betting became legal in New York, fans have bet $11B.
Danielle Parhizkaran-NorthJersey.com

Sports fans have been wagering on mobile sports betting apps in record numbers — in major part due to the NFL season.

Since the regular season began, New Yorkers have bet close to $1 billion, according to The Action Network. Week 3 alone comprised a major share of that total, seeing more than $301 million in bets. 

Sports betting became legal in New York state in January. Since then, fans have placed $11 billion in bets. 

Despite the 10-figure activity, sports betting operators themselves are struggling to make substantial revenue. DraftKings is projected to lose $800 million this fiscal year, while BetMGM lost $71.2 million in Q2 alone.

The state of New York, on the other hand, is cashing in. Albany implemented a hefty 51% tax on mobile betting, and can expect to earn at least $450 million as of now.

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