Delaware

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Operator/supplier deals

Scientific Games and 888 provide the DE Lottery with casino and poker platform services, which are used on Delaware Park, Dover Downs and Harrington Raceway’s online casino offerings. No other supplier deals are permitted.

 

On the sportsbook front, the three operators are tied into GVC subsidiary Stadium Technology Group for platform provision for single-bet wagering, again via DE Lottery.

 

For the existing parlay sports betting permitted via the DE Lottery pre-PASPA, William Hill is the state’s “exclusive risk manager”.

 

Online/land-based partnerships

DE Lottery – Scientific Games (casino)

DE Lottery – 888 (casino)

DE Lottery – GVC (sportsbook)

DE Lottery – William Hill (sportsbook)

 

Licensing deals

N/A

 

Marketing deals

N/A

 

Sports teams/franchises

There are no major league teams in Delaware.

Operators

Delaware Park (July 2018 revenue: $331,295)

Dover Downs ($91,196)

Harrington Raceway ($38,735)

State population

960,000

 

Revenue

 

Online/offline revenue split

Sports betting is only permitted offline.

 

Amounts wagered

Figures not released but in month ending July 29 90,603 bets were placed.

 

Total number of betting premises

Three

 

Stake tax take

Effective 60%

What type of licenses are available?

DFS, online casino, online poker and sports betting licenses, although because online gaming is run through the state lottery, only the existing three land-based license holders (Delaware Park, Dover Downs and Harrington Raceway) are permitted.

 

How many skins are permitted per license?

One

 

How do you apply for a license?

There is no possibility for third-party operators to apply for a license at this time.

 

What are the integrity fees?

None

 

What is the current tax rate?

Sports betting: Suppliers receive 12.5% of revenues from the state. Of the remainder, the operators retain 40%, 10% is allocated to horseracing purses and the rest goes to the state.

 

Online casino: The first $3.75m goes to the state. After that, the state receives 43.5% of slots revenues and 29.4% of table game revenues.

 

Is there a self-exclusion register in the state?

Yes, available here: https://www.delottery.com/More/iGaming/Self-Exclusion-Program

Is sports betting regulated or unregulated? 

Regulated

Delaware became the first state outside of Nevada to take legal sports bets when it went live in June 2018. Customers can place pre-match bets at the state’s three casinos: Delaware Park, Dover Downs Hotel & Casino and Harrington Raceway & Casino.

 

Regulator details

Delaware Division of Gaming Enforcement

655 Bay Road

Blue Hen Mall Corporate Center Suite 1A

Dover, DE 19901

302-526-5850

https://dge.delaware.gov/

 

Director: Gregory Nolt

 

Is sports betting permitted online?

No. Under the terms of the regulation, sports betting is only permitted in casino.

 

Is there any specific legislation for daily fantasy sports?

Yes. Operators must pay $50,000 fee and 15.5% of revenues, although the law sunsets in 2019 with a view to revisions.

 

What legislation, if any, is currently pending?

A potential reworking of DFS regulation is on the cards for 2019.