Delaware ready to offer playoff parlay bets

    The State of Delaware will continue its sports betting venture into the NFL playoffs. The state’s three racinos will offer parlay betting on games starting this weekend with the NFL’s wild card round.

    The State of Delaware will continue its sports betting venture into the NFL playoffs.  The state’s three racinos, Delaware Park, Dover Downs and Harringwill offer parlay betting starting this weekend with the NFL’s wild card round.

    The Delaware Lottery has developed six different parlay cards involving this weekend’s games and the Super Bowl.  The Super Bowl bet allows bettors to choose between a generic AFC team and a generic NFC team.  The Lottery and racinos hope to use this formula through the NFL’s divisional round and the conference title games.

    “I have no idea what the acceptance is going to be.  I feeling a little bit better (after the regular season), but I don’t know how they’re going to accept this bet on the Super Bowl,”  said Dover Downs president Ed Sutor. “Obviously, there’s a lot fewer teams, and the odds are going to be less.”

    This week’s cards include the 1/2 point parlay and teaser cards that the state has offered all season long.  The other four are special cards for each wild card game, allowing you to pick a specific game (say, Eagles/Cowboys) against the spread, then two other games (one of the other three game this weekend or the Super Bowl) without a spread.

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    Sutor admits he’s tempering his expectations for playoff  betting, especially since the four special cards are a bit more complicated than what was offered during the regular season.

    “It may be a touch complicated for people to comprehend.  You  have to show it to them and let them do it,” said Sutor.  “They got used to the parlay bets where they could see the odds and know where the favorites are and what the point spreads are and know what they bet and how much they were going to get paid.  This one a little fuzzier.”

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