Delaware Parlay Cards Guide

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For the last decade, the Delaware Lottery has offered parlay cards that allow those 21 years and older located in Delaware to bet on NFL and college football games. 

These parlay cards are offered at over 100 stores and bars throughout the state, as well as the three major sportsbooks in Delaware. Winners can claim winnings at any of these locations or send winning tickets in by mail.

This guide will go over how the Delaware parlay cards work, where you can find them, and will show the current’s weeks cards during the football season.

Now that Pennsylvania and Maryland have legalized online sports betting, Delaware residents can bet on sportsbook apps there as long as they are physically located in one of those states. Learn more here.

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Types of Delaware Parlay Cards Offered & Odds on Each

The Delaware Lottery offers 5 different types of football parlay cards: 1/2 point, teaser, super teaser, reverse teaser, and a $100,000 parlay card. 

There are NFL parlay cards, college parlay cards, and cards with both. For the cards with NFL and college games, both can be included in the same parlay.

Note that each card has a $2 minimum bet and you must make at least three selections. You usually can’t include two options from the same game in the same parlay (such as the Eagles covering the spread plus the over in the same game).

1/2 Point Parlay Card (White)

These cards include “traditional” lines including point spreads (favorite/underdog) and totals (Over/Under) that are not adjusted at all as they are in teasers.

An example
Say the Eagles are 6.5 point favorites (-6.5) against the Cowboys (+6.5) and the total score may be set at 48.5 points. 

  • If you choose the Eagles, they must win by 7 points to cover.
  • If you choose the Cowboys, they must win or lose by less than 7 to cover.
  • If you choose the Over, the total combined score of both teams must be at least 49.
  • If you choose the Under, the total combined score must be 48 or less.

The odds on these cards (and all DE Lottery parlay cards), don’t change based on which game you choose. The odds are the same for the entire season. 

Here were the odds for the 2019-20 school year:

  • 3 choices: 6.5 to 1 ($10 wins $65)
  • 4 choices: 11 to 1
  • 5 choices: 20 to 1
  • 6 choices: 40 to 1
  • 7 choices: 75 to 1
  • 8 choices: 150 to 1
  • 9 choices: 375 to 1
  • 10 choices: 800 to 1
  • 11 choices: 1400 to 1
  • 12 choices: 2500 to 1 
You can see this week’s DE Lottery 1/2 Point Parlay Card here.

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Teaser Parlay Card (Yellow)

Teasers still allow you to bet point spread and game totals for football games, but the lines are adjusted by 5 to 7 points in your favor. The trade-off for more favorable odds is that you get worse odds.

The same example as above with a 6 point tease
Instead of the Eagles being 6.5 point favorites against the Cowboys, they will now be 0.5 point favorites (Eagles -0.5) and the Cowboys will be 12.5 point underdogs (Cowboys +12.5). Instead of the total being 48.5, the new Over will be 42.5 and the new Under will be 54.5.

  • If you choose the Eagles, they must win to cover (since you can only win by 1 point).
  • If you choose the Cowboys, they must win or lose by less than 13 to cover.
  • If you choose the Over, the total combined score of both teams must be 43 or more.
  • If you choose the Under, the total combined score must be 54 or less.

Here were the odds for the 2019-20 school year:

  • 3 choices: 12 to 5 ($5 wins $12)
  • 4 choices: 7 to 2
  • 5 choices: 9 to 2
  • 6 choices: 7 to 1
  • 7 choices: 10 to 1
  • 8 choices: 15 to 1
  • 9 choices: 22 to 1
  • 10 choices: 30 to 1
  • 11 choices: 45 to 1
  • 12 choices: 65 to 1
  • 13 choices: 100 to 1
  • 14 choices: 150 to 1
  • 15 choices: 200 to 1
  • 16 choices: 275 to 1
  • 17 choices: 375 to 1
  • 18 choices: 500 to 1
  • 19 choices: 750 to 1
  • 20 choices: 1000 to 1
 You can see this week’s DE Lottery Teaser Card here.

