Rhode Island (United States) sports betting revenue almost tripled month-on-month to US$2.5 million in September, with an increase in retail betting accompanied by the first contribution from mobile. Total market revenue was up 195.4 percent from US$851,778 in August, breaking the previous monthly record of US$2.2 million set in June of this year. Players wagered US$22.2 million, which represents a 120.6 percent increase on the previous months’ US$10.1 million. As the market opened in November 2018, year-on-year comparisons are not yet available.
The most popular form of sports betting is retail, with consumers spending in September a total of US$18.9 million at the Twin River Casino in Lincoln and Twin River Tiverton site. This was up 177.7 percent from a total retail spent of US$10.6 million in August, prior to the launch of mobile sports betting. Twin River’s Lincoln facility was by far the most popular of the state’s two sports betting venues, generating US$1.6 million in land-based revenue, up from US$607,836 in August. Consumers placed US$15.3 million in retail wagers at the site, up 98 percent from in the previous month. At the Twin River Tiverton, retail revenue increased from US$243,952 in August to US$438,790. Players also spent more on retail bets, with the US$3.6 million in September being 54.0 percent ahead of US$2.3 million in August.
In terms of mobile, which officially launched on September 4th, revenue amounted to US$512,740 after players staked US$3.3 million in the month. Players must register in person at either of Rhode Island’s casinos before they can bet via smartphones.