Data: GeoComply; Chart: Tory Lysik/Axios
The NFL’s opening weekend saw a record amount of legal online betting activity — hardly a surprise given the proliferation of legal wagering across the country.
By the numbers: There have been 103.1 million sportsbook logins from Thursday through Sunday night across the 21 states (plus D.C.) where online sports betting is live and legal, per geolocation firm GeoComply.
- That is up from 60.1 million during last 12 months’s opening weekend, a 71.5% increase.
- Recent York, which did not have legal online betting last 12 months, led the way in which with 15.7 million logins, or 15.3% of the overall. Pennsylvania, Recent Jersey, Michigan and Illinois rounded out the highest five.