Wednesday November 20 ,2013 : 888 HOLDINGS LIVE IN DELAWARE
Online casino offering a "groundbreaking experience"
A deal sealed between 888 Holdings PLC and the Delaware Lottery has come to fruition with the launch of online poker, casino table games and casino slots in Delaware.
888 Holdings PLC is the primary vendor team, along with Scientific Games, selected to operate internet gaming systems and services in the state for an initial term of five years with four additional one-year contract extension options held by the Lottery.
Delaware is operating a single iGaming technology platform that also includes internet poker. Dover Downs® Hotel & Casino, Delaware Park and Harrington Raceway & Casino, the three licensed video lottery agents in the State, each has their own distinct iGaming website connected to the Lottery's single iGaming platform and each serves as the primary point of engagement with their players.
"This is an exciting and important day for the state of Delaware and for the gaming industry as a whole," said Delaware Lottery Director Vernon Kirk. "Delaware has long been a frontrunner in gaming innovation and we are particularly pleased to have 888 and Scientific Games as our partners as we bring this ground-breaking playing experience to Delawareans."
Brian Mattingley, chief executive officer of 888, added: "888 is delighted to be powering the first regulated online casino in the U.S., along with our Poker product which is already live in Nevada. Delivering this project in such a short timeframe is a remarkable achievement and the result of close collaboration with our partners at Scientific Games, as well as the Delaware Lottery and the three licensed video lottery agents."