With US Sports Back In Action, Online Sportsbooks Had A Big July

July 2020 represented an unprecedented month in the history of US sports. After months of postponement for major US sports leagues, Major League Baseball and the NBA hearkened the return of two of the most beloved sports in the US.

MLB spring training began on July 1, and the shortened 2020 regular season began July 23. The NBA season, on pause since March 11, resumed July 30.

Online sportsbooks in the US held their ground during the months of COVID-19 shutdowns. With big-league sports getting back to action in July, however, the month yielded big revenues in states with legal online sports betting.

New Jersey Online Sports Betting Revenue July 2020

Retail OperatorOnline SkinsJuly 2020 RevenueMonth-Over-Month ChangeYTD RevenueYear-Over-Year Change
New Meadowlands RacetrackFanDuel Sportsbook, PointsBet$12,154,300




Resorts Digital GamingDraftKings Sportsbook, FOX Bet, Resorts$8,156,371




Borgata Hotel CasinoBorgata Sports, BetMGM$2,303,851




Darby Development (Monmouth Park)Monmouth Park Sportsbook by William Hill, SugarHouse, TheScoreBet$1,599,710


Ocean Casino Resort)William Hill Sportsbook at Ocean Casino$1,409,309


Hard Rock Atlantic CityHard Rock, Bet365, Unibet$838,812



Bally’s Park PlaceCaesars Sportsbook, 888 Sport$357,132

Golden NuggetGolden Nugget, BetAmerica$85,028



Tropicana Casino & ResortWilliam Hill Sportsbook Tropicana Atlantic City$38,358





NJ Online Sportsbooks Post Best Month Since January

New Jersey sports bettors showed a thirst for domestic sports, as the return of MLB and NBA action bolstered the state’s online sportsbooks to their best revenue totals in seven months.

Online sportsbooks in New Jersey realized a 110.9% month-over-month revenue increase in July, bringing in nearly $27 million in revenue. Despite an unprecedented year of turmoil in the world of sports, New Jersey’s online sports betting industry is up 28.3% year-over-year as of the end of July 2020.

With FanDuel Sportbook and PointsBet operating under its license, New Meadowlands Racetrack leads the state in revenue by operator. Resorts Digital Gaming (DraftKings Sportsbook, FOX Bet, Resorts) takes the No. 2 spot.

Online sportsbooks under the New Meadowlands Racetrack and Resorts Digital Gaming licenses account for more than 80 percent of New Jersey revenue in 2020. The July numbers from the New Jersey Divison of Gaming Enforcement can be found here.

Pennsylvania Online Sports Betting Revenue July 2020

Retail OperatorOnline SkinsJuly 2020 RevenueMonth-Over-Month ChangeYTD Revenue
The MeadowsDraftKings Sportsbook$1,839,936

Valley Forge Casino ResortFanDuel Sportsbook$1,433,330

Mount Airy Casino ResortFOX Bet$965,052
Rivers PhiladelphiaSugarHouse Sportsbook$896,195



Parx CasinoParx Sportsbook$822,701



Rivers PittsburghBetRivers Sportsbook$711,445+36.9%


Mohegan Sun PoconoUnibet Sportsbook$152,716


Presque Isle DownsBetAmerica$31,917


Harrah’s PhiladelphiaCaesars Sportsbook$24,839


Revenue Holds Steady, But Handle Up Big For PA Sports Betting

Pennsylvania’s online sportsbooks didn’t enjoy the massive monthly gains seen in New Jersey, with a 1.8% increase in July revenue versus June.

Overall betting handle across all retail and online sportsbooks in Pennsylvania, however, increased more than 85%, from $89 million in June to nearly $164.8 million in July. The total win numbers didn’t see that same increase, but wagering activity from Pennsylvania bettors appears to be a good sign for the industry.

DraftKings Sportsbook took the top spot in monthly July revenue, while FanDuel Sportsbook still holds status as Pennsylvania’s top revenue-earning platform in 2020. FOX Bet, Parx Sportsbook, SugarHouse Sportsbook, and BetRivers all enjoyed revenue increases, according to figures from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.

Indiana Online Sports Betting Revenue July 2020

Retail OperatorOnline SkinsJuly 2020 RevenueMonth-Over-Month ChangeYTD Revenue
Ameristar CasinoDraftKings Sportsbook$2,207,396

Blue Chip CasinoFanDuel Sportsbook$1,121,836


Belterra CasinoBetMGM$441,896

French Lick ResortBetRivers Sportsbook$197,598


Hollywood LawrenceburgPointsBet$121,887



Horseshoe HammondCaesars Sportsbook, Unibet$26,714



Rising Star CasinoBetAmerica$-447




Indiana Online Sportsbooks Bounce Back

The return of Major League Baseball provided the biggest boost, as Indiana’s online sportsbooks rebounded from a down month in June. Baseball bets accounted for $14.5 million of Indiana’s total online sports betting handle of $70.47 million in July. The NBA, which saw it’s season resume July 30, took in $5.83 million in wagers.

