State Watch: Tiny Delaware Enters Online Gambling; IL Bans Shoulder Browsing

Delaware Becomes First State to Approve Online Gambling

Delaware, the state that prides itself on the being the first to ratify the Constitution, became the first state in the nation to approve online casino gambling.  Casino games will be available to Delaware residents through the websites of the state’s casinos, with betting controlled and monitored by the state Lottery Office.  Sites will use software to verify that the user is situated in Delaware (the second smallest state in the union.).  Maryland held a special legislative session shortly thereafter that dealt exclusively with gambling, but merely voted to expand offline and not online gambling.

Illinois Becomes Second State to Ban Employer’s Shoulder Browsing

Illinois followed Maryland’s lead in making it “unlawful for any employer to request or require any employee or prospective employee to provide any password or other related [social networking] account information in order to gain access . . . or to demand access in any manner.”

More Info:   Delaware is first to OK full-service casino gambling — online; Los Angeles Times; Illinois Becomes Second State to Protect Employee Social Media Accounts, BNA Social Media Law Blog