Introduction to Delaware Slot Machine Casino Gambling in 2020
Delaware slot machine casino gambling consists of three casinos offering video lottery terminal (VLT) style slot machines remotely controlled offsite by the state lottery.
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Relevant Legal Statutes on Gambling in Delaware*
The minimum legal gambling age in Delaware depends upon the gambling activity:
- Land-Based Casinos: 21
- Poker Rooms: 18 or 21 if alcohol is served
- Bingo: 18
- Lottery: 18
- Pari-Mutuel Wagering: 18
At Delaware’s casinos, the minimum bet is 1-penny. The maximum bet is $2,500.
Notably, Delaware has a policy of winner privacy. Gaming terminals fall under this privacy stipulation, so casinos cannot release the names of winners for promotional purposes unless the winner specifies otherwise.
Slot Machine Private Ownership in Delaware
In Delaware, it is legal to privately own slot machines which are 25 years old or older.
Gaming Control Board in Delaware
Further, enforcing Delaware’s gaming laws is the responsibility of the state’s Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE).
Casinos in Delaware
Delaware has three pari-mutuel racetracks with VLT gaming machines offering multiple games of video slots, video blackjack, video poker, and video keno.
The largest casino in Delaware is Casino at Delaware Park with 2,038 terminals in November 2020.
The second-largest casino is Dover Downs Hotel & Casino with 2,122 terminals in November 2020.
Commercial Casinos in Delaware
The three casinos in Delaware are:
- Casino at Delaware Park in Wilmington, 37 miles southwest of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- Dover Downs Hotel & Casino in the state capital of Dover, 53 miles south of Wilmington.
- Harrington Raceway & Casino in Harrington, 25 miles south of Dover at the Delaware State Fairgrounds.
Tribal Casinos in Delaware
There are no tribal casinos in Delaware, as this state has no federally recognized tribes.
Other Gambling Establishments
As an alternative to enjoying Delaware slot machine casino gambling, consider exploring casino options in a nearby state. Bordering Delaware is:
Each of the links above will take you to my blog for that neighboring U.S. state to Delaware.
Online gaming for real-money gambling, including slots as well as poker and other casino games, exists in Delaware, although an online player must be at least 21 and physically located within the state’s borders. See each casino website for links to this gambling option offered by Delaware.
Delaware is one of the original states where sports betting was available in 2009. Sports betting is for multiple games at professional and college sporting events.
Further, to help Delaware compete with casinos in neighboring states, all Delaware casinos offer table games of craps, blackjack, and roulette. The availability of other table games depends upon each casino.
Our Delaware Slots Facebook Community
Are you interested in sharing and learning with other slots enthusiasts in Delaware? If so, join our Delaware slots community on Facebook. All you’ll need is a Facebook profile to freely join this closed Facebook Group community.
There, you can meet online and privately share your slots experiences with local slots enthusiasts about playing slot machines in Delaware. Join us!
Payouts and Returns in Delaware
The minimum and maximum theoretical payout limits for Delaware’s gaming machines are 87% and 95% as an annual average for each machine.
Further, games may have a theoretical payout higher than 95% with approval from the Director of Delaware Lottery Games. No list is publicly available of which machines the Director has given this approval.
Delaware’s casinos do not directly control the odds of winning on their VLT-style slot machines. Instead, Delaware Lottery Games controls the odds of winning remotely and offsite from the casinos.
To calculate a player’s win percent, divide “Amount Won” by “Amount Played” for a month, then multiply by 100%. The November 2020 player win% for each casino were:
- Delaware Park: 92.0%
- Dover Downs: 92.2%
- Harrington Raceway: 92.0%
Summary of Delaware Slot Machine Casino Gambling in 2020
Delaware slot machine casino gambling consists of three pari-mutuel racetracks offering video lottery terminal (VLT) style gaming machines controlled offsite by the state lottery and offering multiple games of video slots, video poker, video keno, and video blackjack.
Annual Progress in Delaware Slot Machine Casino Gambling
Over the last year, Casino at Delaware Park has moved up from third largest to largest casino in Delaware, with Dover Downs dropping to second largest.
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