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Delaware sports betting revenue slips to year low in June


The Delaware Lottery has revealed that sports betting revenue fell to a calendar-year low during the month of June, while igaming revenue and spend also declined year-on-year.

Sports wagering revenue for the four weeks to June 27 amounted to $645,736, the lowest monthly amount this year so far.

Delaware’s handle for the month reached $6.0m, the second-lowest monthly amount in 2021 behind the $5.5m wagered by players in April.

Year-on-year comparisons were not possible as Delaware’s land-based sportsbooks were closed for the entire month of June 2020 due to state-wide restrictions related to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

Delaware Park led the market in June with $367,901 in sports betting revenue off a handle of $3.3m.

Dover Downs ranked second with $144,753 in revenue and a handle of $1.4m, ahead of the Harrington Raceway with $133,082 m in revenue and $1.3m in player bets.

Turning to online gambling, revenue was down 12.3% year-on-year to $843,118 in June. Video lottery games accounted for $705,644 of monthly revenue, compared to $105,574 from online table games and $32,000 from poker rake and fees.

The amount spent by consumers on igaming in June also declined by 3.4% to $23.0m. Some $17.1m was wagered on video lottery games and a further $5.9m on table games.

Dover Downs claimed top spot in the igaming market with $336,302 in revenue and $7.4m in player spending.

Delaware Park was marginally behind in second with $328,537 in revenue, despite a higher player spend of $9.2m, while the Harrington Raceway turned a revenue of $178,278 off $6.4m in consumer wagers.