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Delaware sports betting revenue climbs to $1.7m in January


Sports wagering revenue in Delaware increased 13.3% year-on-year in January, as players in the US state bet $11.7m on sports during the month.

Revenue amounted to $1.7m in January, which was also 54.6% higher than the $1.1m recorded in the final month of 2020.

The state’s handle for the month amounted to $11.7m, which was 28.6% more than $9.1m in January 2020 and also 33.0% higher than $8.8m in December last year.

Players won a total of $9.7m from sports betting in January, placing 262,672 bets in the process.

Delaware claimed top spot in the market with $990,649 in revenue from $6.8m in wagers during the month.

Harrington Raceway ranked second after posting $403,584 in revenue off $2.6m in bets, ahead of Dover Downs with $330,183 in revenue from $2.2m in wagers.

Last month, the Delaware Lottery also reported a 90.7% year-on-year increase in igaming revenue to $738,500 in January, with player spending climbing 106.8% to $21.1m.