Daily Archives: November 21, 2023

Nearly half of German players still using black market, says study

A new study from the University of Leipzig has warned that close to half of all online gambling in Germany still takes place with unlicensed operators.

The study was commissioned by the German Online Casino Association (DOCV) and the German Sports Betting Association (DSWV). It was authored by economist Gunther Schnabl of the University of Leipzig.

The report states that the State Treaty on Gambling, which came into force in July 2021, is missing its key target of ensuring that all online gaming takes place on licensed sites.

As a result, the DOCV and DSWV have called on Germany’s gambling regulator (GGL) to make regulated casinos a more competitive proposition. The GGL came about as a result of the Fourth State Treaty.

The study: in numbers

The study defines an illegal site as being based on several key criteria. The first is that the offer can be reached from a German IP address, without using a VPN. The second is that the offer is available in German and the third is that, wh..

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Delaware: sports betting grows but igaming declines in October

The Delaware Lottery reported another increase in sports betting handle during October, but igaming wagers in the state fell to a 19-month low.

Delaware consumers spent $10.7m (£8.5m/€9.8m) betting on sports in October. This was up 4.9% from $10.2m in the same month of last year and 40.8% more than $7.6m in September 2023.

As for sports betting revenue, this hit $2.6m in October. The Lottery said this was marginally higher than $2.5m last year and 173.1% ahead of $958,547 in September this year.

Delaware Park was again the sports betting market leader, posting $368,904 in revenue off a $2.5m handle.

Bally’s Dover placed second with revenue of $172,532 from $1.2m in bets during October. The Harrington Raceway followed with $79,437 in revenue and a $554,958 handle.

An additional $2.0m in revenue came from $6.4m in bets placed with retailers in Delaware.

Delaware igaming spend slips to lowest monthly total since February 2022

While the Delaware sports betting market continued to r..

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