May was good for US states.
Healthy New Jersey and Delaware
Fresh off its record take of April of $17-million mark, New Jersey posted a strong May, as Delaware set a record of its own.
New Jersey Gains
New Jersey online casinos brought in $16,546,158 from players, as reported by the state regulator New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (NJDGE). Online poker contributed $2,570,853 of that figure, with both amounts representing year-on-year gains of a healthy 33 percent. Other authorized online casino games posted similar one third gains, contributing a total of $13,975,305.
New Jersey Totals
The New Jersey totals brought online gaming revenue for the year to a cumulative total of $78,414,058, up 30 percent from the $60,305,510 won during the first five months of 2015.
New Jersey Casinos
Of the online casinos in the New Jersey market, Borgata was the highest earner for the month, bringing in $3,947,111. Caesars Interactive NJ was second at $3,255,904), with Golden Nugget ($3,200,067), Tropicana ($3,147,518) and Resorts Digital ($2,995,558) rounding out the totals. Of important note is the fact that Resorts, Borgata and Caesars are the only competitors offering online poker.
The year-on-year jump for Resorts is particularly remarkable. Amaya´s new brick-and-mortar partner for online poker brought in just $324,662 in Internet casino revenue in May 2015.
In Delaware, figures from the Delaware Lottery trumpeted a new online gambling revenue record in May of $282,112. The figure bested April´s record of $267,801, set in April this year, and represents the third record-setting month in a row.
Slots was Delaware´s biggest revenue earner, bringing in $187,547, while table games brought in $54,227 and poker $40,337. The poker showing is the state´s strongest since April 2015, when Delaware online poker generated $48,552.
For online gambling to catch on in the states, existing models have to prove they can work. The success of the large and small scale models of New Jersey and Delaware certainly indicates to this point that there is a realistic possibility online market growth for US states of any size, when they are ready. When it comes to online gambling regulation in the US, the states of New Jersey and Delaware remain true pioneers.