Illinois Sports Betting Revenue Reports

The Illinois Gaming Board (IGB) releases a thorough sports betting revenue report every month, with each legal sportsbook reporting the following data:

  • Handle: The total amount of money wagered by patrons.
  • Revenue: Gross gaming revenue, calculated by subtracting total payouts from handle.
  • Taxes: 15% of adjusted gross revenue payable to the state; 2% to Cook County for activity within its borders.

Illinois sports betting, by the numbers

2973968433
Dollars of sports wagers

Total sports betting handle in Illinois history

217090059
Dollars of sports betting revenue

Total sports betting revenue in Illinois history

33712888
Tax dollars for the state

Total sports betting taxes to date for Illinois

Lifetime Illinois sports betting data

Last updated: April 9, 2021

LicenseeOnline BrandTotal HandleOnline HandleRetail HandleTotal RevenueState TaxLocal Tax
ArgosyN/A$14,514,458$0$14,514,458$1,617,201$226,361$0
Casino QueenDraftKings$1,059,221,073$1,047,101,151$12,119,922$60,190,409$8,740,613$576,247
Grand VictoriaWilliam Hill$42,518,874$37,355,188$5,163,686$6,317,298$452,795$12,081
Hawthorne Race CoursePointsBet$208,761,514$207,020,928$1,740,585$18,083,651$2,699,888$285,963
Hollywood Casino AuroraN/A$4,328,597$0$4,328,597$629,901$81,056$0
Hollywood Casino JolietN/A$4,992,829$0$4,992,829$813,818$106,253$0
Par-A-DiceFanDuel$778,728,674$777,390,082$1,338,592$62,690,399$9,161,487$657,195
RiversBetRivers$860,902,415$795,622,069$65,280,347$66,747,383$9,856,626$856,323
Total$2,973,968,433$2,864,489,418$109,479,015$217,090,059$31,325,079$2,387,809

Monthly Illinois sports betting reports

2021 Data

February 2021

LicenseeOnline BrandTotal HandleOnline HandleRetail HandleTotal RevenueState TaxLocal Tax
Casino QueenDraftKings$199,750,804$196,538,802$3,212,002$8,653,548$1,630,884$97,292
Par-A-DiceFanDuel$158,874,134$158,433,470$440,664$10,095,968$1,749,474$132,723
RiversBetRivers$96,419,596$86,895,575$9,524,021$6,639,696$1,120,666$104,311
Hawthorne Race CoursePointsBet$40,298,398$39,51,214$788,184$3,574,480$601,509$206,201
Grand VictoriaWilliam Hill$10,058,721$8,825,399$1,233,322$678,796$112,989$1,306
ArgosyN/A$2,724,753$0$2,724,753$464,613$64,503$0
Hollywood JolietN/A$849,853$0$849,853$199,654$28,921$0
Hollywood AuroraN/A$818,332$0$818,184$7,158$116$0
Total$509,794,592$490,203,460$19,591,132$30,313,913$5,309,065$541,832

January 2021

LicenseeOnline BrandTotal HandleOnline HandleRetail HandleTotal RevenueState TaxLocal Tax
Casino QueenDraftKings$244,196,209$243,538,843$657,366$16,423,303$2,334,761$154,716
Par-A-DiceFanDuel$173,480,933$173,346,161$134,771$16,890,680$2,514,187$178,071
RiversBetRivers$112,737,857$108,990,832$3,747,025$10,807,475$1,615,643$135,856
Hawthorne Race CoursePointsBet$40,591,090$40,439,434$151,657$4,412,405$630,133$7,247
Grand VictoriaWilliam Hill$9,270,978$8,917,196$353,782$616,486$73,260$3,162
ArgosyN/A$707,080$0$707,080$103,761$11,744$0
Hollywood JolietN/A$309,047$0$309,047$73,440$9,001$0
Hollywood AuroraN/A$260,106$0$260,106$37,939$3,065$0
Total$581,553,300$575,232,466$6,320,834$49,365,489$7,191,795$479,052

2020 Data

December 2020

LicenseeOnline BrandTotal HandleOnline HandleRetail HandleTotal RevenueState TaxLocal Tax
Casino QueenDraftKings$195,431,892$195,431,892$0$8,591,137$1,052,253$74,248
Par-A-DiceFanDuel$144,445,143$144,445,143$0$8,372,994$1,060,666$83,928
RiversBetRivers$111,216,418$111,216,418$0$7,280,377$1,019,055$83,814
HawthornePointsBet$32,043,421$32,043,421$0$2,578,417$361,199$666
Grand VictoriaWilliam Hill$8,583,662$8,583,662$0$1,564,583$86,437$0
ArgosyN/A$0$0$0-$12,334$1,335$0
Hollywood AuroraN/A$0$0$0-$3,205$29$0
Hollywood JolietN/A$0$0$0-$3,125$0$0
Total$491,720,536$491,720,536$0$28,368,846$3,580,973$242,656

