It has been a rough start for regulated online poker in the state of Delaware, but it seems that things are turning around for the small state, as they have reported an increase in revenues for the second month in a row.
March numbers showed an increase in revenues of 26% compared to February’s numbers, totaling at $43,635 for the three regulated operators in the state. February’s numbers were already a 25% increase compared to January, with $34,526 in revenues in February, showing great growth for the sites.
The reason for the massive increase in revenues comes from the recently opened inter-state poker network, where Delaware and Nevada decided to share their poker liquidity. This has not only provided the poker operators with an increase in players, but also with an increase in possible revenues.
The Multi State Poker Network (MSPN) shares liquidity between Delaware’s Harrington Raceway, Delaware Park and Dover Downs together with Nevada’s WSOP.com site. While the traffic is still relatively low compared to many overseas networks, it is without a doubt where the future is for online regulated poker in the US.
With more states in the talks of regulating online poker, we may see more states joining the inter-state network partnership and thus increase the liquidity year after year. Should this happen, the US may finally get a proper poker network to play on, something which many has been missing since Black Friday, where Pokerstars and Full Tilt no longer were able to offer poker to Americans.