Delaware breaks igaming record again in August

Delaware set a new igaming revenue record for the second consecutive month in August, while handle for the state’s sports betting market also increased month-on-month.


Revenue from igaming reached $1.30m (£1/14m/€1.30m) in August, up 37.2% from $945,512 in the same month last year and marginally higher than the previous record of $1.25m that was set in July this this year.

Players spent a total of $36.8m playing igaming during the month, up 69.6% year-on-year, but 6.6% down from $39.4m in July 2022.

Online video lottery games accounted for $1.0m of total igaming revenue, with consumers having spent $21.8m. Internet table games generated $221,330 in revenue off $15.0m in bets, while poker rake and fee revenue reached $37,169.

Delaware Park remained the leading operator in igaming sector with $558,272 in revenue off $15.8m in bets, ahead of Bally’s Dover on $412,044 from $12.1m, then the Harrington Raceway with $326,657 from $98.9m in wagers.

Turning to sports betting, the $354,444 generated during the month was 439.7% up from $65,678 last year, but 7.5% lower than $383,249 in July this year.

Players wagered $2.9m on sports in August, down 40.8% from $4.9m in the same month last year and also 7.4% ahead of $2.7m in July.

Delaware Park also claimed top spot in the sports betting market with $162,795 in revenue off a $1.4m handle. Bally’s Dover was second with revenue of $101,243 from $837,814 in player bets, then Harrington Raceway with $54,472 in revenue and a $448,645 handle.