DraftKings Tops In September Betting Application Downloads

Posted on: Oct 5, 2021, 11:14h. 

Last up to date on: Oct 5, 2021, 11:58h.

A single month into football time, and the usual suspects of athletics wagering — those people staying DraftKings (NASDAQ:DKNG) and FanDuel — are leading betting cellular application downloads.

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DraftKings led mobile betting application downloads in September. FanDuel was in second spot. (Image: Getty Photographs)

In a new investigation report out these days, Morgan Stanley notes downloads of athletics wagering applications surged 183 per cent in September. That’s probably a seasonal craze, confirming US bettors’ enthusiasm for football — the most wagered-on sport in this nation. Far more states becoming a member of the ranks of are living and authorized sports activities betting also sparked amplified application downloads.

The enjoyment about a number of new states launching OSB (Arizona and Wyoming released, Connecticut and Louisiana launching quickly), alongside with a recognizable enhance in marketing bucks (i.e. Television set adverts) from betting operators, ended up probable essential contributors to outsized advancement,” mentioned Morgan Stanley analyst Thomas Allen.

Connecticut went stay past week. Currently, 27 states and Washington, DC are providing controlled sports activities betting. 5 a lot more are in the authorized but not operational camp.

DraftKings Asserting By itself

The domestic on the internet sports wagering is greatly concentrated in terms of industry share, with the “big three” of FanDuel, BetMGM, and DraftKings combining for about 83 % share. By yourself, FanDuel, a device of Flutter Enjoyment (OTC:PDYPY), controls an estimated 45 percent of the market place.

However, the app down load breakdown is not uniform relative to in general market place share. Very last month, DraftKings acquired 32 % of all sports betting app downloads, up from 30 per cent in August, in accordance to Morgan Stanley. The lender claims FanDuel’s September download proportion was 27 p.c, up from 20 per cent in the prior thirty day period.

The Morgan Stanley info jibes with a September report from Loop Funds, which explained DraftKings not long ago usurped FanDuel as the most downloaded sports activities wagering application in Apple’s App Store.

Some analysts see DraftKings getting virtually a quarter of the iGaming and sports activities betting markets by 2025. Citing cross-selling possibilities, such as its burgeoning media footprint, DraftKings can gain market place share from FanDuel, in accordance to some Wall Avenue analysts.

Other Competition

BetMGM – a 50/50 joint enterprise amongst MGM Resorts and Entain – and Caesars Leisure every single garnered 12 percent of September betting app downloads, according to Morgan Stanley. Year-to-date, August and September are the only months in which Caesars’ new app commanded double-digit percentages of application downloads.

The lender also notes Penn Nationwide Gaming’s Barstool Sportsbook observed its down load percent slip to 7 p.c from 12 % in August, and that it is been in single-digit percentages for the bulk of this 12 months.

In fairness to Barstool Sportsbook, Penn spends significantly fewer on marketing and advertising than do its rivals, and the app is live in just nine states — Pennsylvania, Michigan, Illinois, Colorado, Virginia, New Jersey, Tennessee, Arizona, and Indiana. That selection is envisioned to expand into upcoming calendar year.

WynnBet garnered three % of cell betting application downloads past month, notes Morgan Stanley.