Release of Delaware's Online Gaming Regulations

Published July 11, 2013 by OCR Editor

Release of Delaware's Online Gaming Regulations

Proposed legislation concerning online gaming in Delaware is now open for public perusal and comment.

Delaware's proposed regulations concerning its online gambling system are now open for public review and comment. Consisting of 27 pages, their public perusal will be ongoing until the end of July.

"The First State's" gaming officials are proposing to take all worthwhile comments into consideration before finalizing the statute with said regulations scheduled to come into play in late September of this year.

Oversight of Proposed Online Games

These proposed regulations will come into effect more than one year following the enactment of the Delaware Gaming Competiveness Act of 2012. Avoiding what is designated as a "Bad Actor" clause, which have been finding their way into online gaming regulations of most states, Delaware's Division of Gaming Enforcement will instead have considerable authority to either approve or reject any applicants.

Such determinations will include previous felony convictions or crimes related to gaming in the past ten years. In addition, a company or individual deemed to be morally deficient could constitute reason enough to exclude any such applicants.

Delaware is proposing a wide array of online casino games, including poker, with all gambling operations to be overseen by the Delaware State Lottery.

Additionally, the Delaware Lottery has chosen a joint bid by 888 Holdings, Scientific Games and Williams Interactive as the primary vendor in its online gambling proposals. These selections were chosen out of more than a dozen applicants.

See also

US Senate Calls for Online Gambling Regulations

American Online Gambling Reached $2.6b. in 2012

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