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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.

Delaware lottery sports

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.

ASK for a QUICK PICK

Not sure what selections to play? Just ask your Retailer for a full or partial quick pick. Quick pick is available for all selections or for teams only. The Lottery will generate a ticket with random selections.

FOR ALL PARLAY CARD CHANGES/UPDATES, PLEASE VISIT A SPORTS RETAILER OR CASINO SPORTSBOOK.

Wagers

  • 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 not a Totals-Only Card.
  • 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. Download the most current sheet.
  • Half-Point Parlay Card
    The Half-Point Parlay Card is the most popular type of card in Las Vegas and will offer payoffs ranging from 6.5 for 1 on a 3-selection parlay to 2,500 for 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 on 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 (since the point spreads have been adjusted, wagering is available on both sides of a game) 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.
  • 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.
  • 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, 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:

  • Pro Championship Sheet

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.

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

Additional wagers:

Off-the-Board Parlays
In Off-the-Board Parlays, the point spreads may fluctuate from the opening line. Players can parlay from three to eight teams and receive payoffs ranging from 11 to 2 to 160 to 1. 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.

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 and/or payoff odds at any time.

Delaware lottery sports 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