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Delaware has fully lived up to its nickname of the First State when it comes to legalizing sports betting.
In 2018, after PASPA was removed, Delaware became the first state to legalize full-scale sports wagering. Full-fledged sports betting is only available at the state’s three main casinos: Delaware Park, Dover Downs, and Harrington Raceway & Casino. While you can bet on many sports and markets at these casinos, online sports betting isn’t available in Delaware yet.
As a worthy substitute, the Delaware Lottery has been offering parlay cards to all persons aged 21 or older, allowing them to wager on NFL and college football matches.
You can find Delaware parlay cards at over 100 sports bars and stores across the 302, including the three casinos listed above.
This guide goes over everything you need to know about Delaware parlay cards, including how they work, where to find them, and how to claim your winnings.
Where to Find Delaware Parlay Cards
Delaware parlay cards are available at all three brick-and-mortar casinos in the state: Delaware Park, Dover Downs, and Harrington Raceway & Casino (at Murphy’s Race and Sports Book).
The Delaware Lottery also has a large network of retailers where you can get pro and college football parlay cards, including liquor and tobacco shops, bars, restaurants, and other outlets. Check out the full list of Delaware parlay card retailers here.
6 Types of Delaware Parlay Cards
There are six types of Delaware parlay cards you can choose from: Half-Point, Teaser, Super Teaser, Reverse Teaser, $100,000 Parlay, and the Early Bird.
Some cards, like the Early Bird, Reverse Teaser, and $100,000 Parlay are reserved solely for NFL games, while the other cards can contain both pro and college games.
On DE parlay cards, the odds for the games are fixed and displayed at the back of each card. In addition, once a line is released the lines won’t change. However, sometimes the DE Lottery will sometimes take games off the board if something has shifted the real-time lines at other sportsbooks like if a player gets injured or (previously unexpected) extreme weather is coming.
Every parlay must contain three or more selections, except for the Super Teaser card that requires at least four selections. The minimum wager per card is $2, while the maximum wager is subject to the Delaware Lottery’s discretion.
Like with all parlays, to win the wager, all selections on the card must win. If you lose one of the wagers, the entire parlay bet loses. However, if you manage to get all of the selections right, the payouts will be far more considerable than if you had placed all of those bets separately.
The new parlay cards are available on Wednesdays at all retail locations and casinos.
1) Half-Point Parlay Card
Sample card: Link
Half-point parlay cards are bestsellers and the most popular of all the Delaware parlay cards. These cards include point spreads and totals (over/under) for NFL and college football games.
All point spreads and over/under bets are based on a half-point margin, thus eliminating the possibility of a tie.
Let’s illustrate that with an example:
Say the Vikings are facing the Steelers. The Vikings are favorites at -3.5 points, while the Steelers are the underdogs at +3.5 points. The total score for the over/under bets is 43.5 points.
If you choose to bet on the Vikings, they need to win by more than 4 points for your bet to be a winner. If you decide to back the Steelers for the upset, they must win or lose by less than 4 points to cover the spread.
Betting on the over/under is equally as simple. Should you opt for the over bet, then the points total in the game must be 44 points or more. Betting on under means that you think the final points total will be less than 44 points.
The odds for the half-point parlay card are the same for the entire season and are as follows:
- 3 out of 3 selections pay 6.5:1
- 4 out of 4 selections pay 11:1
- 5 out of 5 selections pay 20:1
- 6 out of 6 selections pay 40:1
- 7 out of 7 selections pay 75:1
- 8 out of 8 selections pay 150:1
- 9 out of 9 selections pay 375:1
- 10 out of 10 selections pay 800:1
- 11 out of 11 selections pay 1400:1
- 12 out of 12 selections pay 2500:1
2) Teaser Card
Sample Card: Link
Just like Half-Point cards, Teaser cards also let you bet on point spreads and totals on pro and college football games, but the points are shifted in your favor. The favorites need to cover fewer points for the bets placed on them to win and underdogs get extra points.
The lines on the Teaser cards are typically adjusted by 6 points in your favor—like with most football teasers.
Here’s an example:
The Seahawks are the favorites against the Texans on a teaser at -1.5 points, instead of the -7.5 points on the half-point card. On the other hand, the Texans have to cover a +13.5 spread instead of the +7.5.
The same goes for the over/under bets. The lines are adjusted anywhere from 5 to 7 points in your favor. In the same Seahawks vs. Texans example, the new over and unders are adjusted to 36.5 points (over) and 46.5 points (under) from 41.5 on the half-point card.
