FanDuel Group announced Wednesday that it has launched its mobile app in Wyoming, making it the 15th state where the company's online sportsbook is available in the United States.
Wyoming sports betting steadily growing
Since its launch in September, Wyoming's sports betting handle has steadily grown. Customers bet $6.2 million the first month that wagering was available, but it rose to $10.8 million in October.
In November, the handle was $11 million, while sportsbooks took in $12.3 million in December. The latest reported handle was for January and sportsbook operators brought in nearly $14 million for the month.
The total amount of $54.3 million for the first five months of wagering could be concerning to the Wyoming Gaming Commission, which estimated annual handle of around $450 million. David Carpenter, project manager of sports wagering for the Wyoming Gaming Commission, admitted handle won’t come close to the annual estimate but is confident more operators in the state will help it grow.
Wyoming and its relatively small population are near the bottom of sports-betting handle for January among U.S. states. Three states, New York, New Jersey, and Nevada all had handles of more than $1 billion for the month.
FanDuel chasing bettors
FanDuel will try to lure in Wyoming customers with promotions and unique betting features. For example, the bookmaker is presenting an odds boost for Thursday’s NBA game between the Golden State Warriors and Denver Nuggets.
The company is also touting its Same Game Parlay Plus, where players can combine same game parlay bets from one game with bets from other games.