Delaware Resets Online Casino Revenue Record For Third Straight Month

Delaware Resets Online Casino Revenue Record For Third Straight Month
By Bill Ordine @wordine
Fact Checked by Jim Tomlin

Delaware’s run of iGaming records continued in September as the state hit an all-time high for revenue for the third straight month.

In September, iGaming revenue in the Diamond State was $1.312 million. The August igaming revenue in Delaware for online casinos hit $1.297 million, but that record only lasted for a month.

That September record was a 1.2% increase over August.

Delaware Casino Breakdown for September

Wilmington’s Delaware Park Casino topped the state’s three casinos in September revenue with $540,374. Next came Bally’s Dover at Dover Downs with $476,790, followed by Harrington Raceway and Casino at $295,042.

The Delaware July igaming revenue report came in at $1.254 million, but again that record also only lasted for a month. The top four months for iGaming revenue in Delaware history have all come in 2022.

September’s all-time state revenue high was generated off $37.95 million in handle, which was second all-time for the state. The all-time high for iGaming handle was about $39.4 million in July.

The September iGaming handle of $37.95 million was up 3.1% from August ($36.83 million).

Delaware is one of six states with best US online casinos for residents (or any visitor physically located within the state). The others are New Jersey, Michigan, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Connecticut.

Delaware Sports Betting, September vs. August

Total handle Revenue
September $8.949M $2.903M
August $2.903M $0.546M
Change Up 208.3% Up 410.3%

Note: There is no mobile sports betting in Delaware.

Sports Betting Hold Huge for Month

Meanwhile in sports wagering, buoyed by an unusually high hold of 43.1%, Delaware’s sports gambling revenue in September was $2.786 million, according to the Delaware Lottery. That’s a spectacular increase of 410.3% from August ($545,877).

The September sports betting handle was $8.9 million, up 208.3% from August ($2.9 million).

In Delaware, though online sports betting is legal, no online sports wagering has launched there. So despite the records being set by online roulette, blackjack, poker and the like, the First State has yet to make mobile sports betting a viable, legal option.

If they’re looking for online sports betting action, Delaware residents can travel to nearby Pennsylvania and New Jersey (and soon, Maryland) to wager on sports online.

Single-game wagering on sports is limited to in-person sportsbooks at Delaware’s three casinos, and parlay cards are sold (during football season only) in convenience stores and other retail establishments. Parlay bets always have a very high house edge, at least partly helping to explain why Delaware’s hold on sports betting is so high during football season.

Check with casinogratorama.org for online gambling bonuses information in all the states where iGaming is legal and regulated.

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Bill Ordine

A longtime reporter and editor who began writing on casinos and gaming shortly after Atlantic City’s first gambling halls opened, Bill covered the world Series of Poker and wrote a syndicated column on travel to casino destinations for a decade.

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