- A large number of the 14 applicants seek specialized niches in the Delaware plan.
- Vendors look to provide services for identity and location verification systems and the infrastructure and support needed to run the entire operation.
- Specialists in the applications area offer poker, keno and bingo software.
Specialized firms offering support services connected to online transactions dominate the list of 14 companies that have formally responded to the Delaware Lottery’s Request for Proposal (RFP) in conjunction with the lottery’s planned offering of several forms of online gambling, including poker.
Pokerfuse has obtained the complete list of the 14 applicants, each of whom filed their requests before the state’s March 14, 2013 deadline. The first Delaware online gambling is expected to be offered by the state this coming fall.
The 14 firms who are expected to submit bids for one or more vendor slots include:
Amaya-Bally Technologies, CAMS, Continent 8 Technologies, GB Group PLC, IGT, INCOMM, KGM Gaming, Loc-Aid, Rational Services Limited, Scientific Games / 888 / Williams (as a combined entity), Session Gaming, SHFL, Stan James PLC and Williams.
Of the 14, the Amaya-Bally Tech pairing, IGT (International Game Technology) and the Scientific Games-888-Williams grouping come closest to being able to offer complete solutions for the Delaware Lottery’s gaming needs, and are likely the three main candidates for the “primary vendor” slot, which will be selected first and will assist the Delaware Lottery in selecting additional vendors.
A large number of the 14 vendors seek specialized niches in the Delaware plan, including identity and location verification systems and the infrastructure and support needed to run the entire operation. INCOMM, Loc-Aid, CAMS, GB Group PLC, Continent 8 and KGM Gaming all seek specialized roles, but are unlikely to be the state’s primary service provider.
A similar sort of specialty niche exists in the applications area, where Rational (PokerStars) is likely to bid on poker software only, while Session Gaming is a similar specialty provider of keno and bingo software. Such offerings would likely compete against similar solutions offered by the firm selected as the primary vendor.