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Delaware reports igaming revenue rise for April


The Delaware Lottery has revealed a 39.0% year-on-year rise in online gambling revenue for April, aided by a hike in new registrations over the month.

The three licensed operators in the state – Delaware Park, Dover Downs and the Harrington Raceway – together generated $856,182, up from $615,772 in the same month last year and also higher than $514,959 in March 2020.

Video lottery games were again the main source of income, generating $591,442 in revenue during April, ahead of table games on $180, 706 and poker rakes and fees with $84,034.

Players spent $28.5m with online operators in April, an increase of 139.5% from $11.9m last year, while the total number of new registrations jumped from 363 to 1,410.

Dover Downs held on to top spot in terms of revenue, generating $341,473, a rise of 353.3% from $75,323 in April 2019. Players also spent more, with the $14.6m wagered 165.5% above the $5.5m spent in Q1 2020.

Delaware Park ranked second with $309,043 in revenue from $9.5m in wagers, while the Harrington Raceway posted $205,675 in revenue from $4.1m in player stakes during the month.

For the year-to-date, through to the end of April, total online gambling revenue in Delaware stood at $2.1m, compared to $1.1m at the same point in 2019, while stakes were up 51.2$ from $43.0m to $65.0m.