Nevada sportsbooks won $23.8 million from bettors in June, down 18.33 percent from June 2021, from an overall handle of $490.3 million, according to figures release Thursday morning by the state’s Gaming Control Board.
Michael Lawton, GCB senior economic analyst, said there weren’t any records set for the month and Nevada books ended a streak of nine straight month of handle increases as we went into the relatively slow dog days of summer with the NBA and NHL playoffs wrapping up.
Baseball led the way with a win of $15.5 million, up 387 percent from last June. The books won $5.2 million from hockey, up 68.17 percent from last June. Basketball accounted for a win of $3.1 million, but was down 84.89 from June 2021.
Out of the states that released June figures, Nevada ranks No. 3 behind New York ($1.05 billion) and New Jersey $633 million). However, Illinois will probably take over the third spot but it doesn’t release its numbers for another week. In May, Illinois outhandled Nevada $764.6 million to $561 million. Pennsylvania currently ranks No. 4 in June handle at $393.5 million.