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The numbers are in regarding online poker revenue in Delaware for the month of January and the song remains the same – a 3% drop from the previous month.

The poker sites operated by Delaware Park, Dover Downs and Harrington Raceway took in $27,695 in poker rake and fees last month, the second lowest total ever in 15 months of operation. That decrease comes on the heels of a 9.6% decline in December following a slight uptick in revenue the month before.

Delaware Park enjoys most of the state’s online poker traffic, with $15,330 of the revenue generated at that site. Dover Downs accounted for $8,236, while Harrington Raceway remains the least favorite site in Delaware at $4,128.

Online gambling revenue nosedives

Looking at revenue for all the online wagering available in Delaware that includes casino action and the video lottery in addition to poker, the total was $132,074. That’s a decrease of 22% from last month when the sites took in $169,600.

January’s $132,074 was the third worst month of the 15 recorded, better only than the $130,268 in October and the $111,387 in November 2013. The latter was the month that Delaware’s igaming regime launched – not a full month of operation.

For those who choose to find bright spots in otherwise dismal news, there is one statistic to rejoice in for the month. The number of online gambling accounts created rose in January. A total of 287 Delawareans newly registered during the month, a 12% gain.

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Charles Rettmuller

Charles has been an avid poker player for a number of years, both live and online. He holds a degree in journalism and previously worked as a reporter for a Chicago-based newspaper. Charles joined the PokerUpdate team in early 2012 and writes daily news articles for the site.

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