Delaware Lottery expands sports wagering locations
The Sports Lottery, available to adults 21 and older, allows players to wager on Pro Football parlay cards and Championship Game futures. In addition to Delaware’s racinos, the Sports lottery will now be offered at select restaurants, pubs, night clubs and existing Lottery agents.
The Sports Lottery expansion is the result of House Bill 333-the Delaware Gaming Competitiveness Act of 2012- which was signed into law by Governor Jack Markell on June 28. The bill, designed to keep Delaware gaming competitive in the face of increased gaming opportunities in neighboring states, allows the lottery to issue Sports Lottery and Keno retailer licenses to Delaware businesses operating outside of the state’s racetrack casinos. In addition, the new law authorizes the lottery to distribute its existing ticket games onâline and paves the way for the state to develop and oversee systems and programs designed to sell video lottery, table games and other new offerings on the Internet.
“This is an exciting time in the history of the Delaware Lottery and for its players,” said Vernon Kirk, director of the Delaware Lottery. “As players are becoming increasingly more mobile, interactive and tech savvy, the lottery must continually look for ways to enhance and provide new, innovative and secure lottery products with alternative ways to play them. Opening up Sports Lottery to additional retail and lifestyle venues gives players more options. It also gives the lottery a more competitive edge by adapting and remaining relevant in a modern retail world.”