The Delaware lottery is a state lottery which is run by the Delaware government and is strictly for the Delaware residents. The lottery was created in the year 1976 with the authorisation of the state legislature. The Delaware lottery offers a number of games including Play 3, Play 4, Multi-Win Lotto, Lucky For Life, Lotto America, Mega Millions, and Powerball. The lottery also offers sports betting and this makes the Delaware lottery a pioneer because it is the first state to launch sports betting.
The sports betting offered by the Delaware Lottery is popularly known as the Sports Pick. The Delaware Sports Lottery is available at three-land based casinos in the State, allowing players to make sports betting wagers on a variety of sports which include Football, Basketball, Baseball, Hockey, Soccer, Golf, Motor Racing, Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts.
The Delaware Sports lotto has not always been the way it is today because prior to 2018, the lottery only offered limited sports betting which consisted of parlay betting and championship futures on the National Football League and this was due to the fact that sports betting had not yet been fully legalised. Everything changed in the year 2018 when the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the ban on sports betting leading to the Delaware Lottery’s expansion to single-game and championship wagers on professional and college sports we listed above.
How to play the Delaware Sports Lotto?
If you intend to bet on the Delaware sports lotto, you must visit one of the three land-based sportsbooks to place sports bets through the Delaware Sports Lottery,with the exception of Football Parlay bets which are available at Delaware Lottery retail locations.
In order for you to place a bet you must fill out a sports betting card at the sportsbook which will be considered your betting ticket. For the odds or point spreads that are offered on a given event, bettors may read the display boards posted within the book area.
Odds are generally displayed in American odds format but can be viewed in decimal and fractional format if required. Winning tickets can be mailed in for redemption of winnings.
Which Types of Bets are Available?
There are several types of sports bets which are available at the Delaware Sports Lottery namely;
Straight Bet– A straight bet is an individual wager on a game or event that will be determined by a point spread, money line or total.
Parlay –A parlay is a single bet that links two or more wagers; to win the bet,the player must win all the wagers in the parlay.
Points Spread – points spreads provides a margin in which a team or player must win or lose to ‘cover the spread.’ So for example, if Team A was given -5 and Team B +5 in a basketball point spread, Team A would have to win the game by 5 points or more to win the bet. Team B would have to lose by no more than 5 points to cover the spread.
Over/Under – an over/under bet allows you to bet on whether the total points for a game will be over or under a given value set by the Delaware Sports Lottery.
Futures –A future bet is a wager placed on an event typically far in the future such as which team will win next year’s pro football championship game or pro hockey championship series.
Props – Props bets, or “prop” bets,focus on the outcome of events within a given game. Props are often offered on many games. For example “Which team will score the first touchdown?” is a prop bet.
Teaser –A teaser is a type of football or basketball wager in which the point spread is adjusted by additional points in the player’s favor on more than one game. In
Round Robin –A round robin is a series of parlays.
Where To Bet on Sports in Delaware?
Sports betting is legal at Delaware’s three “racinos,” and all the three racinos which accept Delaware sports wagers have dedicated poker rooms. Below are the three places to bet on Delaware Sports;
Delaware Park Casino
777 Delaware Park Blvd., Wilmington, DE 19804
1131 North DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19901
Harrington Raceway and Casino
18500 S Dupont Hwy, Harrington, DE 19952