Governor Carney’s Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Sports Gaming

WILMINGTON, Del.Governor John Carney issued the following statement on Monday on the decision from the U.S. Supreme Court regarding sports gaming:

“We continue to review details of today’s opinion. But when the Supreme Court took this case last year, the Delaware Lottery began preparing for the possibility that the Court could overturn the federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act. In the coming days, the lottery office will consult with the Delaware Attorney General’s Office to more fully understand the details and impact of this decision on Delaware. Specifically, we will be looking at whether the opinion allows Delaware to offer full-scale sports gaming beyond parlay betting on National Football League games that was reinstituted in 2009. We believe that Delaware likely already has all necessary laws and regulations in place to implement full-scale sports gaming under the direction of the Delaware Lottery. If it is permissible under the opinion, full-scale sports gaming could be available at Delaware’s casinos before the end of June.”


DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announces shellfish aquaculture leasing lottery for Inland Bays

Lottery applications now available for May 2 drawing

DOVER – The Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife will conduct a public lottery for the initial offering of acreage available for shellfish aquaculture leases in Delaware’s Inland Bays at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, at DNREC’s Lewes Facility, 901 Pilottown Road, Lewes, DE 19958.

Applications to participate in the lottery are available online at Aquaculture Lottery Application, or by contacting DNREC’s Fisheries Section at 302-739-9914. To participate in the May 2 lottery, applicants must submit their completed applications to the Division of Fish & Wildlife by 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 26.

Applicants will be contacted by the Fisheries Section in the order their applications were drawn in the lottery and need not be present to claim their position. In the order of their awarded position, lottery participants will be able to select one to five acres in the Indian River and Rehoboth Bays (combined) and/or one to five acres in the Little Assawoman Bay.

Applications to lease acreage will be accepted after all lottery participants have selected their acreage through the lottery process.

Acreage selected through the lottery may not be transferred to another entity prior to the issuance of a fully-executed lease. Following the award of lease sites through the lottery, remaining acreage will be available for potential leases on a first-come, first-serve basis.

If a lottery participant fails to submit a completed and accepted lease application for their selected acreage within one year from the date of the initial lottery, those acres will be made available for leasing on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information about the lottery and the shellfish aquaculture program, visit Delaware shellfish aquaculture, or call the Fisheries Section at 302-739-9914.

Follow the Division of Fish & Wildlife on Facebook,

Media contact: Joanna Wilson, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902

Vol. 47, No. 73


Free Delaware iGaming Apps Launched

Dover – The Delaware Lottery is pleased to announce the launch of its free mobile iGaming applications for iOS devices. The mobile apps are now available for download from each of the three Delaware Casino online gaming sites: (,, and from the Apple App Store.

The three new apps now make it easier for Delaware players to enjoy their favorite casino games “on the go” for real money via WiFi networks. The apps are compatible with iOS devices only (iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch) and you must be 21 to play and located in Delaware.

“This is an exciting moment for iGaming in Delaware”, said Lottery Director Vernon Kirk. “Players can now find convenience and entertainment in playing casino games on their iOS mobile devices, and it’s just in time for tourists visiting our amazing Delaware beaches this summer.”

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