Delware Online Poker Goes Live on October 31st 2013

Published October 31, 2013 by OCR Editor

Delware Online Poker Goes Live on October 31st 2013

Now you can play online poker games for real money in Delaware!

On Halloween Day, one of the smallest states in the nation will launch online poker gaming for real money. Delaware has been a venue for free gaming via online casinos since August.

The state's lottery commission isn't sure free games will be available following the release of real money gaming. Delaware follows Nevada in providing legalized online gaming. In April, Nevada began hosting an online poker room called, "Ultimate Poker."

Delaware's lottery director said the state has found preparations for online poker challenging, specifically in the technological area. Online casino giant, Scientific Games will be the state's primary vendor, overseeing geo-location, player identification and payment processing. In addition, 888 will provide the necessary software platform.

The state's initiative to present online poker products to users has prompted Nevada to enter into an interstate contract for online poker. Users are eager to play, according to Delaware's lottery director.

Already, the free play sites have garnered attention. The state's goal in offering free casino games was not to provide players a practice venue, but to gather information for a market database.

Poker is only one of the games Delaware will offer in its online casinos for real money. Video poker and slots are on the list. The state is currently restricted as to which games it will offer because of the service provider, 888 Holdings. The provider is working with a variety of game content from other hosts, however, it will be a while before other casinos games are added.

Delaware may or may not partner with other online gaming states, New Jersey and Nevada.

The current list of accepted online sportsbooks and poker rooms in the United States offer players deposit bonuses sportsbook betting, and state-of-the-art software.

Available "US friendly" sites are:

  • Sportsbook.com
  • Carbonpoker
  • BetOnline
  • Bovada

Each site offers deposit bonuses from $100 in cash to 200% of the first deposit amount (T&C apply). Players are advised to review poker sites for credibility and payment processing. Each site has its own criteria for playing and several sites are more successful than others.

See also

Big Africa Summit 2013

Statistics of Success: 888 Casino's 2013 Infographics

Happy New Year 2013 Tournament

Headlines from the 2013 Big Africa Summit

Live Betting Weekend: 2013 British Open Golf


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