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Delaware Online Gambling Turns In Best Ever July

State's Three I-Gaming Operators Collectively Rake $280K

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Delaware casinos won $281,000 from online gamblers during the month of July, according to figures released by the state lottery.

That was an increase from $142,000 in July 2015. July 2014 yielded $172,000 in revenue. The state’s online gambling industry launched in late 2013.

Of the $281,000, roughly $161,000 came from the video lottery, while $86,000 and $33,000 were won from the table games and peer-to-peer poker, respectively. July 2015’s breakdown was $75,000 for the video lottery, $39,000 for the table games and $28,000 for poker.

In June, it was four straight months of new record highs for Delaware’s online gambling market. Revenue from online casino play was $304,874.30 in June. That beat May’s $282,112.30 in I-gaming win, which was the previous record. It also followed the $267,801.30 won in April and the $260,539.30 taken in during March.

The market contracted in 2015, but this year will have a big rebound for the online casinos.

Delaware Park, Dover Downs and Harrington Raceway are the state’s three online gambling operators. The state has a liquidity sharing deal with Nevada for poker.

Delaware Park led the way in July 2016 with $130,000 in online gaming revenue, followed by Dover Downs with $114,000 and Harrington Raceway with $60,000.

New Jersey is the third state in the country with regulated online casinos, though California, Pennsylvania, Michigan and New York are all considering it.

The Golden State recently saw its online poker efforts in 2016 come up short, thanks to disagreement between the commercial and tribal side of the gambling industry.