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Online poker revenue totals for the state of Delaware reached a record low in September as only $24,523 in rake and fees was collected by the state’s three poker sites combined.

The previous low was $25,607 in June 2014. The miserable showing in September came on the heels of an 11% month-over-month gain in August. But last month’s new low wiped out that gain and then some, as revenue tumbled 21.5%.

Delaware Park remains the most popular poker site for The First State players, accounting for about two-thirds of the revenue action with $16,070. Dover Downs and Harrington Raceway split the other one-third, as the former took in rake and fees of $4,621, while the latter collected $3,830.

Igaming Revenue a Mild Decline

The totals were not as bleak when looking at online gaming revenue as a whole. Combining poker with the video lottery and online casino games, the Delaware State Lottery reported September revenue at $156,125.

That total is just a tad off the pace of the $158,979 in igaming revenue collected in August. Actually, the last two months have been the best in all of 2015 for online gaming revenue. It’s mostly attributable to the video lottery, which took in a record $93,737 in September,

New Sign-Ups Increase

Those looking for positives can point to the fact that new players continue to register at the online gaming sites available in Delaware. September saw 330 players get in on the action, the bulk of those (142) registering at Delaware Park.

That’s the second highest monthly total of new players in 2015. The average number of monthly new sign-ups this year is 302.

Deposit Bonuses

There is plenty of room for more Delaware online poker players so if you’re a resident and have yet to try any of the three poker rooms hosting poker action, why not give it a go? It’s worth your while considering that each site offers instant deposit bonuses.

The bonus is dependent upon the amount deposited and varies among Harrington Raceway, Dover Downs and Delaware Park. In any event, it’s free money that boosts your bankroll immediately.

Mid-Atlantic Poker Championship

Online poker revenue might take another hit this month considering that live poker may be the game of choice in Delaware. The Mid-Atlantic Poker Championship is set for October 14-26 at Delaware Park.

The schedule consists of 16 events with buy-ins ranging from $100 to $1,500. The prize pools encompass a wide range as well, from $2,500 to $150,000. Included is a $550 Heads-Up Championship, a $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha Championship, and the $1,090 Main Event.

Players who pre-register at least 24 hours prior to Event #4 on Oct. 17, a $550 HLHE with a $60,000 guarantee, as well as the Main Event set for Oct. 23, will receive $100 in slot dollars to be used at the Delaware Park Casino.

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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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