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 […]

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. […]

Casino relief bill passes first test

DOVER — A Senate committee on Wednesday approved legislation that would offer Delaware’s three casinos tax relief, the most significant step in regard to casino aid in years. The bill could be voted on as soon as today after being released by the Senate Finance Committee. Senate Substitute 1 for Senate Bill 144 would slightly […]

Funk band Morris Day and the Time at Dover Downs Aug. 10

DOVER – Classic funk group Morris Day and the Time will perform at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino’s Rollins Center on Friday, Aug. 10 at 9 p.m. Tickets will go on sale Tuesday and can be purchased online at or by contacting VIP Services at (800) 711- 5882. Regular ticket prices range from $35-$55. […]

Jefferson Starship to land in Dover in June

DOVER — Jefferson Starship, the famed rock ‘n’ roll band that produced eight gold and platinum albums from 1974 and 1984, will perform at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino’s Rollins Center on Friday, June 22. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at or by contacting VIP Services at (800) 711-5882. […]

Dover Downs reports $1 million net loss for 2017

  DOVER — With their fourth quarter of 2017 results in, Dover Downs Hotel & Casino reported a $1,068,000 loss for the year — down from a profit of $786,000 reported for 2016. With a reported net loss of $779,000, the last quarter of the year appeared to be the worst. The fourth quarter report […]

Casino relief bill introduced

DOVER — Legislators last week introduced a bipartisan bill to provide relief to Delaware’s three casinos that supporters say is sorely needed. “The casino industry pays all the same taxes as any other business in Delaware,” Sen. Brian Bushweller, D-Dover, said. “You pick a tax and they’re paying it … but in addition to it, […]

Morgan wins career 16,000th at Dover Downs

DOVER — It was a big day for Tony Morgan. Needing two wins to reach 16,000, Morgan quickly responded by taking both ends of the Dover Downs daily double to attain his milestone on Wednesday. Morgan, who won four races, is only the second driver in harness racing history to drive 16,000 winners in a […]

BEST BETS: Music, mirth on tap for local entertainment fans in 2018

As we get set to sing 2017 on its way out of here, it’s time to turn our attention to what awaits local entertainment fans in 2018. Before we get to the events that we definitely know about, we start with the unknowns associated with the Firefly Music Festival. At this point, the only thing […]