Maine Releases First Figures For Mobile Sports Betting

Maine Releases First Figures For Mobile Sports Betting
Fact Checked by Thomas Leary

The first figures for mobile Maine sports betting have been announced. On Tuesday, Maine’s Gambling Control Unit (MGCU) released their first set of official mobile sports betting figures in the state since legalized sports betting launched on Friday, Nov. 3. 

DraftKings, who has an agreement with the Passamaquoddy Tribe, handled more than $12.14 million through Tuesday, Nov. 14. Over $1.77 million - its largest daily total - was handled on Sunday, Nov. 12. 

Caesars Sportsbook Maine, which has a deal with three tribes: Maliseet, Mi’kmaq and Penobscot, posted more than $1.633 million in total handle for the first 12 days of action. More than $274,000 - its largest daily total - was also handled on Nov. 12, the day the New England Patriots played the Indianapolis Colts in Germany.

Between both companies, the state has collected $26,739 in taxes. 
 

Maine Joins The Sports Betting Party

Maine is New England’s fifth state to launch sports wagering, as Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island have already been legalized. Vermont awaits its launch in January 2024. The Pine Tree State is also the fourth state to launch this year behind Kentucky, Massachusetts and Ohio.  

Retail sportsbook locations in the state will not open until later this year or early 2024. There are two commercial casinos in Maine (Hollywood Slots Hotel & Raceway, PENN Entertainment, Bangor; and Oxford Casino, Churchill Downs) and six off-track betting facilities in the state. All would be eligible for a retail Maine sports betting license. 

More info on the state's numbers can be found here: https://www.maine.gov/dps/gcu/sports-wagering/sports-wagering-revenue 
 

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Lou Monaco is a contributing writer to BetMaine.com. Lou had been an 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 of sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.