Delaware Sees Drop in Online Casino Revenue

Delaware Sees Drop in Online Casino Revenue
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According to Delaware Lottery, online casino revenue dipped in April, the first time that has happened after three consecutive months of double-digit gains.

Delaware Lottery oversees gaming in the state, generating income for the state’s General Fund, financing a variety of Delaware’s state services.

State Announced Deal with Rush Street Interactive in January

In January, Delaware Lottery announced that it was partnering with Rush Street Interactive (RSI) to launch its first online sportsbook under the BetRivers banner, as well as rolling out a new menu of games.

Following a soft launch Dec. 27, Delaware opened its doors to the sportsbook, along with the re-launch of its three online casinos (Delaware Park, Bally’s Dover Casino, and Harrington Raceway & Casino).

“The launch into Delaware builds on our proven track record of success in the Mid-Atlantic Region of Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey, where RSI has shown that online casinos and sportsbooks complement each other, and we continue to set new records,” Richard Schwartz, Chief Executive Officer of RSI, said then.

Delaware Rolling Out New Casino Games Via BetRivers

In April, according to Delaware Lottery, the state’s three casinos combined for $4.4 million in revenue, down from $4.6 million in March. That was the first decline since the January launch. 

Delaware Park Casino generated the most revenue from online table games and slots ($2.0 million), followed by Harrington Casino & Raceway ($1.3 million) and Bally’s Dover ($1.0 million).

Still, the BetRivers Casino online launch has been a boon for the state. That April 2023 revenue number was $1.3 million.