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Delaware igaming revenue grows again in September


Online gambling revenue in Delaware climbed 118.3% year-on-year to $840,146 in September, the second consecutive month of growth for the market.

The month-on-month increase comes despite consumers wagering less, with the total amount spent on online gambling in September standing at $18.1m, which was 8.6% lower than in August.

However, the amount did represent a 44.8% increase on the $12.5m wagered by players in September last year.

Video lottery accounted for $610,356 of total revenue in the month, with players spending a total of $10.9m on this vertical. Table games followed with $178,387 in revenue off $6.4m in wagers, while poker rake and fees generated $51,404 in revenue.

Consumers won a total of $17.3m from online gambling with the state’s three licensed operators in September, compared to $11.4m last year and $19.1m in August.

In terms of individual operator performance, Delaware Park moved back ahead of Dover Downs to lead the market posting $325,671 in revenue from $6.5m in wagers.

Dover Downs, which ranked first in the market in August, slipped to second with $309,884 in revenue and $6.4m in player wagers.

Harrington Raceway, the only other licensed online gambling operator in the state, posted $203,590 in revenue off $5.0m in wagers.

For the year to date, overall market revenue in the nine month through to the end of September amounted to $6.5m – 140.7% higher than at the same point last year – while player wagers jumped 64.9% to $159.1m.