DraftKings Sportsbook, under the Ameristar Casino license, continues to take the top spot among Indiana’s mobile sports betting platforms. DraftKings Sportsbook revenue doubles its closest competitor, FanDuel Sportsbook, in both July monthly revenue and year-to-date earnings.

Overall, Indiana’s online sportsbooks gained 48.7% over June, and the mobile sports betting industry has earned more than $32 million in revenue in 2020. The figures from the Indiana Gaming Commission can be seen here.

West Virginia Online Sports Betting Revenue July 2020

Retail OperatorOnline SkinsJuly 2020 Revenue*Month-Over-Month ChangeYTD Revenue**
Hollywood Casino at Charles Town RacesDraftKings Sportsbook$434,294-1.7%$2,474,317
The GreenbrierFanDuel Sportsbook, BetMGM$340,508+19.8%$3,075,758

*total revenue figures for weeks ending in July 2020

**total revenue figures for weeks ending in 2020

West Virginia’s Mobile Sportsbooks Gain For Third Straight Month

The trio of online sports betting platforms available in West Virginia continued to steadily climb through the summer months of 2020. Overall state revenue for online sports betting increased 6.7% month-over-month.

Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, which licenses DraftKings Sportsbook, took a slight dip in monthly revenue. The Greenbrier (FanDuel Sportsbook, BetMGM) saw a 19.8% increase from June to July.

The West Virginia Lottery’s sports betting revenue reports can be looked at here.

Iowa Online Sports Betting Revenue July 2020

Retail OperatorOnline SkinsJuly 2020 RevenueMonth-Over-Month ChangeYTD Revenue
Prairie MeadowsWilliam Hill Sportsbook at Prairie Meadows$491,862


Wild Rose CasinoDraftKings Sportsbook$265,744


Elite Casino ResortsElite Sportsbook$226,336


Isle CasinoWilliam Hill Sportsbook at Isle Casino$195,612


Q CasinoQ Sportsbook$53,994


Catfish Bend CasinoPointsBet$45,126


Hard Rock CasinoHard Rock Sportsbook$34,091



Lakeside Hotel CasinoWilliam Hill Sportsbook at Lakeside Hotel Casino$15,666



Iowa Surge Sees Monthly Revenue Double In July

Iowa’s online sportsbooks enjoyed the best month for the industry since January, with more than $1.3 million in revenue earned for July. Nearly all of the state’s mobile sportsbook gained big in month-over-month figures, according to numbers from the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission.

William Hill works as the online sportsbook partner for three different Iowa casino licenses. Among the three, William Hill brings in two-thirds of Iowa’s overall online sports betting revenue.

DraftKings Sportsbook, Elite Sportsbook, and Q Sportsbook all realized big gains in July, as Iowa shows an encouraging upward trend.

Colorado Online Sports Betting Revenue July 2020

SportTotal WagersPayments to PlayersHouse Take/Loss
Table Tennis$5,099,432.23 $4,827,434.85 $271,997.38
Soccer$7,558,560.90$6,945,854.05 $612,706.85
Golf$4,820,346.41 $4,100,088.65 $720,257.76
MMA$2,621,530.11$2,393,506.72 $228,023.39
Tennis$2,079,881.19 $1,978,396.20 $101,484.99
Baseball$9,096,568.24$8,432,304.21 $664,264.03
Motorsports$460,812.24$328,962.47 $131,849.77
Boxing$292,094.08 $242,659.93 $49,434.15
Hockey$389,091.78 $115,812.28$273,279.50
Parlays/Combinations$8,439,415.27$7,071,103.81 $1,368,311.46
Other$14,550,805.19 $13,970,536.07 $580,269.12

Colorado’s Online Sportsbooks Keeps Climbing

Baseball, soccer, and golf led the charge as Colorado’s online sportsbooks went over the $5 million mark in monthly revenue for July. Table tennis, the top sport for wagering in the US sports betting industry in lieu of traditional betting options over the past four months, still did well at Colorado’s mobile sportsbooks.

Overall revenue for online sports betting came in at just over $5 million for July. That figure marks a 44.4% revenue increase over June, according to reports from the Colorado Division of Gaming.

About the Author

Geoff Fisk

Geoff Fisk

Geoff Fisk is a San Diego-based freelance writer, specializing in the poker and gambling industries. He’s written for numerous platforms and has traveled the globe as a live poker tournament reporter. Geoff is an avid sports fan, but poker is his passion.
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