Residents of Delaware in the US will be excited to know that they no longer need to make the trip to land-based casinos because the 3 brick and mortars in their state have started the first phase of releasing online casinos.
For now, only free games are available but that will soon change as the real money phase is set to be released at the end of October.
Delawares land based brands directed online visitors of their websites to a Facebook linked DoubleDown Casino operated by IGT. Delaware is one of the first states to allow online gambling and it will definitely have major impact in their state tax-revenue next year.
The first state to approve online gambling was of course Nevada and their online casinos have been operating since the Spring. New Jersey will be following suit very soon. Delawares secretary of finance Mr. Tom Cook related, "This first phase will allow us to really get the players acclimated to the virtual world in a legalized environment."
The free games are currently open to anyone with an internet connection in any country but the real money gambling will only be earmarked for players in Delaware.
This is an exciting time for online gambling as the US is ready to lift their crazy regulations and get better business and income into their borders.