PHILADELPHIA – Shortly after poker numbers saw a record increase due to casino closures, the online poker numbers have started to take a dip as the casinos begin to reopen their doors.
With casinos open, online poker players are taking their talents back to in-person poker rooms.
In the first six weeks after the casino closures, there were reports of a 50-300% growth in the amount of customers that were active on online poker sites.
Fast forward to now, different states around the country still have high revenue numbers for online poker but those numbers have taken a slight fall from month to month.
Pennsylvania Online Poker
In Pennsylvania, online gambling sites that offer online poker have reported that they are down nearly 30% since the beginning of the casino closures.
In May of 2020 Pennsylvania online poker sites brought in $4.5 million in online poker revenue which is a decrease from April's revenue numbers of $5.2 million.
This is a significant drop considering the spike in revenue from February to March was at 71% going from $1.8 million to $3.1 million.
New Jersey Online Poker
In New Jersey, land-based casinos have yet to open up their doors.
While the state's casinos remain closed, the online poker revenue from April to May saw a slight drop from $5.1 million to $4.5 million.
Though the numbers in May are down, they remain significantly higher than what they were in May of 2019.
Delaware Online Poker
Delaware has been the only exception when it comes to online poker revenue. The state has managed to consistently grow month after month in 2020.
Their revenue numbers have increased by $10,000 or more every month since February.
From February to March the revenue went from $31,000 to $58,000. March to April went from $58,000 to $84,000 and from April To May went from $84,000 to $94,000.
These numbers continue to increase despite the casinos within the state having opened in earlier in June.