Delaware Sports Lottery Ready for Kickoff

August 2, 2013 – The Delaware Lottery said Thursday that it is “game time in the first state”, and announced that they’d more than doubled the number of Sports Lottery retailers.

Delaware’s Sports Lottery began a year ago, after the Delaware Gaming Competitiveness Act of 2012 became law, allowing the Lottery to accept wagers on professional sports outside of the three racetrack casinos in the state.

Last year, the Lottery sold 31 Sports Lottery licenses to bars, established lottery retailers, and other Delaware businesses.  This year they’ve more than doubled that  number, licensing 67 businesses for the Sports Lottery.

You can find a list of all the retail locations on the Sports Lottery webpage, here.

“With more than double the Sports Lottery locations, it’s shaping up to be a very exciting year,” said Delaware Lottery Director Vernon Kirk. “Based on the success and demand of Sports Lottery last year, we’ve seen a tremendous growth and interest from new as well as existing retailers.”

“…Players enjoy the fact that they can now place their wagers in some of the very same locations where they regularly watch their favorite sports teams,”Kirk said.

Currently, the Sports Lottery revolves around professional football.  The Delaware Lottery announced that it will start taking bets on Aug. 7, the day before the NFL preseason begins.

Preseason betting will be limited to only two of the wager types the Lottery offers – The Early Bird Parlay card and the Pro Football Championship Futures wager.

A parlay wager links several bets together in an “all-or-nothing” fashion.  You win only if you win every wager; losing one bet means you lose the whole parlay.

In the Early Bird Parlay, players must bet on the outcome of a minimum of three games.  If any of your chosen teams loses, you lose your wager.  However, if you correctly guess the winners of all three games, the payout will be better than if you’d placed non-parlay bets on each game.

The Pro Football Championship Futures wager is a simple bet – choose a team you think will win the Super Bowl.  Players can bet on all of the teams in the NFL.

For more information about the Sports Lottery, how to make a wager, or to see what other wager types are offered during the regular season, visit the Sports Lottery webpage on the Delaware Lottery’s website.

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Written by Matt Isaacs

Matt is the Editorial Manager for the LotteryHUB News Team. Matt graduated from Rutgers University’s School of Journalism and Media Studies in May 2013