Delaware reported a decline in online gambling and sports wagering for the second consecutive month.
Delaware players wagered over $32.4 million on igaming in August. It was down 11.0% from the $36.4m wagered in July, and 12.0% from August 2022. This was the lowest total monthly since May of last year when $31.9m had been wagered.
In August, video lottery and table games accounted for $23.3m and $9.2m respectively.
The revenue generated by igaming was $1.1m. This is 15.4% less than August 2022, and 8.3% lower than July’s total for this year.
The revenue from table games was $122,089. The remainder of $32,607 was generated by poker rakes and fees.
Delaware Park was the leader in the igaming industry with $488.308 in revenue generated from total bets of $14.1m. Bally’s Dover was next with $319.237 from $10.2m and Harrington Raceway had $299.588 off $8.1m.
RSI cliches igaming contract
Rush Street Interactive was chosen as the state vendor for the Delaware State Lottery’s igaming offerings.
RSI will offer its igaming solutions for an initial term of five years. The contract can be renewed for up to five more one-year periods, subject to regulatory approval.
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In Delaware, the monthly sports wagering handle was $2.4m in August. This is 17.2% less than it was last year. This was still 4.4% more than the $2.3m wagered by Delaware in July.
Revenue for July was $311 175, down 12.2% on the previous year’s $354,444 but up 53.3% compared to $203,025
Delaware Park led the way in sports betting in Delaware with $105,969 on a handle of $906,884. Bally’s Dover reported $69,599 of revenue from $592 450 wagers, and Harrington Raceway posted $27,674 on $234,531.
Retailers generated an additional $107,932 after customers spent $666.667 on betting.