US sports betting comparison site Bonus Seeker, a Catena Media brand, has published an exhaustive white paper on the fledgling yet burgeoning US industry. The document projects a significant surge in revenue in the coming years for those states that implement sports betting wisely.
According to the paper’s findings, an increasing number of states seem to be catching onto the fact that mobile betting is the route to the most revenue possible. More specifically, mobile betting with multiple operators.
Its numbers show that states with online wagering take in more bets than those that don’t. New Jersey, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Indiana, Colorado, Iowa, and West Virginia recorded the highest sports betting handles in 2020 – with all of them adopting mobile betting and a wide range of different sportsbooks for US bettors.
In each of these states, with the exception of Nevada, the report shows that mobile betting accounts for at least 80% of all wagers taken. But even in Nevada’s case, more than half of the wagers are placed via online sportsbooks rather than at the land-based betting window.
With a population of over 19m, many eyes are now on New York and with it the potential to become the biggest market in the country. The paper focuses on the anticipation there and an exclusive interview with New York Senator Joseph Addabbo reveals his support for sports betting’s top model.
“It’s a win-win. That is why [New] Jersey prefers that model and Pennsylvania prefers that model and the vast majority of other states that do mobile sports betting prefer that model,” Addabbo explained. “Because it’s a proven product. It’s a proven winner for the state and for its people.”
Brian Sausa, Lead Sports Writer at Catena Media US, said: “Legal sports betting is clearly becoming big business in the US, but not every state does it the same way. This examination of the betting picture is extremely insightful.
“Revealing that mobile betting is set to outstrip land-based by roughly three times is a real eye-opener and the detailed look at each state’s intentions makes the report a must-read for anyone involved in the industry.”