Delaware reports strong igaming performance in January

15 February 2019

The Delaware Lottery’s igaming offering enjoyed a strong start to 2019, with revenue up 57.9% year-on-year.

Revenue grew to $279,541 (£217,970/€247,999), up significantly from January 2018, and also up 11.2% month-on-month from December that year despite sequential declines in amounts wagered.

Players wagered $7.4m across the state’s three licensed igaming sites in January 2019, which represented a 65.5% year-on-year advance, but a 27.7% fall from the $10.3m staked in December 2018. Players won a total of $7.2m during the month.

Video lottery accounted for $190,223.44 of total monthly revenue, a 68.0% share, followed by table games, which contributed a further $66,982.14. Poker rake and fees, on the other hand, contributed just $22,335.51.

Player registrations also grew significantly in January, up 117.3% to 578.

The majority of revenue was generated by Dover Downs, which saw its more than double from $48,215.61 in the prior year to $139,816.37, with 233 players registering to play over the month.

This growth more than offset declines in revenue from Delaware Park, which reported a 28.8% year-on-year fall to $74,643.07.

Harrington, meanwhile, saw revenue grow significantly from 2018, rising from $24,020.36 to $65,081.65, though this represented a 3.5% month-on-month decline.