Delaware’s sports betting market had a strong October.

According to figures from the Delaware Lottery, sportsbooks in the state of Delaware processed $9.6m in sports bets in October, down from the $14.7m wagered last October.

In terms of revenue, sportsbooks in the First State generated a combined total of $1.7m in October, down from the $2.2m generated in September. October’s revenue marked a 287% increase on the $500,000 generated in October 2018.

Breaking down the figures

Looking closer at the figures, Delaware Park was the most successful sportsbook in Delaware in October. The sportsbook at Delaware Park processed $6.1m in sports bets and held onto just over $1m.

Dover Downs came in second place after generating $345,032 in revenue from $1.9m in sports betting handle.

The sportsbook at Harrington Raceway processed $1.7m in bets and managed to generate just $303,492 in sports betting 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.