One thing is for sure, Dover Downs Hotel and Casino is many things. Dover Downs has seen every type of expansion for one reason or another. Yes, as the name tells you, it is a hotel and casino.
However, it got its start as a horse racing track and still is. Not only that, but it is also now a wedding venue and spa. And not only that, it is now a sportsbook as well.
And, not only all of that, it is also surrounded by the Dover International Speedway, the home of NASCAR. That’s right, Dover Downs has grown, and there is just so much to see and do.
Dover Downs Casino
There is so much to do at Dover Downs that it is difficult to pin down just what their main draw is anymore. One step into the casino and the answer seems obvious.
This is a top-rate casino with all the bells and whistles. There are over 2,200 slots in the joint, as well as 37 live table games to choose from.
All the classic table games are here, such as roulette, craps, and blackjack. Plus, there are plenty of up-and-coming games like Mini-Baccarat, Pai Gow Poker, Heads Up Hold ’em, and Cajun Stud.
There are also progressive pots for just about every game, which is very popular. Open 24/7 with great dealers, the Dover Downs Casino delivers a casino that could stand on its own.
Dover Downs Promotions
Promotions and rewards at Dover Downs are all handled through their Capital Club Card, and once you sign up, you are eligible for all their promotions. They offer three tiers with Capital Club that allow players to earn points faster. The reward points can then be redeemed for comps at the Dover Downs eateries and hotel or with free plays in the casino.
Dover Downs Harness Racing
The speedway and horse track opened together back in 1969. However, now they do not share ownership. Dover Downs is one of the country’s largest harness racing tracks, with its season running from November to late April.
With some of the most generous purses available, Dover Downs attracts the best harness teams from around the world. A day at the races is always a great time, and to add to the experience, Dover Downs also offers simulcast for harness and thoroughbred racing from around the country year-round.
Dover Downs Sportsbook
Legal sports betting is beginning to take shape in the United States from state to state, and Delaware was one of the first to take advantage. Just like the sportsbooks in Vegas, Dover Downs offers great lounge seating, huge televisions, plenty of tellers, and a big board of odds and wagers.
Single-game wagers, moneylines, point spreads, totals, props as well as parlays are available all year long. All this plus the horse racing simulcast makes for a top-flight sportsbook.
Dover Downs Hotel
The hotel at Dover Downs offers some very upscale accommodations with rooms and suites facing both the city or the racetrack. Their amenities at the hotel include an indoor swimming pool, a full-service spa, a fitness room, in-room dining, and 24/7 concierge service.
Dover Downs also offers over 40,000 square feet of space for meetings, weddings, banquets, conferences, and conventions. This functional space also has several meeting rooms and three hospitality suites offering views of their racetrack and is perfect for corporate retreats. With so much to do and see, it may take a few days.
Dover Downs Dining
The dining options at Dover Downs are many, to say the least. There are over 10 establishments located on the grounds ranging from fast and casual to high-end and fine dining.
You can grab a bite and watch a game in the Race and Sports Book Pub or watch the races overlooking the finish line in the Winner’s Circle Restaurant. Or you can celebrate a big win at Michele’s Steakhouse Lounge. There are many options located throughout Dover Downs, making a good meal easy to find.
Entertainment at Dover Downs
Yet another major draw at Dover Downs is the Rollins Center. This 18,000 square foot ballroom is highly adaptable and serves many purposes.
However, the main purpose is as a state-of-the-art music venue. Dover Downs can host national music and comedy acts with ample seating. Their calendar, available on their website, is always full of future acts.
Dover Downs is a fantastic establishment and a major draw in Delaware for many reasons. They have been around for decades and have continually upgraded, expanded, and renovated every inch of space they have.
Dover Downs is a casino, harness track, sportsbook, hotel/spa, music and comedy venue and banquet hall that can handle any affair. This is a big and incredibly unique place. After all, you just aren’t going to find many casinos surrounded by a NASCAR track.