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This week the Delaware Lottery released the state's March sportsbetting revenues, revealing that numbers surged to $1.6 million, up from just $22,152 the month prior.
The total is the best in 2019, and the second-largest total since the activity launched last year, beating out December's $2.1 million in revenues. During the month punters wagered $16.1 million, winning $13.6 million back with their wagers. The largest operator was Delaware Park, which brought in $1.04 million in revenues based on $6.6 million in bets. Dover Downs brought in $328,150 on $2.1 million in bets. Harrington Raceway brought in $279,450 on $1.8 million in bets.
Year to date, sportsbetting in Delaware has generated $3.1 million in revenues for the racetracks on $30.9 million in wagers, leaving gamblers with $27.4 million in winnings.
Online betting numbers were up slightly in March, with casinos hauling in $288,740 in revenues on $14.6 million in wagers. The numbers are larger, but Delaware remains woefully behind other states in terms of revenues with their new betting