TYPES OF CASINOS IN DELAWARE
Delaware casinos are located at three pari-mutuel facilities that all feature slot machines. Technically, the machines are video lottery terminals (VLT’s) because they are operated in conjunction with the Delaware Lottery. The VLT’s also play other games including: video poker, video keno and video blackjack.
By law, all video lottery games must return between 87% and 95% of all wagers on an annual basis. Games can return above 95% but only with the Lottery Director’s approval.
The payback percentages on electronic gaming machines at all casinos in Delaware are released as a matter of public record. Just click here to see a list of slot machine payback statistics for all Delaware casinos.
In mid-2009 the state legalized sports betting for three Delaware casinos. You can bet on professional and college sporting events, but not on single games, only on multiple games as seen on parlay cards.
In January 2010 the state legislature approved the addition of table games for the casinos in Delaware. All Delaware casinos offer: blackjack, roulette, craps, slots and video poker. Some casinos also offer: mini-baccarat, poker, pai gow poker, Caribbean stud poker, let it ride, big 6, bingo, keno, three card poker, Mississippi stud, casino war, four card poker and Spanish 21.
All casinos in Delaware are open 24 hours, but they are closed on Easter and Christmas.
Dover Downs Casino is the largest of all the Delaware casinos. It has a harness racing track, plus part of the complex features Dover International Speedway, which is a concrete track used for NASCAR races.
If you want to order a drink while playing, be aware that gaming regulations do not allow Delaware casinos to provide free alcoholic beverages. The minimum gambling age is 21 for slots and 18 for horse racing.
For more information on visiting casinos in Delaware, or general tourism information, call the state’s tourism office at (800) 441-8846 or visit their web site at: www.visitdelaware.com
Listed below are the three pari-mutuel casinos in Delaware. Click on a name to see a page of detailed information about that particular facility.