Online Gaming Operators Bid for Delaware Licenses
The state of Delaware’s lottery recently announced its intent to accept proposals from gambling operators who offer online poker and gambling to have its online gambling market ready and running by September this year.
The request stated that “all proposed components of the Solution must be delivered, installed, implemented, acceptance tested and ready to be operational by the agreed-upon schedule”. The request also stated that all bidders must have experience in providing real money games and must have been in business for at least one year.
So far 14 companies have answered the request including businesses such as Canadian Amaya (which owns Stan James Plc and OnGame Network), 888 Holdings, International Game Technology (IGT) and Poker Stars among others.
The lottery is keen to secure suppliers in four areas: Operations Management Provider (managing components of the online gaming sites), Backend Technology Platform Provider (offering foundation software), Support Services Vendor (providing “third party expertise required for a robust and secure Internet gaming operation”) and Game Content Vendors (developing and offering games).
Delaware is also toying with the idea of interstate partnerships in order to boost its poker player pool.