Governor Jack Markell’s administration pitched the concept of online gambling to state legislators earlier this week.
Included with the iGaming proposal were provisions that would give Delaware’s three racetrack-based casinos—-who are expected to host the online gambling games—considerable breaks on licensing fees.
Online poker would be limited to an intrastate player pool to start. But interstate compacts could come once the platform is established.
The proposal would also allow bars and restaurants to offer NFL football parlay wagering and would expand the number of establishments that can offer the popular Keno instant lottery game.
If, after reviewing the proposal, lawmakers decide to formally introduce legislation, it would come through the House Gaming and Parimutuels Committee as soon as the end of the month.