Delaware sports betting continues to struggle in August

17 September 2019

Delaware’s sportsbooks endured another difficult month in August, with amounts wagered dropping 42% year-on-year.

Delaware Park, Dover Downs and Harrington Raceway took just $4.4m (€4.0m/£3.5m) in sports lottery wagers, down considerably on the $7.7m registered in August 2018, according to figures released by the Delaware Lottery.

Despite the year-on-year drop, the figure for the month ended 25 August was up by around $500,000 on July’s $3.9m – which was the poorest month in terms of handle since sports betting was introduced in June last year.

Revenue compared to handle remained high, with the three sportsbooks keeping $505,006 (11.4%) of the amount wagered. This revenue figure, however, represented a 28.5% decline compared to August 2018.

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