Delaware betting handle hits lowest point since August 2020

Sports betting handle in Delaware dropped to its lowest point since August 2020 while revenue fell by two thirds year-on-year during June 2022.

During the month ended 26 June, players staked a total of $3.5m, which was 41.1% less than in June of 2021. In addition, this figure was the lowest since August 2020, which was the first full month following the reopening of casinos and racetracks in the state after Covid-19 lockdowns.

The number of wagers placed also reached a new low for the year, at 112,200.

Revenue was also down sharply, by 67.1% year-on-year to $212,768.

Both revenue and handle were down year-on-year at each of the state’s three operators. Delaware Park led the way with almost half of the revenue and handle. Players staked $1.7m, almost exactly half of what they staked in June 2021, while the sportsbook took in $100,914, down 72.7%.

Dover Downs followed, with revenue of $57,411 from stakes of $1.0m, its lowest total since July 2020 when the venue was closed for much of the month. Meanwhile, Harrington Raceway took in $827,598 worth of bets, and made $54,443 in revenue.

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