When it comes to improved Delaware sports betting options, people in the state cannot wait for things to be approved for online use. As things stand, people in the state are only allowed to place bets at three authorized in-person locations. However, online options in Delaware could arrive by the NFL season. With that said, it’s no surprise that online sportsbooks are ready to reach the Delaware sports betting market.
Last month, it was announced that Delaware is ready to get things across the line by the time Week 1 of the new NFL season arrives. We don’t have to tell you that this is going to be massive for the state, as an expansion for betting is only going to help skyrocket the revenue and total sports betting handles. With all of the online success we’ve seen in other states, it’s no wonder that sportsbooks want a piece of the pie.
While legal wagers in Delaware have been exciting for folks in the state, remember that only the Delaware Park Casino, Dover Downs and Harrington Raceway and Casino are allowed to take in bets. This is something that people have been complaining about for a while. As fun as it is to be able to place legal bets – with several other states in the USA not legalizing things yet – people in Delaware want more options.
That’s why the idea of mobile betting is something that not only has people talking, but it’s why several sportsbooks want to be able to hit the ground running when the laws are changed. It’ll be on officials and lawmakers to finalize things and get a launch date set in stone. With that said, sports supporters want to see it get done as soon as possible. It could be groundbreaking for Delaware as a whole.
In @gambling_group CEO @charlesgillespi's latest op-ed for @delawareonline, he urges the Delaware Lottery to maximize their potential by creating a competitive multi-operator marketplace for online sports betting, iGaming and poker. $GAMBhttps://t.co/hVq0LxWXa3
— Gambling.com Group (@gambling_group) February 24, 2023
Online wagers will surely be through the roof during the NFL season
With it looking like there’s a light at the end of the tunnel here, online wagers will surely be through the roof during the NFL season. As we stated above, Delaware is hoping to get things done by the end of the summer, just in time for the start of the regular season. While Delaware doesn’t have a pro football team, football fans keep a close eye on the teams that aren’t too far from state lines.
This of course includes the Philadelphia Eagles, New York Jets and New York Giants. With the Eagles in particular, Philly is coming off an incredible 2022 season. Things are only going to get better for this team once the NFL Draft comes and goes. Jalen Hurts signed his massive extension earlier this month, which has locked him in as the star QB for the team for plenty of years to come.
Keeping the main thing in Philly.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) April 17, 2023
While the Kansas City Chiefs have the top NFL betting odds for the 2023 season, the Eagles also have strong betting numbers. People in Delaware are placing early Super Bowl wagers on the Eagles – and things are only going to keep moving forward in that regard. The Giants and Jets may not have strong Super Bowl betting numbers right now, but the NYJ will be ready to make a splash after trading for Aaron Rodgers.
As soon as the news broke that Rodgers had been traded to New York, it turned plenty of heads. Rodgers is one of the best quarterbacks of his generation, there’s no denying that. Now, Jets fans are hoping that he can help the team get back to the postseason. People in Delaware will surely be keeping a close eye on Rodgers and the Jets with Week 1 inching closer to its arrival date.
When will Delaware online betting be launched?
With all of the latest speculation arriving, people want to know when will Delaware online betting be launched? Right now, no set date has been finalized. However, as we previously stated, late August/early September feels like it could be the most realistic date. The main priority for lawmakers is to make sure that everything is done and put in place by Week 1. Online betting is a project that has long been in the works for the state.
At this point last year, there was hope that Delaware online betting would arrive in time for the 2022 season to arrive. However, that wasn’t able to be done. We don’t have to tell you that countless people in the area were beyond disappointed by this. Football fans once again had to go through another football campaign where they couldn’t be on their favorite teams through online apps.
Not only is NFL betting expected to be massive from an online standpoint, but you better believe that NCAAF betting is also going to be high in Delaware. College football fans in the state will be checking those odds maybe just as much as the ones for the NFL. From our chair, there’s no reason for online betting to not get done in time for the next football campaign. It’s on the officials to make sure that gets done.