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Delaware igaming stakes top $100m so far in 2020


Delaware saw a third consecutive month where online gaming handle topped $20m in June, although figures were slightly down on April and May.

Online gaming stakes amounted to $23.8m, which was down on the record $29.5m put down in May, but three times the $8.2m for the same month last year.

Revenue of $964,600 was down 15.0% on the previous month, but up 275.0% year-on-year from $257,300.

Players won $22.9m, which was down 19.4% on May but up 163.2% on June 2019.

Video lottery was again the most popular vertical, accounting for 55.4% of handle and 76.5% of revenue at the state’s three online casinos.

Delaware Lottery again did not disclose sports betting and sports lottery figures for June – having not done so since March. Online gaming performance has flourished since the lockdown of most US sports in March due to the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Dover Downs was the most successful site in both online gaming handle and revenue after falling behind Delaware Park in May. Harrington fell further behind after a drop of more than $1.4m in handle from May.

The online casinos saw 881 new registrations during the course of the month, which was significantly down on the 1,410 in April and 993 in May.

For the six months to the end of June 2020, igaming revenue in Delaware stood at $4.2m, compared to $1.7m at the same point last year. Player spend was also up from $63.7m at this point in 2019 to $100.5m.