September proved to be the best month for Delaware sportsbooks so far this year.
According to figures from the Delaware Lottery, sportsbooks in the state of Delaware generated $2.2m in sports betting revenue in September.
This marks the first time in 2019 that Delaware’s sports betting market managed to generate more than $2m in revenue. However, the latest figures represent a 31.5% year-on-year decrease when compared to the $3.1m sportsbooks generated in September 2018.
Sports betting handle also amounted to $11.8m in September, down from the $16.8m wagered this time last year.
Breaking down the figures
Delaware Park continued its run as Delaware’s most successful venue for sports betting after generating $1.2m in revenue from $7.1m in sports bets.
Dover Downs came in second place after processing $2.5m in bets and holding on to just $455,729.
Harrington Raceway came in third place after generating $416,125 in revenue from $2.3m in wagers.
So far this year, bettors in the state have wagered $69.4m on sporting events while Delaware’s three sportsbooks have managed to generate a combined $7.8m in revenue.
Sports betting in Delaware
Delaware was one of the first states to legalize and launch sports betting in June 2018.
When compared to other states, it could be argued that Delaware’s sports betting industry has been struggling. However, it’s important to remember that sports betting in Delaware is currently restricted to three land-based venues – Delaware Park, Harrington Raceway and Dover Downs.
On top of this, Delaware is one of the smallest states in the US. Delaware also borders New Jersey and Pennsylvania, two states that currently offer online and mobile sports wagering. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see sports fans in Delaware travel across state lines to take advantage of sign-up offers and mobile wagering in those states.
For an in-depth look at each state’s sports betting statistics visit the BettingUS stats page.