Delaware Online Poker
Delaware is currently one of three states to offer legal online poker to its residents. In addition to online poker, players can also play online casino games at any of the three sites managed by the Delaware Lottery.
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- 12 Nov, 2015
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Legal online poker in Delaware
Delaware legalized online gambling on June 28, 2013. Online casino games launched on Oct. 31, 2013. Online poker went live on Nov. 8, 2013.
Online gambling in the state is managed by the Delaware Lottery. The state lottery also oversees all casino gambling in Delaware.
Delaware online poker and casinos
There are three casinos in Delaware:
- Delaware Park
- Dover Downs
- Harrington Raceway
These three casinos are also the only online gambling providers in the state. Each offers online poker and casino games on its websites. The poker network is shared by all three sites.
Delaware and Nevada share poker player pools
Gov. Brian Sandoval of Nevada and Gov. Jack Markell of Delaware signed an agreement to share online poker players on Feb. 25, 2014.
This internet liquidity sharing agreement was the first of its kind in the US online poker market and is unusual for ring-fenced markets. The goal was to show that the technology works and interstate online poker is safe.
There were delays launching interstate online poker. Technical difficulties slowed the development process. In March 24, 2015, the interstate player pool launched. On that date, Delaware players were seated with Nevada players for the first time on a legal poker network.
Before the interstate network launched, the Delaware poker network averaged just seven players and peaked between 20 and 30 daily, according to PokerScout. The addition of Nevada players raised the player pool to about 300 peak and 150 average players.
This gave Delaware players a pool of action available 24 hours a day. Before the networking of states, there was rarely action outside of the late afternoon and evening hours of the day.
DE poker games available
Delaware poker players can access No Limit Texas Hold’em, Pot Limit Omaha, and Pot Limit Omaha High/Low cash games and sit and gos through the Nevada interstate pool.
The state site also spreads Fixed Limit Hold’em, Seven Card Stud, and Seven Card Stud High/Low. There is virtually no action at these games that do not have access to the Nevada network.
All multi table tournaments are shared between the two states. There are at least two dozen guaranteed tournaments daily. Most are No Limit Texas Hold’em.
The largest weekly event is a $100 No Limit Texas Hold’em tournament with a $15,000 guaranteed prize pool. This event is held on Sundays.
Delaware online poker bonus
Each Delaware poker site offers a unique deposit bonus. Players can take advantage of all three.
All bonuses are awarded as soon as a deposit is made. Players have 30 days to clear the bonus. For every $1 in withdrawal request, players must earn 1.25 points.
- Deposit: $30-$69 and receive $8
- Deposit: $70-$150 and receive $15
- Deposit: $151 or more and receive $25
- Deposit: $10-$49 and receive $5
- Deposit: $50-$199 and receive $10
- Deposit: $200 or more and receive $20
- Deposit: $50-$100 and receive $10
- Deposit: $101-$199 and receive $20
- Deposit: $200 or more and receive $30
Delaware online casino games
Online casino games are also available in Delaware. All three sites offer the same games.
There are 17 video slot titles. The only two table games available are blackjack and roulette.
Jacks or Better is the only video poker game spread at Delaware online casinos.
When did Delaware online poker launch?
The market launched on Nov. 8, 2013.
Which sites offer legal Delaware online poker?
The three legal Delaware poker sites:
What software does Delaware online poker use?
888 powers the Delaware online poker sites.
What software do Delaware online casinos use?
888 powers the Delaware online casino platform.
Does Delaware share player pools with any other states?
Yes, Nevada and Delaware share player pools.
What poker games are available at Delaware poker sites?
Texas Hold’em, Omaha, Omaha High/Low, Seven Card Stud, and Seven Card Stud High/Low are all spread by Delaware poker sites.
Are there sit and gos at legal Delaware poker sites?
Are there multi table tournaments at legal Delaware poker sites?
How do I deposit at Delaware poker sites?
Deposits are accepted by:
- Electronic check
How do I withdraw from Delaware poker sites?
Withdrawals are processed by:
- Electronic check
- Paper check
What gaming commission regulates Delaware online poker?
The Delaware Lottery is the gaming regulator for Delaware online poker.
How do the sites know that I am in Delaware?
Delaware sites use geolocation to determine if a player is in the state at the time of play. A combination of cell phone triangulation, Wi-Fi positioning, and computer connection are considered to ensure that a player is connecting legally to the site.
How old do you have to be to play DE online poker?
The minimum age for Delaware online poker is 21 years of age.