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The state of Delaware is wasting no time in working to legalize sportsbetting, as lawmakers working to legalize the activity imminently, with wagers to be offered by early June.
The move comes days after the U.S. Supreme Court repealed a sportsbetting ban in the country, allowing each state to choose whether or not to legalize the activity. While New Jersey is the state that facilitated the change, Delaware will likely become the first to wholly legalize the activity. The state had previously worked with an NFL lottery, and they're keen to expand into what could be a large industry.
A statement by the Delaware Department of Finance on the matter read: "Following Monday's ruling by the US Supreme Court and consultation with the Delaware Attorney General's Office, we are confident that Delaware has the legal and regulatory authority to authorise sports gaming in Delaware."
"The Delaware Lottery has had plans in place for months, and we will begin training lottery and casino staff early next week.
"We will continue to provide public updates as we prepare to launch full-scale sports gaming in Delaware next month."