Arizona Sports Betting Handle Down Slightly, Taxes Up in November

Arizona Sports Betting Handle Down Slightly, Taxes Up in November
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It was another banner month for Arizona sportsbooks in November, with a second consecutive handle of more than $600 million and increases in gaming revenue and taxes.

Arizona betting apps and retail sportsbooks took in $616,885,004 in handle during the 11th month of the year, representing a .28% decrease from October’s $618.57 million.

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The state’s gaming revenue climbed 30.6%, month-over-month, from $29.708 million to $38.801 million in the Arizona November revenue report, showing the continued growth of Arizona’s sports betting market in its 15th month of operation.

The 17 operating sportsbooks (minus Fubo Sportsbook, which shut down in October) chipped in $3,876,207 in taxes during November, representing a 30.8% increase from October.

“It is exciting to see a second consecutive month of over $600 million wagered on sports by patrons within the state,” Ted Vogt, who serves as the director of the Arizona Department of Gaming, said in a department release. “This milestone highlights Arizona’s strong sports betting market, which has already established itself as a top-10 market nationally.”

The state gets a boost this month when it becomes the first legal betting market to host the Super Bowl. In the coming days there figure to be numerous Super Bowl 57 betting bonuses Arizona residents and visitors can use.

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Arizona Sports Betting, November vs. October

Total HandleMobile Handle Revenue
November$616.855M$611.192M$38.801M
October$618.570M$611.382M$29.708M
Change Down .28% Down .03% Up 30.6%

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What to Know About Arizona’s November Report

November’s sports betting report represented the 11th time in 15 months DraftKings Sportsbook Arizona ranked atop the state in handle, clocking in at $200.3 million in wagers.

FanDuel Sportsbook Arizona once again finished second among Arizona sportsbooks, with $196.6 million in wagers taken in during the month, while BetMGM Sportsbook Arizona ($94.8 million), Caesars Sportsbook Arizona ($62.8 million) and Barstool Sportsbook Arizona ($20.0 million) rounded out the top 5.

Barstool Sportsbook Arizona cracked the $20 million plateau for the first time since January and the fourth time in 15 months of operation, while DraftKings Sportsbook managed to break $200 million in wagers for the third consecutive month and the fourth time overall.

FanDuel Sportsbook Arizona became the second operator (after DraftKings Sportsbook) to take in $2 billion in wagers during November, reaching a total of $2.026 billion.

Rounding out the top 10 among Arizona sportsbooks during November were Desert Diamond Arizona ($11.019 million), WynnBET Arizona ($8.257 million), Rush Street Interactive Arizona ($7.321 million), Hard Rock Interactive Arizona ($6.263 million) and Betfred Arizona ($2.461 million).

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Where Arizona’s November Betting Ranks Nationally

Overall, Arizona’s November sports betting handle ranked sixth nationally, sandwiched between Pennsylvania ($789.230 million) and Colorado ($552.603 million). New York ($1.564 billion), New Jersey ($1.101B) and Illinois ($1.03B) were the three states over $1 billion in handle in November.

As far as the state’s leaderboard is concerned, November’s betting handle ranked third overall, behind March 2022 ($690.979 million) and October 2022 ($618.57 million).

Through 15 months of reporting, Arizona sportsbooks have now collected $7.206 billion in wagers, averaging out to around $480.4 million per month.

With two months of Arizona NFL betting still unreported and the first-ever Super Bowl in a state with sports betting to come, it seems state sportsbooks could topple a few records between December and February.

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Christopher Boan is the lead writer at BetArizona.com after covering sports and sports betting in Arizona for more than seven years, including stops at ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.

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