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Online Gaming in Delaware
The state authorized online gaming in June 2012 when it passed the Delaware Gaming Competitiveness Act of 2012.
Online gambling in Delaware launched on 31 October 2013. Delaware's online gaming model has the Delaware Lottery operating as the sole provider of online gaming. Existing Delaware casinos hook into software operated by the Delaware Lottery to offer the full suite of casino games, including blackjack, poker and slots.
In May 2013, Williams Interactive, 888 and Scientific Games were chosen to provide Delaware with online gambling software and services. In February 2015, Delaware signed an agreement with Nevada that allows players in the two states to play against each other. The intrastate compact is particularly important for Delaware, whose population of 917,000 isn't big enough to sustain a viable online poker industry by itself. The two states officially launched the Multi-State Poker Network in March 2015.
In June 2017, Delaware became the 14th state to regulate paid-entry fantasy sports with the passage of House bill 249. Operators must pay a $50,000 fee and a 15.5% tax rate on gross revenue, the highest fantasy sports rate in the country at the moment. The law prohibits contests surrounding college and amateur events as well as horse racing. A report will be due in 2019 detailing suggested revisions to the law.
In 2015, Delaware signed an agreement to pool liquidity for online poker with Nevada. New Jersey joined the shared player liquidity pool in July 2018.
During the pandemic-ridden 2020, online poker grew 120%, and online table games soared 137%. For the first time since launching in 2013, internet gaming revenue exceeded a $3.75 million threshold that entitles commercial casino operators to a share of the revenue.
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Delaware Online Gaming News
WSOP aiming to introduce interstate online poker in May
16 April 2018
In a major step for gaming operators in the U.S., the new platform could launch on 1 May in Delaware, Nevada and New Jersey.
Poker Players Alliance applauds New Jersey interstate iGaming agreement
16 October 2017
In a statement, PPA emphasized its approval of the agreement, which will allow online poker players in New Jersey to play against patrons in Delaware and Nevada.
Pennsylvania online gambling ruling remains uncertain
19 October 2016
Though hearings held by the House Oversight Gaming Committee on 18-19 October were overwhelmingly positive, the fate of HB 2150 in the hands of the Senate isn't clear.
This Week in Gambling: Another American online gambling ban?
27 September 2016
This week in gambling, the good ol' boys in Washington are at it again. Tom Cotton and Lindsey Graham want to change the laws that allow online gambling in Nevada, New Jersey and Delaware. They would also effectively ban future online gambling in America.
Michigan moves forward with bill to regulate online poker
9 June 2016
Time constraints make it difficult for the Senate to vote on the bill before June 16, but it's in a favorable position. The bill states that online gambling licenses will be limited to tribal casinos and Michigan casinos already in ownership of a license.
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