While online sports betting is legal in Delaware, it has yet to be launched. There’s no set timeline for when this might happen. Delaware residents looking to engage in online sports betting promotions must travel to neighboring states like Maryland, Pennsylvania, or New Jersey. The state has faced challenges in generating revenue through its current sports betting model, so there’s a possibility that online betting could be considered in the future.
DE Betting Overview
Delaware was a trailblazer in the United States when it came to legalizing online gambling. It was the first state to pass laws allowing online casinos, and in 2018, it introduced retail sports betting.
In June 2018, Delaware launched legal sports betting at its three casinos: Harrington Raceway, Dover Downs, and Delaware Park. Currently, there are no online sportsbooks available in Delaware, and there are no plans to introduce them in the near future.
Horse racing wagering is legal in the state as well as daily fantasy sports.
Sports betting in Delaware is closely regulated by the Delaware State Lottery Office, and you must be at least 21 years old to place bets in person at a retail sportsbook in the state.
Sportsbooks in Delaware
Delaware Park: Delaware Park has operated an online casino and poker site since the state went live in 2013. It will be perfectly positioned to run an online sportsbook if betting goes legal.
Delaware Park already runs an online rewards program for its casino players and this should roll over to the sportsbook. In addition, Delaware Park has a tradition of running daily offers for customers across its casino and poker room.
Harrington Raceway: Harrington Raceway & Casino has a retail sportsbook in operation – Murphy’s Race and Sports Book – where you can place bets on pro and college sports, plus horse racing and golf.
The casino runs the Players Club which offers VIP savings and benefits such as credits and discounts. We expect the online Harrington Raceway sportsbook to offer similar perks.
Bally’s Dover Sportsbook: The sportsbook provides a comfortable and enjoyable atmosphere for placing bets and enjoying the action. While it currently focuses on retail sports betting, it’s a go-to destination for those looking to bet on their favorite sports in Delaware.
Delaware Betting FAQs
Can you place a sports bet online in Delaware?
No. When sports wagering in Delaware you must visit a racino.
What age can I place a sports bet in Delaware?
Participants in betting in Delaware must be 21-years-old to place a sports wager.