Delaware’s small online gambling market continues to struggle, reporting an 18 percent drop in revenue for 2017 to $2.4 million.
The Delaware Lottery, which licenses three racinos, Delaware Park, Dover Downs, and Harrington Raceway, and operates online poker on the 888poker platform, reported that online gaming revenue declined by 18 percent from 2017 to 2016 to $2.4 million, according to an analysis by pokernews.com.
Video lottery revenue declined by 10 percent year over year to $1.6 million. Online table game revenue dropping 28 percent to $560,000 and online poker declined by 48 percent to $231,000.
Delaware has been sharing poker player pools with Nevada, but could soon get a boost as New Jersey—which has by far the healthiest online market among the three states—is preparing to join the agreement. The 888 poker platform is likely to receive a boost when New Jersey joins since it is the only operator currently offering games in all three states.