Sportsbook in action as Dover Downs casino returns to life

DOVER — When the sportsbook opened up again at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino on July 23, the casino took another step in a return to a pre-COVID-19 world. Throughout the summer, Dover Downs has reopened for table games, slot machines and now the sportsbook. Dover Downs is currently operating with a maximum occupancy up […]

Dover Downs reports multimillion-dollar loss through end of June

DOVER — Dover Downs saw a net loss of $2.36 million in the second quarter of 2020, with gaming revenues plummeting about 70% compared to last year. Delaware announced its first official COVID-19 case on March 11, and by the end of the month the state was in lockdown. Dover Downs (along with the state’s […]

All three casinos reopening with strict limits June 1

DOVER — All three of Delaware’s casinos will reopen with strict limits Monday as part of the next big step in Delaware’s reopening process. Chiefly, only slots will be available for gaming and all visitors must have their temperatures checked before entering. The establishments have been closed since mid-March due to coronavirus, but with Gov. […]

State gambling industry takes hit during virus outbreak

Vernon Kirk, director of the Delaware Lottery.

DOVER — There’s no sure bet on how coronavirus will ultimately affect Delaware’s gambling, gaming and lottery industry. The pandemic’s eventual length and final deadly spread are uncertain. Since the middle of March when an official emergency was declared, there have been limited revenue gains and precipitous losses. Casino style online iGaming net revenue rose […]

Harrington Raceway and Casino closing through April 1

Harrington Raceway and Casino will be closing at 4 p.m. today until April 1. The closure is applicable to all bars/restaurants and gaming on the property, including Murphy’s Race/Sportsbook and Grill. All shows and entertainment during this timeline are canceled and any applicable ticket sales for such events will be subject to a refund. • […]

Sound Off Delaware: Casino open on Christmas

This is your public forum. We welcome your opinions, which can be emailed to newsroom@newszap.com or posted online under the stories at www.DelawareStateNews.net. For the first time since Delaware approved slot machines in 1994 you can legally gamble on Christmas. Included in the casino relief bill approved at the end of June was a little-noticed […]

Dover Downs casino to be open on Christmas

DOVER — For the first time since Delaware approved slot machines in 1994 you can legally gamble on Christmas. Included in the casino relief bill approved at the end of June was a little-noticed provision allowing Delaware’s three casinos to operate on Christmas and Easter. Because Dover Downs is Delaware’s only casino with a hotel […]

Dover Downs turns a profit in second quarter

DOVER — Dover Downs Hotel & Casino made a profit in the second quarter of 2018, but is still in the red for the year. The company, which announced a planned sale to Rhode Island-based gaming company Twin River Worldwide Holdings Inc. earlier this week, unveiled its quarterly earnings Thursday. The numbers reveal a net […]

Pearl Oyster Grill coming to Dover Downs

DOVER — Oysters will be making a comeback in Dover Downs Hotel & Casino. A new seafood restaurant called Pearl Oyster Grill will be opening inside the casino later this summer in the former location of Doc Magrogan’s Oyster House, according to Dover Downs management. The restaurant space has sat vacant since Doc Magrogan’s shut […]

SOUND OFF DELAWARE: Casino legislation

This is your public forum. We welcome your opinions, which can be emailed to newsroom@newszap.com or posted online under the stories at www.DelawareStateNews.net. The Senate passed legislation Saturday that will give Delaware’s casinos a long-awaited tax break. By a 17-3 vote, with one member abstaining, the chamber sent to the governor a bill that will […]