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Delaware Sees Record Internet Gambling In April

State's Three Operators Win $267,801 During Month


March was a record for Delaware online gambling. April now holds the current record.

The state’s three online casino operators won $267,801.30 during April, a new all-time high for the state’s less than three-year-old industry.

Though the figure pales in comparison to New Jersey’s record of $17 million worth of online gambling win, which was also set in April, Delaware has seen month-over-month gains since December.

I-gaming win of $260,539 in March was the previous record.

April 2015 online casino revenue was $132,154.24.

Delaware’s market contracted in 2015, going from roughly $2 million in 2014 to around $1.8 million last year, but it should bounce back after the strong start to 2016.

Revenue from peer-to-peer poker play in April 2016 was $34,751.66, down from the $37,324 raked in March. It was also less than April 2015’s $48,552.24 in online poker revenue, which marks a year-over-year decrease of nearly 30 percent.

Delaware’s online gaming rebound has come thanks to the video lottery and online house-banked table games.

The state’s three I-gaming operators are Delaware Park, Dover Downs and Harrington Raceway. In an effort to boost revenues for operators, the state is considering allowing limited sports betting to happen online.