Stake Casino & Sport Betting Stats - Highlights May 2023

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It was a magnificent May for online casino players and sports betting fans at , with some life-changing wins and payouts galore.

Discover which titles were the hottest games at our online casino this May, and learn about the different sports wagers placed on our leading sportsbook throughout the month.

May 2023 Player Statistics & Gaming Trends

In May, we saw 987,651,956 bets at our casino and 3,970,326 bets at our sportsbook. The highest bet value of the month was equal to $552,000.

One lucky player landed a huge win equal to $12,500,000 while playing Hacksaw Gaming's Wanted Dead or a Wild – the biggest casino win of the month. Watch the replay and see this massive payout for yourself!

A lucky sports punter placed a 1x2 bet on Manchester City to beat Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League semi-finals with odds of 1.57, pocketing the equivalent of $5,400,000 – the biggest sports betting win in May.

Slots were once again the most popular online casino games at, as in March and April, receiving 830,579,018 bets. Games from the likes of Pragmatic Play , Hacksaw Gaming , and Play'n GO proved popular this month, and it was the fifth consecutive month at the top of the tree for Gates of Olympus .

Live casino games were also widely played in May, with many turning to Evolution's most popular titles, while blackjack and roulette were as popular as ever as far as classic table games were concerned.

Popular Casino Games & New Games in May 2023

Top Casino Games Overall

Pragmatic Play's ancient Greek-themed slot Gates of Olympus has been the most popular game at since the start of 2023, and things didn't change in May. Here's a list of the top five games enjoyed at our online casino last month:

  1. Gates of Olympus by Pragmatic Play

  2. Wanted Dead or a Wild by Hacksaw Gaming

  3. Zeus vs Hades: Gods of War by Pragmatic Play

  4. Sweet Bonanza by Pragmatic Play

  5. Big Bass Splash by Pragmatic Play

Top Slot Games

As we approach the halfway mark for 2023, it's has been a brilliant time for new slot games , as leading providers like to release their new games before the middle of year. Not only did Pragmatic Play dominate our top five list, but the studio also dominated the new releases charts in May:

  1. Gates of Heaven Enhanced RTP by Pragmatic Play

  2. Mayan Stackways by Hacksaw Gaming

  3. Sticky Bees by Pragmatic Play

  4. Diamonds of Egypt by Pragmatic Play

  5. Buffaloads by Massive Studios

Top Live Casino Games

Evolution Gaming continued its dominance of the live casino offering at as players turned to their most popular games again this May:

  1. Crazy Time

  2. Stake Exclusive Speed Baccarat 1

  3. Stake Exclusive Roulette

  4. Crazy Coin Flip

We also launched Evolution's hot new game show style live casino game, Funky Time - which is inspired by the ever popular Crazy Time.

Overall, with almost one billion bets placed, May was a super busy month at Stake Casino, with lots of wins recorded.

Biggest Sporting Events May 2023

May is often described as the business end of the sports season, with many significant leagues drawing to a close. In soccer , we saw the climax of all major European leagues with champions crowned across the continent - Manchester City, Napoli, PSG, Barcelona, and Bayern Munich all secured their respective titles in May.

Of course, the UEFA Champions League also drew much interest in May, as Manchester City defeated Real Madrid to reach the final against Inter, which will be played this weekend. Will City finally get their hands on the domestic treble following their FA Cup win over Manchester United? That's something to look out for in June.

May was another big month for MMA fans, with UFC 288 proving to be a blockbuster event. In a super tight affair, Sterling defeated Cejudo with a split points decision at Newark's Prudential Center.

In the boxing ring, Canelo Alvarez defeated John Ruder in Guadalajara via a 12-round unanimous decision. In contrast, Devin Haney defeated Vasiliy Lomachenko at the MGM in Las Vegas to remain the undisputed lightweight champion.

May was also a big month in the NBA as the basketball season reached its climax. Following some brilliant games throughout the playoffs, we now know that the 2023 Larry O'Brien championship winners will be the Heat or the Nuggets, which we will learn in June.

In tennis , the French Open at Roland Garros got underway at the backend of the month. Some big names are competing in the final stages of the men's and women's French Open at the start of June – so be sure to place your bets and make your predictions ahead of finals weekend in Paris.

Major Sporting Events to Look Forward to in June 2023

June promises some extremely exciting events across the sporting world. There's the Champions League final in Istanbul between Man City and Inter, followed by the UEFA Nations League finals on June 14 and 15.

As mentioned, June also sees the culmination of the NBA season and the French Open in tennis – two of the highest-profile sports events.

We can also look forward to the start of the CFL season in June, while there are some impressive matchups in the Octagon; for instance, UFC 289 pits Nines v Pena and Oliveira vs Dairiush.

With our free live streaming platform, you can live stream all the major sporting events, including Formula 1 races, high-profile soccer matches, tennis fixtures, and various other sports worldwide.

Given the impressive selection of fixtures and events due to start in June, now is the perfect time to familiarise yourself with how our live streams work and how to take advantage of them. Lucky for you, you don't even need to create an account or subscribe, all you need to do is head to our live sports stream page , choose your sport, and click on the live stream TV icon to watch instantly!

Whilst you watch, you can place live bets to supplement your pre-match betting! Learn the differences between live betting and pre-match betting to look for value on your betting slip.

How to Deposit & Withdraw Funds at & More Useful Guides

Easily deposit crypto units into your account in order to play casino games and to bet on sports this month by following the steps listed below:

  1. Step 1 - Retrieve your deposit address, located in Wallet > Deposit.

  2. Step 2 - Choose the method that suits your needs. supports multiple currencies, including Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Dogecoin (Doge), Litecoin (LTC), and others.

  3. Step 3 - Use your deposit address as the 'send to' location for your crypto wallet or exchange.

  4. Step 4 (Optional) - If you wish to make a deposit via fiat currency, you can buy crypto for Stake via Moonpay. offers live support to players via our customer support staff for help with issues regarding casino games, sports betting, and depositing and withdrawing units .

Moonpay supports multiple payment options, including Visa, Mastercard, Apple Pay, Google Pay, and others, to buy cryptocurrency, play casino games and to make sports bets. For a full list of supported payment methods, please refer to the Moonpay documentation .

To make the most out of your online betting experience at, use the following guides and resources: