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Delaware online gaming revenue edges up in April


The Delaware Lottery has reported a 2.1% year-on-year increase in online gaming revenue in April, despite players staking 24.6% less during the month.

Revenue in April from igaming amounted to $874,012, up from $856,182 in the same month last year, but down 2.7% from $897,781 in March this year.

Video games were by far the main source of revenue, generating a total of $707,752, ahead of table games on $128,038 and $38,222 from poker rake and fees.

Spending was down from $28.5m in April of 2020 to $21.5m this year, while consumers won $20.6m from online gaming during the month.

Dover Downs was the most successful of the US state’s three operators in April, generating $369,258 in revenue from $7.8m in bets.

Delaware Park, which led the market in March, ranked second with $261,414 in revenue, despite players spending more – $8.5m – with the operator than at Dover Downs.

Harrington Raceway followed closely behind in third with $243,340 in revenue off $5.1m in players wagers.

For the year to date, revenue in the four months to the end of April stood at $3.3m, with players having spent a total of $95.2m on igaming during the period.

Earlier this week, the Delaware Lottery also published sports betting figures for April, with these showing a 7.4% month-on-month in revenue to $895,299. Player spending also fell 16.7% to a year-low of $5.5m during the month.

Year-on-year comparisons are not possible as the Delaware Lottery did not publish figures in April 2020 due to the closure of all retail sportsbooks due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19). Delaware currently only permits land-based sports betting.