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 […]

Casino bill passes House, goes back to Senate Saturday

DOVER — Financial relief is in the cards after all. On the second-to-last regularly scheduled day of the legislative session, the House approved a modified version of a bill that would give Delaware’s three casinos tax breaks. By a 35-4 vote, with one member absent and one not voting, the chamber sent the measure back […]

Wanna bet? Expanded sports gambling starts in Delaware

DOVER — Expanded sports gambling at Delaware’s three casinos was unveiled on Tuesday afternoon and drew rabid levels of excitement from government officials, avid sports fans and gamblers. It was like Mardi Gras without the colorful beads at Dover Downs, Harrington Raceway and Delaware Park as they became the first venues across the country to […]

Expanded sports wagering to start in June

  DOVER — Delaware announced Thursday it has been given the green light by officials to implement sports betting and hopes to launch new options, including single-game betting, within a matter of weeks. Expanded betting would only be available in the state’s three casinos. “Following Monday’s ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court and consultation with […]

Supreme Court ruling may pave the way for full-scale sports betting in Delaware

DOVER — The Supreme Court on Monday gave its go-ahead for states to allow gambling on sports across the nation, striking down a federal law that barred betting on football, basketball, baseball and other sports in most states. The justices voted 6-3 to strike down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, a 1992 law […]

Supreme Court makes sports betting a possibility nationwide

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a federal law that bars gambling on football, basketball, baseball and other sports in most states, giving states the go-ahead to legalize betting on sports. The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 to strike down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act. The 1992 law barred state-authorized sports […]