Despite land-based casinos making nearly $8 million less than they did in July, Pennsylvania sports betting was able to bring in $580 million in August, which was the second highest total ever.

Even though casinos in the state were down from the previous month, generating just over $415 million, it was still a 46% increase from the same time last year. Betting on sports managed to make August revenues nice, with over a 66% increase from July.

Sports betting volume, both online and at sports books, turned out to be the second highest ever. The good numbers are undoubtedly a result of the first full month of the NFL football season.The PlayPennsylvania website also noted the increase could be from industry growth.

A representative from PlayPennsylvania said “Nothing stirs the sports betting drink like football… The bottom line is every sports book wants a strong start to the football season, and that is exactly what Pennsylvania’s industry got…”

So far this year, Pennsylvania sports betting has accepted $4.3 billion in bets.