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Delaware’s online gaming market recovers in November


Licensed online gambling operators in Delaware posted $376,331 in collective revenue for November, the second-highest monthly total of the year so far and a significant improvement on the year-low of $246,092 in October.

Market revenue was up 52.9% on a month-on-month basis, while the November performance placed Delaware just behind its year-high result of $384,820 in September.

Players spent a total of $12.4m, which was up from $9.8m in October and also higher than $11.8m in September when the state set its yearly record. Punters won $12.0m from online gaming during the course of November.

Table games were again the most popular form on online gaming, with players spending $7.8m and licensees generating $74,220 in revenue.

However, despite consumers wagering less on video lottery ($4.6m), operators collected more in revenue ($277,631). In addition, poker rake and fees brought in a further $24,479 in revenue for licensed operators in the state.

Dover Downs reclaimed top spot in the market after slipping behind Delaware Park in the previous month. The operator posted $147,484 in revenue, up by 244.6% on October, while players spent 11% more ($5.9m) than the previous month.

Harrington Raceway followed in second place with revenue of $119,926, its best monthly performance of the year by some margin. Revenue was up 55.4% on a month-on-month basis, while customer spending jumped 66.0% to $1.9m.

Delaware Park, which headed the market in October, slipped to third place last month with revenue of $108,921, down by 13.6% month-on-month. This was despite players spending 35.7% more ($4.6m) this in the previous month.

For the year through to the end of November, total online gaming revenue in the state amounted to $3.3m, with players spending $118.7m in the process.

The results come after the Delaware Lottery last week also published its sports betting financial figures for November, with revenue declining for a second consecutive month. Sports betting revenue for the month fell to $1.4m, despite a higher handle and a greater number of wagers placed than in October.

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