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Dover Downs Hotel & Casino

1131 North DuPont Highway, Dover, Delaware  [view mapview map]  Book your room now.

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Casino opened:November 10, 1969
Table games:41
Gaming machines:3200
Poker tables: 18
Minimum Bet:$0.01
Maximum Bet:$2,500
Open 24/7:Yes
Self parking:Yes
Casino sq/ft:165,000 sq/ft
Convention sq/ft:40,000 sq/ft


Poker Room: Crown Royal® Poker Room at Dover Downs
Hotels: Dover Downs Hotel & Casino
Rates: $139.00 - $292.00
Spas: Toppers Spa/Salon
Venues: Dover Downs Bars & Nightlife, Rollins Center
Attractions: Dover Downs Horse Racing


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Dover Downs Hotel & Casino Review

Dover Downs Hotel & Casino is located at 1131 North DuPont Highway, in Dover, Delaware. The motor speedway and horse racing track opened in 1969, the casino opened in 1995 with just 500 slot machines.

Today the property is host to the world famous Monster Mile at Dover International Speedway,  premier live harness racing from late-October through mid-April, well over 2,000 slots and electronic gaming machines, 41 gaming tables, virtual table games, an 18 table live action poker room, a shopping area called The Colonnade, multiple drinking and dining options, and a 500 guestroom and suites hotel variously rated 4-diamond and 4-star.

Nearly 40,000 square feet of multifunction space is available including the 18,000 square foot Rollins Center where top name national acts perform regularly.

Dover Downs casino and poker room are open 24/7, but closed Christmas Day and Easter.  Visitors must be 21 to enter the casino and 18+ to bet on pari mutuel races, live or simulcast.

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Gaming at Dover Downs

The 165,000 square foot casino at Dover Downs is 100% smoke-free and open 24/7. Gaming is spread over three floors of the property. There are literally thousands of gambling options available to players.

The slots, video keno, and video blackjack machines are actually video lottery terminals (VLTs) served from the Delaware Lottery, but the machines are made by the same people who bring you Las Vegas and Atlantic City slots. No machine has higher than 95% RTP by law, nor less than 87%. The difference between a VLT and a casino slot is that a casino slot has an  onboard random number generator and program, while a VLT goes through a central server.

Sports betting was legalized in 2009 and table games came into the casino in 2010. Tables are located on the first floor in the casino.

Online gaming is available from Dover Downs when you are within the state of Delaware.

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Poker at Dover Downs

Crown Royal® Poker Room at Dover Downs

Play tournaments and 24/7 cash games at the prestigious Crown Royal® Poker Room at Dover Downs. Their DELAWARE POKER CHAMPIONSHIP® Player Appreciation Weekend was started back in 2010 and the pot sits at a Guaranteed $100,000.00 this year.

No Limit Hold'em is the game spread here. There are at least 2 tournaments every day except Monday and Wednesday when there is only one. Tournament buy-ins range from the Beginner's Tournament at $25 to a $100 Deep Stack on Friday with a guaranteed $3000 payout.

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Dining & Restaurants

Michele’s Fine Dining

  • Serving: Steak, Seafood

Reservations are required to dine at Michele’s Restaurant at Dover Downs. The menu features delicious seafood, prime cuts of beef and chops, fresh sushi, seasonal selections and decadent desserts for your dining pleasure. The entire meal is accented with specialty pairing of fine wines from the extensive hand selected wine list.

Order your Elite Blank Angus filet mignon on hot rocks and the steak will be served at your table on sizzling lava rocks so the last bite will be as hot as the first.

  • Price range: Upscale
  • Reservations: (800) 711-5882
  • Alcohol: Full Bar
  • Attire: Smart Casual
  • Takes reservations


Sunday9:30am / 1:30pm
Tuesday5:00pm / 9:00pm
Wednesday5:00pm / 9:00pm
Thursday5:00pm / 10:00pm
Friday5:00pm / 10:00pm
Saturday5:00pm / 10:00pm


  • Serving: Italian

Frankie’s is the casual, family friendly Italian dining venue at Dover Downs right in the heart of the Colonnade shopping center. Not only is the atmosphere conducive to family dining, but the menu pricing is too. New menu items and specials are added frequently and your choice of pasta specialties or a brick oven pizza are just $10. The adults can enjoy veal, chops, chicken, seafood, premium beef, sausage and more. Unique Italian desserts and liqueurs are the perfect ending to a wonderful meal at Frankie's.

