Delaware Lottery and Gaming Study Commission Meeting – Postponed

Statewide, DE – The Delaware Lottery and Gaming Study Commission meeting scheduled for Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 10:00 am has been postponed to a later date. The meeting will be rescheduled for next week.

Date and time to be announced.


Football fan misses $100K Sports Lottery Parley win by one game

Dover, DE – Just two weeks into the official start of this year’s football season, one area football fan has already come close to winning the Delaware Sports Lottery’s $100,000 Parlay Card, says Delaware Lottery Director Vernon Kirk.

Over 4,500 of the $5 parlay cards were played throughout the state prior to the Week 2 NFL games. As of Sunday evening one lucky player had picked 14 out of 15 games correctly against the point spread, leaving $100,000 at stake in last night’s Indianapolis Colts versus Philadelphia Eagles game.

To win the parlay the Colts had to beat the Eagles by more than three points. Unfortunately, we now know that didn’t happen.

“It definitely looked like Delaware had a winner when the Colts were up by 14 midway through the third quarter,” says Kirk. “Then to have the Eagles rally like that – and to win in the last three seconds of the game – it was agonizing to watch when you knew one player was so close to such a big payout.”

The odds of winning the Delaware Sports Lottery’s $100,000 Parlay Card are roughly 32,000 to one; however, each year Delaware has several players come close. In 2011, a 34-year-old football fan from Camden, NJ, won after the Eagles beat the Washington Redskins at the same time the Baltimore Ravens defeated the Houston Texans.

“The $100,000 card is very popular with our Sports Lottery players,” said Delaware Secretary of Finance Tom Cook. “For $5 it’s fun for sports fans to see how close they can get to winning 15 of 15 games. But with so many people only a game or two away so often, we’re pretty sure someone is going to win the $100,000 again soon. It’s just a matter of who and when.”


Angela Moffett-Batty
Community Relations Coordinator
Delaware Department of Finance

Delaware enhances online gaming experience

Statewide, DE – The Delaware Lottery Office announced today a number of new enhancements to the internet-based gaming sites available through Delaware Park, Dover Downs, and Harrington Raceway.

MAC users now have access to Delaware’s internet casino games.  For the first time, they too can experience the fun of blackjack, roulette, and video lottery or “slot machines.” All players – both PC and MAC – will be able to enjoy internet casino games without having to first download a Poker application. In addition, four new blackjack games have been added to include multi-hand options. Harrington Raceway has also included two new and exciting video lottery games, Café de Paris and City Life 2.

“The success of internet gaming for the state, the casinos, and players depends on creating a fun and easy experience for everyone,” says Secretary of Finance Tom Cook. “We’re excited to offer an iGaming option that doesn’t require a Poker download, and we’re thrilled MAC users can now participate. These enhancements to the technology and to the games themselves allow Delaware to service a whole new segment of players.”

Delaware has offered casino games and Poker online since October 2013. Access to internet gaming is available via the following casino websites:

Players who have questions or need technical assistance may contact customer support at:

Delaware Park: 888-201-4603 or
Dover Downs: 888-201-5301 or
Harrington Raceway:  888-201-4083 or

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Vernon Kirk
Delaware Lottery

Angela Moffett-Batty
Community Relations Coordinator
Delaware Department of Finance

Governors Markell and Sandoval Sign Multi-State Internet Gaming Agreement

Wilmington, DE – Governor Markell and Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval took an important step forward in online gaming today, signing a first-in-the-nation Multi-State Internet Gaming Agreement that will eventually allow poker players in both states to play against each other online at the same virtual tables.

“Gov. Sandoval and I both share the goal of ensuring that our states’ gaming industries are as competitive as they can be, while ensuring that games are conducted fairly, honestly, and securely,” said Governor Markell. “This Agreement represents a crucial step in Delaware’s and Nevada’s efforts to make our online poker offerings more diverse, more competitive, and ultimately more enjoyable. I am grateful for Governor Sandoval’s support and leadership in this effort.”

fDSCF8506 The agreement develops a framework through which the two states will jointly adhere to minimum regulatory standards.  It also allows Member States to retain the necessary control over who offers online gaming within their borders, and it allows Member States to pursue the particular applications of online gaming that make the most sense for them. For example, Nevada will only allow online poker games, and under this agreement, Member States have the flexibility and discretion to make those kinds of policy determinations for themselves.

“This is truly a historic day for Nevada, Delaware, and the country.  One year ago the Nevada Legislature passed and I signed an Internet gaming bill into law, and today we are just beginning to witness the potential of this legislation with the signing of this agreement,” stated Governor Brian Sandoval.  “The approach we’ve taken will allow us to pursue greater opportunities by establishing a strong framework for collaboration in this new frontier.  The possibilities that are ahead of us are truly extraordinary. The agreement we’ve signed today provides the tools and the structure necessary for us to pioneer this expanding industry together, as states and as partners.  I have had the pleasure of working with Governor Markell in the past and look forward to this partnership with the State of Delaware.  I would like to thank him for his leadership and willingness to join Nevada in this new frontier of gaming.”