- Twin River acquires Dover Downs for sports betting and egaming expertise
- Delaware sports betting generates $7m handle in first three weeks
- GVC subsidiary to power sports betting in Delaware
- Delaware to be first state to launch full-scale sports betting since PASPA repeal
- Delaware online revenues slip again in August
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”.
DE Lottery – Scientific Games (casino)
DE Lottery – 888 (casino)
DE Lottery – GVC (sportsbook)
DE Lottery – William Hill (sportsbook)
There are no major league teams in Delaware.
Online/offline revenue split
Sports betting is only permitted offline.
A total of $16,079,670 was bet on sports in December. This resulted in a total handle of $86,971,107 for 2018.
Total number of betting premises
Stake tax take
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?
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?
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?
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.
Delaware Division of Gaming Enforcement
655 Bay Road
Blue Hen Mall Corporate Center Suite 1A
Dover, DE 19901
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.