Delaware Gearing Up for Sportsbetting

This story was published more than 6 years ago.

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.

About the author

Dustin Jermalowicz // News Editor
Dustin Jermalowicz
Dustin has a long-standing passion for gambling. He has been writing professionally on the subject and breaking industry news for Casino Listings since 2011. His favorite casino games include Blackjack, Poker, and Hi/Lo. A proud native of Detroit, Dustin currently lives in Michigan.
1 reply • Last post


Forum AngelForum Angel
sharpe's picture
Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
Joined: 4 Nov 2014
Posts: 7642
Thanks given: 4239
Thanks received: 1165
28 December 2017 - 7:51pm

Yeah obviously Delaware is in very good position to offer full packet of legalized sportsbeting services pretty soon compared to the most of the other states which are in the very begging of this whole process.