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Texas Hold’em Individual

Who Must Apply for a Texas Hold’em Individual License

The following persons must apply for Texas Hold’em Individual licensure:

  • employees, principals, owners and contractors of third party vendors
  • bookkeepers and/or treasurers of sponsoring charitable organizations
  • tournament dealers
  • tournament directors


Notice to All Texas Hold’em Individual Applicants

Do not misstate or omit any material fact. An arrest is not necessarily grounds for denial of a license. However, misrepresentations or failures to disclose information may cause your application to be rejected or denied. Such misstatements or failures to disclose may also result in criminal prosecution under the Delaware Criminal Code.


Applying for a Texas Hold’em Individual License

  • Enclose non-refundable processing fee by check or money order made payable to “State of Delaware.”
  • Enclose a copy of your current driver’s license or state-issued identification card.
  • Complete the Criminal History Record Check Authorization form to request state and federal criminal background checks. Follow the instructions on the authorization form to arrange to be fingerprinted.   You must meet this requirement even if you recently had a criminal background check done for some other reason.


Renewing Texas Hold’em Individual Licenses

Texas Hold’em Individual Licenses expire three years from the date they are issued.

You must maintain up-to-date contact information so that notices we send will reach you. To check and update your contact information online, click Change Contact Information.

About three months before your license expires, a renewal notice will be mailed to you. This notice will explain how to access the online renewal application. To complete the online renewal application, you must use a debit or credit card to pay your renewal fee.

To renew the license, you will be required to submit a new criminal background record. A Criminal History Record Check Authorization instructions and form will be enclosed with your renewal notice. Submit the form, along with the required fee, to the State Bureau of Identification, not to the Board office.

Before receiving your renewed license, you must make an appointment to be photographed at the Division of Professional Regulation. Your license will not be renewed until an updated photograph is issued. You will receive instructions for making the appointment during the renewal process.

If you do not renew your license before the expiration date, your license will lapse. It is illegal to deal or act as a Tournament Director while your license is lapsed. To become re-licensed, you must reapply in the same manner as a new applicant.

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