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Delaware Lottery cautiously hopeful football will provide the usual sports betting boost

The Delaware Lottery is hopeful the start of the NFL season will mark the return of some normalcy to sports betting revenue.

While the state’s three casinos were shut down from mid-March until the start of June there was no sports betting in Delaware. And the casinos did not resume sports betting until the start of this year’s baseball season in July.

Since then, Delaware Lottery Director Vernon Kirk says sports betting is seeing modest but steady action. He adds he’s hopeful the NFL and limited college football will provide a boost, but remains concerned about the continued impact of the virus.

“It’s going to be very iffy—a very uncertain situation,” said Kirk. “We’ve had to plan for a lot of contingencies for things like that where you get to the pro schedule and all of a sudden they cancel a game or they postpone it.”

While Delaware’s casinos remain limited by Gov. Carney’s COVID restrictions, Kirk notes all of the normal retailers—about 100 of them—will have the NFL parlay cards.

“Now whether some customers are not so keen on going into a store or whatever to pick up a card or go to the casino and bet it is another situation,” he said.

Through July this year, the state earned just over 1.1 million dollars from sports betting at its 3 casinos. During the same period in 2019 – it pulled in just over 2.5 million. Delaware earned 6.2 million for the entire 2019 calendar year from those three sportsbooks – thanks in large part to fall football betting.

State revenue estimates in June projected a just over $42 million loss in total Delaware lottery revenue in fiscal 2020 compared to 2019 – but forecasts little further erosion in 2020 and a slight rebound in 2021.

The Delaware Lottery is hopeful the start of the NFL season will mark the return of some normalcy to sports betting revenue.

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A parlay is a single wager that links multiple wagers; to win the bet, the player must win all the wagers in the parlay. If the player loses one wager, (s)he loses the entire bet. However, if the player wins all the wagers in the parlay, (s)he wins a higher payoff than if (s)he had placed the bets separately.

What are the odds?

On parlay cards, the odds are fixed. Please see the back of the parlay cards for more information.

Please Note:

“For” includes the amount wagered.

“To” does not include the amount wagered.

For example: 20 for 1 is 19 to 1; a $25 wager is: $25×19=$475.

1. Your 3+ selections may include your team and the over/under for the same team.

2. Your 3+ selections may include both college and professional teams.

Point Spread Basics

o Where and when can I get my parlay cards If there is a plus next to the team you selected—add those points to the final score for your team.

If there is a minus next to the team you selected—subtract those points from the final score for your team

What’s the minimum wager?

The minimum wager is $2. All wagers must be parlays consisting of three or more selections (Super Teaser – 4 or more selections).

Where and when can I get my parlay cards?

Parlay cards are available on Wednesdays at all Sports Lottery locations. For a complete list of all Sports Lottery locations, click here.

The lines for each week’s coming games are posted every Monday at the Sportsbooks* (casinos) and Sports Lottery Retailers. OFF-THE-BOARD PARLAY wagers may be made all week long.

Tickets go as written. Please check your ticket(s) for accuracy before leaving the wagering counter.

Complete your cards with a blue or black pen, or a pencil. No red ink, please. DO NOT ERASE. Remove the perforated stub from the card prior to presenting to the sports terminal operator.

Wagers are accepted until the kickoff of a scheduled game. Tickets go as written. Please check your ticket(s) for accuracy before leaving the Sports Lottery terminal.

Ask for a Quick Pick.
Not sure what selections to play? Just ask your Retailer for a full or partial quick pick, which is available for all selections or for teams only.

The Lottery will generate a ticket with random selections.

What types of parlay cards are available**?

Delaware Sports Lottery offers the following parlay cards:

Early Bird card (Pro Only)
To play Early Bird cards, refer to the designated separate sheet for teams and point spreads. A new sheet is available each Monday and Tuesday.

Half-Point card
The Half-Point parlay card is the most popular type of card in Las Vegas, and will offer payoffs ranging from 6.1 for 1 on a 3-selection parlay to 2,500for 1 on a 12-selection parlay. All point spreads use half points, eliminating the possibility of a tie.

Teaser card
On a Teaser card, the point spreads differ from those o the Half-Point card. The favored teams have to cover fewer points in order to be winning selections. The underdog teams receive more points. The payoffs on the Teaser card are lower than they are on the Half-Point card because of the advantage the player gets on the point spread. On a Teaser card, players may parlay from 3 to 20 selections and receive payoffs ranging from 12 for 5 to 1,000 for 1. All point spreads use half points, eliminating the possibility of a tie. Players may bet on both sides.

Super Teaser card
On the Super Teaser card, the point spreads are adjusted even more than with the Teaser card. The favored teams must cover even fewer points in order to be winning selections. The underdog teams receive more points, The payoffs on the Super Teaser card are lower than they are on the Teaser cards because of the additional advantage the player gets on the point spread. On a Super Teaser card, players may parlay from 4 to 20 selections and receive payoffs ranging from 11 for 5 to 80 for 1. All point spreads use half points, eliminating the possibility of a tie. Players may bet on both sides.

