After two straight months of all-time low revenue totals, the online poker sites in Delaware rebounded in November with a 21% increase in comparison to October.
The Delaware Lottery reported $28,985 in November ipoker revenue, besting October’s record low of $24,030. In 11 months in 2015, last month’s revenue total ranks 7th.
The poker site operated by Delaware Park once again led the charge, accounting for $19,589 in revenue. Dover Downs was responsible for $5,988 of The First State’s monthly total, while Harrington Raceway lagged behind with $3,407.
Year-over-year the figures aren’t as encouraging. Online poker revenue is down 8.3%, as $31,610 was collected in November 2014.
Online Casino Games Revenue Up
Revenue from online casino table games reached $55,105 at the three Delaware gaming sites combined last month. That surpassed October’s total of $49,382 by 11.6%.
November’s revenue total for igaming that excludes poker and the video lottery was the third highest this year, trailing only the $85,457 collected in February and $67,046 in January. The online slots and blackjack players accounted for $31,219 in revenue at Delaware Park, $13,728 at Harrington Raceway, and $10,156 at Dover Downs.
Interestingly enough, the amount wagered at Dover Downs was more than four times greater than that at Harrington Raceway, yet the latter provided the state more revenue after subtracting the money paid to winners from the amount bet. In other words, table game players fared much better in November at Dover Downs compared to Harrington Raceway gamblers.
New Players on the Decline
After reaching a 19-month high in new player signups in October with 434, Delaware igaming sites experienced a dropoff to 381 new registrants in November. While that 12.2% decrease may seem large, November’s total is still the second highest in 2015.
November marked the second month in a row that Dover Downs (172) recorded more new player signups than Delaware Park (145). Sixty-four Delawareans registered to play at Harrington Raceway.
Video Lottery Revenue Streak Ends
Four months of consecutive highs in video lottery revenue from July to October came to an end last month. Revenue totaled $98,573 in November, a decline of 10% from an all-time high of $109,557 the month before.
As was the case with new registrations in 2015, November’s video lottery revenue total was the second highest this year. But unlike new signups, it was the second highest revenue total ever, as well.
iGaming Revenue Down Slightly
Revenue from all online gaming that includes tables games, poker and the video lottery was down only a negligible amount from month-to-month. A total of $182,664 was collected in November, following $182,969 in October.
It was the fourth best month ever for Delaware igaming last month, thanks to revenue boosts in online poker and casino games. However, it’s worth noting that the video lottery ($98,5730) was responsible for 54% of all igaming revenue in November.