June 25, 2012 -
Delaware is expected to move a step closer toward Internet gambling on Tuesday, June 26, when an online gaming bill hits the state Senate floor for a vote. Last week, a Senate committee approved the bill that would allow the state lottery and the three racetrack casinos it regulates to offer various forms of Internet gambling, including poker.
The bill has already passed in the Delaware state House. If the bill is approved by the Senate and signed by Democratic Gov. Jack Markell, Delaware would become the second state to approve Internet gambling.
Nevada is already licensing companies for Internet gaming—Bally Technology and IGT were the first two applicants to be approved. The U.S. Virgin Islands have also approved online gambling.