Online Poker in Delaware Riding Six-Year High As June Revenue Remains Strong

July 23rd, 2020 | by Kaycee James

Online poker in Delaware is riding the crest of a wave right now and showing signs of strength not seen since 2014.

Delaware Park poker

Online poker in Delaware enjoyed another bumper month as average earnings continue to ride a six-high year high. (Image: Delaware Park)

The First State recently published its June 2020 revenue report and, despite rake being down from the previous month, operators are still on a high.

As per the report, Delaware’s three online poker sites netted $57,742 in monthly revenue. The month of June also saw 881 new customers register to play poker online.

Online Poker in Delaware Doing Fine

Compared to other US states where poker is legal, Delaware is a comparative minnow. However, what matters under the current system of intrastate gaming is that local market continues to grow.

The three racinos powered by 888poker – Delaware Park, Dover Downs, and Harrington – have all done that over the last four months.

Looking at how each operator performed in June, Delaware park remains the state’s standout platform:

  • Delaware Park – $32,663 (391 new registrations)
  • Dover Downs – $10,788 (333 new registrations)
  • Harrington – $14,291 (157 new registrations)

The recent uptick in poker earnings can be attributed to COVID-19 lockdowns in Delaware. Residents had been required by law to stay at home during the early part of the pandemic. Businesses were closed and the internet became a major source of entertainment.

As such, online poker traffic spiked in much the same way it did across all parts of the world. The safety restrictions have gradually eased over the last four months as COVID-19 infection rates have dropped.

Local residents no longer need to quarantine, nor do those visiting from other states in the US. Casinos were allowed to reopen on June 1 but with capacity restrictions and social distancing measures in place.

However, for all the recent progress, a plan to move into Phase 3 of the economic reopening was delayed due to a second wave of infections. Although another lockdown seems unlikely, the latest online poker figures suggest that residents are choosing to spend more time at home.

Lockdown Bumps Up Baseline Average Earnings

That’s significant as the average earnings for all operators has reached a six-year high. The trick now is to capitalize on the recent growth and show that online poker is a viable form of entertainment for everyone, not just seasoned players.

In fact, it’s a similar story in other US states. New Jersey’s online poker sites enjoyed another bumper month in June. Earnings from the local network of operators topped $1.76 million. That’s a year-on-year increase of 99.8% compared to June 2019.

Part of the reason for the latest spike in revenue is the WSOP Online Championship. Alongside Nevada, New Jersey is playing host to a series of bracelet events courtesy of

This having a net positive effect on the local market as a whole, something that could prompt similar innovations in the future.

Overall, online poker in the US is strong right now. It may have taken a global pandemic to raise the bar, but things are moving in the right direction.


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