Super Teaser Parlay Card (Tan/Light Orange)

Super teasers are just like teasers except the odds are shifted even more in your favor; typically between 10 and 14 points. The trade-off for even more favorable odds is that you get even worse odds as compared to normal teasers.

The same example as above with a 13 point tease
Instead of the Eagles being 6.5 point favorites against the Cowboys, they will now be 6.5 point underdogs (Eagles +6.5) and the Cowboys will be 19.5 point underdogs (Cowboys +19.5). Instead of the total being 48.5, the new Over will be 35.5 and the new Under will be 61.5.

  • If you choose the Eagles, they must win or lose by less than 7.
  • If you choose the Cowboys, they must win or lose by less than 20 to cover.
  • If you choose the Over, the total combined score of both teams must be 36 or more.
  • If you choose the Under, the total combined score must be 61 or less.

Here were the odds for the 2019-20 school year:

  • 4 choices: 11 to 5
  • 5 choices: 13 to 5
  • 6 choices: 3 to 1
  • 7 choices: 4 to 1
  • 8 choices: 11 to 2
  • 9 choices: 7 to 1
  • 10 choices: 9 to 1
  • 11 choices: 11 to 1
  • 12 choices: 14 to 1
  • 13 choices: 18 to 1
  • 14 choices: 23 to 1
  • 15 choices: 30 to 1
  • 16 choices: 37 to 1
  • 17 choices: 45 to 1
  • 18 choices: 55 to 1
  • 19 choices: 65 to 1
  • 20 choices: 80 to 1
You can see this week’s DE Lottery Super Teaser Card here.

Reverse Teaser Parlay Card – NFL Only (Pink)

Reverse teasers are just like they sound like: the opposite of teasers. Instead of the odds being shifted in your favor, they are shifted against your favor by around 5 to 7 points in exchange for better odds.

The same example as above with a 6 point reverse tease
Instead of the Eagles being 6.5 point favorites against the Cowboys, they will now be 12.5 point favorites (Eagles +12.5) and the Cowboys will be 0.5 point underdogs (Cowboys +0.5). Instead of the total being 48.5, the new Over will be 54.5 and the new Under will be 42.5.

  • If you choose the Eagles, they must win by at least 13.
  • If you choose the Cowboys, they must tie or win (since the odds are +0.5).
  • If you choose the Over, the total combined score of both teams must be 55 or more.
  • If you choose the Under, the total combined score must be 42 or less.

Here were the odds for the 2019-20 school year:

  • 3 choices: 20 to 1 ($10 wins $200)
  • 4 choices: 60 to 1
  • 5 choices: 200 to 1
  • 6 choices: 600 to 1
  • 7 choices: 1800 to 1
  • 8 choices: 5000 to 1
You can see this week’s DE Lottery Reverse Teaser Card here.

$100,000 Parlay Card – NFL Only (Orange)

With this card, you wager $5 and select 15 NFL games against the spread. If you are correct on all 15, you win $100,000. If more than one person wins in a given week, the $100,000 will be split equally amongst the winners.

At times, select totals (Over/Under) will be included, but typically this card is limited to choosing a team with the spread (ex: Eagles -6.5). 

You can this week’s DE Lottery $100,000 Parlay Card here.

Where to Find Delaware Parlay Cards

You can find the football parlay cards at over 100 stores and bars throughout Delaware. See the full list hereThey are also provided by the 3 major sportsbooks: Delaware ParkDover Downs, and Harrington Raceway & Casino

This Week's Delaware Parlay Cards

You can find this week’s Delaware parlay cards online here. Once you get to the page, simply click on the name of the parlay card you are interested in and it will open up.

How to Get Your Winnings

If you win $600 or less, you can cash in your winning ticket at any of the locations offering parlay cards. If you win over $600, you must go to one of the three sportsbooks listed above or mail the ticket to:

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

Note that select retailers are now allowed to cash up to $1,500 in winnings.

