Illinois bettors wagered $476.5m in June, down from $507.3m in May. The total is the lowest amount bet in Illinois since November 2020.
The day-by-day pace of betting slowed to $15.9m over the 30 days of June, which was down from $16.9m per day in May.
“Illinois sportsbooks are very much continuing down the same path as most major US markets in June, with revenue surging despite the seasonal headwinds working to keep handle down,” said Eric Ramsey, analyst for the PlayUSA.com Network, which includes PlayIllinois.com.
While lower than the previous six months, Illinois sports betting still turned in the third-highest handle of active states in June. Sports betting in New Jersey turned in a $766.9m handle, while Nevada sports betting hit $545.5m.
June’s handle pushed the lifetime total for Illinois to $5.1bn, making it the fourth state to reach $5bn – doing so in 16 months, breaking New Jersey’s record of 18 months.