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According to Brian Selander, Chief Strategy Officer of Delaware Governor, Jack Markell, Delaware may be about to join the handful of states, including New Jersey and California, that trails Nevada in the race to be the first state to legalize online gambling.

Selander predicts Delaware’s “Gaming Competitiveness Act of 2012” will be introduced to the state’s legislative bodies next week.  The Act will have to be approved by Delaware’s House and Senate before it can be presented to Governor Markell for approval.  Selander further predicts that the Act will not face much opposition when introduced to Delaware’s elected officials.

If passed, the “Gaming Competitiveness Act of 2012” will legalize online casino games.  The Act will also permit Delaware to host a lottery on the Internet.  Finally, the Act includes permissions for keno and sports betting conducted in physical locations to be expanded.