Last month, the state’s three online casino operators collected $267,801, edging out the previous record set in March of this year of $260,539, which easily beat the previous record of $240,762 that was set in April 2014. Las month’s figure is also a huge increase over last year April’s $132,154 collected, according to iGaming Business.
In April, the state’s main source of income was video lottery, which generated revenue totaling $142,735, while $90,313 was contributed by table games. With total revenue reported at $37,751, online poker declined only a slight extent on a month-to-month basis compared to $37,324 in March.
Meanwhile, earlier this year, a new bill designed to help save the state’s casinos was introduced by a group of lawmakers after legislation intended to provide relief to the state’s three casinos failed in 2015. Senate Bill 183 would do away with the annual $3.75 million licensing fee for table games, add online sports betting, as well as almost cutting the table game tax rate in half and creating credits for capital and marketing.
Last year officials for Delaware’s three casinos said they were being cannibalized by out-of-state competition and needed assistance, and in January the state Lottery and Gaming Study Commission recommended Sen. Brian Bushweller’s (D-Dover) funding package, Senate Bill 30, spread over two years, to Harrington Raceway, Delaware Park and Dover Downs, but the bill never advanced.