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Delaware betting handle hits highest level since December 2019 in October


Consumers in the state of Delaware wagered $12.2m on sports during October, the highest monthly total since December 2019.

Player spending was 37.1% higher than the $8.9m staked in October of last year and 54.4% more than $7.9m in September this year.

The October total was the first time handle reached an eight-figure sum since $11.7m was wagered in January this year, and the highest monthly amount since $13.6m in December 2019.

However, revenue fell 20.0% from $1.5m in October of 2020 to $1.2m, with this amount also 14.3% lower than $1.4m reported in September this year.

Delaware Park remained the market leader during the month, posting $615,150 in revenue from $6.5m in player bets.

Harrington Raceway ranked second with $312,661 in revenue off $3.1m in wagers, then Dover Downs on $261,014 in revenue and a handle of $2.6m.

For the calendar year-to-date, the state’s handle in the 10 months to October 31 stood at $73.3m, while revenue amounted to $9.3m.