May Delaware Online Poker Revenues Show Continued Decline May Delaware Online Poker Revenues Show Continued Decline
Ian D. Keating, Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 License

The Delaware Lottery has released its official online gaming numbers for the month of May 2014 with figures pointing to a continued decline in online poker state-wide.

In May, combined online poker revenue in the state of Delaware generated from the three licensed racinos totaled $57,470 representing a drop of $16,608—or 22.42%—from April.

The numbers are slightly more dramatic when compared on a per day basis. Daily online poker revenues in the state were $1,853.87 in May compared to $2,469.27 in April (a 24.92% slide).

Globally, online poker traffic traditionally experiences a seasonal decline in the summer months.

Delaware Park still leads its competitors with 62% of the online poker market share. However, that is 8 points less than April—as Dover Downs (32% share) and Harrington (6% share) have gained ground according to the Delaware Lottery figures.

Amount Wagered on Table Games Reaches an All-Time High

In spite of Delaware players wagering a record $9,026,528 on table games in May—representing a monthly spike of 65.76 percent—revenue from those games declined some 47% netting only $72,537—down from $137,203 in April.

Overall, Delaware igaming revenues were down 27% to $175,601 from its record high in April of $240,496.

New sign-ups for the month shed 15.76% with 342 new online gaming accounts in the state during May—a number which has steadily declined since igaming began in Delaware in November 2013.