888 extends partnership with Delaware Lottery

888 and the Delaware Lottery have extended their existing igaming deal.

The online gambling operator, 888, has extended its igaming deal with the Delaware Lottery by two years.

The igaming deal

The deal, which began in 2013, will see 888 continue to power the state of Delaware’s online gambling platform. Players will still be able to access a variety of online casino and poker games.

The operator’s interstate US poker network will continue to allow customers in Delaware to play against other users in Nevada and New Jersey.

Delaware Lottery director Vernon Kirk said: “888 has been a valued partner since the Delaware Lottery launched its pioneering iGaming offering through the websites of Delaware’s three casinos.

“In another first, 888’s poker platform enabled the Delaware/Nevada/New Jersey Multi-State Internet Gaming Association to offer peer-to-peer poker liquidity and further enhance the player experience across all three jurisdictions.”

888’s senior vice president of business development Yaniv Sherman said: “This contract extension demonstrates the strength of our relationship with the Delaware Lottery as well as the quality our of outstanding technology platform.

“The State of Delaware has been a pioneer in the developing US igaming market and we are delighted to further extend our partnership.”

Delaware’s performance last month

This news comes after the Delaware Lottery revealed that the state’s regulated online gambling market generated $1.1m in revenue in May, the highest monthly figure reported for 2020 so far.

May’s revenue marked a 261.8% year-on-year increase on the $313,648 generated the same time last year.

Video lottery games were the main source of income after the state’s online gambling licensees generated a combined $798,817 from video lottery games. Table games generated $242,109 in revenue while poker generated $93,973.

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