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Delaware is one of the friendliest states when it comes to legal gambling options. Becoming the first state to enter the online world of gambling, the state quickly embraced the new possibility and started listing full-service betting websites featuring slots and games like roulette, poker or blackjack.

In 2013 three casinos in Delaware launched their online operations with portals offering its users a big variety of gambling options. The no-money games were truly a great into to the world of real-cash online gambling that was introduced in 2014. Since then Delaware has been the country’s leader, offering a full range of legal casino games online.

Delaware Online Casinos

All three of Delaware’s land-based casinos offer their services online. Currently players have the following options:

WebsiteLand-based Operator
Delaware Park OnlineDelaware Park
Dover Downs Online GamingDover Downs
Harrington OnlineHarrington Raceway

The state has a rich online gambling portfolio – the online poker variants include No Limit Texas Hold’em, Fixed Limit Texas Hold’em and Pot Limit Omaha and Pot Limit Omaha High/Low. Online casino and poker offerings are limited to one, single software provider – a joint venture between 888 and Scientific Games. Delaware State Lottery controls online gambling in the state.

Since 2015 Delaware residents can access remote gambling websites on their mobile devices. Doubtlessly, the agreement with Nevada has helped to embrace this opportunity on the full scale, as both states agreed on allowing their players to play poker at online sites that have been licensed by either state. This compact has significantly boosted the revenues and liquidity on Delaware’s single poker website.

Delaware Sports Betting

Sports betting in Delaware is fully regulated and legal. Sports betting has been available at land-based casinos since June 5, 2018, and parlay bets on both professional and college football have been permitted since 2009 being now offered at over 100 different retail locations. Currently there are only three racetrack casinos that function under one, combined licensee. No other entities are welcomed to apply for a sports betting licensee at the moment.

The state of Delaware offers to bettors the following types of bets:

– straight bets (point spread, moneyline or game total)

– parlay bets

– futures

– prop bets

– teasers

Every one of the legal age can place bets on any professional sporting event such as NFL, NHL, NBA, MMA, boxing, soccer and number of others. Collegiate sporting can be bet on too, providing the events of interest involve a Delaware college or university. Any person under the age of 21 is forbidden to purchase a sports lottery ticket or wager on sports lottery machines.

Now, sports betting is only available at Delaware’s three brick-and-mortar casinos. Online sports betting is not available yet, but it surely is on the horizon. Given the state’s very positive approach towards other forms of gambling, residents of Delaware might look for the introduction of the online sports betting option soon! Visit our website regularly to keep updated about the sports betting situation in Delaware!

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