• The Football Effect: Sports-Betting States Report NFL-Fueled Wagering Boom for September

    3 days ago - By Covers

    States that have legalized sports betting are reporting a boom in wagering for September, which just so happened to be when the NFL and college football kicked into high gear.
    The Michigan Gaming Control Board released numbers on Thursday showing the state's online sportsbooks took approximately $354.3 million in wagers last month.
    When combined with the $32.5 million in bets taken by Detroit's three casino-based books, the state's overall handle for September was $386.8 million, or just over 85 percent more than the $208.6 million in action reported for August. Internet sports betting...
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