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888 extends igaming partnership with Delaware Lottery


Online gambling operator 888 has extended its exclusive igaming deal with the Delaware Lottery by an additional two years.

Under the partnership, which began in 2013, 888 will continue to power the US state’s online gambling platform, with players able to access a range of casino and poker games.

888’s interstate poker network in the US will also continue to allow consumers in Delaware to compete against other players in New Jersey and Nevada.

“888 has been a valued partner since the Delaware Lottery launched its pioneering iGaming offering through the websites of Delaware’s three casinos,” Delaware Lottery director Vernon Kirk said.

“In another first, 888’s poker platform enabled the Delaware/Nevada/New Jersey Multi-State Internet Gaming Association to offer peer-to-peer poker liquidity and further enhance the player experience across all three jurisdictions.”

888’s senior vice president of business development Yaniv Sherman added: “This contract extension demonstrates the strength of our relationship with the Delaware Lottery as well as the quality our of outstanding technology platform.

“The State of Delaware has been a pioneer in the developing US igaming market and we are delighted to further extend our partnership.”

The extension comes after the Delaware Lottery last month revealed that online gaming revenue in the state’s regulated market reached $1.1m in May, its highest total for 2020 to date.

The monthly figure represented a 261.8% year-on-year increase on the $313,648 generated in May of last year, as well as a rise from $856,182 in April this year.

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