Kentucky’s sports betting revenue has grown two months in a row, with December's revenue rising to US$32m.


The figure beat November’s $21.6m but did not top the state’s current best total in October of $54m – the first full month of regulated sports betting in the market after launch in September.

Online sports betting accounted for the biggest share of revenue in December - $31.1m – with retail adding $878,953 in the month, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission said in its latest report.

Sports betting handle in December dropped from November, from $282.5m to $264.1m.

Online handle in Kentucky in December was worth $255.3m, with retail handle adding $8.8m.

As for tax collection, December’s figure was $4.5m, rising from $3.1m in November.

For the fiscal year to date, revenue reached $110.2m, with online sports betting in Kentucky accounting for $106.7m of that figure.

Total sports betting handle since the markets opened in September is $892.4m.