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Delaware igaming revenue reaches $3.6m in 2019


Licensed online gaming operators in Delaware generated $3.6m in revenue for 2019, an increase of 38.5% on the previous year.

Players spent a total of $127.9m on online gaming over the past 12 months, up 31.1% on the $97.6m wagered in 2018, winning $124.0m in the process.

Delaware Park was the leading igaming operator in the state’s market, collecting $1.43m in revenue during the course of the year.

Dover Downs followed close behind with $1.39m in revenue, while Harrington Raceway, the only other licensed operator in Delaware, was some way behind on $755,136 in revenue for the year.

The overall year-on-year rise in revenue and spending comes despite Delaware seeing a month-on-month decline in market activity in December.

Revenue for the final month of 2019 amounted to $306,478, down 18.6% from $376,331 posted in November. Players also spent less in December, with the total amount wagered slipping 26.0% month-on-month to $9.2m.

Dover Downs was the leading operator in December, posting $146,460 in online gaming revenue, taking, $3.9m in bets during the month.

Delaware Park ranked second with $132,406 in revenue and $3.7m in bets, while Harrington Raceway followed with revenue of $27,612 and $1.6m player spend.

Earlier this week, the Delaware Lottery also published its sports betting results for its first full year of regulated activities. Revenue amounted to $12.5m, with players spending $102.6m in the process.

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