ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — A company that most legal U.S. sports betting uses to verify that its customers are where they say they are has reported a record number of transactions the first weekend of the NFL season.
As the football season began in a country where there are more places to wager, this indicates a significant increase in online gambling.
GeoComply Solutions, located in Vancouver, Canada, registered more than 58,000,000 geolocation transaction across 18 states and Washington, DC from Thursday night, which was the start of the NFL season. It ended Sunday night.
Since Thursday’s launch of state-regulated sportsbooks, Arizona has witnessed more than 6.1million geolocation transactions. according to GeoComplyA company called, which checks the location of all gamblers to verify that they are in the correct condition.
This allows them to see how many Arizonans log in or download apps.
“Arizona shows that there is a pent-up demand for sports betting in the western part of the US. In its first weekend, the state rose to the top as the 4th largest for transactions. “We’ve never seen anything similar,” Lindsay Slader (Managing Director of Gaming at GeoComply), said.
This represents a 126% rise over the same time period during the 2020 NFL Season.