August 19, 2010
Delaware Lottery launches $100,000 Football
Delaware casinos to reward East Coast's best pro football handicapper
Wilmington, DE - Think you know your pro football? Make your picks starting
Aug. 20 as the Delaware Lottery introduces a new football contest: the
Delaware Lottery $100,000 Ultimate Pro Football Challenge. Sports betting
players at Delaware Park, Dover Downs, and Harrington Raceway can compete
for a chance to win a $50,000 first prize and recognition as the top pro
football handicapper on the East Coast.
Football pundits participating in the Delaware Lottery $100,000 Ultimate
Pro Football Challenge will pay a one-time entry fee of $250 at any one
of the three Casino Sports Books. Players then pick six pro football games
each week against the spread through the first 17 weeks of the 2010-2011
pro football season. The player (or players) with the best record at season's
end will win the $50,000 top prize. Cash prizes will be available through
fifth place and top players at various stages throughout the season will
also be eligible for $5,000 prizes. Cash prizes totaling $100,000 will
be handed out.
"We are excited to offer this sports betting option to our customers,"
said Wayne Lemons Director of the Delaware State Lottery. "Sports
betting has proven to be very popular at our three Casino Sports Books
in Delaware and we think this option will add interest throughout the
Complete rules are available on the Delaware Lottery Website at http://delottery.com/games/sports/.
In addition to the $100,000 contest, Delaware's casinos at Delaware Park,
Dover Downs and Harrington Raceway offer a variety of parlay sports betting
options on pro football games in state-of-the-art gaming facilities. Parlay
bets are accepted on a minimum of three pro football games. Parlay cards
are generally available in the casinos' Sports Book areas each Wednesday
Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed
more than $3 billion to the state's General Fund to help finance needed
state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a
variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTO®,
MULTI-WIN LOTTO, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, and assorted Instant Games. Delaware
Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at
licensed retailers, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.
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