View Full Version : Delaware Senate OKs online gambling

06-28-2012, 11:49 AM
The Delaware Legislature has passed a bill that would allow table games, video lottery games, and traditional lottery games to be offered online. The legislation would also allow bars and convenience stores to sell NFL teaser and parlay cards.

Gov. Jack Markell is expectd to sign the bill.

If Markell signs the bill as expected, Delaware will become the first state to offer more than poker and the lottery online. Nevada is in the process of licensing online poker operators and software providers.

IGT and Bally Technolgoies received Nevada's first interactive gaming licenses last week. Illinois already sells lottery tickets online.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie vetoed legislation last year that would have allowed the Garden State to offer online gambling to its residents.

07-16-2012, 02:42 PM
Further Information released three days ago - Update

The state of Delaware has decided to legalize online gambling today. The Delaware State Senate approved the bill by a 14-6 vote to allow online betting in the state. The next stop for the bill is the desk of Gov. Jack Markell (D) for his signature. With state and local governments seeing growing budgets and shrinking revenue, they have warmed up to the idea of allowing gambling both in their cities and online. The law is the second in the country to approve online gambling on a state level.