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Delaware sports betting handle hits eight-month high in September


Players in Delaware spent $7.6m betting on sports in September, the highest total in eight months, while igaming wagers also increased.

Sports betting handle was down 14.6% from $8.9m in September 2022. However, the figure was up 216.7% from $2.4m in August 2023 and the highest total in in Delaware since January.

It was a similar story for revenue, which at $958,547 was down 65.6% year-on-year but up 208.9% from August.

Delaware Park remains the sports betting market leader with $130,379 in revenue off a $1.9m handle.

Bally’s Dover ranked second with revenue of $71,880 from $1.0m in bets. The Harrington Raceway posted $30,707 in revenue and a $434,662 handle, while a further $725,583 in revenue came from $4.3m in bets at retailers.

Delaware igaming revenue dips despite higher spending

Turning to igaming and spending increased 3.4% from last year to $39.3m. This figure was also 21.3% higher than August and the largest monthly total since May. Of this total, $22.3m was wagered on video lottery games and $17.0m table games.

As for revenue, this amounted to $1.1m in the igaming sector. The September amount was down 15.4% from $1.3m in the same month last year and level with August 2023.

Video lottery games accounted for $856,402 of all revenue and table games $219,505. An additional $33,043 came from poker rake and fees.

Delaware Park also led the igaming market in September with total revenue of $534,015 off $22.2m in bets.

Like with sports betting, Bally’s Dover was second with $356,861 in revenue and $10.3m worth of wagers. Harrington Raceway placed third with revenue of $218,074 from $6.8m in bets.

In August, Rush Street Interactive (RSI) was selected as the state’s vendor to power the Delaware State Lottery’s igaming offering.

RSI provides its igaming solution under an initial five-year term. This is renewable for five additional one-year terms, depending on regulatory approvals.