While many states are gearing up for the possibility of legalized sportsbetting in the United States, Delaware is perhaps positioned the best (behind New Jersey) to offer wagers on events should the Supreme Court allow the activity.
The state is moving behind the scenes to put the groundwork in to allow for professional and college sports wagers. Much of the work comes from an exception that was made in the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, which gives the state the ability to offer limited wagers. The state currently offers parlay bets, but wants to expand to single event wagers should PASPA be struck down.
Delaware's Finance Director Rick Geisenberger thinks his state has the ability to launch wagers within a few weeks. According to him, this would give Delaware a heads up on many of the surrounding states. "If we can get to market faster than some of our neighbors there could be some real upside," Geisenberger said. "We're working to roll it out as quickly as possible."
The Supreme Court is slated to rule on PASPA in the first half of 2018.
We'll update this story as we learn more.