Oct. 14, 2013 – The Delaware Sports Lottery, which was greatly expanded ahead of this year’s NFL season, brought in revenues nearly 35 percent higher last month as compared to September 2012.
Lottery Director Vernon Kirk told BettingTalk.com reporter David Pardum that the increase “certainly exceeded our expectations.”
He said that after the Lottery more than doubled the number of Sports Lottery retailers in the state, an increase in revenue was to be expected. However, Lottery officials only thought they would see about a 20 percent increase.
Delaware Lottery players last year could only find the Sports Lottery at 31 retail locations. Now, there are 67 Sports Lottery locations, including one at each of the three racetrack casinos in the state.
When the Lottery announced it would more than double the number of locations where Sports Lottery play was offered, Kirk pointed to the “… success and demand of Sports Lottery last year.”
He said the Lottery had seen “…a tremendous growth and interest from new as well as existing retailers,” and September’s sales figures tell the same story from a different point of view: the players like it too.
The Sports Lottery currently allows players to bet only on NFL games, and there are nearly a dozen wager types, though some are only offered at Delaware racetracks.
The wager types available at all retailers are parlay wagers. 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.
For more information on the many ways to bet on NFL action, and to find a full list of retailers, check out the Sports Lottery webpage on the Delaware Lottery’s website.