Delaware's revenue remains the same while Nevada's drops
October 20, 2014
August has not been a very successful month for the gaming industry in Nevada. Nevada, in fact Las Vegas, the world’s gambling center, held the World Series of Poker (WSOP), one of the biggest events in the history of poker. But after the June and July’s WSOP events, poker has not been creating the same business as before. The WSOP celebrated in Las Vegas, Nevada, made operators realize that the industry is not going as well as everyone has thought it was. The Silver State has collected month over month 22 percent less in online poker revenues during the month of August; Nevada’s online poker industry has seen how the revenues dropped to $742,000. Nevada has been celebrating summer live poker tournaments for several years, receiving most of the revenues from the online poker rooms. The World Series of Poker (WSOP) in Nevada has been considered the major poker room in the United States until New Jersey came up with its regulated online gaming industry. Regulated online poker operators have been doing a great job in the state as the poker went up 23 percent more and the market seems to continue grow larger. Delaware’s online gambling operations gave the state $172,854.50 in revenues, Delaware Park, one of the major online gaming operators in the state, was one of the fortunate operators to see its revenues increased. However, Dover Downs and Harrington Raceway could not inflate their revenues for the month of August, one of the most important times of the year for the gaming industry.
Delaware’s online poker industry seems to be doing pretty well but New Jersey’s and Nevada’s are still on top of the game, showing that Delaware poker industry is still in need of some more development. But gaming industry experts are aware of Delaware’s situation in terms of the online poker industry slow success. The state does not have enough players to support the entire poker market; Delaware could be too small of a state to create a significant online poker market with larger rooms. The states’ networks cannot grow larger as both, administration and state governments, do not seem to thrill with the idea of making of online gambling industry a successful one, all over the country. But in the next months, 888 has announced its new large-scale goal. The international gaming firm will be soon launching an All American Poker Network (AAPN) platform from Nevada to share all poker rooms’ traffic with the World Series of Poker (WSOP), which could create a shared player pool. This could bring a new Treasure Island Casino empowered by 888 as well as the Nevada-Delaware online poker network, exclusively operated using 888 software, opening the doors to a nation-wide online poker network.