Casino Guide 2012: Delaware
Delaware casinos have one thing the other casinos in this guide don’t: sports betting—and during football season especially, it’s a major draw.
Dover Downs Hotel & Casino wears three different hats. There’s the casino, which is smoke-free and offers slots and table games. There’s also the Dover International Speedway, a one-mile NASCAR racetrack also known as the Monster Mile. Dover also has a track for harness racing, which is opened from late October through mid-April.
This year, Dover Downs added new meeting rooms and enhanced the buffet with an expanded noodle bar, grill-to-order options and a dessert section. It’s also the only Delaware casino to have a hotel on site—and there’s also a spa.
Delaware Park Racetrack and Casino doesn’t host NASCAR races, but it does have a golf course at White Clay Creek Country Club. And, of course, there’s plenty of slots and table games, horse racing (harness and thoroughbred), and 2,500 video lottery machines. This year’s harness-racing season runs until Nov. 3, with a family fun day on Aug. 18 and twilight racing on Aug. 23 and 30 and Sept. 6 and 13.
Harrington Raceway & Casino has been hosting horse races every year since 1946—both harness and thoroughbred. You’ll also find 2,000 video lottery machines. Horses run Sunday-Thursday April-June and August-October. The casino houses 1,800 slots, plus table games. Live entertainment is also a draw (comedian Jeff Foxworthy was a recent headliner).