Delaware is preparing to offer online poker and online casino gambling within the state by Halloween of this year, and as part of those preparations has just rolled out free play online poker and casino sites to help get would-be future real money players acquainted with the systems the state will be using. These free play games are being promoted on Facebook under the DoubleDown Casino platform, offering play money Slots, Blackjack, and Poker. In a statement released by Delaware lottery director Vernon Kirk, players were assured that when the real money gambling sites go live in the state, a Facebook account will not be required to participate.
The company Delaware contracted to produce the gaming software the state will use for its legal online poker and casino real money sites is 888 Holdings, the company behind 888 Poker and 888 Casino, among other sites. 888 Holdings, as it happens, is one of the states also getting into legal online poker and casino gambling in New Jersey. And the company’s director Brian Mattingly just came out and said after 888 is in Delaware, New Jersey, and Nevada, it plans to set up shop in California, Florida, and New York next.
The new Ding slots, blackjack and poker games (as they’ve also been called) is a product of IGT Gaming, however, the software maker behind the DoubleDown Casino platform on Facebook.
The new free play online poker and casino games in Delaware have been released as a joint venture by all three of the state’s land-based casinos.