  • Price range: Average
  • Reservations: (800) 711-5882
  • Music: Italian Music
  • Alcohol: Full Bar
  • Attire: Casual
  • Kid-friendly
  • Outdoor seating


Sunday12:00pm / 10:00pm
Monday4:00pm / 11:00pm
Tuesday4:00pm / 11:00pm
Wednesday4:00pm / 11:00pm
Thursday4:00pm / 11:00pm
Friday4:00pm / 1:00am
Saturday12:00pm / 1:00am

Doc Magrogan’s

  • Serving: Seafood, Raw Bar

You can take a trip to turn of the Twentieth Century Boston when you visit Doc Magrogan’s premier seafood restaurant at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino. The seafood is fresh every day.  Open for lunch and dinner, enjoy a wide range of appetizers, sandwiches, entrees. Of particular interest to some gourmands is the  raw and steamed bar of clams, crab, lobster, mussels, shrimp and oysters which are  flown in fresh daily. Enjoy craft beers and fine aged wines with your meal.

  • Price range: Average
  • Reservations: (302) 857-3223


Sunday11:30am / 1:00am
Monday11:30am / 1:00am
Tuesday11:30am / 1:00am
Wednesday11:30am / 1:00am
Thursday11:30am / 1:00am
Friday11:30am / 1:00am
Saturday11:30am / 1:00am

The Festival Buffet

Each month offers a seasonal menu and every day you will find themed choices at The Festival Buffet at Dover Downs. Pricing is great  with discounts for Club Card members and children's fare is half price.  The lavish breakfast buffet is spread daily and there are live action cooking stations serving up lunch and dinner selections.  The Festival Buffet now presents an upgrade option as well. For an additional $5 you may enjoy the Filet or Lobster with any dinner.

  • Price range: Average
  • Kid-friendly
  • Buffet


Sunday7:00am / 8:00pm
Monday7:00am / 8:00pm
Tuesday7:00am / 8:00pm
Wednesday7:00am / 8:00pm
Thursday7:00am / 8:00pm
Friday7:00am / 9:00pm
Saturday7:00am / 9:00pm

The Garden Café

  • Serving: Cafe/Variety

The Garden Café at Dover Downs offers a perfect choice for diners seeking convenience, a casual atmosphere, and healthy dining options. OPen 24 hours a day, seven days a week, The Garden Café is located in the north end of the casino. Whether you want a prime steak, healthy salad, lean burger or fresh seafood - your choice is on the menu any time. Finish your meal with a decadent dessert of just have a pastry and coffee.

  • Price range: Average
  • Reservations: (800) 711-5882


Sunday12:00am / 12:00am
Monday12:00am / 12:00am
Tuesday12:00am / 12:00am
Wednesday12:00am / 12:00am
Thursday12:00am / 12:00am
Friday12:00am / 12:00am
Saturday12:00am / 12:00am

Sweet Perks

  • Serving: Coffee, Bakery Goods, Snacks, Bread and Pastries, Fresh Squeezed Juices

This gourmet coffee shop is located right in the hotel lobby, don't let a visit to the casino pass you by without stopping in to see what all they have to offer. If a frothy latte is your desire,  cappuccino or hot or cold specialty drink, even fresh squeezed orange juice or a specialty tea you are sure to find just the thing you are looking for. Open early and serving until late daily, you will also find a wide range of muffins, soft pretzels, fruit tarts, gelato, bread-bowl soups, grab-and-go salads and paninis.

  • Price range: Budget
  • Kid-friendly


Sunday6:00am / 10:00pm
Monday6:00am / 10:00pm
Tuesday6:00am / 10:00pm
Wednesday6:00am / 10:00pm
Thursday6:00am / 10:00pm
Friday6:00am / 11:00pm
Saturday6:00am / 11:00pm

The Deli

  • Serving: American, Deli

The name says it all really. Enjoy your favorite New York style deli foods right in Dover at the casino deli. These guys have what it takes to rise above the description of a good deli to the lofty descriptor of being a great deli. The sandwiches are overstuffed with premium meats, the breads are fresh from the oven, and the selections off the grill are mouth watering and satisfying. In addition to deli favorites the menu offers burgers and fries, salads and more so there is something for everyone at The Deli.

  • Price range: Average


Sunday11:00am / 9:00pm
Thursday11:00am / 9:00pm
Friday11:00am / 3:00am
Saturday11:00am / 3:00am

The Winner’s Circle Restaurant

  • Serving: American

The Winner’s Circle Restaurant is open November through April during Harness season from 4pm until 8pm. Stop in and enjoy home-style favorites in a roomy and comfortable atmosphere. Many tables have a great view of the finish line so reservations are recommended if you want a premium seat. The fare is fresh and cooked to  order, and the service is exemplary.

