Delaware is home to some of the top collegiate and professional sports teams in the United States. This fact alone makes it a must visit for sports enthusiasts. However, sports betting in Delaware is not as easy as it may seem. Before you can wager on Delaware sports, you have to acquire a license from the Delaware State Sports Gaming Commission. The license itself is not free but rather a privilege that require you to pay a certain amount of money in return. Although you may be required to pay a certain amount as a licensing fee, this fee can serve as your ticket to enjoying a few favorite Delaware sports.
Legal Sports Betting: Yes, In-person; On-line only. Launch Date: June 5, 2021.
Minimum Sports Betting age: 21+. For those residents of Delaware who are above 21 years old, there is no minimum sports betting age requirement. All other states require that bettors are of legal age to place a bet on a game.
Delaware sports betting can take place on a variety of legal gambling platforms including online Delaware sportsbooks, over-the-counter video poker, land-based casinos, telephone betting terminals and through the use of credit cards. Although most Delaware sportsbooks offer sports betting, some allow their clients to use third party software programs that act as their betting terminals. If you wish to take advantage of these third party software programs, you may want to visit the website of your preferred Delaware sportsbook.
Point Spread: A point spread is the margin by which a particular bettor will make a profit or take a loss on a given sports betting event. Most Delaware sportsbooks allow both point spreads without a win or loss stipulation. When you place a bet using a point spread, you are gambling on the total score of the game, not the final line.
Online Wagering: Online wagering is not legal in all states or areas, but you can enjoy Delaware sports betting from any computer with an internet connection. You can place bets on regular sporting events, basketball, football, baseball, golf, tennis and horse racing. You can also place bets on other types of races, like the NBA Eastern and Western Conference finals, the NFL draft, soccer games and others. When you bet using a credit card, you are not legally allowed to wager more than you have in your bank account. In addition to online wagering, some Delaware sportsbooks allow customers to place bets through electronic transfer of funds, via telephone or through the mail.
The laws of probability in the US apply to offshore gambling, just as they do in-state gambling. The law of probability states that odds are always in favor of the house. For this reason, the house wins every time, whether you bet on the winner or the underdog. However, with that said, if you choose to place your bets over the internet or through a company that operates an in-house operation rather than going offshore, you will increase your chances of winning and your chances of losing.