November 2020

LicenseeOnline BrandTotal HandleOnline HandleRetail HandleTotal RevenueState TaxLocal Tax
Casino QueenDraftKings$166,020,609$164,066,025$1,954,584$10,295,320$1,868,442$130,325
RiversBetRivers$133,152,965$124,968,795$8,184,170$10,209,536$1,725,078$145,388
Par-A-DiceFanDuel$113,547,757$113,312,504$235,253$13,326,948$2,165,847$144,940
HawthornePointsBet$26,174,708$25,923,817$250,892$1,488,899$314,171$407
Grand VictoriaWilliam Hill$6,203,043$5,423,495$779,548$1,314,022$69,461$4,295
ArgosyN/A$2,423,209$0$2,423,209$172,207$25,831$0
Hollywood JolietN/A$936,575$0$936,575$74,228$10,808$0
Hollywood AuroraN/A$780,295$0$780,295$93,262$13,267$0
Total$449,239,162$433,694,636$15,544,526$36,974,421$6,192,904$425,355

October 2020

LicenseeOnline BrandTotal HandleOnline HandleRetail HandleTotal RevenueState TaxLocal Tax
Casino QueenDraftKings$141,416,340$138,474,252$2,942,087$13,207,233$1,722,457$115,342
RiversBetRivers$115,497,756$101,546,001$13,951,755$13,131,663$1,939,860$170,938
Par-A-DiceFanDuel$105,571,911$105,235,658$336,253$12,521,849$1,671,313$116,422
HawthornePointsBet$60,777,714$60,250,110$527,605$5,550,739$767,989$71,314
Grand VictoriaWilliam Hill$5,600,506$4,274,205$1,326,301$1,563,631$92,243$3,223
ArgosyN/A$3,058,668$0$3,058,668$394,523$59,180$0
Hollywood JolietN/A$1,429,774$0$1,429,774$275,873$33,295$0
Hollywood AuroraN/A$1,214,434$0$1,214,434$322,313$43,708$0
Total$434,567,103$409,780,227$24,786,876$46,967,823$6,330,045$477,239

September 2020

LicenseeOnline BrandTotal HandleOnline HandleRetail HandleTotal RevenueState TaxLocal Tax
RiversBetRivers$112,719,576$98,599,684$14,119,892$6,771,455$893,757$80,979
Casino QueenDraftKings$98,316,259$95,920,730$2,395,529$2,045,757$33,263$0
Par-A-DiceFanDuel$78,568,310$78,376,659$191,651$1,498,339$0$1,111
HawthornePointsBet$8,876,182$8,853,933$22,249$478,710$24,887$128
ArgosyN/A$2,297,279$0$2,297,279$160,525$24,077$0
Grand VictoriaWilliam Hill$2,216,866$1,331,231$885,635$496,215$12,173$95
Hollywood JolietN/A$1,141,444$0$1,141,444$158,037$20,160$0
Hollywood AuroraN/A$1,088,023$0$1,088,023$145,492$17,276$0
Total$305,223,938$283,082,238$22,141,701$11,754,530$1,025,593$82,312

August 2020

LicenseeOnline BrandTotal HandleOnline HandleRetail HandleTotal RevenueState TaxLocal Tax
RiversBetRivers$117,967,144$106,598,369$11,368,775$6,317,289$939,219$87,426
Casino QueenDraftKings$14,088,960$13,130,606$958,354$974,110$98,551$4,325
Par-A-DiceFanDuel$4,240,486$4,240,486$0-$16,378$0$0
ArgosyN/A$2,690,418$0$2,690,418$222,250$33,339$0
Grand VictoriaN/A$585,098$0$585,098$83,565$6,231$0
Hollywood JolietN/A$326,136$0$326,136$35,711$4,068$0
Hollywood AuroraN/A$167,406$0$167,406$26,942$3,596$0
Total$140,065,649$123,969,462$16,096,187$7,643,489$1,085,004$91,750

July 2020

LicenseeOnline BrandTotal HandleOnline HandleRetail HandleTotal RevenueState TaxLocal Tax
RiversBetRivers$51,914,799$48,524,592$3,390,207$4,658,783$537,264$42,025
ArgosyN/A$609,813$0$609,813$110,401$6,334$0
Total$52,524,612$48,524,592$4,000,020$4,769,184$543,598$42,025

June 2020

LicenseeOnline BrandTotal HandleOnline HandleRetail HandleTotal RevenueState TaxLocal Tax
RiversBetRivers$8,281,803$8,281,803$0$812,901$55,298$4,148
ArgosyN/A$0$0$0$0$0$0
Total$8,281,803$8,281,803$0$812,901$55,298$4,148

May 2020

LicenseeOnline BrandTotal HandleOnline HandleRetail HandleTotal RevenueState TaxLocal Tax
RiversN/A$0$0$0$0$0$0
ArgosyN/A$0$0$0$0$0$0
Total$0$0$0$0$0$0

April 2020

LicenseeOnline BrandTotal HandleOnline HandleRetail HandleTotal RevenueState TaxLocal Tax
RiversN/A$0$0$0-$592$0$0
ArgosyN/A$0$0$0$0$0$0
Total$0$0$0-$592$0$0

March 2020

LicenseeOnline BrandTotal HandleOnline HandleRetail HandleTotal RevenueState TaxLocal Tax
RiversN/A$994,501$0$994,501$118,799$10,786$1,438
ArgosyN/A$3,238$0$3,238$1,255$18$0
Total$997,739$0$997,739$120,054$10,804$1,438

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
December 2020$491,720,536$491,720,536$23,873,152
November 2020$449,239,162$433,694,636$41,286,027
October 2020$434,567,103$409,780,227$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
December 2020$313,122,473$263,072,904$24,131,284
November 2020$251,403,994$213,687,912$25,328,161
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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