  • Price range: Average
  • Reservations: (800) 711-5882
  • Attire: Smart Casual


Sunday4:00pm / 8:00pm
Monday4:00pm / 8:00pm
Tuesday4:00pm / 8:00pm
Wednesday4:00pm / 8:00pm
Thursday4:00pm / 8:00pm

Sweet Perks Too

  • Serving: Deli, Coffee, Bakery Goods, Snacks, Bread and Pastries, Fresh Squeezed Juices

If you have stayed in the hotel at Dover Downs you have probably stopped into Sweet Perks for a specialty coffee or sweet treat. Now you can enjoy the convenience and deliciousness of Sweet Perks right off the casino floor. YOu'll find the same specialty sandwiches, snacks, soups, salads, and variety of hot and cold drinks including gourmet espressos, cappuccinos, and lattes as well as fresh squeezed juices.


  • Price range: Average


Sunday7:30am / 2:00am
Monday7:30am / 2:00am
Tuesday7:30am / 2:00am
Wednesday7:30am / 2:00am
Thursday7:30am / 2:00am
Friday7:30am / 4:00am
Saturday7:30am / 4:00am

Dover Downs Venues & Hotspots

Dover Downs Bars & Nightlife

Whether you want to grab a quick drink and get back to the action (alcohol floor service is not available to players in Delaware) dance the night away, or enjoy a fine cigar and single malt scotch, Dover Downs has a lounge for you!

Fire & Ice offers dancing, live bands and karaoke daily. The Race and Sportsbook offers beer, wine, and specialty cocktails along with great pub fare. The Lobby Bar offers top shelf liquors, beer, and wine in an upscale atmosphere. The Gazebo Bar offers lounge acts and slots right in the bar. And if you want to smoke you'll need to go to the Terrace Bar (Dover Downs is smoke-free inside). Pick your poison from the large humidor and enjoy fine scotch withyour smoke.

Rollins Center

The Rollins Center at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino has room for up to 18,000 cheering fans and hosts everything from top comedy acts like Bill Cosby, to boxing matches, country music and rock concerts. All throughout the year you will find well known names lighting up the stage with what they do best. The venue is also available for special events and the space is flexible so you don't need to invite 18,000 guests.

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Dover Downs Horse Racing

Race Track

Inside the one mile concrete high speed motor speedway track at Dover Downs lies a 5/8-mile horse race track featuring live harness racing from late-October through mid-April. Both tracks were opened in 1969 with motor races starting in July and harness racing in November.

The horse racing and pari mutuel betting center is open daily from 11am until midnight. In addition to simulcast race betting there is also a live sportsbook featuring top games from around the country and around the world.


Sunday11:00am / 12:00am
Monday11:00am / 12:00am
Tuesday11:00am / 12:00am
Wednesday11:00am / 12:00am
Thursday11:00am / 12:00am
Friday11:00am / 12:00am
Saturday11:00am / 12:00am

Dover Downs Spas & Health Clubs

Toppers Spa/Salon

You don't have to go to Bali, or even Atlantic City to immerse yourself in a world of luxury and pampering. The world reknown Toppers Spa now calls Dover Downs home and offers a full range of service to relax, rejuvenate, and beautify.

The services are based on the Indonesian arts of Bali, known as one of the premiere spa destinations in the world. The environment emulates the great spas of Bali to whisk you a world away.

After your treatment you can use the services of expert make-up, nail, and hairstyle services to present a stunning visage outside like you will feel within.


Sunday10:00am / 5:30pm
Monday10:00am / 5:30pm
Tuesday10:00am / 5:30pm
Wednesday10:00am / 5:30pm
Thursday10:00am / 7:30pm
Friday10:00am / 7:30pm
Saturday9:00am / 8:30pm

Dover Downs RV Parking

Overnight RV parking is free at the casino except during NASCAR events. RV dump is free. No other RV services are provided. If you come during racing events you can park in one of the more than 3,500 dedicated spaces. Four lots offer reserved parking, and two lots are first come, first served. All amenities including water delivery are available when the lots are opened, which is only a few days each year.


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Address: 1131 N Dupont Hwy, Dover, DE 19901, USA

Phone: (302) 674-4600

Toll-free: (800) 711-5882


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Twitter: @DoverDowns


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