Delaware iPoker Up But iGaming Revenues Flat In August

Delaware iPoker Up But iGaming Revenues Flat In AugustThe Delaware Lottery has released its online gambling results for August, and while online poker reported an impressive 24% surge in revenues to $38,655 compared to July’s tally, iGaming revenues were fairly flat overall at $172,854 compared to the previous month’s figure of $172,496.
In the recent past, it was online casino games leading the growth but while the state’s three gambling venues, Dover Downs, Delaware Park and Harrington Raceway, generated 5.3% less revenues in August, Delaware’s iPoker market recorded its second consecutive month of double-digit growth. Helping to account for its recent surge in popularity are a number of software upgrades that have taken place, including making its poker offering available for MAC users. Commenting on its series of software upgrades, Delaware Secretary of Finance Tom Cook, stated:
“The success of Internet gaming for the state, the casinos, and players depends on creating a fun and easy experience for everyone. We’re excited to offer an iGaming option that doesn’t require a poker download, and we’re thrilled Mac users can now participate. These enhancements to the technology and to the games themselves allow Delaware to service a whole new segment of players.”
Breaking Delaware’s August results down by gambling venues, Delaware Park continues to dominate the small market of 917,000 people, and in August generated $122,136 in iGaming revenues, or 70% of the state’s total market. Next, Dover Downs posted $34,920 in revenues, and Harrington Raceway just $15,797.
In terms of iPoker, Delaware Park reported a 25% improvement in revenues at $23,499 compared to  the previous month, accounting for 61% of the state’s online poker market. Meanwhile, Dover Downs was down by 8% to $8,885, and Harrington Raceway was up a huge 124% to $6,269 compared to July’s tally of $2,794.
Over the past six months, Delaware’s iGaming industry seems to have settled on a fall back position of around $172,000 with a peak of $240,496 which it attained in April. However, Delaware hopes to see a boost in those figures after its Multi State Internet Gaming Agreement with Nevada comes into effect in the near future.

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