The Delaware State Lottery announced on Wednesday the launch of online casino-style games.
Free play games are just for fun
According to a press release by the Delaware State Lottery the launch of free play games are a prelude to the first state-authorized online gaming systems in the country, targeted to be launched by October 30.
The Delaware State Lottery selected Scientific Games International 888 Holdings, a worldwide Internet gaming leader, as the vendor to set up Internet gambling for the state. Registering for the free play of online casino-style games requires a Facebook account. Players will use free chips to play a number of casino games including slots, blackjack or poker.
Real money Internet gambling coming soon
The just for fun free play system is a teaser for the real money Internet gambling that will start later in the year.
Once the system starts playing for real money, a system of verifications will be used to authenticate a player’s identity and age, and to ensure that the player is within the borders of Delaware when they play.
Delaware remains on track to be the first state in the nation to offer a full compliment of legal casino games online. Delaware passed legislation in June 2012, to become the first state to legalize online gambling.
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