Illinois Sports Betting Revenue Reports

Each month, the Illinois Gaming Board (IGB) releases a thorough sports betting revenue report. Each legal sportsbook reports the following numbers:

  • Handle: The total amount of money in bets.
  • Revenue: The sportsbooks’ earnings after paying out the winners.
  • Taxes: 15% of adjusted gross revenues payable to the state; 2% to Cook County for casinos located there.

Illinois sports betting, by the numbers

932381302
Dollars of sports wagers

Total sports betting handle in Illinois history

59894934
Dollars of sports betting revenue

Total sports betting revenue in Illinois history

9677568
Tax dollars for the state

Total sports betting taxes to date for Illinois

Lifetime Illinois sports betting numbers

Last updated: Dec. 17, 2020

LicenseeTotal HandleOnline HandleRetail HandleTotal RevenueTotal TaxTotal WagersOnline WagersRetail Wagers
Total$932,381,302.25 $865,356,518.04 $67,024,784.21 $59,894,933.93 $9,677,567.53 26,133,31325,246,221887,092
BetRivers Sportsbook$398,099,275.21 $355,268,646.40 $42,830,628.81 $28,733,997.26 $4,691,467.32 8,004,4547,729,464274,990
DraftKings at Casino Queen$253,821,559.04 $247,525,588.96 $6,295,970.08 $12,361,804.03 $1,973,937.31 9,325,0029,216,695108,307
FanDuel Sportsbook$188,380,707.35 $187,852,803.85 $527,903.50 $11,142,088.17 $1,788,846.32 7,687,4887,679,8207,668
PointsBet Sportsbook$69,653,895.93 $69,104,042.83 $549,853.10 $5,285,838.09 $864,317.17 572,996567,2295,767
Sportsbook at Argosy Casino Alton (retail only)$8,656,178.00 $-$8,656,178.00 $819,531.69 $122,929.75 312,5070312,507
William Hill Sportsbook$8,402,469.95 $5,605,436.00 $2,797,033.95 $737,649.00 $113,965.80 73,87553,01320,862
Sportsbook at Hollywood Casino Joliet (retail only)$2,897,353.47 $-$2,897,353.47 $383,490.31 $57,523.55 83,988083,988
Sportsbook at Hollywood Casino Aurora (retail only)$2,469,863.30 $-$2,469,863.30 $430,535.38 $64,580.31 73,003073,003

Illinois sports betting revenue, by month

Take a month-by-month look at the revenue splits for Illinois sports betting.

October 2020

LicenseeTotal HandleOnline HandleRetail HandleTotal RevenueTotal TaxTotal WagersOnline WagersRetail Wagers
Total$434,567,103.01 $409,780,226.83 $24,786,876.18 $42,200,300.03 $6,807,284.25 11,916,67811,544,551372,127
DraftKings (Casino Queen)$141,416,339.54 $138,474,252.38 $2,942,087.16 $11,483,046.46 $1,837,799.06 4,916,5354,862,37554,160
BetRivers (Rivers Des Plaines)$115,497,756.00 $101,546,001.23 $13,951,754.77 $12,932,402.39 $2,110,798.29 2,208,0092,122,99085,019
FanDuel (Par-A-Dice)$105,571,911.22 $105,235,658.47 $336,252.75 $11,142,088.17 $1,787,735.48 4,109,5904,104,9714,619
PointsBet (Hawthorne Race Course)$60,777,714.30 $60,250,109.75 $527,604.55 $5,119,924.91 $839,302.36 416,849411,5065,343
William Hill (Grand Victoria)$5,600,506.00 $4,274,205.00 $1,326,301.00 $614,952.00 $95,466.14 52,23942,7099,530
Unibet (Alton Casino)$3,058,668.00 $-$3,058,668.00 $394,531.00 $59,179.65 121,3780121,378
Hollywood Casino Joliet$1,429,773.97 $-$1,429,773.97 $221,966.91 $33,295.04 50,287050,287
Hollywood Casino Aurora$1,214,433.98 $-$1,214,433.98 $291,388.19 $43,708.23 41,791041,791

