Online Gambling Goes Live in Delaware
888 has announced that online gambling in Delaware is now live with players able to enjoy poker, casino games and slots.Delaware was officially the first state in the U.S. to legalize online gambling. There are now three distinct sites for payers to enjoy run by the Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, Delaware Park, and Harrington Raceway & Casino. Each of the three sites is connected to the state lottery’s single iGaming platform.
Delaware Lottery Director Vernon Kirk said, “This is an exciting and important day for the state of Delaware and for the gaming industry as a whole. Delaware has long been a frontrunner in gaming innovation and we are particularly pleased to have 888 and Scientific Games as our partners as we bring this ground-breaking playing experience to Delawareans.”
888 along with Scientific Games Corporation signed a contract with the Delaware Lottery to be the primary vendor to offer internet gaming systems and services in the state.
Brian Mattingley, 888’s CEO, said, “888 is delighted to be powering the first regulated online casino in the U.S., along with our Poker product which is already live in Nevada. Delivering this project in such a short timeframe is a remarkable achievement and the result of close collaboration with our partners at Scientific Games, as well as the Delaware Lottery and the three licensed video lottery agents.”