Reviews and ratings for top online sports betting sites and bookmakers in DE.
Delaware took its first legal sports wager just over three weeks after the Supreme Court repealed the Professional and Amateur Sports Betting Protection Act. Yet, while lawmakers did well to make sports betting available to residents, Delaware still hasn’t opened up its mobile wagering market. Here's a look at the top sports betting bonuses that may be available to Delaware-based players if the state ever adopts wide-scale online betting.
With retail-exclusive William Hill holding steady as the only sportsbook in Delaware, here's a look at current bonuses for other marquee sportsbooks that could join the DE betting landscape at some point:
If your first qualifying wager loses, Caesars will credit you a free bet equal to the value of your first wager up to $1,250, plus get 1,000 Tier Credits and 1,000 Reward Credits® win or lose. Your Free Bet is for one-time use within 14 days and cannot be divided across multiple wagers.
If your first qualifying bet loses and it is in an amount greater than $50, you will receive five (5) free bets back in equal denominations of 20% of the total amount of the qualifying bet up to $1,000. If your qualifying bet loses and it is less than $50, you will receive a single free bet back in a single denomination equaling the total amount of the qualifying bet. Example: If you place a $1,000 qualifying bet and your bet loses, you will receive five (5) $200 free bets. If you place a $49 bet and lose, you will receive one $49 free bet.
FanDuel regularly changes its welcome bonus, especially during peak sports seasons like the NFL. The latest offer from FanDuel is a "No Sweat First Bet" of $1,000. If your first bet loses, FanDuel will offer you a free bet credit in the equal amount of your first bet up to $1,000. If your first bet wins, you win.
At DraftKings, you will receive a $50 free bet with a minimum deposit of $5. If you don’t have the bankroll to make a more extensive first deposit, this is a humble offer. Still, far from generous considering, DK is a multi-billion dollar industry giant. The more significant offer DraftKings features is a 20% first deposit match up to $1,000. In this case, you must deposit $5,000 to be eligible to receive the maximum possible bonus amount of $1,000. This is not a reasonable offer for the casual bettor.
PointsBet offers new players a $100 risk-free bet on each of their first five days as an account holder. Their deal is of the "if you don't use it, you lose it" type, so to get the most out of this, you must be super active in your first week as a player. PointsBet used to be one of the most generous betting sites with their new player promos, but as the industry as a whole has cut back on promotions, so has PointsBet.
Barstool Sportsbook has an average sign-up bonus offering a $1,000 risk-free bet for new users in most regions. They try and word it differently sometimes calling it a “2 for 1” but it’s a standard risk-free new player bonus. With the risk-free bet, you only get money back if your first bet loses, and they match your first bet, not deposit, up to $1,000.
|Caesars||$1,250 Free Bet + Credits||✅ No Code Required|
|BetMGM||$1,000 Risk-Free Bet||✅ No Code Required|
|FanDuel||$1,000 "No Sweat First Bet"||✅ No Code Required|
|DraftKings||20% Deposit Match up to $1,000||✅ No Code Required|
|PointsBet||5 Risk-free Bets up to $500||✅ No Code Required|
|Barstool||$1,000 Risk-free Bet||✅ No Code Required|
It will come as no surprise to see a rather extensive list of major professional and amateur sports available to Delaware bettors; here are the marquee sports on which DE residents can wager:
From the opening kickoff of the first preseason game to the final play of the Super Bowl, no league in the United States sees more betting action than the NFL. And while Delawareans are limited in their sportsbook options, William Hill provides all the NFL betting markets DE residents need to satiate their appetite for pro football wagering.
Wagering on college football is a great option for Delaware bettors who aren't simply satisfied with NFL opportunities – but there are restrictions here. Delaware residents aren't permitted to bet on teams from within the state – and while there aren't that many NCAA football programs there, it's still a bummer for any graduates hoping to wager on their alma maters.
NBA wagering continues to rise in popularity nation-wide – and sportsbooks are taking notice. William Hill and the rest of the industry's big players have been adding markets steadily over the past few years, with a particular focus on increasing player prop opportunities. And that's great news for Delawareans who can't get enough of those point, rebound and assist O/Us.
As mentioned earlier, the decision to prohibit Delaware residents from wagering on in-state NCAA teams is disappointing for those who graduated from Delaware or Delaware State and had yearned to wager on their respective schools. Fortunately for them, there are more than 300 other Division I schools eligible to bet on. And that's ... a lot of options.
Residents of (and visitors to) The First State will be pleased to know that William Hill has them covered during the summer months when Major League Baseball dominates. Moneyline, runline and totals wagers are generally the most popular bet types, though we're seeing more support for player props like "Batter X to Hit a Home Run" or "Pitcher Y to Record x Strikeouts".
Betting on the National Hockey League still lags behind several other marquee North American sports, but there's still a strong demand – particularly in the U.S. Northwest. Delawareans have it good thanks to William Hill's dedication to providing strong hockey betting markets, though it does lag behind some of the more notable competitors like FanDuel and DraftKings.
You have to hand it to sports betting sites across America for recognizing the growing interest in golf wagering and adding markets to satisfy that demand. William Hill provides Delaware players with strong year-round golf coverage, predictably ramping up during major championships. It might not have the best offering in the country, but Delaware customers are well-served.
When it comes to total betting opportunities, soccer is still the king of the pitch. You simply won't find a comparable volume of markets attached to any other sport – and with William Hill's sterling reputation overseas, Delaware players know they're getting great access to betting opportunities covering all of the top soccer leagues and tournaments on the planet.
Like most U.S. states, Delaware has put safeguards in place to ensure that bettors have a way out of any potential trouble spots.
The Delaware Council on Gambling Programs is the state’s main resource for players looking to deal with their gambling issues. The site features several resources, including a self-assessment quiz, access to counselors and other options for those interested in helping loved ones who might be struggling with gambling problems.
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Many sportsbooks will offer you a free bet or several free bets as a reward for choosing them ahead of the competition. However, you should not expect a free bet offer to come with no strings attached. You will generally have to deposit your own money to unlock the free bet and then place several bets at a specific minimum set of odds before you can make a withdrawal.
Betting bonuses are awarded to new players to encourage them to sign up or to existing players so they remain loyal. They include match deposit bonuses, reload bonuses, boosted odds bonuses, and much more. They vary from one sportsbook to the next, so you should always shop around for the most appealing free bets and sign up for multiple books to enjoy several free bet offers. Always check the terms and conditions attached to free bets before accepting them.
This refers to the number of bets you must place before you are permitted to make a withdrawal. It applies to sign-up free bet bonuses and reload free bet bonuses. A typical rollover requirement would be 6x, which means you must wager your credit six times (place at least six bets) at a certain minimum price before you can make a withdrawal. The rollover requirement generally applies to the cash you deposit as well as the free bets you receive.