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Online gambling in the state of Delaware is now legal thanks to Governor Jack Markell signing HB333 into law on Thursday, one day after the bill made its way through the state's senate.
The law, titled The Delaware Gaming Competitiveness Act of 2012 has legalized online gambling on a broad note, making games of pure chance available to residents of the First State once lottery officials license online operators.
It is currently believed that online gambling operations will begin in 2013, with betting being allowed to take place on various electronic devices including tablets, smart phones, and computers.
The new law is expected to generate $7.75 million in revenues during its first fiscal year within the state and will also help offset the $3.75 million in licensing fees that casinos in Delaware currently pay.