Delaware to Offer Sports Betting Next Week in 3 State Casinos

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Move over New Jersey, Delaware is ready to plow ahead and bring complete sports betting to the state's three casinos Tuesday June 5.

Governor John Corney announced the launch of "full-scale" sports gaming, meaning that residents and tourists alike would be able to bet on all professional sports, soccer, golf, and motor racing.

Sportsbook Review reported on May 14 that the United States Supreme Court voted to overturn the outdated Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 ("PASPA"). The case was spearheaded by New Jersey, who successfully argued that the federal legislation should be repealed. Under PASPA, Nevada was the lone state to offer unfettered access to sports betting, while Delaware, Oregon, and Montana offered limited wagering. Prior to the SCOTUS decision Delaware casinos were only authorized to accept parlay-card style wagering.

New Jersey is in the process of drafting updated legislation that would spell out exactly how the state would tax and regulate sports betting in their backyard. Pennsylvania is also in hot pursuit of bringing sports betting to their casinos.

The coast is now clear for states to setup sports betting. However, as of this time all such implementations would be intrastate, meaning that bettors would not be able to wager with sportsbooks across state lines, which has been one of the key advantages of online sportsbooks that are able to process wagers from clients anywhere around the world.

SBR Forum members were quick to react the Delaware sports betting news. Join the discussion at SBR Forum with sports betting enthusiasts and handicappers.

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