Over $86.9m bet on sports in Delaware in 2018

Residents in the state of Delaware have collectively wagered $86.9m on sporting events in 2018.

Delaware was the first US state to offer legal sports betting after the repeal of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) in June last year.

In terms of total betting handle, Delaware Park took $60.8m in bets throughout the year, Dover Downs took $15.9m in bets and Harrington Raceway took $15.6m.

Delaware generated a total sports betting revenue of $8.9m which is split between the state’s sportsbooks, the state and Delaware’s horse racing industry.

Breaking down the yearly revenue Dover Downs held on to $2.5m of bets while Dover Downs kept $666,782 and Harrington Raceway kept $403,524.

The state received $4.5m in revenue while the state’s horse racing industry received $872,448 to supplement horse racing purses in 2018.

In December, the three sportsbooks in the state accepted $16.1m in bets, generating a revenue of $2.1m.

Once again Delaware Park was the most popular venue with betters with the venue accepting $10.8m in bets and holding onto $1.5m.

Dover Downs generated $411,172 while Harrington Raceway held onto $266,937.

All in all, the amount bet on sports in December was very close to November’s figures, aside from a $1.1m increase in revenue.

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