2012 Press ReleasesAugust 8, 2012
The Delaware Lottery Launches Sports Lottery in 31 Retail Locations
Pro Football Parlay Card Wagering and Championship Game Futures Now Available at Casino Sportsbooks and Licensed Delaware Sports Lottery Retailers Throughout the State
Dover, DE --The Delaware Lottery announced today that Sports Lottery wagering is available to adults 21 and older in 31 retail locations in Delaware. In addition to the existing Sportsbook locations at each of Delaware’s three racetrack casinos, Pro Football parlay card and Championship Game futures wagering are now available at licensed Delaware Sports Lottery retailers, including select restaurants, pubs, night clubs and existing Lottery agents throughout the state.
To remain competitive in the face of increased gaming opportunities in neighboring states, House Bill 333 – the Delaware Gaming Competitiveness Act of 2012 – was signed into law by Governor Jack Markell on June 28. The bill 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 on-line and paves the way for the State Office to develop and oversee systems and programs designed to sell Video Lottery, Table Games, and 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.”
Where to Play
Parlay wagering cards for weekly Pro Football games are available each Wednesday at all Sports Lottery and casino Sportsbook locations. In addition, futures wagering for the 2013 Pro Football Championship Game is available daily at all Sports Lottery venues. For a complete list of the 31 Sports Lottery retailers, visit www.delottery.com/games/sports. Additional wagers may be made and larger prizes can be paid at the three Sportsbook locations: Delaware Park, Dover Downs Hotel & Casino and Harrington Raceway & Casino. The minimum parlay wager at any Sports Lottery location is $2.
Preseason Early Bird Parlay Card
Early Bird Parlay Cards may be played daily throughout the preseason and on Mondays and Tuesdays during the regular season. For official rules on how to place Pro Football parlay card wagers at the sports terminal, visit http://www.delottery.com/games/sports.
About the Delaware Lottery:
Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 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, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, KENO®, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.
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