Peak Traffic Up Substantially Since Start of Compact Last WeekPublished on March 31st, 2015 4:25 am EST
Early last week, the Governors of Nevada and Delaware revealed that the online poker compact between the two states had finally launched. At the time, Delaware Governor Jack Markel said that the compact would likely help to grow online poker in both states, while Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval said that it would make online poker more "competitive and enjoyable" to users in both states.
The news of the online compact finally launching was welcome news to supporters of online poker in both states. The compact, which took more than a year to launch after the initial deal was signed, was seen as a key to resurrecting a practically dead online poker market in Delaware (Delaware's three online poker sites generated a total of just $27,695.45 in poker rake and fees in January of 2015, down over $60,000 from the year before).
Four sites joined the compact - Delawarepark.com, Doverdowns.com and HarringtonGamingOnline.com (these three sites comprise the entirety of Delaware's online poker market) in Delaware, and in Nevada, WSOP.com. Delawarepark.com is the largest of Delaware's online poker operations, having generated total online poker revenues of $15,330.44 in January, while WSOP.com has virtually no competition in Nevada.
So how are things going for Delaware's three online poker sites nearly a week after the compact with Nevada launched? So far, so good.
According to Pokerscout.com, peak online poker traffic in the state is up almost 10x since the online poker compact with Nevada launched. For instance, on March 24th, Pokerscout recorded a peak player number of 313 at 8:52 pm PST. The day before, Pokerscout recorded a number of just 25 players at 6:08 pm PST.
In the six days since the online poker compact launched, online poker traffic in Delaware has remained stable and strong. This is fantastic news for all four of the sites that are in the compact and also certainly heightens the chances of more states joining the compact in the future.
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