The advantage you get from the adjusted lines results in lower payouts from the Teaser cards:
- 3 out of 3 selections pay 12:5
- 4 out of 4 selections pay 7:2
- 5 out of 5 selections pay 9:2
- 6 out of 6 selections pay 7:1
- 7 out of 7 selections pay 10:1
- 8 out of 8 selections pay 15:1
- 9 out of 9 selections pay 22:1
- 10 out of 10 selections pay 30:1
- 11 out of 11 selections pay 45:1
- 12 out of 12 selections pay 65:1
- 13 out of 13 selections pay 100:1
- 14 out of 14 selections pay 150:1
- 15 out of 15 selections pay 200:1
- 16 out of 16 selections pay 275:1
- 17 out of 17 selections pay 375:1
- 18 out of 18 selections pay 500:1
- 19 out of 19 selections pay 750:1
- 20 out of 20 selections pay 1000:1
3) Super Teaser Card
Sample Card: Link
Super Teaser cards are just like the Teaser cards, except for the odds that are even more in your favor. You can expect to see up to 14 points to shift to your favor.
Let’s look at an example in the Saints vs. Jets game:
Instead of being the favorites at -5.5 points, the Saints have now turned into the underdogs at +4.5 points, while the Jets are the underdogs at +15.5 points instead of just +5.5 dogs. The overs are set at 36.5 points (down from 43.5 points) while the unders are set at 50.5 points.
If you bet on the Saints, they must win or lose by less than 6 points. If you place a wager on the Jets, they must win or lose by less than 16 points. Placing an over wager is only successful if the total score from both teams is more than 36.5 points, while the under bet is a winning one if both teams score less than 50.5 points.
The payouts on Super Teaser cards are even worse than the Teaser cards because of how favorable the lines are:
- 4 out of 4 selections pay 11:5
- 5 out of 5 selections pay 13:5
- 6 out of 6 selections pay 3:1
- 7 out of 7 selections pay 4:1
- 8 out of 8 selections pay 11:2
- 9 out of 9 selections pay 7:1
- 10 out of 10 selections pay 9:1
- 11 out of 11 selections pay 11:1
- 12 out of 12 selections pay 14:1
- 13 out of 13 selections pay 18:1
- 14 out of 14 selections pay 23:1
- 15 out of 15 selections pay 30:1
- 16 out of 16 selections pay 37:1
- 17 out of 17 selections pay 45:1
- 18 out of 18 selections pay 55:1
- 19 out of 19 selections pay 65:1
- 20 out of 20 selections pay 80:1
4) Reverse Teaser Card (NFL Pro Games Only)
Sample Card: Link
Reverse teasers are the opposite of teasers. Favorites will need to cover a larger point spread, while the underdogs will cover a smaller spread (or sometimes win by a certain amount of points).
The odds are now being shifted against you by up to 7 points, which will result in better payouts should you get all the selections right.
On a Reverse Teaser card with a 7-point tease, the Seahawks will be favorites against the Texans at -14.5 points instead of just -7.5 points, while the Texans will be underdogs at +0.5 points, instead of +7.5. The new totals for Over and Under bets are 48.5 and 34.5, respectively, from 41.5 points on the half-point card.
The odds for the 2021/2022 season are:
- 3 out of 3 selections pay 20:1
- 4 out of 4 selections pay 60:1
- 5 out of 5 selections pay 200:1
- 6 out of 6 selections pay 600:1
- 7 out of 7 selections pay 1800:1
- 8 out of 8 selections pay 5000:1
5) $100,000 Parlay Card (NFL Pro Games Only)
Sample Card: Link
The $100,000 Parlay card allows bettors to place a $5 wager against the spread on 15 NFL games. Getting all 15 of them right will bring a $100k payout. If there is more than one winner in a week, that payout is divided equally amongst them.
6) Early Bird Card (NFL Pro Games Only)
The Early Bird cards are special parlay cards published every Monday and Tuesday with separate teams and point spread sheets. These cards allow placing wagers on the NFL action early, instead of waiting for the cards to be published on Wednesdays as they normally are.
How to Get Your Winnings from Delaware Parlay Cards
If your prize is $600 or less, you can redeem it at any retailer of the Delaware Sports Lottery or sportsbooks at casinos. Winning tickets with prizes that exceed $600 in value must be redeemed at Delaware’s casinos Delaware Park, Dover Downs, Harrington Raceway & Casino, or at the Delaware Lottery office located in Dover.
You can also mail the winning tickets for processing to:
Delaware State Lottery
1575 McKee Road, Suite 102
Dover, DE 19904
Finally, certain retailers may cash in your winning tickets up to $1,500.
What Else to Know About DE Parlay Cards
Note that all winning tickets are subject to Delaware Income Tax. When claiming at the Delaware Lottery office, you must present a photo I.D. and a Social Security card to claim the winnings. Only physical tickets are accepted, so make sure to bring yours with you.
Moreover, maximum payouts are limited to $500,000 plus twice the amount wagered on all parlay cards of the same type.
Our friends at Delaware Sports Bets have a weekly newsletter called the Sunday Spread Report that compares the half-point Delaware parlay card lines to the odds on Sunday morning to show you where the value lies. You can sign up for that here.