September 2020

LicenseeTotal HandleOnline HandleRetail HandleTotal RevenueTotal TaxTotal WagersOnline WagersRetail Wagers
Total $305,223,938.25 $283,082,237.57 $22,141,700.68 $6,837,289.08 $1,107,905.83 9,810,8049,513,747297,057
BetRivers (Rivers Des Plaines) $112,719,575.99 $98,599,684.17 $14,119,891.82 $5,958,377.13 $974,735.26 2,258,1392,168,76889,371
DraftKings (Casino Queen) $98,316,259.14 $95,920,730.32 $2,395,528.82 $221,753.45 $33,263.02 3,846,5263,806,71739,809
FanDuel (Par-A-Dice) $78,568,309.75 $78,376,659.00 $191,650.75 $- $1,110.84 3,375,2843,372,2353,049
PointsBet (Hawthorne Race Course) $8,876,181.63 $8,853,933.08 $22,248.55 $165,913.18 $25,014.81 156,147155,723424
Unibet (Alton Casino) $2,297,279.00 $- $2,297,279.00 $160,515.69 $24,077.35 103,3350103,335
William Hill (Grand Victoria) $2,216,865.95 $1,331,231.00 $885,634.95 $81,155.00 $12,268.36 17,20010,3046,896
Hollywood Casino Joliet $1,141,443.71 $- $1,141,443.71 $134,400.68 $20,160.10 29,098029,098
Hollywood Casino Aurora $1,088,023.08 $- $1,088,023.08 $115,173.95 $17,276.09 25,075025,075

August 2020

LicenseeTotal HandleOnline HandleRetail HandleTotal RevenueTotal TaxTotal WagersOnline WagersRetail Wagers
Total $140,065,648.61 $123,969,461.67 $16,096,186.94 $7,233,359.87 $1,176,754.23 3,242,9473,056,010186,937
Unibet (Alton Casino) $2,690,418.00 $- $2,690,418.00 $222,258.00 $33,338.70 80,135080,135
DraftKings (Casino Queen) $14,088,960.36 $13,130,606.26 $958,354.10 $657,004.12 $102,875.23 561,941547,60314,338
William Hill (Grand Victoria Elgin) $585,098.00 $- $585,098.00 $41,542.00 $6,231.30 4,43604,436
Hollywood Casino Aurora $167,406.24 $- $167,406.24 $23,973.24 $3,595.99 6,13706,137
Hollywood Casino Joliet $326,135.79 $- $326,135.79 $27,122.72 $4,068.41 4,60304,603
BetRivers (Rivers Des Plaines) $117,967,143.84 $106,598,369.03 $11,368,774.81 $6,261,459.79 $1,026,644.60 2,383,0812,305,79377,288
FanDuel (Par-A-Dice) $4,240,486.38 $4,240,486.38 $-$-$-202,614202,6140

July 2020

LicenseeTotal HandleOnline HandleRetail HandleTotal RevenueTotal WagersOnline WagersRetail WagersTotal Tax
Total $52,524,612.38 $48,524,591.97 $4,000,020.41 $3,623,984.95 1,162,8841,131,91330,971 $585,623.22
Unibet (Alton Casino, LLC) $609,813.00 $- $609,813.00 $42,227.00 7,65907,659 $6,334.05
BetRivers (Midwest Gaming & Entertainment, LLC) $51,914,799.38 $48,524,591.97 $3,390,207.41 $3,581,757.95 1,155,2251,131,91323,312 $579,289.17

Online wagering a hit in Illinois

One of the biggest on-going stories in the Illinois industry is the in-person registration requirement.

The Illinois Gambling Act was written to require people to visit a casino to sign up for sports betting accounts. But in 2020, COVID-19 had other plans.

As a result of the pandemic, Gov. JB Pritkzer suspended the in-person registration requirement twice in 2020. Once in June, and again in August.

As a result, Illinoisans have had ample time to register for sports betting accounts on their mobile devices.

And they’ve certainly taken advantage. In July, almost 93% of Illinois sports bets were placed online.

In August, that number ticked up to 94%.

How revenue compares to Indiana

Neighboring Indiana has a more mature sports betting market in Illinois, as it legalized in October of 2019.

We can only compare data between Indiana and Illinois for a few months, but the Land of Lincoln is quickly gaining ground.

In July, the Hoosier State reported $70.9 million in handle, followed by $169 million in August.

While that’s higher than Illinois’ figures, there were also eight online sportsbooks in Indiana as of August with no registration restrictions.

In Illinois, there was only one for the entire month – BetRivers. And you couldn’t register online until Aug. 21.

Indiana is considered a success in the sports betting industry, so we can see why so many are bullish on the future of Illinois. Let’s look at a side-by-side comparison:

Illinois sports betting numbers

MonthTotal HandleOnline HandleTotal Revenue
October 2020$434,567,103.01$409,780,226.83$42,200,300
September 2020 $305,223,938$283,082,237$6,837,289
August 2020$140,065,69$123,969,462$7,233,360
July 2020$52,524,612$48,524,592$3,623,985

Indiana sports betting numbers

MonthTotal Handle Online Handle Total Revenue
October 2020$230,932,251$193,031,440$21,098,460
September 2020$207,450,106$173,170,386$14,283,702
August 2020$169,018,238$143,900,567$9,834,881
July 2020$70,876,622$64,381,626$6,658,465
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