Arizona Sports Betting Handle Surpasses $500 Million in December

Written By Calli Varner on March 15, 2023 - Last Updated on March 29, 2023
Arizona Sports Betting Handle

A whole year of legalized sports betting is officially in the books for Arizona. The Arizona Department of Gaming recently released official numbers from December 2022, with the Arizona sports betting handle for the month coming to a total of $572.5 million.

Even though the final month of 2022 ended up being the fourth highest total in the state since sports betting became legal in September of 2021, it was still a 7.3 percent decrease from November’s $616.9 million sports betting handle. Arizona saw a GGR of $54.4 million in December.

Arizona Sports Betting Handle For December

As far as top sportsbooks in the states go, it comes as no surprise that FanDuel Sportsbook was the leading operator in Arizona with a GGR of $21.2 million, coming to a total of $180.4 million for 2022.

The second top operator went to BetMGM with a GGR of $11.6 million, which happens to be a monthly high for the sportsbook. The sportsbook’s GGR for 2022 came to over $108.3 million. It is also worth noting that the sportsbook reported a 10 percent or higher for each month in the last six months.

Caesars Sportsbook generated over $5 million in GGR for the second month in a row. However, the big sportsbooks weren’t the only ones seeing success; Desert Diamond saw over $1 million in revenue in the final month of 2022 with a win rate of 23.5 percent.

2022 Arizona Sports Betting Handle

With the ADG reporting December’s numbers, it gives us the final numbers for 2022. Arizona reached $6 billion in total sports betting handle for the year, and operators generated $471.1 million in sports betting revenue prior to any losses and federal excise tax. A total of $28.9 million in tax receipts were generated from Arizona sports betting in 2022.

Since the launch of sports betting in the Grand Canyon state, it is estimated that the total handle is around $7.8 billion.

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