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The historic launch of interstate online poker between Delaware and Nevada is expected to bring a number of Delaware players back to the virtual tables.

Those tables likely gave off the feel of a ghost town previously, as player traffic averages of a dozen or so ring game players is not much to write home about. However, cards and letters may be on their way home now considering that Delaware players can join tables reaching peaks over 300 in the two states combined, according to the latest figures as tracked by

With many Delawareans aiming to get in on the interstate online poker action, we here at PokerUpdate feel duty bound to provide information on the best deposit bonuses available at the three poker sites in Delaware. Harrington Raceway, Delaware Park and Dover Downs offer instant deposit bonuses in amounts that increase along with the amounts deposited.

Those who follow online poker know that most deposit bonuses offered at poker sites typically attach play through requirements in which the bonuses are released incrementally after accumulating “x” number of player points. Not so in Delaware, where bonus money arrives instantaneously upon making that first deposit.

However, player points must be earned prior to cashing out at the Delaware poker sites. For each $1 withdrawn, player points of 1.25 must be accrued.

Here then are the current first-time deposit bonuses offered to players in Delaware courtesy of the three poker sites available:

Delaware Park 

Deposit $50-$100 and receive $10

Deposit $101-$199 and receive $20

Deposit $200 or more and receive $30

Harrington Raceway

Deposit $10-$49 and receive $5

Deposit $50-$199 and receive $10

Deposit $200 or more and receive $20

Dover Downs

Deposit $30-$69 and receive $8

Deposit $70-$150 and receive $15

Deposit $151 or more and receive $25

Delaware players who make initial deposits at any of those three sites can join a player pool with in Nevada. The other poker site operating in the Silver State, Real Gaming, will not participate in the interstate compact.

The Multi State Internet Gaming Agreement (MSIGA) specifies that poker rooms involved in shared liquidity between states be licensed in each state. Real Gaming is not, while 888 Holdings does have the required ties to operators in both states.

Nevada Deposit Bonus

While the information provided above relates mostly to the first-time deposit bonuses at Delaware poker sites, it is also quite understandable that some new Nevada players may have heard about the interstate launch and may like to be a part of this historic undertaking. For that reason, it’s only fair that we also provide info pertaining to

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Players in Nevada making their first deposit at can avail themselves of a 100% up to $400 deposit bonus. Of course, that includes not only residents of Nevada, but also tourists who may be visiting. And those tourists will be plentiful when the 46th annual WSOP kicks off in late May.

Charles Rettmuller

Charles has been an avid poker player for a number of years, both live and online. He holds a degree in journalism and previously worked as a reporter for a Chicago-based newspaper. Charles joined the PokerUpdate team in early 2012 and writes daily news articles for the site.