Delaware First State to Legalize Sportsbetting Post PASPA

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New Jersey may have pushed the sportsbetting issue to the Supreme Court, but Delaware became the first state after the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act was thrown out of court.

The state will now offer legalized sportsbetting after Governor John Carney signed the bill into law, with the Delaware Park, Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, and Harrington Raceway & Casino all sanctioned to begin the wagers. The passage makes Delaware the third state in the Union to offer sports wagering, but the first to pass since the Supreme Court Decision.

Speaking about the passage Governor Carney said, "Delaware has all necessary legal and regulatory authority to move forward with a full-scale sports gaming operation, and we look forward to next week's launch."

"We're hopeful that this will bring even more visitors into Delaware to see first-hand what our state has to offer."

Bets will begin being accepted early in June.

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5 June 2018 - 2:38pm
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Surely a great move from Delaware state authorities to launch the sportsbetting services in the state first, they would probably benefit from acting so quickly and drawing some neighbours state punters so even a small state they done great I think.