Arizona Sportsbooks Experience 85% YOY Jump In September Betting

Written By Jarrett Huff on December 5, 2022
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September figures show an increase in the popularity of sports betting in Arizona.

The state saw a year-over-year increase of 84.7% in money bet on Arizona sports betting apps when compared to September 2021, according to a press release from the Arizona Department of Gaming.

Gamblers across the state wagered around $538 million on sports in September; a $245 million increase from September 2021.

Ted Vogt, the director of the Arizona Department of Gaming (ADG), said that September’s numbers are a reason to be excited for the coming winter months:

“September was clearly a strong month for Arizona sports betting, with the state seeing over $245 million more in wagers when compared to the same month of 2021. “I am excited to see how the industry progresses through the winter months, which generally has the most popular sports for wagering in the United States.”

Over $533 million in wagers came from Arizona sports betting apps. Nearly $591,000 in wagers came from limited-event wagering operators. September’s total is up from August’s total of around $361 million in wagered money.

Breakdown of Arizona’s sports betting report

The state accumulated more than $3 million in privilege fees. The ADG released September’s event wagering report on its website.

Here are the top 10 performing Arizona sportsbooks in the state, according to the ADG:

  1. DraftKings: $215,630,411.32
  2. FanDuel: $147,360,775.41
  3. BetMGM: $80,829,090.71
  4. Caesars: $47,247,685.54
  5. Barstool Sports: $14,649,445.03
  6. WynnBet: $8,524,143.95
  7. Seminole Hard Rock Digital: $7,248,403.93
  8. BetRivers: $5,151,490.13
  9. Betfred: $3,479,640.24
  10. SuperBook: $2,812,448.77

Top 10 operators by winnings paid to players for September:

  1. DraftKings: $201,951,615.10
  2. FanDuel: $125,173,915.97
  3. BetMGM: $69,494,660.76
  4. Caesars: $40,788,877.07
  5. Barstool Sports: $13,069,811.21
  6. WynnBet: $7,811,512.29
  7. Seminole Hard Rock Digital: $5,913,241.71
  8. BetRivers: $4,928,551.38
  9. Betfred: $3,176,584.40
  10. SuperBook: $2,550,565.49

Will AZ sports betting handle continue to climb?

With September 2022’s 84.7% increase in wagered money over the same time last year, it is entirely possible Arizona sportsbooks see a similar increase in total handle over the next couple of months’ reports.

October 2021 saw around $486 million in gross wagers. November 2021 saw over $466 million in gross wagers. December 2021 saw over $499 million in gross wagers.

In Arizona, over $4.22 billion in bets have been placed from Jan. 1 through Sept. 30.

Photo by Ross D. Franklin / AP
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Jarrett Huff is a former sports editor at Northern Star Media from Wonder Lake, Illinois. Friends and family will tell you he's an NBA history nerd with a diehard passion for the Chicago Bulls, Bears and Cubs.

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