Doordashes, the online casino giant, is now looking to get back into the gaming business after a tumultuous few years.
The deal, which takes effect on Monday, will give online poker players in Florida and Florida’s other four states the opportunity to bet on the company’s highly anticipated digital card game, which will be released this summer.
The company will also give players in the state of New Jersey the chance to win some of the first digital cards in the game, the company said in a statement.
The new deal, the largest ever for an online gambling company, comes amid rising concerns about the industry.
The New York Times last month reported that at least 20 states are in the process of enacting new laws aimed at cracking down on the industry and the potential for a financial backlash.
The online poker market is worth about $50 billion a year, according to data from RBC Capital Markets.
While the company has yet to announce the total value of the deal, a representative for the company told The Associated Press the total amount was in the range of $50 million to $100 million.
Doordashed has said it will not spend any money on advertising or promotion, and the company plans to make its own investments in the industry over the next few years, according.
While online poker is a relatively new phenomenon, the game has been growing rapidly in the United States.
The number of people playing online poker in the U.S. has more than doubled in the last two years, from roughly 2 million in 2016 to more than 5 million in 2017, according the Pew Research Center.
Online poker is increasingly being used as a way to gamble on the sportsbooks, such as the Pinnacle Sportsbook in Las Vegas, and to get into the real-world world of real estate, according a recent report from the National Association of Realtors.
Online poker is also used by celebrities such as Taylor Swift, and is being used by athletes like golfer Rory McIlroy.
Doordash, based in Chicago, is the latest online gambling giant to embrace technology and to invest in the gaming industry.
In March, it launched a digital casino that lets players play a virtual version of a real casino and make bets on games.
In June, it announced a deal with the United Kingdom’s National Lottery that will allow players to gamble online on the game.
In the past year, several major players in online poker have also begun to focus on the gaming market, including Microsoft, Amazon, and Google.