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OTHER STATES’ SPORTS BETTING VOLUME KEEPS GROWING, SO WHY DID PENNSYLVANIA’S STOP? BY PENNBETS' GARY ROTSTEIN

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Pennsylvania has some confounding oddities about it: the massive size and cost of its 253-member legislature, the unavailability of wine and beer purchase in most retail outlets, this year’s 0-5 start by a college football program that is one of the most prestigious in the nation.

And then there’s the dropoff in November sports betting.

The monthly revenue figures reported by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board last Thursday showed the collective betting handle of all the state’s sportsbooks added up to $491.9 million last month, down 6.4% from October’s record $525.8 million.

This might make sense if there were fewer sportsbooks available in November than in the past. Instead, there were more options than ever.

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