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When will sports betting be legal in Delaware?

Delaware was the first state in the country other than Nevada to legalize sports betting in June 2018. However, sports betting is only legal at three physical locations, as online betting is a work in progress.

After PASPA was repealed in 2018, it was fairly easy for Delaware to get started because they passed a law back in 2009 that aimed to legalize sports betting. That being the case, it's been a process to get online sports betting authorized, though it appears all but certain that will change in 2020, if not early 2021. William Hill, who has a partnership with the state lottery to run the day-to-day operations in each of the sportsbooks, will likely be the first operator to offer online sports betting.

In addition to fantasy sports and horse racing betting, online casinos are also legal, as long as you're in the state. Daily Fantasy Sports were officially legalized in 2017 following a 2016 opinion that they were believed to be operating contrary to state gambling laws.

Physical Sportsbooks

Delaware Park, Wilmington

The sportsbook at Delaware Park features self-service betting terminals, tellers, live odds and plenty of seating in a comfortable atmosphere. 

Monday - Thursday: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Friday: 11 a.m. - 12 a.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 12 a.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Dover Downs, Dover

The Race & Sports Book has betting windows, a live-odds screen, numerous TVs and luxury seating, along with a Pub where you can hold parties and events.

Sunday - Thursday: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Friday - Saturday: 11 a.m. - 1 a.m.

Harrington Raceway & Casino, Harrington

The Sports Book is located in Murphy's Grill, which provides food, drinks and TVs to watch all of the action.

Monday - Sunday: 11 a.m. - 12 a.m.

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Can you bet on sports with Venmo?
No, not legally. Most legal sportsbooks around the country won't allow you to make bets with Venmo.
Which states in US have legal sports betting?
As of 2020, there are 21 states (and Washington D.C.) that have legalized sports betting.
Can you bet on sports online?
Yes. But while betting on sports is legal in almost half the states in the country, not all of them allow online wagering.
When was sports betting legalized?
Sports betting was allowed to be legalized at a state level in 2018 after PASPA was struck down.
When will sports betting be legal in Indiana?
Sports betting in Indiana was legalized September 2019 and online gambling launched a few months later.
Is sports betting legal in Indiana?
Yes. Indiana passed a bill to allow sports betting in 2019 and wagering started in October with online betting opening a couple months later.
When will sports betting be legal in Michigan?
Michigan passed legislation to allow sports betting in December 2019 and the first physical sportsbooks opened March 2020.
Is sports betting legal in Michigan?
Yes. Michigan passed legislation to allow sports betting in December 2019 and the first physical sportsbooks opened in March 2020.
Is sports betting legal in Virginia?
Yes. Sports betting is legal in Virginia and residents began betting via FanDuel in January 2021.
When will sports betting be legal in Virginia?
Sports betting is legal in Virginia and residents began betting via FanDuel in January 2021.
When will sports betting be legal in South Dakota?
Sports betting is not legal in South Dakota, but residents passed a ballot initiative in the November 2020 election, which means it's on its way.
Is sports betting legal in South Dakota?
No. Sports betting is not legal in South Dakota, but residents passed a bill initiative in the 2020 election.
Is sports betting legal in North Carolina?
Yes. Sports betting is legal in North Carolina, but it's only available at two casinos, which weren't open as of early 2021.
When will sports betting be legal in North Carolina?
Sports betting is legal in North Carolina, but it's only available at two casinos, which weren't open as of early 2021.
When will sports betting be legal in Tennessee?
Yes. Tennessee sports betting was legalized in 2019 and launched in 2020.
Is sports betting legal in Tennessee?
Yes. Tennessee sports betting was legalized in 2019 and launched in 2020.
Is sports betting legal in Maryland?
No. Sports betting is not legal in Maryland, but residents voted Yes to legalize sports gambling in the November 2020 election.
When will sports betting be legal in Maryland?
No. Sports betting is not legal in Maryland, but residents voted Yes to legalize sports gambling in the November 2020 election.
Is sports betting legal in Louisiana?
No. Sports betting is illegal in Louisiana despite numerous attempts throughout the last couple years.
When will sports betting be legal in Louisiana?
Sports betting is illegal in Louisiana despite numerous attempts to legalize it the last couple years.
When will sports betting be legal in Iowa?
Iowa legalized sports betting in May 2019, becoming the 11th state to do so.
Is sports betting legal in Iowa?
Yes. Iowa legalized sports betting in 2019, becoming the 11th state to pass a bill.
When will sports betting be legal in Illinois?
Illinois passed sports betting legislature June 2019 and launched at physical sportsbooks March 2020, becoming the 15th state to offer wagering.
Is sports betting legal in Illinois?
Yes. Illinois passed sports betting legislature in 2019 and launched at physical sportsbooks in March 2020.
When will sports betting be legal in Colorado?
Colorado legalized in-person and mobile sports betting November 2019 after a bill was signed by the governor and then approved by voters.