The latest information out of Delaware indicates that a new record has been set in the state for online gambling revenue.
As one of only three states in the U.S. where regulated real money online gambling is permitted, the news comes as a positive beacon for lawmakers across the U.S. exploring the possibility of expanding regulated gaming on either a national or state by state basis.
“The regulated i-gaming market in Delaware generated net revenue of $1.5m for the first six months of 2016,” says Tom Lewis of Gambling Insider, “representing a 93% year-on-year increase on the $796,908 returned in the first half of last year.”
“The growth was fueled in part by a record return for June, with $304,874.30 the highest monthly net revenue recorded for i-gaming in the state since the first licenses were issued in 2013, and a 180% year-on-year rise.”
Not surprisingly, Delaware’s three licensed operators also banked a hefty chunk of change during this growth period. Lewis notes that Delaware Park, Dover Downs and Harrington Raceway and Casino all enjoyed net revenue increases last month.