How I Play Parlay Cards

Since the Delaware parlay cards come out towards the beginning of each week, you can find some value by waiting to fill out a card until before kickoff on Saturday (if betting college football) or Sunday (if only betting NFL). 

How?

Lines at typical sportsbooks change throughout the week depending on which side gets more money bet on it, injuries, weather, and other things. 

The lines on Delaware parlay cards, however, don’t change once they come out.

So my general strategy is to check the current lines on sportsbooks like FanDuel and DraftKings on Sunday morning and compare them to the parlay cards. I take note of the biggest differences (because there is “value” there) and use this information to help me decide which games to pick in my parlay cards.

For example, if the Eagles are -3 on the parlay card but the line is at -5 at the major sportsbooks on Sunday, there is 2 points of value there.

This doesn’t mean that I just blindly choose the biggest values according to the differences, however. I won’t play a game because the line moved a lot if I don’t like it. I’ll use the values I find in conjunction with my other research to choose my games. Note that I typically only play the NFL parlay cards since I know the NFL better than college.

Since I’m doing this research each week, I decided to create a newsletter called the Sunday Spread Report to help other Delaware sports bettors. It’s completely free and you can sign up via the form below:

Sunday Spread Report: Get an Advantage on Delaware Parlay Cards

Every Sunday morning I compare the current NFL lines to the parlay card lines to see where the most value lies. Enter your email below to get it delivered straight to your inbox.

How Delaware Residents Can Bet With Online Sportsbook Apps in Maryland and Pennsylvania

Both Maryland and Pennsylvania have legal online sports betting now.

You don’t have to be a resident of one of those states to bet with the apps, you just have to be physically located there. You can even sign up while you’re in Delaware and then just place bets once you’re over the state line.

Check out the following guides to see some options in each state:

Note that sometimes you have to drive a few miles over the state line before the app will verify that you’re actually there. When I drive up to Pennsylvania to place my bets, I usually find a parking lot about 2 miles past the DE/PA border and it works fine.

This Post Has 10 Comments

  1. frank krasnodemski

    how do i see if i have a winner. can i find out on the internet my pics on the reverse teaser card are , lions,titans,bears, vikings, dolfhins, seahawks, wash.d c.is this card a winner

    1. Delaware Sports Bets

      Hi Frank,

      You can figure out if you won by checking the scores online or by going to any of the locations that sell that cards.

      I quickly checked for you and it seems that you would have lost because the Lions, Vikings, and Dolphins didn’t cover.

      Please let me know if you have any other questions.

      Best,
      Dave

  2. Donald

    How can I check my for November 3rd drawing ticket to see if I’m a winner

    1. Delaware Sports Bets

      Hi Donald, you can compare your card to the results of the games from a site like NFL.com: https://www.nfl.com/scores/2022/REG9

      You can also go to the location where you got the ticket and they can scan it to tell you if you won.

  3. Eddie

    What if you have a ticket and you win ALL the games except for one cancelled due to weather? For example you pick 10 games and have 9 winners but the 10th game isn’t played due to snow?

    1. Delaware Sports Bets

      Hi Eddie, I’m not sure what would happen in that case. I assume it would just be considered a 9-team parlay but there’s a chance the whole ticket would be voided and you would just receive the amount wagered back.

  4. Jason Skinner

    I just bet a college football game that was just a -22 bet. It wasnt off a parlay card. It was just reading a number off a print out. Alabama was favored (-22) to beat Auburn today. But they won by exactly 22. Is this a push?

    1. Delaware Sports Bets

      Yup that would be a push and you typically would get your money back.

  5. Ty

    If there are a tie does that game get cancelled example 15 games all good one tie does it become 14 or the ticket becomes a loss with the tie?

    1. Delaware Sports Bets

      Hey there! There can’t be ties on the DE parlay cards because they are all half-point cards. For example, the spread will always be +2.5 or +3.5, never +3.

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