Delaware expands sports betting facilities

Sports bettors don’t have to hit the track to place their bets in Delaware anymore.  They can stop by one of 31 retail locations statewide.

When first launched in 2009, parlay betting was limited to only NFL games and bets could only be made at the state’s three horse race tracks at Delaware Park in Stanton, Dover Downs, and Harrington Raceway.  Now, while the betting is still restricted to NFL games, the locations where those bets can be made is expanding.

“Opening up sports lottery to additional retail and lifestyle venues gives players more options,” says Delaware Lottery Director Vernon Kirk.  “As players are becoming increasingly more mobile, interactive and tech savvy, the lottery must continually look for ways to enhance and provide new, innovative and secure lottery products with alternative ways to play them.”

The expansion includes restaurants, sports bars, convenience stores, and other locations in all three Delaware counties and in the city of Wilmington.  Click here for a list of all the locations.  

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This expansion was made possible by the Delaware Gaming Competitiveness Act of 2012, which was signed into law by Gov. Jack Markell on June 28.  That law also allows the state to sell lottery tickets online and enables the state to develop slots, table games and other new betting options online in the future.

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