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    • After a strong NFL Week 1, PointsBet saw 10% more bets in Week 2.
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The NFL is back and so is sports betting. During Week 1 of the season, theScore saw 50% more money wagered than during Super Bowl week. Week 2 showed no sign of that momentum slowing down.

Sportsbook operators reported impressive numbers, with PointsBet seeing a 10% increase compared to Week 1 in bets and a 20% increase in money wagered. Meanwhile, Barstool Sports launched its sportsbook app in Pennsylvania, setting a download record.

Betting Download Breakdown: 

  • Barstool Sportsbook had 63,000 downloads in its opening weekend, or 21,000 a day
  • FanDuel’s biggest day ever, Sept. 13, 2020: 19,000 downloads
  • DraftKings’ biggest day ever, Sept. 10, 2020: 15,000 downloads