State Posts Online Poker Revenues of $48,552.24 in AprilPublished on May 25th, 2015 8:25 pm EST
According to Delaware Lottery Games (link below), online poker revenues in the state continue to increase following the start of an online poker compact with Nevada earlier this year.
In March, Nevada and Delaware finally launched their online poker compact more than a year after the deal was initially signed. Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval and Delaware Governor Jack Markel stated at the time of the launch that they hoped that the deal would help to grow online poker in both states. One site in Nevada (WSOP.com) is participating in the compact, while the Dover Downs, Harrington Raceway and Delaware Park online gaming sites are all participating in Delaware.
In February of 2015, one month before the compact between the two states officially started, Delaware posted online poker revenues (rake and fees) of $34,526.78. This was up from the month before ($27,695.45) but well down from the $100k+ in revenues that were posted in December of 2013. One of the main problems was a lack of quality games thanks to a lack of player liquidity. The online poker compact between Nevada and Delaware, it was thought, would help substantially when it came to the liquidity problem.
After two months of the compact being in effect, Delaware's online poker revenues are back on the upswing.
In March of 2015, online poker revenues in Delaware were up 26.3% from February. In April of 2015, online poker revenues in Delaware were up 40.6% from February of 2015 and 11.3% from March of 2015.
With the World Series of Poker rapidly approaching, many visitors to Las Vegas will be logging on to WSOP.com to play when they are not sitting at WSOP events. This bump in activity in Nevada will likely entice more play from Delaware's residents, which should probably result in some pretty healthy months for Delaware in June and July.
Source: Delottery.com - Delaware IGAMING Net Proceeds
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