Mobile betting continues solid growth in Indiana, as state charts another month of record handle

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With mobile wagering accounting for an increasing share of the overall handle, Indiana sportsbooks wrote $187.2 million in bets in February, according to a report released Tuesday by the state’s Gaming Commission.

The figure represents an all-time high for Indiana and a 9.6% increase from the $170.8 million in January handle.

Books held $11.1 million in February, a win percentage of 5.9%, the lowest since legal sports betting launched in the Hoosier State last September. That’s good news for bettors, who collected the remaining $176.1 million in winnings.

The biggest takeaway from the Indiana Gaming Commission’s report, though, is the growth of mobile and online betting, which accounted for 77.9% of the total amount wagered. That percentage is inching closer to other states that have full mobile sports betting. Per Legal Sports Report, mobile accounted for 89% of Pennsylvania’s handle in January and 87% in New Jersey.

MonthHandleHoldHold%MobileMobile %
Sept$35.2M$8.6M24.4%$00
Oct$91.7M$11.5M12.5%$48.0M52.3%
Nov$147.3M$9.3M6.3%$96.2M65.3%
Dec$161.8M$12.0M7.4%$110.6M 68.4%
Jan$170.8M$12.9M7.6%$123.3M 72.2%
Feb$187.2M$11.1M5.9%$145.9M 77.9%

Something to watch in the months ahead: the impact in Indiana of legal sports betting in Illinois, whose residents have been crossing the state line to make their wagers. Legal sports betting went live in the Prairie State on Monday.

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