This week Delaware’s bill HB333 was approved.
The state House of Assembly has approved Delaware’s bill HB333 that legalizes online gambling and expands venues for sports wagering. Now the bill will be sent to the Senate for a vote. The bill was supported by the Governor Jack Markell and passed in the House with a strong majority. Though, it happened only after amendments were introduced for a share of the revenue from lottery sites and state racetrack casinos. Lottery ticket retailers were placated as the punters on online lottery games have to buy a prepaid card from already existing state lottery retailers.
The bill was primarily moved through the House by Representative John Viola, who said that the bill approving is the next step in the development of the gambling industry in Delaware. Due to the bill, keno will be allowed beyond three existing casinos in Delaware to more than 100 sites. The bill will also authorize betting on NFL games in at least twenty locations.