Delaware Bounced Back With Strong October Sports Betting Numbers

There was a ton of concern for Delaware sports betting fans during the summer. The state had recorded some low revenue numbers, which people weren’t expecting to see with the MLB season in full swing. Despite that, the news has come in that Delaware bounced back with strong October sports betting numbers. This is not only positive, but it’s also a big-time relief for officials.

According to a report, the handle for October was $13.5 million. This was an improvement from September, which posted an $8.9 million handle. Both September and October were great to see, and it of course makes a ton of sense with football being in full swing. The monster leap for October is no question thanks to the NFL being in action too, plus the NCAA having some monster contests.

With the NFL, it has been an incredibly fun season already, with people in Delaware of course consistently checking out the NFL betting odds. Although there’s no pro team in Delaware, people in the state have a high amount of interest in the Philadelphia Eagles. They are passionate about the NFC East side and nothing is going to change there, even with Philly suffering its first loss of the year in Week 10.

With the Eagles also having strong Super Bowl betting odds, this means that more bets are going to be on the way for people. This is typically the time of year where betting in Delaware is at its highest. That is going to be a consistent trend thanks to the NFL and NCAA. October sure was great and it’s really not that much of a surprise. Now, how will things be moving forward for Delaware?

Delaware is expecting huge numbers for November and December

Right now, Delaware is expecting huge numbers for November and December when it comes to sports betting. Similar to October, you already know that football action is going to be sky-high in these months. With the Eagles, they’re getting ready for some massive NFC East showdowns. They might have lost to Washington in Week 10, but this team will be amped up for the other matchups with the Giants and Cowboys.

Betting action will be through the roof for those battles. Not only that, but quarterback Jalen Hurts is in the MVP hunt as well, which is only going to lead to more Delaware sports bets to be made. With the postseason inching closer and closer, more people are going to want to get in on the fun. This is something the lawmakers in Delaware know all about, which is why sports betting continues to be a key part of the state’s future.

We can’t voice just how crucial this rebound has been for the state, as the summer was a nightmare for so many people helping operate sports betting. What hurts Delaware at times is that there indeed are no professional teams in the state. This impacts the betting attention and excitement at times. However, we’ve seen just how passionate people are when it comes to getting their wagers in.

MLB contests draw a lot of attention, but it doesn’t come close to what we see during the football season. That much has been made clear with the betting numbers that came in for October. Taking a look at November and December, it’s interesting to see how much of a jump can be made as well. Then once 2023 starts, January and February have a ton of potential for high success as well.

Delaware online sports betting could come down the road

One thing that could help the numbers continue to grow is that Delaware online sports betting could come down the road, which will be crucial. While online betting technically is not illegal, no online sportsbooks have launched. With this being the case, people need to travel to either New York or Pennsylvania close by to make online bets. The hope is that won’t be the case much longer.

As we’ve seen across the country, betting revenues reach a new level when online options are made available. There’s a massive difference between being able to make a sports bet from the comfort of your own home on a mobile outlet, than having to get in your car and drive to an authorized location to place a wager. Seriously, so many more bets would 100 percent be recorded if online options were there. For the NFL, NBA, NCAA, MLB and more, online betting would be a hot item in Delaware.

There’s a bit of wait going on for the citizens of the state, but you never know, we could see online betting launch through sportsbooks at some point in 2023. It’s something that people have been calling for, and they’d love to see it happen soon enough. Only time will tell if that ends up going down, but again, there’s optimism there. Stay tuned to see if any major changes arrive for the people of Delaware, as online betting would bring so much joy to so many folks out there.

Chris Boline

Chris Boline is a renowned sports journalist with a lifelong passion for the industry. Originally from Reno, Nevada, he is a key business development figure in college athletics, with over a decade of experience with the NBA G League, Los Angeles Chargers, and Mountain West Conference. Boline holds an MBA from the University of Nevada. He has received MVP and "Best of" honors from the NBA/Sacramento Kings, Nevada Press Association, and more. His work has been showcased statewide and nationally. Boline has established himself as an expert in MLB and legal sports betting developments. When he's not immersed in the world of sports, Chris finds joy in exploring nature's wonders.