Harrington Raceway 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. Harrington Raceway 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-secure 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All winnings can be withdrawn through Neteller, ACH Bank Transfer, or a mailed check.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 Harrington Raceway Online 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.
There is a $10 no-deposit bonus for all first time users. This bonus is credited in a free-play format. First time users can also 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 Harrington Raceway 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 Harrington Raceway, a customer can file a complaint to a United State regulatory body. Harrington Raceway also has an excellent mobile app. The app provides a much better gaming 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 Harrington Raceway 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 can sometimes have issues with lagging and does not appear to be upkept very well. A reason for this could be that the state of Delaware receives a large portion of the profits for all online gaming, so casinos don’t have as much incentive to push their online sites as they do their actual casinos.
The game selection for Harrington Raceway 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 but does still provide the table games. Another con on the Harrington Raceway site is that the webpage is not encrypted. Harrington Raceway 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.
The online poker tables at Harrington Raceway Casino have a player sharing agreement with New Jersey and Nevada. They also share players with Delaware Downs and Delaware Park. 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. This has been a major user complaint since the site launched in 2013. Harrington Raceway’s poker software is available only to PC users. It has no compatibility with Mac or mobile users.
How To Deposit
Before depositing, players can earn a $10 registration bonus just for signing up. The player is given 14 days to use the money before it disappears from the account. Harrington Raceway is unclear about when a player can withdraw the money won from games played with this deposit bonus. On one part of the site, it states that 2 status points must be earned per $1 in bonus money before withdrawal, but another part of the site states that 2.5 status points must be earned per $1 in bonus money. Furthermore, the website does not clearly state how to earn a bonus point. On the Dover Downs and Delaware Park sites, 1 status point is awarded per $16 wagered.
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.
Overall, from software and graphics to game variety, the Harrington Raceway 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: 2/5
- Deposits and Withdrawals: 5/5
- User Experience: 4/5