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Delaware Governor Signs Online Gambling Bill Into Law

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.

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29 June 2012 - 3:12pm

Congratulations to Delaware! Do any of you live there? You will be all set soon! Hopefully you guys get some great games to play, eh?

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29 June 2012 - 5:54pm

Maybe we will all have to MOVE there, lol.


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30 June 2012 - 2:36am

Maybe this is just the start. Wonder which state will be next?

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30 June 2012 - 10:42pm

Yes good news for gamblers in Delaware. The interesting question is whether they will allow people from outside the state to play online there.

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1 July 2012 - 12:40pm

Wohoo.. if the Delaware State wants a whooping revenue, they would let other players across the nation access their online gambling. I would rather play there than offshore..

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1 July 2012 - 12:53pm

Another story I read on here said that players will have to at least be within their borders in order to play the games. They are going to be implementing geo-tagging to make sure that actual game play goes on inside of the state.

Whether or not it will be restricted to residents of Delaware is another story...

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