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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.