Delaware’s online gaming revenue falls



Just a few days after it was announced that New Jersey experienced stellar online gaming results, Delaware suffers a major loss.

US.- Delaware, one of the three states that has legalised the online gaming industry in the United States, has reportedly suffered a 42 percent loss in March compared to the same month a year ago.

Online casinos only obtained US$151.000, almost US$110.000 less than the amount of money collected by the three operators in the state in 2016. Dover Downs, Harrington Raceway and Delaware Park obtained US$260.000 in March 2016. This year, however, Dover Downs gained only US$20.000, a 76 percent loss, whilst Delaware Park, the biggest operator in the state, fell 49 percent year-on-year to US$5.6 million. On the other hand, Harrington was the only one who increased its revenue, and with a very good number, more than double than the one registered last year.

March 2017 has been the lowest win in the state since July 2015, two years after the online gaming industry was launched in Delaware. Whilst operators are trying to attract more players, in a state where the population doesn’t even reach the million number, it seems like an impossible task.

Online casino revenue in New Jersey collected US$19.5 million, which is a 40 percent increase in total online gaming revenue from the same period a year before, another historic record. New Jersey’s online gambling market has been growing increasingly over the years, with month-over-month and year-over-year double digit increases. The east coast state has totaled US$536 million in revenue ever since it decided to legalise the online casino games and poker industry in 2013.