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Delaware igaming revenue up 74.3% year-on-year in March


The Delaware Lottery has published the state’s igaming results from March 2021, showing total net revenue of $897,781, up 74.3% from March 2020, and 19.5% ahead of the $751,291 generated in February this year.

The total wagered for March was $30.7m, 87.2% ahead of March 2020 and up 40.2% from $21.9m in February 2021.

Of the total wagered, $15.0m came through Delaware Park, $9.3m through Dover Downs and $6.5m through Harrington.

Across all three operators, $12.5m of the total played was on table games, giving net proceeds of $179,705. A further $18.2m was wagered on video lottery games, generating revenue of $681,365 for operators.

Poker rake and tournament fees brought in an additional $36,711.

The total number of new player registrations in the state was 732, lower than February’s 782 but slightly higher than January’s 728.

Dover Downs registered 354 new players, Delaware Park registered 256 and Harrington registered 122.

Earlier this month, results from the state’s sports betting market in March were released, showing revenue of $966,752, a year-on-year increase of 27.1%. Sports betting handle was $6.7m for the month.

Results published in January showed that igaming revenue had increased 133.3% year-on-year in 2020 to $8.4m, growth which was largely attributed to an increase in play during lockdowns related to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.