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 […]

Sound Off Delaware: Federal shutdown, Dover Downs

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. Federal shutdown? President Donald Trump told congressional Republicans Thursday he would not sign a bill to fund the government because it doesn’t include money for his border wall with Mexico, throwing the […]

Letter to the Editor: We all should salute Smyrna Police Department

  A recent article informed us that a mental health clinician began riding with a Smyrna police officer recently, providing the department with an additional tool to determine if someone is in crisis and needs substance use or mental health treatment. The partnership between the Smyrna Police Department and Connections Community Support Programs began earlier […]

Country, R&B and comedy acts coming to Dover Downs in 2019

  DOVER — Dover Downs Hotel & Casino’s Rollins Center has announced three new acts coming in 2019. Country music star Gary Allan, who has topped the charts for more than 20 years with his unique vocals and lyrics, will perform at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino’s Rollins Center on Friday, April 12 at 9 […]

From the Sports Editor: Bachrad was one of a kind

It’s difficult to imagine, but there actually was a time when Marv Bachrad didn’t know anything about horses or harness racing. Bachard figured he was about 20 years old and had just gotten out of the Army when a friend invited him to go to Brandywine Raceway, the track that was just north of Wilmington. […]

$260,000 Hap Hansen Progress Pace on tap tonight at Dover Downs

DOVER — Dorsoduro Hanover began his season with a win. He will try to go out the same way in tonight’s $260,000 Hap Hansen Progress Pace for 3-year-old pacers at Dover Downs. The 10th race of the 13-race card, the feature is slated for approximately 7:30 p.m. It will not be easy for Dorsoduro Hanover […]

R&B’s Gill, country’s Atkins to play downstate Delaware in 2019

Two area concerts for 2019 were announced today. Two-time Grammy Award R&B nominee Johnny Gill will perform at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino’s Rollins Center on Friday, March 15 at 9 p.m. Tickets will go on sale at noon on Tuesday and can be purchased at doverdowns.com. Prices range from $40-$60. Mr. Gill, a Washington […]

Not so-nice quarter: Dover Downs suffers $269,000 loss

DOVER — Dover Downs lost $269,000 from July through the end of September, according to an earnings report released Thursday. The company saw an increase in revenue of about $1.04 million from the third quarter of 2017, but expenses were up by about $1.05 million. Those increased costs came largely as a result of a […]

Loverboy to perform at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino

  DOVER — Loverboy, the Canadian rock band known for hits “Working for the Weekend,” “Turn Me Loose,” and “Lovin’ Every Minute of It” will perform at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino’s Rollins Center on Friday, Feb. 15 at 9 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at doverdowns.com. Ticket prices range from $30-$50. Loverboy formed […]

Pearl Oyster Grill opens at Dover Downs

Pearl Oyster Grill seafood restaurant officially opened its doors with a ribbon-cutting on Sept. 12. Featuring a bright nautical décor and a full seafood menu, including fresh oysters, Maine lobster tail, Alaskan king crab legs, shrimp platters and crab cakes, it is the newest addition to the Dover Downs Hotel & Casino list of amenities. […]