Sports betting revenue in Iowa fell 70.9% year-on-year in November as two operators posted extremely large losses following multi-million-dollar winning bet payouts to US businessman Jim ‘Mattress Mack’ McIngvale.

Revenue for the month amounted to $5.8m (£4.7m/€5.5m), down from $19.9m in November 2021 and also 69.6% lower than $19.1m in October this year.

According to the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission (IRGC), $3.9m of this total came from online sports betting, while the remaining $1.9m was generated at retail sportsbooks across the state.

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