Delaware Lottery solicits bids for operator of online gaming and poker, after nearly 10 years with 888

Delaware Lottery solicits bids for operator of online gaming and poker, after nearly 10 years with 888

Article brief provided by Pokerfuse
  • Charlie Passut, Pokerfuse
January 17, 2023 9:35 PM

For nearly a decade, 888 has provided online poker and casino gaming to Delawareans. Last Thursday, the Delaware Lottery put the exclusive iGaming contract that it first awarded to 888 up for bids.

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What happens next is unclear. In a statement to  pokerfuse, 888 suggested that it intends to submit a bid for the contract. Considering that the parent company 888 Holdings has held the contract without incident for about 10 years, 888 should be the early favorite.

But the Lottery’s decision to issue a request for proposal (RFP) could open the door for one of 888’s chief rivals in online poker — particularly BetMGM and PokerStars, the latter of which applied for the contract when it first came up in 2013 but was ultimately passed over for 888.