Delaware authorises online poker

Delaware authorises online poker

Saturday, 30 June 2012

Delaware has followed Nevada to become the second state in America to authorise online poker after state governor Jack Markell signed the Delaware Gaming Competitiveness Act of 2012 into law.

In addition to online poker, the legislation also authorises online casino games for players over the age of 21 in the state. Delaware hopes to launch internet gaming next year via a variety of digital devices including computers, smart phones and tablets.

The new law calls for the establishment of a centralised online gambling system regulated by the Delaware Lottery but operated by a third-party vendor. Individual websites would be made available via each of the three existing Delaware casinos and include games such as blackjack, poker and slots. The proposed legislation would also permit bars and restaurants to offer keno instant lottery games and sell professional football parlay cards, which are currently only available in casinos.

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