Delaware was the first state after Nevada to offer a single-wager sports bet back in 2018, so it has a long history with sports betting.
However, for many years after PASPA was enacted in 1992, Delaware ran just a sports lottery whereby the lottery corporation required parlay-style betting. In other words, you had to pick two or more games on the same ticket.
When PASPA (federal prohibition of sports betting) was overturned by the Supreme Court, Delaware was ready and accepted the first wager June 15, 2018. However, the state lottery was tasked with running the new betting options at its race tracks and casinos and it has suffered from not going online. (Read Delaware legalization updates).
Is sports betting legal in Delaware?
Yes. Delaware sports betting has been happening for decades under its lottery corporation. Its original sports lottery was approved back in 1976. But a small population and the fact betting can only happen at select land-based establishments has kept it from becoming a meaningful source of tax revenue.
Where can I bet at Delaware sportsbooks?
Delaware Park Casino
Dover Downs Hotel & Casino
Harrington Raceway & Casino
Neither of the major DFS companies were live in the state as of early 2020.
What about mobile sports betting apps in Delaware?
Part of the problem with low participation is the fact there is no online sports betting in the state. It is something the state will likely consider as all their neighboring states begin offering mobile wagering.