Delaware Gets in the Online Casino Game

Published On June 29, 2012 | By Jake Sommer | Uncategorized
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Delaware has become the first state to pass a bill allowing intrastate online gambling–including lotteries, table, and other ticket games.  The Delaware Gaming Competitiveness Act of 2012, formerly known as Delaware House Bill 333, authorizes the Delaware Lottery to operate all of the permitted games, to the exclusion of private operators, and emphasizes adopting measures to ensure that all players are located within the state, ensuring the security of accounts, limits on wagering, exclusion of minors, and advertisements for services for compulsive gamblers.

The timeline for announcing and launching such games has not yet been announced, but Delaware appears poised to act in the near future to launch its own state-run online gambling.

For more information on other states working to get online intrastate gambling see Ken Dreifach’s post from earlier this week.

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Jacob Sommer's practice focuses on legal issues related to Internet-based services and social networking, with a focus on protecting client's rights in litigation or government investigations involving the Copyright Act, Lanham Act, Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA"), Electronic Communications Privacy Act (“ECPA”), the Wiretap and Communication Acts, CAN-SPAM, FISA and federal and state laws governing Internet gambling. He also helps social networks, search engines, e-mail providers, ISPs and other clients fulfill their compliance obligations pertaining to the discovery and disclosure of customer and subscriber information.