Illinois Sportsbooks Take In $507.3 Million In May

Betting at Illinois’ retail and online sportsbooks dropped 5.6% to $507.3 million in May from the $537.2 million in April, according to official data released Tuesday.

Gross gaming revenue fell 12.9% to $36.6 million in May from $42 million in April. That produced $36.2 million in adjusted gross revenue, yielding $5.9 million in state and local taxes. Sportsbooks have now generated $53.8 million in taxes since sports betting launched in 2020.

$482.5 million, or 95.1%, of May’s bets were made online. DraftKings/Casino Queen rocketed back into the market lead with $170.1 million in combined online and retail handle, up from $169.6 million. May’s handle included $166.2 million in online bets and led to $7.2 million in gross gaming revenue.

FanDuel/Fairmont’s online and retail sportsbooks attracted $156.3 million in bets in May, down from $177.8 million in April. But the month’s bets, $155.6 million of which came online, generated a whopping $20.2 million in gross gaming revenue.

BetRivers/Rivers Casino rose to $89 million in combined handle, including $76.7 million in online wagering. That led to $5.2 million in gross gaming revenue.