Of the three regulated states that offer online poker and gambling, Delaware is often overlooked due to its tiny population of less than one million.
Most of the online gaming industry in the U.S. has its attention focused on New Jersey, Nevada and California. While still unregulated, California garners a considerable amount of press due to its revenue potential with more than 38 million calling the Golden State home.
As Delaware may tend to be left out of certain igaming conversations, some may not be aware that over the summer the Delaware Lottery Office announced that its online gambling regime is now compatible with Macintosh.
The success of Internet gaming for the state, the casinos, and players depends on creating a fun and easy experience for everyone,” Delaware Secretary of Finance Tom Cook told Delaware Online. “We’re excited to offer an iGaming option that doesn’t require a poker download, and we’re thrilled Mac users can now participate. These enhancements to the technology and to the games themselves allow Delaware to service a whole new segment of players.”
Interstate play with Nevada also on the horizon
Another new segment of players may also arrive when the interstate partnership agreement with Nevada that allows the two states to combine player pools gets off the ground. It is believed that a number of would-be online poker players in Delaware are turned off by the small number of game choices currently available due to lack of liquidity.
That liquidity is expected to get a much-needed shot in the arm when the two states make a historic launch under the Multi State Internet Gaming Agreement. The idea is to get even more states involved and the welcome mat has already been laid out to fellow states by Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval.
In the meantime, Mac users in Delaware are now enjoying online poker as they await an influx of players expected when the alliance with Nevada takes hold.