Retailer Football Wagering Hours (times are approximate and may vary)

Sun
7 A.M – 6.30 P.M
All Cards
Futures
Off the Board
Mon
1 P.M – 11 P.M
Early Bird Card
Futures
Off the Board
Tue
Noon – 10 P.M
Early Bird Card
Futures
Off the Board
Wed
11 A.M – 10 P.M
All Cards
Futures
Off the Board
Thu
7 A.M – 11 P.M
All Cards
Futures
Off the Board
Fri
7 A.M – 11 P.M
All Cards
Futures
Off the Board
Sat
7 A.M – 11 P.M
All Cards
Futures
Off the Board

Reverse Teaser card (Pro Only)
On the Reverse Teaser card, the point spreads are adjusted so the favored teams must cover a larger point spread and underdog teams must cover a point spread that is smaller, and, in some cases, even minus points. In some cases, both teams in a game may be minus points and you may not bet both teams in that game. Because of these point-spread adjustments, the payoffs are much higher than those found on the other Teaser cards. On a Reverse Teaser card, players may parlay from 3 to 8 selections and receive payoffs ranging from 20 for 1 to 5,000 for 1. All point spreads use half points, eliminating the possibility of a tie.

$100,000 Parlay card (Pro Only)
Players wager $5 and select 15 games against the point spread. If a player correctly picks 15 out of 15 games, (s)he wins $100,000. If there is more than 1 winning ticket, the $100,000 prize is divided equally among the winning tickets. The $100,000 Parlay card will have a few select Totals (Over/Under) Wagers upon occasion.

Football Futures
No card required. This wager is offered for the entire current season. To place a bet, the player simply selects a team. The odds fluctuate during the season, but are locked in at the time the wager is placed.

Totals (Over/Under) Wager (Pro Only)
The Total is the combined amount of points scored by both teams during the game, including overtime. A player may wager over or under the total. In an Over wager, the player wagers that the total combined points scored by the two teams will be more than the total. In an Under wager, the player bets that the total points scored by the two teams will be less than the total. There will be no totals during the preseason.

The Half-Point, Teaser and Super Teaser parlay cards will carry all totals. The $100,000 Parlay card will have select totals on occasion. There is no Totals-Only card.

Note: The Delaware Lottery reserves the right to refuse any wager/multiple cards or delete or limit any selection(s) prior to the acceptance of any wager.

Off-the-Board Wagers

(Lines change frequently throughout the day, so make sure you check your tickets)

Off-the-Board Parlays
In Off-the-Board Parlays, the point spreads may fluctuate from the opening line. Players can parlay from 3 to 8 selections and receive payoffs ranging from 6 to 1 to 160 to a. There is a $5 minimum bet on Off-the-Board Parlays.

Off-the-Board Teasers
The players can select 6-, 6 1⁄2-, 7-, 10- and 14-point Teasers. A Teaser allows the player to add extra points to an underdog’s point spread or subtract points on a favored team.

Halftime Wagers
A halftime wager, for betting purposes, resets the score of a game at 0-0 at halftime of a game. For example, if the Green Bay Packers lead the San Francisco 49ers at halftime by a score of 14-10 and you wager on the Packers -3 1⁄2 points in the second half, the Packers must win the game by eight points or more to cover the spread. Halftime wagers also include any overtime periods that are played.

*The Delaware Lottery Sportsbook locations are Delaware Park, Dover Downs and Harrington Raceway & Casino.

**Delaware Lottery Sportsbook and Sports Lottery Retailer Wagering Rules apply to parlay cards unless otherwise stipulated on the cards. The Delaware Lottery reserves the right to add, delete, or change its Wagering Rules or payoff odds at any time or both.

If I win on football parlays*, where can I claim my prize?

If your prize is $600 or less, you may redeem your prize at any Delaware Sports Lottery Retailer or Sportsbook. Winning Sports Lottery tickets football parlay with a value of more than $600 must be cashed at Delaware Park, Dover Downs, Harrington Raceway & Casino or at the Delaware Lottery office in Dover. Select retailer locations may cash up to $1,500 (excludes IRS wins).

Winning tickets can be mailed for processing to:

Delaware State Lottery
1575 McKee Road, Suite 102
Dover, DE 19904

* Retailers may also cash all Sportsbook tickets within their approved cashing limits.

Additional Rules and Information

This brochure contains wagering information for professional and college football.

  • All winning tickets are bearer instruments.
  • All winning tickets are subject to Delaware Income Tax.
  • When claiming a prize at the Lottery office, please bring a photo I.D. (with name and address) and your Social Security card with you.
  • Winning wagers are void one year from the date of the conclusion of the last event on the wager.
  • Tickets are void if stolen, unissued, mutilated, illegible, altered in any way, defective or incomplete. The Delaware Lottery is not responsible for lost or stolen tickets.
  • You must present a valid physical game ticket to claim a prize. No photos will be accepted. Tickets must be printed on official Delaware Lottery ticket stock.
  • Delaware State Lottery is not responsible for paying winning tickets resulting from any system or terminal malfunction or wagers not paced due to a terminal system malfunction.
  • Wagers are not available for Delaware based teams.
  • See delottery.com/Sports-Lottery/Rules for the most current and complete rules.

How To Fill Out a Card

Playing is easy – follow these instructions
  • $2 minimum wager ($5 for the $100K card)
  • Must have at lease 3 selections in action (15 for the $100K card, 4 or more selections for the Super Teaser card)
  • Complete and remove the perforated stub – DO NOT ERASE!
  • Choose and fill-in the red bubbles for your Selections
  • Next you will fill-in the red bubbles for Number of Teams
  • Finally fill-in the red bubbles for your Amount Bet

Delaware lottery games sports lottery A parlay is a single wager that links multiple wagers; to win the bet, the player must win all the wagers in the parlay. If the player loses one wager, (s)he