Michigan Sports Betting, iGaming Post Healthy Numbers In September

Michigan Sports Betting, iGaming Post Healthy Numbers In September
By Lou Monaco
Fact Checked by Thomas Leary

Official monthly Michigan sports betting and iGaming figures for September were released by the Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) on Wednesday and all signs pointed to a stellar month. 

Total sports betting handle for the state posted more than $383.10 million, a significant 66.7% increase from August ($229.79 million), but down ever so slightly by 1% from September 2021 ($386.78 million). 

MI sports betting apps continue to thrive in the Wolverine State, posting a handle of more than $364.52 million, another solid 66.6% increase from August’s $218.79 million and up 2.9% from September 2021 at $354.25 million. 

Michiganders also took the time to visit brick-and-mortar locations, as September’s retail sports betting handle posted at more than $18.58 million, up a whopping 68.9% from August’s $11 million. The figure was down a significant 42.9% from September last year at $32.52 million. 

Total adjusted sports betting Gross Gaming revenue (GGR) for the month registered more than $29.78 million ($27.18 million online, $2.59 million retail) marking a 67.7% increase from last month at $17.76 million and up an outstanding 756% from September 2021 at more than $3.47 million. 

The total sports betting state tax to Lansing posted at more than $1.72 million ($1.62 million online, $98,257 retail), a 63.6% jump from August at $1.05 million. 

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Michigan Sports Betting, September vs. August

Total handle Mobile handleRevenue (GGR)
Change Up 66.7% Up 66.6% Up 67.7%

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iGaming Steady, But Slightly Down in September

September saw a slight decrease in total adjusted gross receipts for Michigan online casinos to $115.79 million, down 1.4% from August’s $117.49 million. 

Total state tax for the month on iGaming posted at more than $23.98 million, down 1.1% from August’s $24.25 million. 

iGaming includes online casino games like slots and table games such as roulette and blackjack. 

Michigan is among the few states where online casinos are legal, along with Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Connecticut and West Virginia. 

Those states, plus Nevada, also have online poker



Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media (NJ.com) in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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