Sports-betting revenue slows in March amid COVID-19 shutdowns

SPORTS BETTORS in Rhode Island lost a collective $841,767 in March, marking a significant slowdown amid sports events being cancelled and casinos closing due to the cOVID-19 pandemic. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
SPORTS BETTORS in Rhode Island lost a collective $841,767 in March, marking a significant slowdown amid sports events being canceled and casinos closing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island sports betting significantly slowed in March, as shutdowns began impacting professional sports leagues across the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Sports bettors in the state lost a collective $841,767 for the month, the R.I. Lottery said on Tuesday. One month prior, sports book revenue was $2.3 million; and $1.5 million…

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