Rhode Island’s sports betting industry reported modest figures in February.
Despite the month-on-month drop, these figures represent a significant improvement on the loss of $890,623 reported in February 2019. In terms of handle, bettors in the state wagered $28.1m on sporting events, which was a 4.5% month-on-month increase on the $26.9m wagered the month prior.
Breaking down the figures
The sportsbook at the Twin River Lincoln casino was once again the most popular sportsbook amongst bettors after handling $15.2m in sports wagers. The Lincoln venue also generated $908,264 in revenue making it the market leader in February.
The Twin River venue in Tiverton generated $413,626 in revenue which represents a major 2,244.7% on the $17,641 generated the same time last year. Sports betting handle also saw a year-on-year increase to $4.5m.
Mobile sports betting revenue amounted to $407,050, representing a 47% month-on-month decrease on the $772,836 mobile betting generated in January. February also marked the lowest-performing month for mobile betting revenue since the mobile sports betting service launched. However, mobile sports wagering handle was up 9% on the $7.8m wagered in January up to $8.5m in February.
Sports betting in Rhode Island
Sports betting in Rhode Island was initially restricted to two land-based casinos, which was detrimental to the market. In August 2019, the Twin River branded mobile sports betting app went live in the state.
Now that the state has a mobile betting option, residents will be able to place bets using the mobile app, rather than travel across the state to visit one of the two land-based sportsbooks.
However, bettors that wish to wager on the mobile app must first visit a casino sportsbook to activate their mobile sports betting account. Once the account has been set up, they will be able to wager remotely from anywhere within the state.