Good figures for sports betting in Delaware and West Virginia

More than 2.55 million wagers were placed with licensed sportsbooks in Delaware last year.

In terms of revenue, sportsbooks generated US$12.5 million in Delaware in 2019, and US$13.8 million in West Virginia only in the second half of 2019.

According to numbers from the Delaware Lottery, the state’s three licensed sportsbooks processed US$102.6 million in sports bets in 2019. In terms of revenue, sportsbooks generated US$12.5 million, a significant increase on the US$3.6 million of 2018. Overall, more than 2.55 million wagers were placed with licensed sportsbooks in Delaware last year.

Looking closer at the figures, Delaware Park was the most popular operator in the state after processing US$64.1 million in bets and holding onto US$7.8 million in 2019. Delaware Park saw a 25.2 percent year-on-year increase on the US$6.2 million the venue produced in 2018. The sportsbook at Dover Downs managed to obtain US$2.6 million in revenue from US$20.9 million in sports wagers. While Harrington Raceway took third place in 2019 after processing US$17.6 million in sports wagers and generating US$2.2 million in betting revenue.

In West Virginia, sports betting revenue amounted to US$13.8 million in the first six months of the state’s fiscal year (July 1st to December 28th, 2019), with retail the primary source of income for licensed operators. Consumers spent a total of US$144.5 million and won US$128.7 million during the period. Retail was responsible for US$9.1 million of overall sports wagering revenue, with players spending US$87.8 million and winning US$76.8 million. Mobile revenue stood at US$5 million for the six months. Players wagered US$56.7 million via mobile and won a collective US$51.9 million in 2019.

Penn National Gaming’s Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races (which runs its sportsbook via a partnership with DraftKings) was the leading operator in West Virginia, posting US$9.3 million in revenue for the first half of the fiscal year and processing US$96.8 million in bets. The Greenbrier private resort ranked second, followed by the William Hill Sports Book at Mountaineer Casino.