$8 Million Wagered on Sports in Delaware

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In a period ranging from June 25th to July 29th, Delaware sportsbetting saw more than $8 million wagered, with $7.7 million being won by players.

$5.8 million was bet at the Delaware Park racecourse, which hauls in a ton of visitors from nearby states of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. More than 90,000 wagers were placed there, and $133,843 was won at the track. Dover Downs had $1.6 million wagered over the course of 19,800 bets, with the house making $36,296. Harrington Raceway was in third position, with $717,474 bet over the course of 12,006 wagers. The house brought in $15,417.

For the month, the State of Delware brought in $230,614

July wrapped up a slow period for sports in the United States, with only baseball and a few other smaller events taking place during the month. The World Cup, generally a lucrative venture around the world, isn't nearly as popular in the United States. August will likely see things heat up though, as the NFL pre-season kicks off, bringing in wagers from the populace that roots for nearby teams such as the Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, Baltimore Ravens, and New York Giants/Jets.

Numbers for competing New Jersey were not available as of press time.

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Dustin Jermalowicz
Dustin has a long-standing passion for gambling. He has been writing professionally on the subject and breaking industry news for Casino Listings since 2011. His favorite casino games include Blackjack, Poker, and Hi/Lo. A proud native of Detroit, Dustin currently lives in Michigan.
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8 August 2018 - 6:37pm

Yeah, the numbers looks impressive when especially we know it's so dead of a month in the US major sports professional leagues.
The weird fact for me is that NJ punters have been travelling to Delaware to bet when in fact NJ the sports wagering are legal there too, I guess there's a logical reason behind that as well.