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Delaware igaming revenue down in May despite 125.6% hike in spend


Online gambling revenue in Delaware declined 17.3% year-on-year to $910,282 in May despite player spending more than doubling to $26.7m.

Revenue was down from $1.1m in May 2020, but 4.2% higher than the $874,017 reported in April this year.

Video lottery accounted for $732,012 of total revenue in May, while table games revenue amounted to $143,019 and poker rake and fees $35,251.

Player spending on igaming was 125.6% higher than 11.7m in May last year and also 23.6% up from $21.6m in April of this year.

A total of $19.1m was spent on online video lottery and $7.6m on table games during the month.

Delaware Park reclaimed spot in the state’s igaming market after slipping to second in April, posting $451,718 in revenue from $12.4m in wagers.

Dover Downs, which led the market in April, ranked second with $231,100 in revenue off $8.5m in bets, closely followed by Harrington Raceway with $227,464 in revenue from $5.8m in wagers.

Total market revenue for the five months through to the end of May amounted to $4.2m, with players having wagered $121.9m in the process.