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Delaware sports betting handle reaches $8.5m in January


Consumers in Delaware wagered $8.5m on sports during January, while igaming spend in the state reached $44.1m.

Sports handle was 1.2% higher than $8.4m in January last year and 3.7% ahead of $8.2m in December 2022.

Revenue for the month amounted to $1.6m, which was 114.7% higher year-on-year and 14.3% ahead of December.

Delaware Park was the leading operator with $282,305 in revenue from $3.0m in bets, ahead of Bally’s Dover on $146,813 from $1.5m and Harrington Raceway with $71,607 off $767,910.

Retailers also drew $1.1m in revenue from $3.2m wagers.

Turning to igaming and spending was marginally behind $44.3m in December but 51.0% ahead of $29.2m in January 2022. Of this total, $26.6m was spent on video lottery games and $17.5m table games.

Revenue for January was $1.2m, level with December last year and 9.1% more than $1.1m in the same month of 2022. Video lottery games generated $979,980 in revenue, table games $164,755 and poker rake and fees $45,128.

Delaware Park was also the frontrunner in this market with $433,104 from $22.4m in bets, then Bally’s Dover on $385,189 off $10.4m and Harrington Raceway with $371,750 from $11.3m.