New York Online Sports Betting Market Booms in April
In April, New York's online sports betting market saw an astonishing influx of activity, with players wagering a whopping $1.96 billion. This figure not only represents a significant 27.3% increase over April of the previous year but also shows a 6.0% growth from the month of March. Such dynamism in the betting landscape underlines the continuously growing interest and the expanding footprint of sports betting in the state.

Record-Breaking Revenue

The appetite for sports betting among New Yorkers translated into a gross gaming revenue of $183.8 million in April alone. This amount is a robust 32.4% hike from April of the previous year and a substantial 21.2% leap from the $151.7 million recorded in March. The figures not only highlight the thriving nature of the industry but also its significant contribution to the state's economy. Particularly striking is the fact that January of this year set an all-time monthly revenue record with $211.5 million, showcasing the potential for even greater heights in this flourishing market. Moreover, November of 2023 marked the highest betting handle at $2.11 billion, indicating a trend of increasing participation and investment by bettors in the sports betting ecosystem.

Leading Operators in the Market

FanDuel emerged as the top earner in April, amassing $91.0 million from a handle of $780.5 million. Hot on its heels was DraftKings, which secured $63.2 million in revenue off a $737.0 million handle. The competition among operators remains fierce, with Caesars not far behind, generating $10.4 million in revenue from $158.8 million in bets. BetMGM and Fanatics also made significant contributions to the market, with respective revenues of $9.1 million and $5.6 million, signaling a healthy and competitive market landscape. Rush Street Interactive and Resorts World followed suit, with earnings of $3.3 million and $616,681 respectively, highlighting the diversity and depth of the market players. BallyBet and Wynn Interactive, though trailing with smaller figures, played their part in rounding off a dynamic month for online sports betting in New York.

Significant Economic Contributions

Since its inception in January 2022, New York's online sports betting market has experienced pronounced growth, quickly establishing the state as a frontrunner in the United States sports betting scene. Outperforming notable competitors like New Jersey and Indiana in both revenue and handle, New York's market contributes over 37.0% of the total US sports betting tax revenue. The third quarter of 2023 further cemented New York's position as a leading contributor to the national sports betting tax and gross receipts, with a substantial $188.5 million added to the coffers. This considerable economic contribution is supported by the state's robust tax regime on gross gambling revenue, standing at an unmatched 51%.


The trajectory of New York's online sports betting market is on an emphatic rise, sustained by enthusiastic participation from bettors and a competitive landscape among operators. With record-breaking revenue figures and significant contributions to the state's economy, New York is undeniably setting the pace in the rapidly evolving US sports betting scene. As the market continues to mature, the allure of sports betting in New York is expected to attract even more players, thus promising a future filled with exciting opportunities and potentially even greater achievements.