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Bite into the Middletown Peach Festival with the Delaware Lottery

Come out to the 20th Annual Middletown Peach Festival put on the by the Middletown Historical Society and enjoy the fun with the Delaware Lottery. The Middletown Historical Society has been putting on the annual Middletown Peach Festival for 20 years to celebrate the amazing peach harvest available in the state of Delaware. The festival begins August 17 at 9:00am with the annual parade down Broad St. The Festival features the best of Middletown peaches, including the Peach Parade, a peach pie contest, food vendors, and more. The Middletown Peach Festival showcases vendors from all over the state to show off their peachy abilities. There will be booths where people can buy fresh, locally grown peaches as well as peach foods and products to satisfy every peach craving. Along with the food, the Middletown Peach Festival will feature great summertime entertainment. Family and friends of all ages can enjoy historical exhibits, arts and crafts, music on the Main Street stage, games, and more! It’s a peachy way to spend a Saturday with the whole family. The Delaware Lottery will be selling tickets and giving away other cool Lottery-branded prizes at their booth, which will be located on the corner of Main St and Brood St. The Delaware Lottery booth will be right next to the Main St stage, so you can play games and enjoy some fun Delaware entertainment. The Middletown Peach Festival will begin at 9:00am and end at 4:00pm EST on Saturday August 17. So mark your calendars and get ready to indulge with the Delaware Lottery at the 20th annual peach...

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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...

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No Google Glasses allowed at Delaware Racinos

The Delaware Lottery and Gaming Commission is cracking down on technology and no longer allowing the new Google Glasses to be worn at their 3 racinos and casinos in the state. The Delaware Lottery and Gaming Commission runs 3 Racinos in the state. Racinos are a combination of a horse racing track and a casino. While many only feature slot machines, the Delaware Lottery’s  Delaware Park is one of the largest Racinos in the country, and features a 25-table poker room. Racinos combine the fun of slot machines and traditional gambling with the thrill of betting on the races. Delaware Park is the largest Racino in the state. Delaware Park features seasonal Thoroughbred racing as well as year-round gambling facilities. The on-site casino has live table games, a 20-table tournament room, a sports betting facitility, and over 1,800 slot machines. During racing season, it is the best place to catch the fun and excitement of betting in all its forms. The Delaware Lottery recently decided to amend its Minimum Internal Control Standards. With this decision came the choice to prohibit anyone from wearing or using the new Google Glasses in their facilities. People who wear these into the racinos will be asked to remove them ,or they will be removed from the premises if the circumstances fit. Google Glasses are the newest in wearablee technology from Google. The Glasses allow wearers to record videos, take pictures, search the web, and more. It is a hands-free way to share your experiences with the world, including pictures from your perspective. Google Glasses were released for the public in February 2013. Google Glasses use Anroid operating systems , and give users the option to use any of the features available through anrdoid and Google. One set of Google Glass costs approximately $1,500. Since it is easy to record videos and pictures without having to use your hands, it only makes sense that casinos would not want these around. Google glasses would make it easier for a poker...

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Delaware casinos see revenue drop

The Delaware lottery and gambling council met this week to discuss the drop in revenue for Delaware casinos and how to compete with neighboring states and rival casinos. The Delaware Lottery and Gaming council is working to increase revenue for the state with their lottery games as well as the three casinos in the state. However, due to to competition from neighboring states, primarily Maryland, Delaware gaming has seen a drop in revenue for Delaware casinos. The Maryland Live! Casino and Entertainment Complex in Hanover, Maryland is one of the largest in the region. The facility features 6 restaurants, a main stage, as well as 4,750 slot machines, 122 table games, and a 6-story parking garage. Maryland Live! is planning to open a 2-story poker room, causing people from all over to come to this impressive facility to try their luck to win. The size and popularity of the Maryland Live! casino, along with other casinos in states bordering Delaware has caused revenues for Delaware gaming to drop significantly. Dover Downs, the largest casino in Delaware, reported $50 million in revenue for the first quarter, which is $14 million less than the same period last year. This significant drop has the Delaware Lottery and Gaming commission worried. Delaware officials believe the high cost of casino services for Delaware contribute to the low revenue. Delaware casinos will soon be paying more for slot machines due to new contracts from the Delaware Lottery. Delaware has three casinos, and hopes to find a way to increase their revenue to cover the higher cost of games and services. The Delaware Lottery is currently in the process of adding online gambling to their offerings, which would allow for more people to play their games at their own convenience, and hopefully drive up revenue. The Delaware Lottery is still working to fix the issues facing their 22% drop in revenue from...

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Delaware Lottery posts regulations for online gambling

The Delaware Lottery and the state if Delaware recently signed to allow for online gambling in the state. The Delaware Lottery offices released their regulations today in an effort to help people know what they can and cannot do. Delaware has become the third state to allow for online gambling. Following in the footsteps of New Jersey and Nevada, Delaware hopes to increase revenue for the state through its newly established online gambling system. The Delaware Lottery online gambling system will be operated by London company, 888 Hastings. Online gambling was proposed to Delaware in January 2013. Voting for the addendum took place in March, and online games were approved to begin, with regulations to keep people from getting a gambling addiction as well as to ensure that all players are 18 years or older and legally able to play the Delaware Lottery games. The regulations were released this week, and the online gambling system is set to premiere in September 2013. The Delaware Lottery was established in 1974, and proceeds from ticket sales benefit the Delaware General Fund. The Delaware Lottery provides games including Powerball, Mega Millions, Sports Lottery, Scratch-off games, and more! Delaware is one of the few state lotteries that allows winners to remain completely anonymous. For more information, check out the Delaware Lottery...

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Enjoy the June Jam with the Delaware Lottery

The Delaware Lottery is sponsoring the 35th annual June Jam in Houston, DE on June 15. The Delaware Lottery is teaming up with Great Scott Broadcasting to celebrate summertime at the 35th annual June Jam, held in Houston, DE tomorrow, Saturday June 15. The June JAm has been called the best outdoor concert in Delaware, and rightfully so. They have featured acts including Kansas, Cheap Trick, and more. Along with spotlight’s on numerous local bands, the June Jam is the place to jam and rock during the Delaware summer. This year’s lineup features Nothing But Trouble, Furious George Reunion, Shades of August, and more. Along with these acts is Several Species, a Pink Floyd cover band with an awe-inspiring laser light show. Along with live music, the event will feature local vendor booths, food, games, and more. The June Jam proudly boasts its charity efforts, with volunteers raising fund for multiple organizations. The even helps support such charities as  A.I. Dupont Childrens Hospital and Veterans United Outreach of Delaware. Sponsors of the event urge attendees to help raise funds for these great causes.L Local vendors will be providing food, fun and a great way to see all that the state of Delaware has to offer. So come out and look for the Delaware Lottery booth for fun ways to win and play in Delaware at the 35th annual June...

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