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 or posted online under the stories at 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 […]

House speaker slams casino relief bill

  DOVER — The casino relief bill will get a committee hearing in the House. What happens after that is unknown. Following the passage of Senate Substitute 1 for Senate Bill 144 Thursday, House Speaker Pete Schwartzkopf, D-Rehoboth Beach, blasted both the measure and the process behind crafting it. Seeking to send a message to […]

Casino relief bill passes Senate but prospects in House less certain

  DOVER — On the same day Dover Downs announced it lost $273,000 in the first three months of 2018, the Senate passed legislation that would give financial aid to the state’s three casinos. After passing the Senate 17-3, with one member abstaining, Senate Substitute 1 for Senate Bill 144 now goes to the House. […]