Delaware Park Online Casino
Online Casino Review
Delaware became the first state to legalize online gambling when it did in 2012, but it has yet to produce a high quality online casino. Real casinos Delaware Park, Dover Downs, and Harrington raceway all have created an online gaming section of their website, but all are run by the Delaware Lottery, contracted by 888 Holdings, so they are all very similar. Delaware Park has a very similar layout to the other two sites in terms of its game selection, deposit methods, and overall software for running the games. Its site is split into two sections, one for its casino and one for its online poker. The poker site will be discussed more below.
- Legal and licensed casino in the state of Delaware
- Preferable option to offshore casinos
- Excellent mobile app
- Poorly laid out website
- Limited gaming options
- Non-encrypted website
All winnings can be withdrawn through Neteller, ACH Bank Transfer, or a mailed check. Neteller and ACH Bank Transfer take between 2-5 business days, and a mailed check takes 10-14 business days.
All Delaware online casino winnings must be reported to the IRS when you complete your annual federal tax return. This is done on Form 1044. You will tally up your total winnings and report them under the “other income” section. The winnings must also be added to your state tax return and are taxed according to your tax bracket.
To get started on the site, new users must create an account for Delaware Park Casino. The account requires the user’s full name, gender, email, street address, and the last four digits of their social security number.
All deposits can be made through Visa or Mastercard, a Neteller, or ACH Bank Transfer. The minimum deposit for this site is $10.
First time users can receive a one-time deposit bonus of up to $100. Check the “How To Deposit” section for the stipulations of withdrawal on this deposit.
The online poker tables at Delaware Park Casino have a player sharing agreement with New Jersey and Nevada. This creates a larger traffic base for online games. However, it can still be difficult to find active games during off peak hours. If a player wants to play a game other than No Limit Holdem or Pot Limit Omaha, it can be difficult to find an open match at all. There is an average of a few hundred players online during the peak hours of game time. Much like the online casino, the poker site has poor design and functionality which has been the number one user complaint for years. And, if you are a mac or mobile user, you cannot participate on the site. Delaware Park’s poker software is used exclusively on PCs.
How To Deposit
Before depositing, players can earn 20 free spins on the site just for signing up. These spins allow the players to try out all of the games on the site without wagering any money. Free spins allow the player to win up to $20 per spin. However, this bonus does come with a 40x rollover condition before any withdrawals can be made. The website does not do a good job of making it clear that there is this stipulation for free spin withdrawal, and they do not make other promotions clear on the site either.
First time depositors to the casino can receive a 100% deposit bonus up to $100. This means that a $100 deposit will receive an extra $100 bonus. This bonus is not available for withdrawal until a player reaches a certain number of status points on the site. A status point is earned for every $16 wagered, and it takes 2.5 status points to clear $1 in bonus money. So, it would take wagering 40x the original deposit amount to receive the full bonus. For example, a player would need to wager $4,000 to receive their full $100 deposit bonus. This is not a good bonus and should not sway players one way or another on this site.
First time depositors to the poker site can receive a 100% deposit bonus up to $500. Much like the casino, this bonus will be released in increments the more a player is on the site. The first $20 of the bonus is released in $5 increments for every 40 status points earned. The rest of the bonus will be released in $10 increments for every 80 status points earned. Two status points are earned for every $1 contributed in rake or tournament fees.
All deposits can be made through Visa or Mastercard, a Neteller, or ACH Bank Transfer. Neteller is an e-wallet that is similar to PayPal. The minimum deposit amount on all methods is $10. All withdrawals can be made either through Neteller, ACH Bank Transfer, or a mailed check.
The Delaware Park online casino is a legal and licensed gambling site in the state of Delaware. This is a preferable option to offshore casinos which offer no regulations for getting paid or making sure that each customer has a fair shot at winning. If there is an issue at Delaware Park, a customer can file a complaint to a United State regulatory body. Delaware Park also has an excellent mobile app. The app is, in some ways, a much better experience than the website. It is easy to navigate and provides great graphics. In fact, the graphics for the games on the website and the app are far superior to the overall layout of the site (see below in the “Cons” section).
One of the biggest cons with the Delaware Park online casino is the layout of its website. Aside from the actual gameplay, the graphics are outdated and the navigation is difficult to figure out. The site sometimes appears like it was thrown together in a short amount of time and has never been updated.
The game selection for Delaware Park is very limited. The site has just 46 slots available and two table games, blackjack and American roulette. The mobile app has even fewer options with only 16 slots available to go along with the table games. Another con on the Delaware Park site is that the webpage is not encrypted. Delaware Park is a reputable gaming provider and does not raise concerns in how they handle customer’s funds, but a non-encrypted site can be a concern for some players.
Overall, from software and graphics to game variety, the Delaware Park casino online could be a lot better. However, it is one of just three online options in the state of Delaware. So for accessibility and ease of access, it is a serviceable website for anyone looking to play slots or table games.
- Reputation and Licensing: 5/5
- Game Variety: 3/5
- Game Quality: 4/5
- Bonuses and Promotions: 3/5
- Deposits and Withdrawals: 5/5
- User Experience: 4/5