Delaware’s online casinos saw their year-long streak of consecutive growth broken in May, according to figures released by the Delaware Lottery.
Total revenue generated by the state’s regulated online gambling sites came in at $175,601.67, a drop of about 27% from April’s total of $240,496.04. Reduced revenue from table games drove the drop, with some $65,000 wiped from April’s numbers.
Interestingly, turnover for table games spiked by nearly 90% from April to May, but a lower hold (see chart below) meant Delaware casinos weren’t able to capitalize on the increased activity. Video lottery revenues spiked by 50% from April ($29k) to May ($45k). But that gain was more than offset by a $16k drop in poker revenues.
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Last we heard, Delaware and Nevada were shooting for a late-summer debut of their plan to share player pools. It can’t come quickly enough for Delaware, where poker revenues sunk to an all-time low in May. Traffic is barely hovering above the dead zone at the state’s sole poker offering, powered by 888 and fed by Delaware’s three authorized online gambling sites.