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Legal online poker in Delaware

Delaware is one of six states where online poker is entirely legal and regulated. Nevada and New Jersey were also among the first wave of states to legalize online poker. Real money online poker in Pennsylvania went live in late in 2019.

Online poker in Michigan and West Virginia have also both been officially legalized but as of June 2020 but no poker sites have gone live.

Delaware legalized online gambling on June 28, 2013. Real money online casino games launched on Oct. 31, 2013. Online poker went live on Nov. 8, 2013.

The Delaware Lottery manages online gambling in the state. The state lottery also oversees all casino gambling in Delaware.

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Delaware online poker and casinos

There are three casinos in Delaware:

  1. Delaware Park
  2. Dover Downs
  3. 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. All three sites share the poker network.

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 in 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.

Nevada players access the Delaware network through WSOP.com. Delaware players connect through one of the racino sites. 888 powers the platform.

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.

Delaware 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 goes 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.

If you want to play online poker with friends, you can set up private tables on 888poker via the Play with Friends tab.

Delaware online poker bonus

Each Delaware poker site offers the same poker 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.

Each online poker site offers a 100% match Welcome Bonus up to $500 paid out as follows:

  • First $20 released in $5 chunks each time you earn 40 status points playing real money poker
  • Remainder of bonus released in $10 chunks each time you earn 80 status points.

You earn 2 status points for every $1 of contributed rake at cash games and every $1 of tournament fees.

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.

Delaware online poker FAQ

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:

  • Doverdowns.com
  • Delawarepark.com
  • Harringtonraceway.com

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 goes at legal Delaware poker sites?

Yes.

Are there multi-table tournaments at legal Delaware poker sites?

Yes.

How do I deposit at Delaware poker sites?

Deposits are accepted by:

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • 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 cellphone 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 Delaware online poker?

The minimum age for Delaware online poker is 21 years of age.

Are there any no deposit poker bonuses for Delaware Poker?

Currently no legal online poker site in Delaware is offering a no deposit poker bonus. That could change at any time, however, so be sure to check the promotions tab at any Delaware poker site.

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