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Delaware Moves towards Launch of Online Gambling

Posted by dwayne on February 06, 2013 at 11:25 GMT+0000

Online Gambling DelawareDelaware is expecting to launch online gambing by the end of September.

The State of Delaware is moving towards a solution to offer online poker and is expected to be ready to launch by September 30. The Delaware State Lottery issued a Request for Proposals on January 31 that will allow them to implement a service solution and online gaming system.

The request says:
All proposed components for the solution must be delivered, installed, implemented, acceptance tested and ready to be operational by the agreed-upon schedule,
The state lottery is in the process of looking for a primary vendor who will have the responsibility to provide backend technology and a turnkey solution. They are also seeking game providers and vendors to operate supporting services such as identity verification, banking solutions and geo-location.

Game content vendors develop and offer games that are found in a typical casino environment, at the same time as support service vendors provide third party expertise required for a robust and secure Internet gaming experience.

Vendors who apply for the position must be able to demonstrate that they have acted legally for a private or state operator in a European or North American regulated market for a minimum of one year and for real money. In addition, the vendor must have offered a minimum of 30 games for a minimum of a year and have served in a ‘highly regulated’ market such as Italy, France, Spain or the UK.

The deadline for proposal submissions is March 15. In July 2012, Governor Jack Markell signed into law legislation to regulate online gambling. The legislation permits the state lottery to offer online table games, such as poker and blackjack.

Since the failure of Federal legislation for real-money online poker, the states have become more interested in the options available to them. Currently, only Nevada and Delaware have legalized online real-money poker; however New Jersey, Iowa, Hawaii and Mississippi are considering taking similar steps.