Delaware online gambling operators put up record numbers in August, furthering the trend of online gambling success in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to numbers released by state gaming regulators, the state’s online casinos won $808,623 from gamblers in August. The figures show a 263.4 percent increase from August 2019 and an uptick from July’s $702,533.
Delaware is one of just a handful of states that allow online gaming.
Though several states allow online and mobile sports betting, only New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and West Virginia allow all forms of online gaming. Michigan is expected to join that list later this year. Nevada allows online poker and sports betting, but online casinos are not available in the Silver State.
August’s numbers bring the total online gambling revenue in the state to $5.7 million, up 146.8 percent compared to the first eight months of 2019.
One of the most interesting statistics to come out of the latest report is that there were 571 new player registrations throughout the month. It was the lowest number of new sign-ups since February, just before the start of the coronavirus-induced brick-and-mortar shutdowns.
The timeline makes it likely that these new highs in online revenue become the new baseline moving forward.
This all comes in a state that has one of the smallest populations in the country, with just 973,764 calling Delaware home.
Its neighbor to the north, New Jersey, set a record for online gaming revenue in July with $87.5 million. New Jersey has a population more than nine times that of Delaware and is the most successful online gaming market in the country.