PHOENIX, Nov. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The state of Delaware is currently celebrating two years of online gaming operation, offering real money online casino options and poker gaming. According to information compiled by Realmoneyonlinecasinos.com, Delaware has offered iGaming since November 8th 2013 and has seen their fair share of ups and downs.
When online gaming began in the state, players would find the racinos behind the action. Delaware Park, Dover Downs and Harrington Raceway were allowed to launch online gaming sites with the help of Scientific Games, WMS Interactive and 888 Holdings. Players took to the games right away, helping the state to begin to see steady revenues as players continued to log online each month, signing up for a new account or enjoying the slots offered by each racino.
Delaware was subject to issues when they first began online game play, according to a report at Realmoneyonlinecasinos.com. In the beginning, players had trouble logging on to the sites due to geolocation issues. The tracking software had glitches that made it difficult to determine where a player was located, essentially locking them out of accessing the online casino and poker games. Players also had issues with making deposits based on financial institutions leery of the blossoming industry.
In the beginning, it was estimated that Delaware would earn close to $5 million within the first year. The state has barely made the $3.5 million mark and that is within the first two years of operation. The big projections are one issue that every state has faced when starting online gambling. Even Nevada and New Jersey had predicted that they would earn massive amounts of cash in the first few years and have not been able to do so.
The main problem with Delaware not being able to earn huge numbers in revenues is due to the population. The state has around 900,000 citizens, which makes the state much smaller in comparison to what other states could do with online gaming limited to within their borders. On average, the state has been able to take in about $156,000+ a month during the first two years of operation. This amount would have to be much more to meet the totals suggested by estimations.