Sportsbooks in Nevada reportedly had a great September after their combined monthly handle hit an all-time high of just over $558 million while their aggregate income of $44.4 million represented the best tally since 2014.
According to a report from Legal Sports Report citing official figures from the Nevada Gaming Control Board, September’s sportsbetting handle beat the previous record of $557.4 million set in November of 2015 and was some 27% higher year-on-year than for the corresponding month in 2016.
Legal Sports Report explained that Nevada’s sportsbooks have only declared aggregate handle of over $500 million five times previous before detailing that September is normally seen as a relatively flat month for the sector.
Nevada’s sportsbooks reportedly also saw a record $40 million collected for wagers on National Football League (NFL) and collegiate American football games during September with a hold percentage in excess of 11%. The sector moreover purportedly amassed nearly $6 million from parlay cards as well as $4 million from professional baseball but handed back more than $5 million with most of this being from bets on the August 26 boxing match between Floyd Mayweather Jr and Conor McGregor.
In terms of what lies ahead for Nevada’s sportsbooks, Legal Sports Report detailed that October and November have historically been the sector’s most lucrative months as handle in both surpassed $500 million last year before predicting that this figure may well be about to eclipse $600 million for the very first time.