Rush Road Interactive is taking on as Delaware’s on-line gaming expertise vendor, changing 888. [Image: Shutterstock.com]
The Delaware State Lottery has chosen Rush Road Interactive (RSI) as its new on-line gaming vendor, ending 888’s decade-long run. In its announcement on Thursday, RSI didn’t say when its expertise would take over, however the bidding course of requirement the chosen operator to have the ability to flip the swap by November 1 of this yr.
RSI’s contract runs for 5 years, with the Lottery having the choice of as much as 5 one-year extensions.
From a on line casino participant’s perspective, if the transition goes easily, the massive change can be the feel and appear of the net on line casino merchandise, as will probably be utterly completely different software program. On line casino video games are nonetheless on line casino video games, although, and if something, RSI could possibly present extra selection than 888.
RSI will possible launch a sports activities betting platform in some unspecified time in the future, as that functionality was additionally a requirement the Lottery dictated. 888 did companion with Sports activities Illustrated to create the SI Sportsbook, however it by no means launched in Delaware.
The swap to RSI might find yourself being an issue for on-line poker gamers, although. 888 provides the poker software program for the state’s three racinos: Delaware Park, Harrington Raceway, and Dover Downs. The upshot of that is that 888 additionally powers WSOP.com, so Delaware gamers have loved the power to play on the similar tables as gamers in Nevada and New Jersey, a necessity due to the state’s tiny participant base.
Delaware poker gamers will possible be lower off from different states
With 888 out, Delaware poker gamers will possible be lower off from different states, until some deal is/has been made. RSI purchased Phil Galfond’s Run It As soon as Poker final yr, however has but to launch it within the US and wouldn’t get it moving into Delaware with out additionally setting it up in Michigan or New Jersey, which might share participant swimming pools.