Where You Can Play Online Poker In Delaware
Can You Play Online Poker in Delaware?
Online poker is regulated and legal.
Current Delaware Gambling Laws
Delaware's nickname is the "First State." When it comes to online gambling, that nickname is highly appropriate since Delaware was the first state to pass online gambling legislation back in 2012. (Nevada and New Jersey followed suit soon thereafter.)
Delaware was already ahead of the curve when it came to gambling laws, having introduced horse racing back in the 1930s, the lottery in the 1970s, and casinos in the 1990s.
When online poker was first legalized in Delaware, it was only available to residents of Delaware and they could only play online against opponents living in Delaware. In early 2014, the state signed an online partnership that allowed Delaware and Nevada to share player pools; New Jersey has since been added to this agreement.
Delaware already had limited "parlay" wagering on sports available to its residents even before the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in May 2018 ruled the federal ban on states offering sports betting was unconstitutional. Soon thereafter, Delaware lived up to its nickname again by passing legislation to become the first of many states to join Nevada and begin offering full-fledged sports betting..
Best Online Poker Sites for Delaware Players
Online poker is regulated and legal and run by the Delaware lottery. Under the terms of its online gambling laws, all Delaware's gambling is consolidated in one single platform that is powered by 888 Holdings. Currently, three online poker sites are available to Delaware residents, each one licensed by Delaware's three land-based casinos. These online poker sites offer their own branding, bonuses and loyalty programs, but all use the 888poker software.
- Delaware Park Online is the online poker and casino site of Delaware Park
- Dover Downs Online Gaming is the online operation of the Dover Downs casino
- Harrington Online is licensed through Harrington Raceway
The 888poker software employed by the three sites is the same used by WSOP.com in Nevada and New Jersey. The software has withstood the test of time and has all the modern features you would expect from an online poker site.
While all three Delaware online poker sites use the same platform, each differs with its branding and bonus offerings, so it makes sense to take a look at all three sites before you make your first deposit.