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The sportsbetting market in Pennsylvania is thriving. As the NFL season kicks off, bookmakers across the state have seen plenty of activity, taking in a record number of wagers in September. Over the course of just one month PA sportsbooks took in nearly $200 million in wagers.

Record Numbers for PA Betting

Sportsbetting has been incredibly popular in Pennsylvania ever since it was launched at the end of 2018. September, however, has been the biggest month so far. In August, the state’s bookmakers saw $109 million in bets – and, September nearly doubled those numbers with wagers totalling $195 million.

Nearly 10% ($9.2 million) of that total came from online wagers, and this number is sure to grow in the coming months. We’re going to see many more residents getting involved in online betting, while operators work harder to attract players to their digital betting services.

The company that generated the most amount of wagering activity in Pennsylvania was the FanDuel Sportsbook. The brand brought in $5.1 million in sportsbetting revenue last month (with $89 million in wagers). It is the most popular sportsbook in the state, much of its activity was seen on the FanDuel app.

SugarHouse’s sportsbook, which is soon to become BetRivers, was the second most successful sportsbook in Pennsylvania last month, processing $38 million in wagers. Parx Casino came in third, but still managed to have a successful month with wagers worth $21 million.

What About Online Poker?

While sportsbetting on both land-based and online platforms continues to thrive in Pennsylvania, the online poker market has yet to take off. Players across the state have been wondering for weeks when poker games will be made available by Pennsylvania’s online gaming licensees, and there is still no definite answer.

Players have kicked up quite a fuss about the delay in online poker coming to Pennsylvania. So, when it does finally launch, there will surely be plenty of activity at PA’s online poker rooms.

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