The Delaware Lottery’s internet gaming numbers continued to trend down in October. The three online poker and casinos sites in Delaware posted the worst full month since the November 2013 launch.
The total win in Delaware for October was $130,468. This was down 10 percent from September. October’s win was the lowest posted since November 2013, the first month of Delaware internet gaming. November 2013 was a short reporting period as the games did not officially launch until the eighth of the month.
Table game action given by players was in line with previous months. October handle was $4,745,780. Table game players were paid $4,699,650 in winnings. The hold on this play was just under 1 percent, based on the $46,130 house win. This was in line with the previous month, but half of the historical number.
The low hold was likely due to more action coming from players at the blackjack tables, as opposed to roulette, the only other table game offered in Delaware. Luckier or more experienced blackjack players than usual could have also produced the low hold on table games.
Slot handle came in at $927,931 with winnings of $872,102. The house win was $55,828, creating a hold of about 6 percent. The hold percentage was comparable to previous months.
The downward trend of poker continued in October. Rake came in at $28,509. This was down 12 percent from September. It was the second worst month for online poker rake since its launch in Delaware. October was down 73 percent from the December 2013 high of $106,922, which was the first full month of action.
There were 315 new accounts created in October. This was the lowest number of player registrations in a month since the inception of Delaware online gaming.