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Delaware sports betting revenue and handle hit eight-month high in September


The Delaware Lottery reported a 50.1% year-on-year increase in sports betting revenue in September after the state’s handle jumped 8.2%.

Revenue for the month amounted to $1.4m, up from $904,450 in September 2020 and also 195.1% higher than $459,985 in August this year.

The amount also represented the second-highest monthly revenue total so far this calendar year, behind the $1.7m posted in January.

Player wagering also increased from $7.3m in September last year to $7.9m, while this was 61.2% more than the $4.9m spent by consumers in August, and also the second-highest total this year after the $11.7m bet in January.

Delaware Park led the way in September with $684,985 in revenue off a handle of $4.0m, taking 99,155 bets in the process.

Harrington Raceway ranked second with $355,455 in revenue and a $2.0m handle, ahead of Dover Downs with $317,038 in revenue off a $1.8m handle.

For the calendar year to date, total revenue from sports betting in Delaware was $8.1m in the nine months to the end of September, with consumers having spent $61.0m in the process.

This week, the Delaware Lottery also revealed that online gambling revenue in the state fell 5.4% year-on-year in September despite players in the state spending 43.7% more on igaming.