With the state of Delaware coping with the competition from neighboring states, online casinos could see approval in the near future.
Delaware is a smaller state in the US, with a population of around 917,000 residents. Representatives from the gambling industry in Delaware have long watched as their residents travel to neighbor New Jersey to play at the lush casinos in Atlantic City and now with NJ approving online gambling this could be the “First State’s” next move.
Dover Downs CEO, Ed Sutor, one of the biggest land based casinos in Delaware stated, “We’re doing everything we possibly can to get business to come here.”
Online gambling has all but taken over smaller states’ land based brands because it is pricier to travel to a brick and mortar brand instead of opening your computer and logging into your account. If Delaware is to approve online gambling, the states revenue could shoot through the roof and remedy much of their financial problems.
Maryland, another neighboring state generated more than $51 million in the month of June 2013 from Slot Machines alone which are the most-played games at online casinos. At Dover Downs, that was the same earnings over the course of the entire first quarter this year.