Delaware Senate Passes Online Gambling Bill

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State Senators inside of Delaware passed a bill on Wednesday that will make online gambling legal and regulated if it is signed into law by the state's Governor.

The bill passed through the senate with a 14-6 vote, with one Senator abstaining. The bill now moves onto the Governor Jack Markell, who has voiced his support for the bill. After gaining the Governor's signature, the bill will become law.

The bill will make online slot machines and casino games available to residents of Delaware through casino websites and will be controlled by the state's Lottery Office. To ensure that play occurs within state borders, geolocation software will be used.

It is estimated that revenues could reach $7.75 million in 2013 with the passage of this law.