Delaware Online Gambling Up and Running

Published Monday, November 11, 2013 -
Delaware Online Gambling Up and Running

Its official Delaware has launched its legal online gambling offering becoming the second state besides Nevada to do so. Online poker for real money as well as casino games such as slot machines, roulette and blackjack are on the internet in Delaware. The soft beta launch on October 31st has proven the system is working well so no a full complement of games for real money is available to those punters located in the small state of Delaware.

Delaware’s three casinos, Delaware Park, Dover Downs and Harrington Raceway are the host locations of the internet gambling games. 888 which is licensed and regulated by the Government of Gibraltar, is providing the required software for Delaware’s offering while, Scientific Games is taking care of other administrative solutions such as player verification. For the time being Delaware online poker offering includes no-limit hold’em and pot-limit Omaha ring games, with stakes as high as $2-$4 with some sit-and-goes, maxing out at $100.

Because Delaware has such a small population it has been suggested that the State should form compacts with other low volume jurisdictions such as Nevada with the idea that New Jersey may also be included in the compact.

Speaking to Card Player, Delaware’s Lottery Director Vernon Kirk commented on the possibility of a merger of the jurisdictions, “We have had conversations with both states, and it’s a little bit too early in the process to project how that is going to work out,” Kirk continued to explain, “My guess is that, certainly with Nevada, they are definitely anxious to compact with us, and us to them likewise. Once we get up and running we will be pursuing that more aggressively. Right now we are just concentrating on getting our site up. But that will be one of the very first steps we take after launch.”

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