Delaware's First Legal Online Casinos Launch

Published: August 29, 2013

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As most of you already know, online gambling is slowly being legalized and regulated in different places across the United States. Delaware is one of the most recent additions to the world of legalized online gambling, and they truly made it official this morning at 6am when the three casinos in the state launched their platforms for free online casino games.

Among the games included were poker, blackjack, slot machines, blackjack, and roulette. Many local players visited the online version of the casinos even if it was only free gaming. The casinos are scheduled to launch real money games by the enf of October this year, so it won't be too long of a wait for local gamblers.

The three casinos offering the free online casino games in Delaware are Dover Downs Hotel & Resort, Harrington Raceway & Casino, and Delaware Park. The three casinos are using software by International Game Technology's (IGT). This software is also used for several Facebook games, including DoubleDown Casino, which has over 5 million users for online casino games.),

The games are only open for players within Delaware's territory, due to federal legislation not allowing online gambling at a national level. When the games launch for real money, they will also only be available to Delaware customers. The casinos are holding serious talks about the release of mobile apps for their online casino games, but they are not expected to come out until next year.

The authorities in Delaware hope that launching the casino games for free will enable them to attract players to the casinos, where they will soon be able to play for real money as well as contribute to their state's revenue. “We’re not sure how much revenue this is going to produce,” stated one of Delaware's officials, but the prediction is to be able to gather $3.75 million in tax revenue from online casino games in the state.

Other states joining the online gambling craze are New Jersey and Nevada. Delaware already has plans to sign an agreement with the state of Nevada that will enable players from both states to sit down at the same tables for online casino games. This would be a great step forward for the online gambling industry, in a country that has spent almost 10 years arguing on whether it is beneficial and safe to offer casino games. We will keep you updated on any developments.


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