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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.

Information on How to Apply for a License in DELPROS

Applications are processed in DELPROS (Delaware Professional Regulation Online Services). The online license application process is simple and provides you with clear instructions throughout each stage of the application process. We strongly recommend that you understand what the requirements are for the license you are pursuing. Then, request and gather the documents you need before you begin the application process. Most of the information and forms are on this website. For further clarification of requirements, refer to your profession’s License Law and the Rules and Regulations.

In order to apply for a license or service request, you must have a DELPROS account. To create a new account or log into an existing DELPROS account, follow the instructions at the beginning of the application process. As part of the final steps of the application process, DELPROS instructs you to either “attach” or “upload” the required documents directly to your application and/or to “acknowledge” that you will either send them in yourself or make arrangements for “third-party” documents/forms to be sent to the Board office. Examples of “third-party forms” are transcripts from schools, employment verifications from a supervisor, and license verifications from another state. Official license verifications and/or transcripts are acceptable when received electronically directly from the State Board or school/institution. Note that forms requiring a signature, seal, or notary must be MAILED to the Board office directly UNLESS the document specifically indicates to UPLOAD the document. All documents received by mail are scanned and attached to the appropriate license records.

In DELPROS, you have the ability to save your application and return to it to edit/update information or upload documents for up to six months. However, if you do not submit your application within six months, you will have to restart your online application process. The Board office begins processing applications shortly after submission in the portal. You may check the status of your application in the DELPROS system throughout the whole process and we will correspond with you by email. The requirements for this license type are provided in the following section(s).

Texas Hold’em Individual Applicants

In addition to submitting the application and fee in DELPROS, you must submit:

  • A copy of your current driver’s license or state-issued identification card.
  • A State of Delaware and Federal Bureau of Investigation criminal background checks (CBC). Follow the instructions on the Criminal History Record Check Authorization  form to arrange to be fingerprinted. Submit the forms and payment to the State Bureau of Identification (SBI). Do not send these forms to the Board office.
    • Allow at least four weeks for the SBI to send criminal history records to the Board office.
    • A new criminal background check is required even if the person 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.

A few months before the expiration date of your license, a renewal notice will be sent to the email address on the record. This notice will explain how to access your online renewal application in DELPROS, our online portal. To complete the online renewal application, you must log-in to your account, answer questions, and use a credit card to pay your renewal fee.

All notices about professional licenses, such as renewal and audit notices, will be sent by email only. It is important to keep your contact information up-to-date so that all the notices we send reach you. To check and update your contact information online, click on Manage Contact link in DELPROS.

An active license must be renewed in DELPROS before the expiration date. During renewal, you will be required to submit a new criminal background record. Click here or see our website for a Criminal History Record Check Authorizationinstructions and form. Submit the form, along with the required fee, to the State Bureau of Identification, not to the Board office.

Before your license can be officially renewed, 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 in your file. 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 expire. It is illegal to deal or act as a Tournament Director while your license is expired. To become re-licensed, you must reapply in DELPROS as a new applicant.


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