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Delaware Moving Closer to Legalized Online Gambling?

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The bottom line is that this is good news for bettors.

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Very quietly, there's been big pushing for the online sportsbook and online betting community happening across the United States. The state of Delaware is the latest to join the fray and Delaware could be expanding its online offerings very shortly.

House Bill 333 is the one you should keep an eye on as it's making the rounds. Legislation passed the House last week and cleared the Senate Executive Committee. It is scheduled for a final vote on Tuesday on the Senate Floor to determine whether or not to legalize various forms of online gambling. Among the activities includes casino gambling, lottery ticket sales, and sports parlay bets.

The idea is that the state of Delaware would create and control a number of casino websites that would allow customers to play slots and casino games and buy lottery tickets online. There would also be some location-based offerings, such as Keno and sports betting, which will be made available at certain bars and restaurants.

Money is often the motivator and that's the key here. The state estimates revenues of $7.75 million could be made available if the bill is passed, which is money that can be used to benefit the public sector.

Meanwhile, the state is already working with a number of software contractors that will offer technology that can confirm the identity of online gamblers as well as their locations. Since online gambling isn't legal everywhere, the state is concerned about crossing state lines and having someone from another state trying to bet online through a Delaware website.

The bottom line is that this is good news for bettors. If this bill passes, it should only improve the online betting menu for players, make it safer and more secure. Keep an eye on the voting next week to see if House Bill 333 is approved and the steps that will follow.

Twitter: @Inspin

Editor's note: This article originally appeared on Inspin.com.
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