After the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) was overturned on May 14, 2018, Delaware was quick to act.
The “First State” was in fact the first state to adopt sports betting after PASPA was repealed. Less than a month later on June 5, Governor John Carney placed the first bet in Delaware. Sports betting is now regulated at all three casinos within state lines.
Since that time, residents are still awaiting a move to regulate online and mobile sports betting.
With less than a million residents and no major league sports teams, the gambling enthusiasts of Delaware credit gambling as their fourth-largest source of revenue. In fact, Delaware was one of a few states that had offered parlay-style three-team NFL bets prior to PASPA.
Though parlays are the primary type of bet available, single-game wagers are accepted at all three casinos.
With such limitations on online betting and the kinds of bets offered, there has been adamant support for expanding the sports betting market.
If Delaware sports bettors are looking for fewer wager restrictions, New Jersey and Pennsylvania offer legal retail and online sports betting as an alternative. Maryland online sports betting is expected to go live sometime in late 2021. Although it may not be as accessible in Delaware for some, Connecticut sports betting sites will be available in October.
Where to Bet on Sports in Delaware
Delaware has three casinos that offer retail sports betting. The state has a long history of gambling dating back to 1933 when they formed a racing commission. Each of Delaware Park, Dover Downs, and Harrington Raceway offer sports wagering, a racetrack, table games, and over 2,000 slot machines.
However, Delaware has so far been slow to legalize mobile sports betting which has taken away slightly from the experience in the state. Instead, they rely heavily on their parlay cards available at many retailers to offer sports betting outside of the casinos.
Here’s where you can bet on sports in Delaware:
|Delaware Park Casino||Sports Book||Delaware Park Racetrack & Slots
777 Delaware Park Blvd.
Wilmington, DE 19804
|Sunday: 9am to 11pm
Monday – Thursday: 11am to 11pm
Friday: 11am to midnight
Saturday: 9am to midnight
|Dover Downs||Race & Sports Book||1131 N Dupont Hwy, Dover, DE 19901||Sunday – Thursday: 11am to 11pm
Friday – Saturday: 11am to 1am
|Harrington Raceway & Casino||Sports Book||15 West Rider Road, Harrington, DE 19952||Sunday – Thursday: 8am to 4am
Friday & Saturday: 24hrs
Delaware Sports Betting FAQs
Is sports betting legal in Delaware?
Yes, you can legally gamble on sports in Delaware.
Where can you bet on sports in Delaware?
You can bet on sports at one of the following retail locations:
- Delaware Park Casino
- Dover Downs
- Harrington Raceway and Casino
Does Delaware have online sports betting?
While betting on sports online is legal in Delaware, it is currently not available. The retail-only market revenue from Delaware is available via our DE sports betting revenue page.