The state of Delaware has revealed their 2017 online gambling financial numbers, showing that numbers suffered a double digit decline for the period.
The Delaware Lottery showed that combined online gambling revenues were down 18% to $2.4 million for combined action. Lottery games generated $1.6 million in revenues, which was down 10%, while table games brought in just $559,999 (down 28%) and poker brought in $231,000 (down 48%).
The down market is shocking for those touting online betting in The First State, but could be expected among those in the industry. Delaware has a low population of just about 1 million people, and only a fraction of those are old enough to gamble, with even a smaller portion likely to wager online. It has flagged well behind New Jersey, which has been successful with it's online betting industry, which hauled in $245 million last year.
Things aren't all doom and gloom for Delaware though, as the state is in prime position to begin offering legalized sportsbetting services almost immediately should the U.S. Supreme Court decide that the activity is legal.