Dover Downs Sportsbook Review

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NOTE: The Dover Downs Sportsbook is now open. Wager sheets are only available online and food or beverages are not being served.


Dover Downs Hotel & Casino
1131 N DuPont Highway
Dover, DE 19901

Current Hours

Mon – Fri: 12 pm – 10 pm

Sat – Sun: 11 am – 10 pm

Located in the capital of Delaware, Dover Downs is one of the three sportsbooks in the First State. There is also a casino, horse racing track, restaurants and bars, a hotel and spa, and other forms of entertainment at the venue.

Dover Downs opened up in June 2018 when Delaware fully legalized sports betting. In fact, Governor John Carney placed the state’s first legal single-game wager on the Phillies at Dover Downs on June 5th. He got Delaware off to a hot start, winning his moneyline bet at 2/1 odds, doubling his money.

Dover Down’s sportsbook took in $12 million in bets in 2020. Like Delaware Park and Harrington Raceway & Casino, all sports betting is overseen by the Delaware Lottery—the same organization that offers football parlay cards throughout the state

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Which Sports Does Dover Downs Allow You to Bet On?

The Dover Downs Sportsbook accepts wagers on most major professional and college sporting events, including:
  • Football 
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Boxing & MMA
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Soccer

What Types of Bets Are Allowed at Dover Downs?

Dover Downs offers straight bets, parlays, teasers, round-robin wagers, futures, and prop bets. You can learn more about each of these bets in our Betting Guide.

There are also parlay cards for NFL and college football games including the following types:

  • Half-point (traditional spreads & over/under)
  • Teasers
  • Super teasers
  • Reverse teasers
  • $100,000 parlay cards

Note that there are currently no options to bet via a mobile app or online, though we expect this to be available in the near future.

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What is Sports Betting Like at Dover Downs?

While the Dover Downs Sportsbook is somewhat small, it has many televisions, boards with live odds, comfortable seating, and a bar. There are ticket windows with tellers as well as self-service machines that you can use to place bets.

There are many positive reviews from patrons online saying they had a good experience at the sportsbook at Dover Downs. There are reports of short lines and a variety of games on at all times.

What is the Age to Bet at Dover Downs?

You must be 21 years old to bet at Dover Downs like all books in Delaware. Those under 21 can walk through the lobby and hallways but are not allowed in any gambling areas.

Dover Downs Sports Betting Stats

In 2020, Dover Downs took in 352,050 sports wagers totaling $12,423,886. The net proceeds for the year was $1,752,925. These numbers make Dover Downs the smallest sportsbook in Delaware, trailing Delaware Park and the Harrington Raceway Casino.

In 2019, Dover Downs took in 603,343 sports wagers totaling $20,926,179. The net proceeds for the year was $2,554,670. These numbers make Dover Downs the second largest book in Delaware, trailing Delaware Park and just edging out Harrington Raceway Casino.

What Else Does Dover Downs Offer?

Aside from the sportsbook, Dover Downs also offers the following:

  • Casino. Dover Down’s casino has over 2,200 slot machines, 36 gaming tables, and virtual games.
  • Horse racetrack. There is also a harness racing track (horse racing) that operates from November through mid-April. 
  • Concert venue. The Rollins Center is one of Delaware’s largest venues for concerts, comedy, and other kinds of shows.
  • Restaurants & bars. There are 11 restaurants and 2 bars inside Dover Downs including the famous Legends restaurant.

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