Online poker sharing announced with Nevada

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Online poker players in Delaware can now sit at the virtual table with those in Nevada.

Wednesday was the first day of a new network that lets residents in the two states play poker online against one another. State officials signed an agreement to allow the network in February 2014.

Delaware starting in November 2013 allowed online poker between residents, but not with someone outside the state. Players must be 21 or older.

Players can access the network through the websites of Delaware Park, Dover Downs and Harrington Raceway casinos.

Delaware’s foray into online gambling, which also includes video lottery and table games, has not been a fruitful one so far. Revenue from the first fiscal year fell well short of the anticipated $5 million target, raking in little cash for the state and nothing for its three casinos that facilitate the program.

In January, online poker brought in a net of $27,695.

Officials have long hoped that multi-jurisdictional gaming would kick start online gambling in the First State.

“Today is the start of an exciting time for iGaming and for Delaware,” Gov. Jack Markell said in a statement, calling the agreement with Nevada the first of its option that is more competitive and more enjoyable for its users, thanks to this collaborative effort.”

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